Join Our Team

We are always looking for talented people to join our team. If you are interested in working for RALLY, please send your resume and a cover letter to Hillary Moglen at hmoglen@wearerally.com.

+ Manager of People and Culture, Los Angeles

Location: Los Angeles

WE ARE RALLY

RALLY is a communications firm that specializes in changing the way people think about and respond to social issues. Our team consists of experts in political, media, and digital strategy, and our clients are leading foundations, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropists.

MANAGER OF PEOPLE AND CULTURE

RALLY is seeking an enthusiastic, talented and experienced recruiter and human resources manager who is interested in further developing and deepening the culture of our firm. As imagined, this role is broadly defined to include developing our talent pipeline; leading our on-boarding, mentorship, and employee review process; managing RALLY’s employee professional development program (including company retreats, monthly educational seminars, curating interesting reading specific to our industry, etc.); and playing a significant role in ensuring RALLY remains a vibrant and wonderful place to work. Additionally, we would like this individual to assist with the management and functioning of our Los Angeles office. This role reports to RALLY’s President.

Responsibilities include:

Recruiting and Talent Pipeline

  • Develop and Execute Recruiting Plans
    • Lead the creation of a recruiting and interviewing plan for each open position;
    • Createjob descriptions;
    • Efficiently and effectively fill open positions;
      • Post positions to appropriate locations;
      • Improve the company website recruiting page to assist in recruiting;
      • Research new ways of using the Internet for recruitment;
      • Use social and professional networking sites to identify and source candidates;
      • Research and recommend new sources for active and passive candidate recruiting;
    • Conduct regular follow-up with managers to determine the effectiveness of recruiting plans and implementation;
    • Create pipeline of qualified candidates in advance of need;
    • Maintain regular contact with possible future candidates.
  • Implement and Coordinate College Recruiting and Internship/Fellowship Initiatives
  • Manage RALLY’s paid internship/fellowship program, including securing appropriate candidates from local educational institutions and other sources;
  • Develop working relationships within college career centers or with specific departments to aid in recruiting;
  • Give presentations at colleges, attend student group meetings, and increase college awareness of the company before and after career fairs, as needed.
  • Administrative Duties and Record Keeping
    • Screen ALL applications to evaluate if candidates meet position requirements;
    • Conductprescreening interviews, coordinate onsite interviews andassist in the selection of who will receive an offer;
    • Assist in performing reference and background checks for potential employees;
    • Assist in writing and forwarding rejection letters;
    • Assist in preparing and sending offer packages;
    • Assist in preparing and sending new employee orientation packages;
    • Maintain all pertinent applicant and interview data in a tailored tracking system;
    • Lead new employee orientation and onboarding;
    • Serve as HR and payroll liaison to our operations team, responsibilities include new hire set-up and paperwork, address changes, vacation tracking, and time sheet processing.

Administrative Duties and Record Keeping

  • Screen ALL applications to evaluate if candidates meet position requirements;
  • Conductprescreening interviews, coordinate onsite interviews andassist in the selection of who will receive an offer;
  • Assist in performing reference andbackground checksfor potential employees;
  • Assist in writing and forwardingrejection letters;
  • Assist in preparing and sending offer packages;
  • Assist in preparing and sendingnew employee orientation packages;
  • Maintain all pertinent applicant and interview data in a tailored tracking system;
  • Lead new employee orientation and onboarding;
  • Serve as HR and payroll liaison to our operations team, responsibilities include new hire set-up and paperwork, address changes, vacation tracking, and time sheet processing.

Culture and Professional Development

  • Help shape RALLY culture
    • Lead the programming of RALLY’s annual retreat, holiday party, and other social events, including birthday celebrations, etc.
  • Drive RALLY employee growth
    • Assume responsibility for staff development, including the review process and internal learning programs;
    • Propose refinements to the evaluation and mentorship process and manage the latter, including mentoring mentors;
    • Address all employee relations and disciplinary matters and escalate these issues when necessary;
    • Ensure consistency in addressing HR issues.
  • Assist in developing RALLY’s way of working
    • Be a partner in thinking about how RALLY does what it does.

Office Management Responsibilities:

  • Manage the office operations such as subscription renewals, office equipment, IT, and accounting processing;
  • Assist with keeping the office looking professional and motivating;
  • Serve as point of contact for fellows and interns.

Qualifications

This individual must be deeply interested in helping to build a thriving, principled, quick-paced business by leading the recruitment, retention, and advancement of the people it takes to run such a business. The ideal candidate will be effective working both independently and as a team member, creative and bold, and eager to be a leader inside our business. In addition, the successful candidate must have:

  • Previous experience working in an HR/culture position;
  • Proven candidate sourcing and relationship building skills;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to maintain the highly confidential nature of human resources work;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner;
  • An energetic, self-starting, and resourceful approach and a problem-solving attitude with a knack for getting things moving and keeping them on track;
  • Keen eye for detail, with the ability to manage multiple ongoing activities;
  • Commitment to diversity;
  • Experience with recruiting for communications a plus.

Compensation:

  • Competitive with benefits

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Latia Curry; lcurry@wearerally.com. No phone calls please.

+ Associate Designer

LOCATION:   San Francisco, California

WE ARE RALLY

RALLY is a communications firm that works to influence the way people think about and respond to political and social issues. We collaborate with inspiring partners to create powerful movements that galvanize the public and leave a positive legacy of change.

