Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues. Our purpose is to help the great value-creating organizations of the world play a more successful role in society.
We advise on critical issues at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organizations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds.
Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world.
Founded in London in 1987, Brunswick’s global partnership has grown organically to 27 offices in 18 countries. We began as a M&A and financial communications firm and, over time, expanded our capabilities to provide expert advice to our clients on a range of business critical issues. We invested in new offices, sector teams and practice groups including investor engagement; shareholder activism; governance; regulatory and public affairs, including geopolitical; crisis; litigation; social issues including climate change and diversity, equity and inclusion; cybersecurity, data and privacy; employee engagement; digital communications; opinion research and analysis, and; creative services.
Our CEO is Neal Wolin, based in Washington, D.C. Our Chairman is Sir Alan Parker, based in London.
Maintaining and strengthening a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace are pillars of Brunswick’s culture and key to our future success. Valuing and supporting every colleague as an individual while helping them reach their full potential is critical to attracting and developing our greatest strength – our people. By embracing our differences and diverse perspectives we create richer experiences within our firm and enhance the quality of the ideas and advice that we deliver to our clients.
In the U.S., we have offices in Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. In Brazil, we have an office in Sao Paulo. We advise clients on, among other things, domestic and cross border M&A, IPOs, activism, capital markets and investor relations, public and regulatory affairs, geopolitical issues, litigation, crisis, cyber, employee engagement, digital, opinion research and on broader reputation campaigns.
Colleagues in the U.S. are drawn from a variety of backgrounds and consist of in-depth industry and sector experts from banking, law, accounting, politics, government, journalism and the media, consulting and elsewhere. Our U.S. CEO is Nik Deogun.
For more information on Brunswick, including our offices and client offers, please visit our website: www.brunswickgroup.com
Brunswick Group is seeking an Associate with experience in corporate reputation, financial communication and crisis advisory to join the team in New York. Associates are able to leverage their own specialized skills and backgrounds while operating in Brunswick’s generalist environment.
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
Client Contribution & Handling
- Serve as an expert to clients on reputation, financial and crisis situations across multiple industries
- Provide relevant insight, guidance and advice to clients
- Play integral role in new business process; manage RFPs and participate in pitch preparation
- Manage and mentor team members; work with Partner and Director on the day-to-day management of staff and client deliverables
- Manage the development of key client documents by playing a vital role in drafting, editing and routing throughout the internal process and external delivery
- Oversee research assignments; responsible for distilling a large amount of information into the most impactful and helpful points
- Plan and execute client announcements and events, managing:
- Strategic communications plan development
- Preparation of strategic communications documents including talking points, Q&As, day-of rollouts, media backgrounders, etc.
- Media handling and approach
- Announcement or event logistics
- Organize media meetings and logistics
- Foster a network of journalist contacts and relationships
- Develop relationships with the analyst and investor community to understand issues and priorities
- Proactively build a network locally to identify talent referrals, new business prospects and media contacts
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- 7-10+ years of relevant work experience in an advisory role for corporate reputation, financial and crisis situations
- Deep understanding of business and finance
- Ability to operate effectively in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment
- Exceptional written and verbal communication ability
- Energetic team player with strong self-motivation
- Experience managing teams and passionate about mentoring junior staff
- Ability to think strategically and creatively, with strong problem-solving skills
- Strong attention to detail with the ability to multitask in high-pressure situations
- Exhibit discretion with confidential client matters
- Knowledge of U.S. media landscape
- Knowledge of Factiva, Bloomberg and other research resources
- A rising advisor with experience counseling clients on business-critical issues (e.g. crisis, M&A, financial situations, geopolitical, etc.)
- Adept at navigating and succeeding within high-performance, entrepreneurial environments
- Excellent communicator with professional polish and strong emotional intelligence
- Entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit
- Desire to mentor and willingness to train junior staff
- Terrific sense of humor
Compensation & Benefits
The applicant who is selected for this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits:
In New York City, the range of base compensation will be: $130,000 - $160,000.
If an offer is extended to an applicant in New York City, the applicant will be paid in line with this range and based on the applicant’s experience and qualifications. This range applies only to the New York City position, and salaries in other offices and regions will vary based on an applicant’s experience and qualifications, as well as the competitive landscape.
Bonus Eligibility: Annual discretionary bonus contingent upon individual performance and the overall performance of the Firm.
Benefits: Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance. Disability insurance. Employee assistance program. Flexible spending account. Health savings account. Life insurance. Paid Time Off: Vacation and sick leave, as well as paid Bank Holidays. Firm-sponsored 401K Plan with 3% safe harbor contribution of base and bonus – immediate vesting.
Other: Career training and development opportunities and employee discounts.