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Interested in joining the team? We’re always looking for passionate, creative, collaborative and dedicated people in our Los Angeles and Sacramento offices.

Fiona Hutton & Associates (FHA) is looking for a highly driven, innovative professional to join our California-based strategic communications and public affairs agency as an Account Supervisor. This role will be centered on addressing some of California’s most pressing and important issues, including health equity, the digital divide, drought, clean energy and much more.

Recognized as one of the nation’s top independent communications firms and a pacesetter in industry best practices, FHA specializes in reputation management, corporate communications, policy advocacy, regulatory challenges, litigation support, crisis management and public outreach campaigns for a blue-chip client roster. You’re not a number here or a cog in a publicly traded conglomerate wheel, you’re a member of a tight knit team of independent thinkers who get to collaborate on some of the most exciting engagements and high-profile issues.

Our work and people are unique and featured nationally. FHA consistently earns high marks in annual rankings of public relations agencies, including 6th in PR Week’s list of Top 10 US Public Affairs agencies, PRSA’s PRism Awards, Capitol Weekly’s Top 100 Influencers and the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Top Disruptors.

COOL STUFF YOU’LL GET TO DO

  • Design and manage integrated communications plans (creative, earned, owned, thought leadership and stakeholder engagement) for corporate, trade association, non-profit and public agency clients and oversee day-to-day quality execution
  • Drive retention of team; serve as mentor and support professional development of junior staff
  • Coach junior team to become effective project managers and to think strategically about how to achieve client objectives
  • Platform FHA’s respected brand to statewide and regional audiences
  • Contribute to the development of branded FHA products and services that stand out as industry best practices
  • Collaborate on development of innovative creative campaigns – naming and brand identity
  • Drive story mining and oversee development of targeted messaging, top-notch content generation and communications tools
  • Drive and manage robust media and outreach campaigns and own relationships with key reporters and stakeholder groups
  • Supervise account team and wide range of expert subcontractors, including designers, research firms, former journalists, etc
  • Establish, measure and achieve metrics
  • Effectively manage multi-functional, large-scale client budgets
  • Participate in new business and agency marketing; collaborate on proposals and presentations

GREAT THINGS WE’LL DO FOR YOU

  • Be clear about our mission and purpose – addressing some of California’s most important challenges and elevating our people
  • Ensure you’re challenged and motivated by client engagements
  • Drive a culture that celebrates and recognizes your accomplishments and links them to the growth of the team and agency as a whole
  • Provide clear opportunities for advancement in a financially healthy and growing agency
  • Provide a supportive environment that focuses on team first
  • Focus on your skills training through our FHA Academy programming
  • Structure monthly mentoring meetings and formalized performance evaluations with clear metrics
  • Provide a transparent environment where company goals and metrics are shared
  • Offer life balance and flexibility with a hybrid work schedule and remote days
  • Make sure you laugh, enjoy the camaraderie and have fun along the way

DESIRED SKILLSETS

  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in public affairs, public relations or politics. Prior experience working in a public relations/affairs agency preferable
  • Relationships with and/or knowledge of California’s policy elite, opinion leaders and elected officials; keen understanding of the political landscape
  • Relationships with California news media and/or knowledge of California’s media landscape
  • Awareness of importance of and commitment to driving culture – natural team builder by nature
  • Demonstrated track record of working across creative, earned, owned, thought leadership and stakeholder outreach workstreams
  • Comfortable and confident in complex, multi-tasking management role
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Highly organized project manager – can set clear expectations and provide helpful feedback
  • Experience managing teams, mapping professional development and careers for junior team members
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills; articulate and able to communicate clearly and effectively with clients and external audiences
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with internal and external client teams
  • Bachelor’s Degree in public relations, communications or related experience

This full-time position will be located in the company’s Los Angeles or Sacramento office. Position will offer a competitive salary (including performance bonus) and benefits package. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to resume@fionahuttonassoc.com.

Fiona Hutton & Associates (FHA) is looking for a highly-driven, innovative communications pro to join our Los Angeles-based agency as a Senior Account Executive. Leading organizations turn to FHA for solutions because we bring our A-game every single day. We’re problem-solvers – we truth squad, educate, motivate and mobilize with purpose to advance projects, manage crises, move public opinion and impact change.

This role is ideal for you if you seek a collaborative, fast-paced environment, fueled by a team of entrepreneurial-minded individuals. You will be on the frontline of high-profile issues, tackle new challenges and perform award-winning, creative work with an unparalleled opportunity to grow in your career.

