Careers

  • Senior Associate – Content (New York)

    Bully Pulpit Interactive is seeking full time Senior Associate to join our growing team in New York. Is this you? You love a lot of moving pieces and can manage multiple projects across different initiatives. You love checking things off your list and finding creative ways to get things done. You can create an agenda and walk people through it. You hold yourself and teams accountable to superior work quality. You’ve worked with project management software and have put together a Gantt chart or two. You have an enthusiasm for the mainstream news, politics, and social and economic news. You like being in an environment where things constantly change, you can adapt your plans and your team well to it. You are not just a good writer you are a great writer. You understand how to tell a story from start to finish. You go deep to provide context and frame a moment. You read voraciously about current events and want to use your gift to be relevant. We’re looking for someone who understands the “big picture” but also knows how to get their hands dirty to launch advanced email marketing programs, social media, and on site testing. Responsibilities

    • Develop the initial digital strategy for content across our non-profits, political and corporate clients.
    • The ability to execute advanced email marketing segmentation and social media campaigns
    • A firm understanding for marketing objectives including but not limited to setting ROI goals, direct marketing objectives, and ultimately understanding how to measure the success of your campaigns.
    • Draft copy for organizations that builds a narrative and is action oriented.
    • Work together with designers, direct marketers, media planners, and client managers to provide impactful campaigns for our clients.
    Required Experience and Skills
    • 2+ years’ experience working in an ad agency, communications agency, nonprofit or corporate communications
    • Extremely strong writing capabilities with experience managing email marketing and social media campaigns.
    • Strong analytical abilities and ability to communicate results to senior-level audiences.
    • Optimize campaigns to achieve peak performance, primarily to track CPA and ROI goals.
    • Draft advertising copy (text + graphics) for new and existing campaigns.
    • Knowledge of social media marketing on platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Instagram, Vine
    • Knowledge of Google Analytics and/or Omniture
    • Fluency in Microsoft Excel
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Experience with A/B testing programs such as Optimizely.
    • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Javascript.
    • Knowledge of CRM platforms such as Salsa, Convio, Hubspot, Salesforce, MailChimp or similar platforms
    • Knowledge of AdWords, AdCenter (Bing), DFA (DART/DoubleClick), Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube advertising a plus
    Location: New York City Employee Status: Full-Time. Salary: Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Bully Pulpit Interactive is an equal opportunity employer. Benefits: BPI offers a competitive benefits package including health care and 401k benefits.
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  • Database Manager & Analyst (Washington, DC)

    Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI) is a marketing and communications agency based in Washington, DC and New York City. We serve some of the biggest names in the corporate, non-profit and political arenas.

    We are looking for a Database Analyst & Manager in our DC office. The ideal candidate is someone who thinks in excel formulas, strives to make systems more dynamic and dreams of innovating and streamlining data for some of the world’s most influential players.

    This position reports directly to a Senior Director and works collaboratively with a team of 4-5 individuals as well as additional project opportunities across the company depending on candidate specialization or experience.

    Responsibilities:

    • Manage & upgrade data systems & procedures for some of the world’s top companies, non-profits and campaigns
    • Integrate reports with digital marketing team members
    • Manage relationships with outside data vendors as necessary
    • Project manage releases, coding, loading and validation of outbound email campaigns
    • Other related duties as assigned and as engagements evolve

    Qualifications:

    • Strong knowledge of CRM systems, including Salesforce and mass mailers such as ExactTarget, NGP, Hubspot or Pardot
    • Salesforce certification preferred but not necessary
    • Proficient in MySQL databases
    • Strong background in HTML/CSS and CMS platforms such as WordPress, proficient knowledge of Java
    • Bachelor's Degree preferred in mathematics, computer science, economics or related area
    • 2-3 years experience as data manager or analyst

    Salary commensurate with experience. Plenty of growth opportunity and a premier benefits package.

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  • Direct Marketing Strategist (New York & Washington, DC)

    Bully Pulpit Interactive is seeking full time direct marketing manager to join our growing team in New York and Washington DC.

    Is this you?

    You love researching keywords, audience targets; as well as marrying ad copy to the precise audiences that will see the message. You live for optimization and are competitive in getting to the best result possible whether the goal is CPA, total revenue or ROI. You have experience conceiving, launching, optimizing, and reporting on campaigns in Google, Yahoo!/Bing, contextual advertising, remarketing, Facebook marketplace and FBX. You work under tight deadlines and understand that the real work starts when you launch campaigns. You know what concatenate, len, de-dupe and pivot mean.  You have enthusiasm for the news, politics, current events, causes and public affairs.

    Responsibilities

    • Advise nonprofits, advocacy groups, and corporations on the best ways to get leads, raise money, sell products, or target their messages.
    • Implement paid search, contextual, retargeting, and social ad campaigns.
    • Optimize campaigns to achieve peak performance, primarily CPA and ROI.
    • Draft advertising copy (text + graphics) for new and existing campaigns.
    • Prepare comprehensive performance reports and generate insights to create a client-facing narrative from large datasets.
    • Conduct A/B and multivariate testing of ad copy and landing pages.

