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Career Opportunities

At Spitfire, our strategy is simple. We hire the smartest and most passionate people we can find, who know communications inside out and who care about social change. If you fit this description, we want to see your resume.

Why should you consider joining Spitfire?

We’re a national firm with a great reputation. We do meaningful work for the most interesting and inspiring public interest clients out there. What’s more, we’re a group of creative, diverse and down-to-earth people. We work hard, but we have fun doing it. And to attract the best employees, we offer a solid salary and benefits package.

 

Current Openings

Spitfire Strategies is seeking new talent in our Washington, DC and San Francisco offices.  We are now hiring for the following positions. Interested candidates should review full job description before submitting an application. Only applicants meeting noted requirements will be considered.

Washington, DC

Vice President
The vice president’s primary responsibilities are managing client accounts and assisting in growth and development of staff as well as the overall firm. This involves expanding and securing new business, managing project portfolio that meets or exceeds projections, and participating in the internal management of the company. The vice president will guide staff development through identifying skills needs, delegating tasks appropriately and motivating project staff to provide outstanding client service. Vice presidents are expected to specialize in a specific business silo (i.e., training, policy, positioning, etc.), but should be proficient in all aspects of the business and be able to lead assigned accounts as needed regardless of client’s needs.

Bachelor’s degree in related field and minimum of 12 years public relations, public affairs agency, Hill or related experience with minimum of five years agency experience required. Must have superior writing and editing skills; proven ability to craft creative solutions to tough communication challenges; demonstrated management techniques for cultivating, rewarding and retaining high performers; and direct experience working on issues relevant to Spitfire’s current clients.

The position offers a competitive pay and benefits package in a downtown office location close to public transportation. To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter noting salary requirement and the position you are applying for to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Submissions that do not include salary requirements will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Director
The director’s primary responsibilities are leading, managing and expanding client accounts as either the primary lead or second in command. This involves developing and managing project work plans and budgets, updating management on progress of projects, acting as primary client contact, managing junior staff members and working with management and accounting as needed to ensure proper billing. When acting as the second senior member of an account, the director will take direction from the account lead and provide input into strategy or assistance with implementation as directed. A director is also expected to work with the team lead to ensure overall quality control on assigned accounts and assist with management of the team.

The position offers a competitive pay and benefits package in a downtown office location close to public transportation. To apply for this position, please email a resume and cover letter noting salary requirement and the position you are applying for to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Submissions that do not include salary requirements will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Senior Account Executive

We are currently seeking talented candidates for a senior account executive to join our Washington, DC-based team.

  • Must have a bachelor's degree and a minimum of four to six years relevant experience.
  • Outstanding writing and editing skills.
  • Knowledge of digital and social media techniques, platforms and strategies.
  • Experience with media relations.
  • Demonstrated public speaking skills preferred.
  • Candidate is a highly motivated self-starter who takes direction well but can also work independently, thrives on variety and can shift directions seamlessly.
  • Agency and non-profit experience is not mandatory, but is preferred.

Position offers competitive pay and benefits package in a downtown DC, Metro-accessible office.

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter noting salary requirements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Submissions must note the position and include salary to be considered. No phone calls please.

San Francisco, CA

Director
The director’s primary responsibilities are leading, managing and expanding client accounts as either the primary lead or second in command. This involves developing and managing project work plans and budgets, updating management on progress of projects, acting as primary client contact, managing junior staff members and working with management and accounting as needed to ensure proper billing. When acting as the second senior member of an account, the director will take direction from the account lead and provide input into strategy or assistance with implementation as directed. A director is also expected to work with the team lead to ensure overall quality control on assigned accounts and assist with management of the team.

Senior Account Manager
The Senior Account Manager’s primary responsibilities are to lead day-to-day efforts on smaller client projects and implement assigned pieces of larger accounts. Assigned tasks include, but may not be limited to, drafting high-quality client materials and presentations from the proposal phase through implementation, conducting media relations, conducting outreach with policymakers and/or staff at local, state and national levels, creating communications strategies for clients and participating in training programs. Other tasks include leading small projects, providing client coaching and creating and monitoring project work plans.

Both positions offer a competitive pay and benefits package in a San Francisco office located near public transportation. To apply for one of these positions, please email a resume and cover letter noting salary requirement and the position you are applying for to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Submissions that do not include salary requirements will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Internships Available Coast to Coast

We are also seeking interns in both our Washington, DC and San Francisco offices. Internships at Spitfire are full-time, paid positions. All candidates must have a bachelor's degree or be in their final semester/trimester of college. Candidates should have at least three to six months of office experience or have held a previous full-time internship.

Those interested in an internship in our Washington, DC office should send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and those interested in an internship in San Francisco should send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .