Careers

Please refer to the listings below for all current job openings. However, we are always interested in connecting with skilled public affairs professionals. Please feel free to send your resume or reach us anytime at info@kopublicaffairs.com.


CONTENT EDITOR

Part-time, Telecommute

About Center Maryland

Maryland’s long history of pragmatic leadership where Democrats and Republicans can come together serves as the basis for Center Maryland and the Morning Rundown.  Center Maryland is led by some of Maryland’s most successful political thinkers and strategists who attempt to help Marylanders get the story, straight down the middle. 

Center Maryland produces its own video and written content, along with the Morning Rundown newsletter. The Morning Rundown is an aggregation of statewide news content in one digestible email that subscribers receive between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. on weekday mornings.

Position Summary

Center Maryland is seeking a part-time Content Editor/Aggregator to edit, update and maintain the Center Maryland webpage, and distribute the Morning Rundown daily newsletter.  This role is Part-Time, Sunday evening-Friday morning, 2-3 days per week (8-12 hours).

Position Structure

The Content Editor reports to a Supervising Editor who serves as the final editor of the product. This is a telecommuting position that allows the successful applicant to work remotely. The tasks generally take place over two short shifts—the first taking place in the evening and the second the following morning.

Core Responsibilities:

·     Aggregating Maryland news content for inclusion in daily newsletter.

·     Ensuring the proper editing of material included using Center Maryland standard practices.

·     Drafting and distributing daily Morning Rundown newsletter by 8 a.m.

·     Verifying the inclusion of Center Maryland content and advertising materials on the webpage and newsletter at the direction of Supervising Editor.

Qualifications:

·      Self-starter who is able to work with a high degree of autonomy.

·      Well-organized and a multi-tasker.

·      Flexibility.

·      Comfortable communicating on the phone and over email with a variety of supervisory figures. 

·     Ability to select content in a manner which is unbiased, judicious, and fair to a range of political voices.  

·      Strong editing skills.

·     A burning desire to read the news. 

To Apply:

Applicants should email a resume, short statement of interest to info@centermaryland.org with CENTER MARYLAND EDITOR in the subject line. 

PUBLIC AFFAIRS & COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

Baltimore, Maryland 

About KO Public Affairs

Founded in 2008, KO has represented leading corporation and nonprofits in the healthcare, energy, education, international relations, real estate, transportation, manufacturing, retail, and sports and entertainment industry.     

Collectively, KO’s leadership has run and won communications campaigns for Fortune 500 companies, national and local nonprofits, as well as occasional political efforts. With backgrounds in government, media, coalition building and advocacy, the KO team offers diverse talents and extensive connections in the media, as well as through our broad local, state, and national network.

Helping our clients communicate around their most pressing issues of the day or strategizing about their next business priority is what makes us tick.  Whether it’s passing legislation in state capitols or major initiatives at the ballot box, promoting the R&D tax credit across the country, educating the public about the opioid crisis, or recruiting support from opinion leaders, we are here to get it done. 

Position Summary

KO is seeking a Public Affairs and Communications Intern to provide support to the team on client accounts, while gaining key experience in strategic communications operations and management. We are seeking a highly organized and reliable individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills. This is a flexible part-time (15-20 hours in office) position with opportunities to work remotely. This position will assist with content development, writing, client research and administrative support to leadership.  

Core Responsibilities:

  • Perform account research

  • Perform data entry and management

  • Schedule and coordinate meetings

  • Support event planning and meetings

  • Maintain media and other content management software programs (Cision PR, Mailchimp, etc)

  • Organize and maintain supporter records/database

  • Assist with media communications

  • Provide social media support: drafting potential posts, tracking followers, monitoring accounts

  • Track and distribute press clips

  • Assist with administrative duties: data entry, scanning and filing

Qualifications:

  • A self-starter who is able to work with a high degree of autonomy

  • Well organized and a multi-tasker

  • Outgoing and a team player

  • Comfortable communicating on the phone and with diverse groups of people

  • Mature and able to maintain confidentiality and ethical conduct

  • Strong writing skills

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Student enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program – 3rd and 4th year students preferred, but not required.

  • Preferred Majors: Political Science, Business, International Studies/ Relations, Public Policy, Communications, Law & Society

  • Have reliable transportation

Benefits:

This is an unpaid internship; however, students may obtain academic credit.   

Location:

Baltimore, MD

To Apply:

Applicants should email a resume, short statement of interest, hours of availability, and school requirements for internship credit (if applicable) to de@kopublicaffairs.com with KO INTERN in the subject line.