    Required Experience and Skills

    • 2+ years experience managing direct response advertising campaigns on search and Facebook
    • Experience with platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter. (Experience with RTB platforms a plus).
    • Experience with analytics platforms such as Google Analytics and Omniture.
    • Strong analytical abilities and ability to communicate results to senior-level audiences.
    • Fluency in Microsoft Excel (VBA knowledge a plus).

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with A/B testing programs such as Optimizely.
    • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

    Location: New York City and/or Washington, DC.

    Employee Status: Full-Time.

    Salary: Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Bully Pulpit Interactive is an equal opportunity employer.

    Benefits: BPI offers a competitive benefits package including health care and 401k benefits.

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  • Graphic Designer (New York & Washington, DC)

    Bully Pulpit Interactive is seeking full time graphic designer to join our growing team in New York and Washington, DC.

    Is this you?

    You excel at taking complex thoughts and translating them into concise infographics and animation sequences. You have a passion for connecting design concepts to real people. You are a font and color nerd – Helvetica is nice but you like to spice things up. You have experience creating static images that appeal to users on Facebook and Twitter. You are an expert at flash and have some motion graphics skills. You have a passion for solving problems using your design school skills. You use data to continuously improve your layouts, animation, font treatments and calls to action. You have experience coming up with concepts but have no problem translating other people’s ideas. You are fast and never misspell anything or misplace punctuation.

    Responsibilities

    • Quickly develop concepts and execute static images for social media
    • Create infographics and interactive graphics, banner advertising and rich media units
    • Resize banner ad units (standard sizes 728x90, 160x600, 300x250)
    • Design and set up dynamic landing pages and forms
    • Light signage and print advertising work

    Required Experience and Skills

    • At least 2 years experience in graphic design, particularly digital.
    • Expert understanding of the Adobe Software Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash.)
    • Considerable visual communication and layout skills; an eye for detail.
    • Understanding of online advertising units and creation of shareable/infographics.
    • Passion for technology, marketing and politics.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal direction as well as part of a team.
    • Meets deadlines.

    Preferred Skills

    • Knowledge & practice of HTML/HTML 5, CSS, Javascript, Action Script.
    • Experience with photography, photo-editing, shooting video and/or video production (Final Cut Pro, QuickTime Pro, After Effects).
    • Background/experience in new media or multimedia design.
    • Background/experience in advertising, marketing or politics a plus.

    Location: New York, NY and Washington, DC.

    Schedule: Full-Time.

    Salary: Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Bully Pulpit Interactive is an equal opportunity employer.

    Benefits: BPI offers a competitive benefits package including health care and 401k benefits.

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  • Marketing & Design Fellowships

    Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI) is a marketing and communications agency based in Washington, DC and New York, NY. Founded by the digital team behind the '08 and '12 Obama campaigns, we now serve some of the biggest names in the corporate, non-profit and political arenas.

    Candidates will have the unique opportunity to work with major political races, leading philanthropic organizations and corporations. Fellows will work closely with BPI staff in order to support an array of projects from advertising campaign and website launches, to content, email and social media strategy.

    Fall Online Marketing Fellowship

    Qualifications:

    • Passion for technology, marketing and Democratic politics
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to excel in a fast pace environment
    • Experience writing online content social media, blogs, email marketing
    • Desire to organize data and work toward actionable outcomes
    • Excellent organizational skills and an eye for detail
    • Excellent understanding of Excel, Word
    • Ability to work independently with minimal direction as well as part of a team
    • Understands deadlines

    Preferred Skills:

    • Knowledge of AdWords, AdCenter (Bing), DFA (DART/DoubleClick), Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube advertising
    • Knowledge of media buying and/or planning
    • Knowledge of CRM platforms such as Salsa, Convio, Hubspot, Salesforce, MailChimp or similar platforms
    • Knowledge of social media marketing on platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Instagram, Vine
    • Knowledge of analytics and/or monitoring platforms such as Google Analytics, Omniture, Hootsuite, Topsy
    • Knowledge of HTML, basic graphic design skills (Photoshop, Flash), and/or basic video editing skills (Final Cut Pro, QuickTime Pro, After Effects)
    • Background/experience in advertising, marketing, social media, fundraising, email and/or politics

    Location: Washington, DC or New York, NY

    Schedule: Full-time; 3-6 months, extended pending review. A full-time position will be considered after the completion of the fellowship program.

    Job Type: Paid Fellowship

    Employee Status: Temporary


    Fall Graphic Design Fellowship

    Qualifications:

    • Excellent capabilities with Adobe Software Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash)
    • Strong visual communication and layout skills; an eye for detail
    • Understanding of online advertising units and creation of shareable/info-graphics
    • Passion for technology, marketing and Democratic politics
    • Ability to work independently with minimal direction as well as part of a team
    • Understands deadlines

    Preferred Skills:

    • Knowledge of HTML/HTML 5, CSS, Javascript, Action Script
    • Experience with photography, photo-editing, shooting video and/or video production (Final Cut Pro, QuickTime Pro, After Effects)
    • Background/experience in new media or multimedia design
    • Background/experience in advertising, marketing or politics a plus

    Location: Washington, DC or New York, NY

    Schedule: Full-time; 3-6 months, extended pending review. A full-time position will be considered after the completion of the fellowship program.

