September 04, 2012

JOB OF THE WEEK: Associate, Chlopak, Leonard, Schechter & Associates (CLS)

CLS logoChlopak, Leonard, Schechter & Associates (CLS) is considering applications for multiple entry-level Associate positions. Candidates should have prior relevant work or internship experience to be considered.

The right candidates will have a passion for communications and public affairs, the ability to juggle a range of tasks and work well under pressure, and strong organizational skills. The associate position allows for the opportunity to write press statements and releases, organize press events, participate in strategy sessions and brainstorms, and handle a range of client service responsibilities.  Associates also provide administrative support to partners of the firm

Candidates who have language skills (specifically Spanish) or who have an interest or experience in litigation communications or legal crisis work, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Chlopak, Leonard, Schechter & Associates is a highly regarded mid-sized communications/public relations firm that focuses on public affairs and corporate, international, and crisis communications. CLS has a roster of clients that includes Fortune 100 companies, leading trade associations, non-profits and international businesses and organizations. CLS offers a competitive salary, and health and retirement benefits.

TO APPLY: Please email your resume to and indicate you are applying for the “Associate” position in the subject line.  (PF tipster)

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