Junior Associate

Location: London (closest tube station: Liverpool Street) 
Start Date: As soon as possible, ideally by 1 October 2019 

About Atalanta

Atalanta is a social enterprise whose mission is to increase the number of women holding senior government positions worldwide and accelerate programmes that tackle the root causes of gender inequality. We provide communications and political consulting services to a range of clients including: political candidates and parties, government ministries, NGOs, and corporations. 

Experience & Skills

Atalanta is seeking a junior associate for a full-time position, based in London. A successful candidate will have a strong interest in communications, political advisory, and digital strategy. Ideally, the candidate will have internship or full-time experience in communications and public affairs campaigns either at an agency or in-house. Excellent writing skills are essential and writing samples and a timed writing test will be required. 

English language fluency is a requirement. Additional language skills (particularly French, Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic) are preferable but not required. 

Responsibilities

Communications 
Written products will vary, depending on client needs. Such written materials may include: 

  • Drafting compelling and persuasive talking points;

  • Drafting written communications materials for clients including press releases, blog posts, and whitepapers;

  • Researching and fact-checking long-form written pieces and reports; and

  • Communicating complex information using non-technical language that is accessible for a wide range of audiences.

Media 
The candidate will support with media outreach on behalf of clients. Activities will include: 

  • Researching and compiling tailored media lists; and

  • Assisting with media outreach.

Project Delivery 
Supporting project delivery on behalf of a diverse range of clients. Specific responsibilities may include: 

  • Drafting of background briefings to support the project team;

  • Keeping track of project timelines and deliverables, using Asana (project management software);

  • Preparing meeting agendas and taking minutes; and

  • Compiling activity reports.

Digital Strategy & Implementation 
Supporting digital strategy on behalf of a diverse range of clients. Specific responsibilities may include: 

  • Developing engaging and creative social media content, across a range of formats and platforms; 

  • Implementing paid promotion strategies and assisting with advertising strategy and targeting; and 

  • Compiling reports analysing performance of social campaigns, across a range of metrics. 

Administrative Support 
While the majority of the work will be more substantive in nature, the candidate will be expected to provide some administrative support, including: 

  • Scheduling of client meetings;

  • Assistance with managing contacts database; and

  • Assistance with occasional travel logistics for the CEO.

Work Permission

The candidate must have the right to work in the United Kingdom. Visa sponsorship is not available at this time.

Compensation

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and industry standards.

Equal Opportunity

Atalanta is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We strongly believe that diversity in the workplace is an asset both to our organisation and for our ability to deliver for our diverse client base.

How to Apply 

Please send your CV, cover letter, and at least 2 concise writing samples of your work to careers@atalanta.co. A writing test will be required for short-listed candidates.