August 13, 2013

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

CLS logoChlopak, Leonard, Schechter & Associates (CLS) is looking to hire an energetic, hardworking and organized individual for an opening at the entry-level Associate position. Candidates should ideally have internship/work experience in journalism, public relations, public affairs or politics.

The right candidate will have a passion for communications and public affairs, the ability to effectively juggle a range of tasks and excellent attention to detail. The Associate position’s responsibilities include writing persuasive materials, conducting research, media pitching, and presentation development.  This person will also be expected to think strategically and grasp complex issues across multiple and varying clients. Along with account work, the Associate will also be expected to provide some administrative support. Experience with social media, Wordpress and HTML is preferred.

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

For more information, visit our web site at

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

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