Manager, Political and Public Affairs (Remote)

Who We Are

Bryson Gillette is a Los Angeles, California and Washington, D.C.-based, minority-owned, intentionally diverse public affairs firm. With expertise in strategic communications, media relations, crisis communications, and political consulting, we develop tailored strategies to help clients tackle their most pressing communications needs. We are a mission-driven organization that partners with companies, candidates, and individuals fighting to make the world more just, safe, healthy, and prosperous for all.

We not only work with clients who are striving to build a more equitable and open world – we actively do our part. Our leadership team is 88% people of color and/or women. Our firm is composed of veteran political operatives, public affairs experts and communications strategists, with 63% women, 57% people of color, and 20% LGBTQ+, making us one of the most diverse teams of our size. We operate in English and Spanish. We believe that diverse teams are necessary in order to communicate effectively with diverse communities and design more persuasive, innovative, and authentic campaigns. 

We are also a fun, smart, collaborative group who care about the world around us and seek to make positive change at home and across the country. We are experts without egos and creative without control issues. Come work with us and you’ll learn a lot, make an impact, and have fun doing it.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and/or veteran status.

Bryson Gillette is a mandatory vaccination employer for COVID-19. We require employees to be fully vaccinated as of their start date. If you require medical or religious accommodation, we will engage in an interactive process with you.

Who You Are

You are a smart, kind, friendly individual who works hard and well with others. You are an exceptional communicator who produces excellent, strategic, and creative work, while also bringing a lot of heart to everything you do. People describe you as a self-starter and problem-solver, who multitasks well and thrives in a fast-paced environment. You bring a diverse perspective to every conversation, while also listening and empathizing. Above all, you want to leave a lasting, positive impact on the world around you.

What You’ll Do

  • Be a project manager:  We pride ourselves on providing excellent service to our clients. You will be a key part of our team, working as a project manager for specific clients. You will be responsible for tracking tasks and deliverables, and ensuring that deadlines are met so that no balls are dropped. To be successful, you’ll need to stay exceptionally organized and be comfortable managing up. 

  • Create communications plans: In this role, you’ll work with our directors to create communications plans and execute on those earned and paid media strategies. You will work on all types of public affairs and political campaigns, leveraging traditional, print outlets and broadcast/cable television, as well as digital and social platforms. To do so successfully, you will be thoughtful, curious, strategic, and use good judgment. 

  • Communicate clearly: With guidance from senior team members, in both public affairs and political campaigns, you will write and craft a range of communications, including media advisories, talking points, proposals, op-eds, ad concepts, direct mail, scripts, social media content, and other content.

  • Build relationships with stakeholders: It will be important for you to build relationships with clients, team members, and vendors, and to do so in a remote environment. Building rapport over the phone, zoom, and email is crucial. Upholding a strict level of confidentiality, while establishing and maintaining trusting and warm relationships both internally and externally is key.

  • Be a team player and grow: We are currently a mid-sized team but are continually growing. We have an all-hands-on-deck approach in a remote working environment. To be successful in this role, you should be responsive to emails, texts, and calls from clients, team members, and vendors. 


What Skills and Experiences You’ll Bring

  • Self-starter, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet changing deadlines in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent attention to detail and organized

  • Strong ability to work effectively with senior management and senior-level clients

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • A growth mindset

What Would Be Great to Bring

  • At least 2-3 years of work experience in communications, political campaigns, in government, or public affairs agencies 

  • Experience working on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion, and/or social or racial justice advocacy 

  • Client relationship experience 

  • Spanish speaker and writer and/or experience with multicultural media outlets

  • Good sense of humor

Compensation & Benefits

  • The salary range for this position is an annual salary of $50,000 - $75,000. For clarity, this is the starting range for the position; it is not an indication that you are capped at that range once you're in the position. 

  • Bryson provides insurance coverage for employees and their dependents, which includes fully paid monthly premiums for a PPO health plan, dental, and vision coverage. 

  • 401(k) Plan w/ Employer Match 

  • Flexible Time-Off policy with no vacation caps

  • Generous, paid parental leave 

  • Discretionary, year-end bonuses


Application Deadline: Rolling

Interested candidates should submit the following to Raúl Hernández, Vice President, People.

  • Please upload:

    • Resume (Naming Convention: Last Name. First Name_Resume)

    • Cover letter (Last Name. First Name_Cover Letter) answering the following questions (in no more than one page, 11 point font):

      • Why are you interested in this position? 

      • What makes you an exceptional candidate for this position in particular?

      • Where did you learn about this opportunity?

The pay range for this role is:

50,000 - 75,000 USD per year (Remote)

Public Affairs

Remote (United States)

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