SKDK, an award-winning public affairs and political advertising agency, is looking for a driven, self-starter to join its public affairs team as Senior Vice President. With offices in Washington, D.C., New York City, Albany, and Los Angeles, SKDK brings unparalleled strategic communications experience to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, philanthropic organizations, labor unions, political committees, and candidates.
Whether it is creating a campaign launch video for a candidate, assisting a corporate client on establishing messaging around their corporate social responsibility strategy, or guiding a nonprofit through a crisis, SKDK is always at the forefront, leading the charge. There is no company better that understands the intersection of press, politics, and policy.
At SKDK, we are made whole by the diversity of our team. We are a firm that invites and celebrates the uniqueness of each member of our team and encourages individuals to bring their best selves into the workplace. Whether it is through participation in one of our Employee Resource Groups, serving on our DEI Council, opportunities to volunteer, or bringing a unique perspective to client work, your individuality and experience matters.
As a Senior Vice President, you will work with a wide range of clients, including corporate, association, nonprofit and issue advocacy, and support the work of the firm to create deliverables that are creative, strong, and will help meet clients’ goals.
A Senior Vice President’s job responsibilities include:

  • Fully managing clients and client teams, including independently delivering strategic advice and expanding relationships with existing clients.  
  • Actively pursuing new business opportunities, confidently leading pitches to expand business, and cross-selling SKDK services to existing clients. 
  • Serving as chief strategist and visionary for all client teams.
  • Maintaining and nourishing high-level press and third-party external contacts. 
  • Providing fiscal stewardship of firm resources and client budgets.
  • Providing mentoring and leadership to SKDK staff. 

A successful candidate will have:

  • 15+ years of relevant experience in writing, research, and media-intensive positions such as political campaigns, in media, government, agency, or similar organizations.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion communications, social or racial justice advocacy and/or with multicultural media.
  • Experience placing national print and broadcast stories, experience with diverse press is a plus
  • Strong writing and research skills with thorough knowledge of AP Style.
  • A working knowledge of social media strategies for communications campaigns.
  • Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
  •   The ability to effectively manage multiple projects and handle competing deadlines.

Please Note: This role is currently remote due to continued closure of SKDK offices due to COVID-19. This role will be Washington D.C based upon return to office (anticipated return date: January 2022).

What we offer: 
SKDK provides a generous benefits package including 100% coverage for health, vision, and dental insurance premiums; paid parental leave; time off including vacation, holidays, and sick time; 401(k) with an employer contribution, reimbursement for cellular service, public transportation benefits, and additional benefits.

SKDK believes in the growth and development of all our employees and therefore we offer:

  • Professional development and career guidance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Participation in Employee Resource Groups 
  • A collegial and supportive office environment

SKDK is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any protected category.

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