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We’re a family-owned strategic communications firm with a rich legacy and an ambitious vision: To be essential problem solvers and partners to the world’s most innovative and interesting people and organizations.

We Are Rubenstein

    Welcome to Rubenstein. Welcome to your career.

    • Gain incredible experience.

      With a roster of 400 clients representing leaders and groundbreakers across industries, we work on some of the most interesting projects imaginable – from life-saving scientific research to celebrity red carpet events to complex global crises. You’ll learn about every facet of the communications business.

       

    • Work with smart and interesting people.

      Our colleagues are the best in the business – smart, talented, and thoughtful. As proud as we are of our reputation for quality, we’re profoundly appreciative of our culture of camaraderie. You’ll find great working relationships and lifelong friendships among people who have shared professional successes as well as personal triumphs. In fact, nearly a third of our senior staff started their careers here and continue to grow with the company.

    • Exercise your creativity.

      Whether you’re a financial publicist with a passion for the arts, or an entertainment publicist with a background in tech, you’ll have opportunities to combine your core skill set with your passions and work alongside people who inspire you. Our culture is entrepreneurial; we love people who have great ideas and want to pursue them. Our office is custom-built for the kind of collaboration that fuels great work.

    • Learn. Grow. Succeed.

      Clients hire us for the depth of our insight, the wisdom of our counsel, and the quality of our work – all products of our people. So we take your professional development seriously. Our corporate structure fosters growth through well-defined career pathways and feedback at every level. We run a robust education program that includes strategy courses, digital workshops, technical skills-building, and a speaker series. And we’re committed to your personal wellbeing, from the generous benefits we offer to the ongoing healthy lifestyle initiatives we sponsor. As a family business, this comes through in how we celebrate work and life milestones – always with a personal touch.

    • Have fun and give back.

      Across the firm and within your group, you’ll find ways to connect with your colleagues and have fun – monthly happy hours and bagel breakfasts, team outings, and company-wide fitness challenges are just a few. We also find time to give back through initiatives like coat and backpack drives, youth mentorship days, and pro bono work.

    Open Positions

    • Business Development Associate

      Rubenstein seeks a Business Development Associate to support the firm’s business development function, primarily through writing and research. The Business Development Associate role is focused on new business proposal development, writing and editing in a fast-paced, complex environment across all sectors, and provides strategic support for the business development team. This person will be also be responsible for research projects, presentations, reports, and project management.

      The ideal candidate is a strategic business writer who can adapt to style, master any subject and convey both its essence and details in persuasive prose, all the while sustaining the uniformity and tone of our existing messaging. They will support new business proposals by conducting media and competitive landscape research, identifying trends in particular sectors, creating templates for research reporting, and drafting research reports and media analysis.

      Rubenstein’s clientele includes global corporations, media and entertainment companies, financial services organizations, real estate concerns, educational and cultural institutions, law firms, health care providers, not-for-profit organizations, business executives and public figures.

      ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

      • Develop client communications, proposals, contracts, oral presentations and other documents, to help win new business
      • Review proposals to ensure compliance with RFP requirements; identify potential concerns or challenges; review and edit drafts for readability, clarity, grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure and formatting
      • Create, capture and distill concepts, ideas and identified key messages into easily understood and succinct prose that adopts the tone and ethos of the Rubenstein brand and resonates with the client(s)
      • Create and update executive bios, case studies, and other materials, as needed
      • Collaborate with team members, account executives, and senior management to create and edit content
      • Continuously cultivate effective working relationships with our internal teams
      • Participate in kick-off, strategy, solution, recovery and debrief meetings respective to writing assignments
      • Conduct research on a variety of sectors and organizations via traditional methods, media coverage, and digital platforms; draft research summaries in clear, concise prose and develop digital analytics dashboards with summaries of key insights

      KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

      • Understanding of the RFP process, including the ability to interpret and organize RFP response, components, and compliance
      • Finely tuned ability to present ideas clearly, compellingly, and simply; sift through a discussion and extract the most significant information and action items; able to synthesize information into a concise format
      • Must be well-organized, flexible, adaptable, versatile and able to prioritize all daily activities with a keen eye for detail and critical thinking skills
      • Able to handle multiple tasks with a strong sense of urgency under tight and shifting time pressures and can fluidly pivot to address pressing matters at a moment’s notice
      • News savvy and up-to-date on current events and emerging digital trends
      • Capable of communicating effectively in written and oral presentations
      • Quickly grasp specialist knowledge and then make it clear for external parties; able to adapt to new writing styles on a variety of diverse topics; ability to understand and extrapolate the difference between strategy and tactics
      • Able to take verbal direction quickly and accurately
      • Exhibit initiative and the drive to succeed; creative and energetic personality
      • Knowledge of and experience in different media-related digital platforms, marketing and/or branding, and research
      • Demonstrated skill and discretion in handling C-suite issues and executive positioning
      • Expertise with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
      • Professional, executive presence and the proven ability to effectively collaborate with all levels of staff and management

      EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE

      • College degree required – preferred focus in Communications, Journalism, Business, Research, English or related fields
      • 2 – 4 years of work experience in business development, public relations, journalism, marketing and/or branding, research, and/or communications required
      • Writing experience in public relations, media relations, crisis communications, or strategic communications, demonstrating a range of styles and formats is required
      • Prior proposal writing experience in a public relations agency or professional services environment is preferred

      The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the incumbent in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change. Salary commensurate with experience.  We offer a competitive benefits package. All job offers are contingent on successful completion of a reference check. Rubenstein is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D/SO.

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    • Executive Vice President, Legal Sector

      Rubenstein is seeking a highly motivated Executive Vice President to join our well established and recognized law firm practice group. Reporting to a Managing Director, the EVP will conceive, implement and counsel public relations strategies and programs for clients in the legal and B2B space. The EVP will also play a senior role in the management of staff.

      The EVP will be instrumental in both ensuring client satisfaction, and generating and cultivating new business with existing and prospective clients. In order to continue to grow agency visibility and reputation in the marketplace, the EVP will actively participate in networking events and thought leadership opportunities.

      Additionally, the EVP will serve as a senior strategic liaison among client, account team and agency management. They will be responsible for providing senior-level account planning, supervision and specialized expertise to clients, as well as internal staff supervision and development. They will continuously cultivate strategic media relationships, generating top tier media opportunities locally and nationally.

      Clients include: law firms, practice areas (litigation, white collar, finance, M&A, real estate, bankruptcy, trade, employment, technology, IP, etc.), individual partners, law schools, and related professional service businesses.

      ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

      • Serve as senior contact for clients, demonstrating in-depth knowledge of client business, providing strategy and counsel for implementing successful client programs, including integrated digital and social media engagement strategies
      • Earn the trust of and grow business prospects with existing clients and lead new business outreach process to secure business; provide input to project scope and fee structure for new business proposals
      • Participate in external company promotion through such activities as articles, speeches, presentations, professional memberships and leadership in outside organizations to increase the firm’s visibility in marketplace and create new business opportunities
      • Provide strategic counsel, guidance and leadership to staff, supervising several staff members, and ensuring team success
      • Manage time and dollar budgets, staff assignment and utilization for client projects and teams under own management
      • Assign, supervise, and manage work quality and productivity levels of account teams; provide guidance and leadership to team members on effective pitching, team issues, account workflow and general account issues
      • Motivate team members by reviewing work and providing prompt and constructive feedback; responsible for encouraging, mentoring, and developing staff members
      • Write creative and effective press materials, campaign plans and communication materials, as well as award submissions, article placement and partner communications
      • Maximize agency’s network of resources to enhance client service

      KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

      • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to quickly digest / understand complicated matters and help boil them down to key messages / actions and be able to confidently chart a course with high level CEOs or other C-Suite executives;
      • Strong relationships with media outlets on local and national level; proven record in delivering PR results across print, online and broadcast
      • Demonstrated proficiency and affinity for social media / digital tools and platforms, and the eagerness to learn and stay current in the digital space; understanding of the intersection between traditional and social media and how different outlets can serve different purposes
      • Outstanding writing and presentation skills; proven ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of people and audiences; agility and versatility to stretch across client sectors; ability to effectively present work to colleagues and clients at all levels
      • Ability to prioritize, manage time, multi-task and move quickly with efficiency and attention to detail while ensuring deadlines are met in a dynamic, creative, challenging and fast-paced environment
      • Proven ability to generate agency revenue through organic growth and new business wins; sell ideas to prospects, clients and internal stakeholders; evidence of ability to secure new business and manage, retain, and grow clients at the highest level
      • Ability to lead, supervise, inspire and develop employees; focused on team success and collaboration; ability to manage time and dollar budgets

      EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE

      • 20+ years prior work experience (i.e., public relations, law, journalism, marketing, or corporate communications); agency experience preferred; PR agency, law firm or other professional services firm
      • Developed sector and industry expertise required with versatility to work across multiple sectors
      • College degree required – preferred focus in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English or related field

      The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the incumbent in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change. Salary commensurate with experience.  We offer a competitive benefits package. All job offers are contingent on successful completion of a reference check. Rubenstein is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D/SO.

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    • Senior Account Executive, Real Estate Sector

      Rubenstein seeks a Senior Account Executive, Real Estate, to execute public relations strategies and handle direct client contact and day-to-day activities primarily for high profile residential real estate properties for local NYC, national and international clients. A background in relevant PR areas as such as design, art, architecture, luxury/lifestyle, hospitality, travel, technologies and/or business-to-business is helpful. This person will take on increasing levels of autonomy and accountability, and duties will include writing press releases and other communication materials; pitching stories to the media and cultivating media relationships; fielding media calls and monitoring press coverage; and executing press events. A working knowledge of digital media is a must.

      Clientele represents every facet of the real estate industry, from high-profile residential and commercial developers to brokers, owners, advisors and construction companies.

      ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

      • Take the lead on client projects with minimal supervision
      • Maintain daily client interaction to update, report, and discuss account activity
      • Initiate creative process of formulating pitch ideas and story angles
      • Interact with media proactively and responsively to generate publicity opportunities
      • Develop and maintain relationships with influential members of the media
      • Manage daily workflow of multiple accounts while driving consistent media results
      • Develop, edit and review press releases, pitches, recaps, clipbooks and other media materials and internal documents
      • Provide client counsel and manage expectations concerning media opportunities
      • Develop and execute strategic media plans (i.e., business goals, key messaging, media opportunities, tactics, media relations)
      • Ensure that managers are kept fully informed regarding activities and client plans
      • Participate in brainstorming sessions to develop broader strategic initiatives for clients

      KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

      • Proven track-record of media placements in relevant trades and top tier outlets
      • Must be well-organized and able to prioritize all daily activities with a keen eye for detail
      • Able to handle multiple tasks with a strong sense of urgency under tight and shifting time pressures
      • Be news savvy and up-to-date on current events; perceptive of what makes a topic timely and newsworthy
      • Capable of communicating effectively in written and oral presentations
      • Able to synthesize information into a concise format
      • Able to take verbal direction quickly and accurately
      • Exhibit initiative and the drive to succeed; creative and energetic personality
      • Knowledge and experience with different media-related digital platforms

      EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE

      • College degree required – preferred focus in Communications, Journalism, English or related fields
      • 3 – 5 years of prior work experience preferred (i.e., public relations, journalism, marketing, or communications)
      • Direct publicity experience in the real estate sector is required with knowledge of the residential space preferred
      • Background in relevant PR areas as such as design, architecture, luxury/lifestyle, travel or business-to-business is helpful

      The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the incumbent in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change. Salary commensurate with experience.  We offer a competitive benefits package. All job offers are contingent on successful completion of a reference check. Rubenstein is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D/SO.

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    We are always looking for talented individuals to join our staff. If you do not see a role listed that piques your interest, drop us a line by submitting your resume and cover letter here. We will be sure to get back to you if there is a match.

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