Recognized as one of the nation’s top independent communications firms, Fiona Hutton & Associates specializes in public affairs, advocacy, crisis management, digital communications, media relations and stakeholder engagement.  FHA consistently earns high marks in annual national rankings of public relations agencies, including 6th in PR Week’s list of Top 10 US Public Affairs agencies.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement communications programs for corporate, trade association, and public agency clients
  • Execute and oversee development of top-notch content creation – including press releases, fact sheets, website content and other press/media materials – drive quality control
  • Proactively contribute creative new strategies, tactics and ideas to advance client objectives
  • Execute media relations, stakeholder engagement and digital campaigns
  • Effectively interface with clients and actively participate in client meetings and conference calls
  • Supervise junior staff; set achievable goals for direct reports, delegate opportunities that challenge staff to grow and provide constructive feedback
  • Serve as mentor and drive professional development of junior staff
  • Participate in new business and contribute to organic growth, collaborate on proposals, presentations

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in public affairs, public relations or politics. Prior experience working in a public relations/affairs agency preferred
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Demonstrated track record of working across creative, earned, owned, stakeholder and digital media platforms
  • Keen understanding and interest in evolving media trends and political/public affairs landscape
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills; articulate and able to communicate clearly and effectively with clients and external audiences
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple priorities
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with internal and external client teams
  • Bachelor’s Degree in public relations, communications or related experience

This full-time position will be in the company’s Los Angeles office. Position will offer a competitive salary and benefits package. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to resume@fionahuttonassoc.com.

Fiona Hutton & Associates (FHA) is looking for a highly driven, innovative professional to join our California-based strategic communications and public affairs agency as an Account Coordinator. This role will be centered on addressing some of California’s most pressing and important issues, including health equity, the digital divide, drought, clean energy and much more.

Recognized as one of the nation’s top independent communications firms and a pacesetter in industry best practices, FHA specializes in reputation management, corporate communications, policy advocacy, regulatory challenges, litigation support, crisis management and public outreach campaigns for a blue-chip client roster. You’re not a number here or a cog in a publicly traded conglomerate wheel, you’re a member of a tight knit team of independent thinkers who get to collaborate on some of the most exiting engagements and high-profile issues.

Our work and people are unique and featured nationally. FHA consistently earns high marks in annual rankings of public relations agencies, including 6th in PR Week’s list of Top 10 US Public affairs agencies, PRSA’s Prism Awards, Capitol Weekly’s Top 100 Influencers and the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Top Disruptors.

COOL STUFF YOU’LL GET TO DO:

  • Keep up-to-date with emerging trends in California political, policy, regulatory and business arenas
  • Learn best practices in core workstreams, including content generation, media relations, thought leadership, social media, research, stakeholder outreach, etc.
  • Develop/write messaging, fact sheets, infographics, newsletters, presentations, reports and website content
  • Coordinate creative design of materials with our in-house creative director and/or outside design firms
  • Learn the media landscape, targeting media, managing databases, pitching/securing coverage and building monitoring reports
  • Build your writing skills by preparing press releases, media advisories, opinion editorials, by-lined commentary and briefing interview prep materials
  • Secure and prep client executives for events, panels, podcasts and speaking engagements
  • Support the development of social channel engagement strategies and online community management
  • Track client annual budgets, monthly work-back/production plans and produce weekly activity trackers
  • Participate in development of integrated strategic plans and research/insights analysis
  • Drive a strong commitment to quality and pursuit of excellence

GREAT THINGS WE’LL DO FOR YOU:

  • Be clear about our mission and purpose – addressing some of California’s most important challenges and elevating our people
  • Ensure you’re challenged and motivated by client engagement
  • Drive a culture that celebrates and recognizes your accomplishments and links them to the growth of the team and agency as a whole
  • Provide clear opportunities for advancement in a financially healthy and growing agency
  • Provide a supportive environment that focuses on team first
  • Focus on your skills training through our FHA Academy programming
  • Structure monthly mentoring meetings and formalized performance evaluations with clear metrics
  • Provide a transparent environment where company goals and metrics are shared
  • Offer life balance and flexibility with a hybrid work schedule and remote days

DESIRED SKILLSETS

  • Prior experience working in a public relations/affairs agency, government office, trade association, or corporate communications in-house preferred
  • Knowledge of California’s political, policy and media landscapes
  • Comfortable and confident in complex, multi-tasking management role
  • Highly organized manager of projects
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills; articulate and able to communicate effectively with clients and external audiences
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with internal and external client teams
  • Awareness of importance of and commitment to driving culture – natural team builder
  • Bachelor’s Degree in public relations, journalism, communications, political science or related experience. Master’s in Public Policy added value

This full-time position will be located in the company’s Los Angeles or Sacramento office. Position will offer a competitive salary (including performance bonus) and benefits package.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to resume@fionahuttonassoc.com

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Benefits

When you package the right team with the right tools, you get results.

CAREER MAPPING

Mentoring program

Professional development seminars

Lunch-and-Learns

Monthly agency convening

Annual/bi-annual performance reviews

WELLNESS

Health, dental and vision coverage

Paid time off

Flex/remote work policy

Healthy drinks and snacks

Open, modern office with natural light

FINANCIAL

Competitive salary and performance bonus structure

401k retirement program

Discounted entertainment tickets

Financial planning resources

Paid office parking

AND SOME FUN ALONG THE WAY

Team building events

Retreats

Employee recognition

Furry friends