    Job Type: Paid Fellowship

    Employee Status: Temporary

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  • Media Associate/Junior Media Planner (Washington, DC & New York)

    We are looking for a media associate or junior media planner who can run a timely launch and execution of all media campaigns while adhering to BPI’s quality standards.

    External Activities:

    • Assist Media Planner in vendor communications, sending Requests For Proposals (RFPs) or Information (RFIs), and in negotiating rates, terms and conditions, added value, etc.
    • Request screenshots from vendors.

    Internal Activities:

    • Work with the Media Planner to build media plans, book buys, create IOs, etc.
    • Create supporting documents (e.g. flowcharts, decks, pacing docs, etc.) for campaigns as requested by the Media Planner.
    • Set up and manage client folders in the shared drive to ensure all documents pertaining to a campaign are accessible to the team.
    • Once Media Planner has approved buys to be booked, print and request signature for all Insertion Orders (IO) that are to then be organized and filed in the shared drive.
    • Fill out the trafficking request sheet with buy details in order to minimize confusion, ambiguity, and wasted time when setting up campaigns in DFA.
    • For campaigns run in TradeDesk and/or Brightroll, launch in the platforms after receiving tags from our internal Ad Ops.
    • Pull daily reporting to monitor pacing and inform media planner of suggested optimizations in order to improve delivery speed and campaign performance.
    • Monitor spend daily to ensure campaigns do not over- or under-deliver. Alert Media Planner of any issues asap.
    • Create internal and external facing reports for the Media Planner and Client Lead throughout the campaign as well as a final recap once a campaign has ended.
    • Update the master vendor contact sheet on the shared drive as needed.

    Location: New York City and/or Washington, DC.

    Employee Status: Full-Time.

    Salary: Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Bully Pulpit Interactive is an equal opportunity employer.

    Benefits: BPI offers a competitive benefits package including health care and 401k benefits.

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  • Media Planner/Buyer/Strategist

    Mission: Timely launch and execution of all media campaigns while adhering to BPI’s and Precision Network’s quality standards.

    Result: Successful campaigns that achieve client’s media goals and/or learnings that can be applied to improve future campaigns.

    External Activities:

    • Act as the primary point of contact for vendors to communicate client needs or requests.
    • Send Requests For Proposals (RFPs) or Information (RFIs) to vendors.
    • Negotiate rates, terms and conditions, pricing models, added value, etc. on behalf of our clients to get the most out of the budget allocated to a campaign.
    • In coordination with the Client Lead, respond to client’s media questions and requests.
    • Send Authorization to Buy (ATB), media plans, flowcharts, and other such supporting documents to Client Lead/Client.

    Internal Activities:

    • Determine campaign goals and tactics for each client and develop a media plan that will achieve them; that includes allocating media budgets between channels, selecting the best vendors by using research tools and historical data, and providing rational for the approach chosen.
    • Work with the Ad Ops Director and Media Director to set realistic timelines for launch based on the size of the campaign and communicate the timeline to the Client Lead/Client.
    • Manage negotiation and media buying.
    • Create Insertion Orders and work with vendors to ensure adherence to our terms and conditions.
    • Send spec sheets to the Client Leads/Clients to ensure the right ads are built and that the creative is in harmony with media buy.
    • Manage the trafficking and QA process.
    • Launch and manage campaigns on Precision Network.
    • Analyze and evaluate reports and results, translate data findings, and use data collected to plan for course correction or continuation of media programs.
    • Work with Media Director and Client Leads to evaluate the success or failure of digital campaigns and help them determine next steps for a client.
    • Provide the Client Leads with support when needed in communicating our media point of view, timelines, media recommendations, processes, etc.
    • Confirm with Client Leads and the Finance team the billing and invoicing structure for each campaign.
    • Oversee the Media Associate on spend delivery and manage the overall campaign budgets.
    • Manage monthly and end of campaign reconciliation process; work with Finance to close out campaigns.
    • Participate in brainstorm sessions with the intention of bringing new, original ideas to life.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree.
    • Advanced computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    • 2-4 years of media planning/buying experience, including 2 years focused on online.
    • Thrives in a fast paced, deadline driven, changing environment; can adapt media plans due to changes in client objectives, priorities or budgets while minimizing impact on project momentum.
    • Experience managing both brand and direct marketing initiatives.
    • Thorough understanding of the media process, media department and inter-department relationships.
    • Demonstrated ability to generate and present well-considered ideas and solutions.
    • Experienced negotiator.
    • Strong analytical skills, ability to relate results to client business objectives.
    • Firm grasp of the various performance metrics and benchmarks as well as best practices.
    • Ability to understand client goals and translate those into an effective media strategy.
    • Balanced ability to perform analytically and creatively.
    • Experience using DoubleClick Dart (or other ad serving technology) and with research tools such as comScore Metrix a plus.

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