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Fiona Hutton & Associates (FHA) is looking for a highly driven, innovative professional to join our strategic communications and public affairs agency as vice president of people and culture. This new role, driven by the company’s escalating growth and commitment to team first, is an exciting opportunity to chart forward with leadership and ensure our vision for people and culture remains firm as we scale upward.

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 California’s most pressing and important issues, including health equity, the digital divide, drought, clean energy and much more.

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

Cultural Leadership

  • Serve as strategic advisor to Founder/CEO and serve on senior leadership team, bringing a business perspective to culture and talent
  • Drive agency’s standard of excellence and team-centered culture
  • Ensure a diverse workforce and an inclusive environment
  • Serve as center and responsible for the complete employee experience, encompassing talent acquisition, onboarding, talent development, conflict resolution/performance and people analytics
  • Guide agency’s ethos and social equity employee programming
  • Own people-related compliance as it pertains to state and federal laws/regulations; and ensure company HR policies are aligned and communicated
  • Ideate/manage team building events and company-wide meetings
  • Tirelessly guard agency’s work environment and culture

Talent Acquisition

  • Amplify agency’s reputation within industry/regionalmarkets to assist in attracting top tier talent
  • Establish standardized/consistent interview process designed to efficiently assess skillsets
  • Manage recruitment process including marketing/targeting, identification, interviews, roles and responsibilities, and assessment strategy
  • Develop pipeline of superstar candidates that are prepped and ready when FHA positions open
  • Represent agency at industry events/workshops/panels, university placement, etc.
  • Ensure agency has competitive compensation and benefits to best position for recruitment success
  • Establish standardized/branded onboarding process and associated products to ensure aseamless transition and staged/thoughtful learnings

Leadership Pipeline/Retention

  • Collaborate with senior leadership on FHA Academy, assessing employee development needs, identifying gaps, and coordinating best practices (client service, leadership and management, etc) teaching sessions
  • Design and implement an employee recognition program centered on celebrating accomplishments and driving retention
  • Oversee and evolve agency’s performance evaluation process
  • Serve as internal coach/consultant to leadersandemployees on personnel issues affecting performance and employee experience
  • Monitor industry best practices trends and advise leadership on agency structure, job alignment/descriptions, compensation and benefits
  • Drive retention of team; serve as mentor and supportprofessional development of junior staff
  • Platform FHA’s respected brand to statewide and regional audiences

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
  • Provide you the opportunity to make a real difference in the employee experience
  • Drive a culture that celebrates and recognizes accomplishments and links them to the growth of the team and agency as a whole
  • Provide a supportive environment that focuses on team first
  • 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 7-10 years of experience in human resources and people/talent management
  • Knowledge of California’s complex employee and workforce requirements and evolving regulations
  • Deep desire to understand employee motivations and build structure and programming to support retention
  • Demonstrated track record of collaborating with subject matter experts, including financial and legal
  • Understanding of the business bottom-line; able to tie employee relations to the financial success of the agency
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills; articulate and able to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Comfortable in concise, affirmative decision-making role
  • High degree of emotional intelligence; able to adeptly map the landscape
  • Prior experience in service/consulting firm (i.e. public relations agency, law firm, accounting, etc) helpful but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in human resources, organizational psychology, business, or another relevant discipline

This full-time position will be located in the company’s Los Angeles office (hybrid model). Position will offer a competitive compensation 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 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

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