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Communications Senior Associate

Bethesda, MD

How to Apply

[email protected]

We seek candidates with 7-10 years of policy communications experience on Capitol Hill, in state government, with advocacy organizations or non-profits to manage projects across the firm with a focus on tobacco prevention, public health and health equity.

Areas of Responsibility: 

You are a good fit for this position if you can:

Write and edit compelling press releases, op-eds, fact sheets, policy briefs, blog posts and other short form products that advance policy issues at the federal and state level

Develop multi-faceted issue campaigns and work with a team to implement them

Create and maintain solid relationships with press contacts and successfully place stories

Strengthen and develop new relationships with staff on Capitol Hill

Build strong digital strategies into all communications to reach key audiences, especially policymakers

Synthesize and translate complicated material into clear and simple language

Make crisp, succinct and interesting presentations to clients, policymakers, media and others

Burness is a mission-driven communications firm committed to helping nonprofits advance social change worldwide. Since our founding more than 30 years ago, we’ve worked with more than 675 nonprofits in the US and around the world. Send resume and cover letter to [email protected]


Burness offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

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Organization Info


Bethesda, MD, USA
About Us

Burness is a team of communications experts supporting nonprofits and the people they serve.


At Burness, veteran communications, media and policy experts work with digital strategists, designers, writers and producers to create and execute communication strategies that move issues and elevate organizations.

From messaging, branding and research translation to advocacy and public engagement campaigns, we approach our work holistically. We build diverse teams to ensure we engage the right audiences with the right messages at the right time and place, whether that’s through the news, an event, a face-to-face meeting, a digital advertisement or a Facebook video.


Why Work For Us?: 

Whether from our Nairobi, Bethesda or additional global offices, we’re committed to supporting the changemakers of the world, and that starts within our own walls. All Burnessers are valued and respected for their particular talents and contributions, welcomed into the process of company decision-making and supported in their personal and professional dreams. 

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Sep 9 2020
Active Until: 
Oct 9 2020
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