Associate/Senior Associate or Director, Executive Communications

Posted May 27, 2021

Washington, D.C.

Are you the person everybody runs to when they need something written creatively, clearly, and quickly? Are storytelling and speechwriting among your favorite ways of contributing to causes you believe in? Do you enjoy the challenge of translating the complex into compelling language in order to advance an argument?

If that sounds like you, we should talk.

We’re SKDK, the public affairs and political communications firm honored repeatedly by the Holmes Report as agency of the year, and we’re looking for candidates to join our Executive Communications team. Our team of writers and coaches create sharp messages and smart narratives, craft polished speeches, and conduct intensive media trainings to help leaders of progressive causes, Democratic campaigns, and industry-leading businesses shape and share their ideas. We’ve partnered with high-profile speakers communicating from the White House and World Economic Forum, on “60 Minutes” and “The Daily Show,” and in cover stories and opinion pieces published around the globe.

As a key part of our team, you’ll collaborate closely with our colleagues and clients – including elected officials and candidates; philanthropists and foundation heads; advocates for cases before the Supreme Court and causes like racial justice, clean energy, global health, and economic fairness; and executives steering major American brands and innovative startups.

You’ll get the pen on speeches and op-eds, draft messaging about newsworthy issues, and prepare and participate in on-camera coaching sessions. And as a member of the SKDK family, you’ll be part of an award-winning, full-service public affairs firm filled with passionate communicators who take pride in our work – which includes helping elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

For more on the Executive Communications practice, visit For more on SKDKnickerbocker, visit

Experience: Applicants at all levels open to apply. Title and responsibilities determined by experience level and skill set.

SKDKnickerbocker is committed to diversity among its staff and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to its clients. SKDKnickerbocker is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, creed, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, ancestry, genetic information, military service, veteran’s status or any other protected category under local, state, or federal law. We encourage diverse applicants to apply.

To apply for the position, please send an email with the subject line “Executive Communications” to, including your resume, a brief description of your experience writing for and working with public speakers, and the two or three writing samples of which you’re proudest.