Director, Executive Comms

Posted December 2, 2019

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 SKDKnickerbocker, the public affairs and political communications firm named by the Holmes Report as agency of the year in 2019 and 2018. Politico noted that we’re “where powerful Democrats plot the anti-Trump agenda.” Now we’re looking for candidates to join our Executive Communications team – one that crafts sharp messages and smart narratives, creates polished speeches, and conducts 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 seen 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 clean energy, global health, and equal rights; and C-Suite executives steering Fortune 500 companies. You’ll get the pen on speeches and op-eds, draft messaging about newsworthy issues, and prepare and participate in on-camera coaching sessions from our in-house studio. And as a member of the SKDK family, you’ll be part of an award-winning, full-service strategic communications firm filled with passionate colleagues who take pride in our work.

We’re eager to meet candidates with roughly five years of relevant work experience. For more on the Executive Communications practice, visit For more on SKDKnickerbocker, visit 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. We’re an equal opportunity employer with a strong dedication to diversity.