Our dynamic team consists of experts in philanthropy, campaign management and political and media strategy. Together with our clients, we have coupled robust communications campaigns with impact litigation to improve California’s K-12 education system and to drive a profound shift in public opinion around marriage equality. We have developed innovation challenges to improve firearm safety, managed ballot measures to support early childhood education and stem cell research and built organizations and campaigns focused on health care, environmental and social justice issues.

With offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, we work on issues across the nation, but embody the creativity and innovation that has defined the Golden State, from Hollywood to Silicon Valley. These attributes inform our company’s attitude and approach and help shape the creativity we use to drive causes forward.

OUR CLIENTS ARE CATALYSTS FOR GOOD

Our clients are leading foundations, advocacy organizations, philanthropists, high-profile individuals and commercial entities who strive to influence public policy, public discourse and public opinion. To that end, they have engaged us to build advocacy organizations from the ground up; to develop messaging and execute communications campaigns of all stripes; and to help them develop events, social media strategies, and tools to reach influencers of all kinds. Most of our clients have worked with us for years and we are proud to call them our friends.

To learn more, visit www.wearerally.com.

ASSOCIATE DESIGNER

RALLY seeks a strategic and skilled graphic designer. The Associate Designer will participate in projects from concept to production, working closely with the Design Director, the Media and Creative Services Vertical and RALLY teams to plan and deliver the full spectrum of graphic and digital design services. Candidates must have excellent design skills and be prepared to originate designs, as well as to refine and make rounds of corrections based upon internal or client feedback, create comps and optimize designs as needed. The Associate Designer must have strong attention to detail and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively within teams.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communicate and collaborate with the Design Director and Media & Creative Services Vertical to create a wide variety of design projects.
  • Assist with executing the visual ‘look and feel’ of an existing campaign across a number of mediums, but with a focus on digital design, including: banner ads, social media, infographics, emails, direct mail, posters, handouts, postcards, newsletters, presentation decks and other collateral.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple design projects simultaneously, often with very quick turnarounds.
  • Work closely in a participatory, team-based environment, inspiring teams through collaboration as well as direction, vision and planning of all aspects of visual deliverables.
  • Pay close attention to detail in design, preparation of mechanicals and written communications.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BFA in graphic design or related area
  • 1-3 years experience
  • Strong portfolio of work that demonstrates expertise across print, digital, and typography
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign is a must
  • Knowledge of typography and a keen eye for color and detail
  • Knowledge of social media and technology trends, current visual design techniques and software tools
  • Familiarity with social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pinterest, Snapchat and Instagram
  • Ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and manage technical challenges effectively
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including copywriting and proofreading
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to participate in client calls and team meetings
  • Ability to perform administrative tasks when necessary

BONUS FOR HAVING EXPERIENCE WITH THE FOLLOWING:

  • Experience with photography, videography and editing u Experience with small animation projects using Adobe Photoshop/After Effects
  • Fluency with CSS/HTML (no coding required)
  • A demonstrated interest in public policy and advocacy

To apply for the Associate Designer position, please submit a resume, portfolio and cover letter to Alexis Mahrus at AMahrus@wearerally.com. No phone calls please.

As an equal opportunity employer, we recruit individuals without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran status, or age.

+ Senior Account Executive

LOCATION:  Los Angeles or San Francisco

WE ARE RALLY

RALLY is an issue advocacy firm that works at the intersection of strategic communications and public policy. We collaborate with inspiring partners to create powerful movements that galvanize the public and leave a positive legacy of change.

Our dynamic team consists of experts in philanthropy, campaign management, and political and media strategy. Together with our clients we have coupled robust communications campaigns with impact litigation to improve California’s K-12 education system and drive a profound shift in public opinion around marriage equality. We’ve developed innovation challenges to improve firearm safety, managed ballot measures seeking funding for early childhood education and stem cell research, and built organizations and campaigns focused on health care, environmental, and social justice issues.

With offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, we work nationally but embody the creativity and innovation that has defined the Golden State from Hollywood to Silicon Valley. These attributes inform our company’s attitude and approach and help shape the creativity we use to drive causes forward.

OUR CLIENTS ARE CATALYSTS FOR GOOD

Our clients are leading foundations, advocacy organizations, philanthropists, high-profile individuals, and commercial entities who strive to influence public policy, public discourse and public opinion. To that end, they have engaged us to build advocacy organizations from the ground up; to develop messaging and execute communications campaigns of all stripes; and to help them develop events, social media strategies, and reach influencers of all stripes. Most of our clients have worked with us for years and we’re proud to call them our friends.

To learn more, visit www.wearerally.com.

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Our Senior Account Executives are responsible for client management. That means they are client-facing and that they lead the development of campaign plans, account strategy, messaging frameworks, press plans, etc. Additionally, an individual in this position is expected to manage account teams and provide support to senior management.

Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing communications for multiple clients, including leading at least one to two accounts.
  • Performing public relations tasks, such as developing and editing high quality media materials (e.g., press releases, briefing memos, media advisories, pitch sheets) and pitching and placing stories by and about clients in print, online and broadcast outlets.
  • Engaging with the client on a daily basis—in person, on the phone, and/or via frequent email contact.
  • Leading press outreach, including identifying and pitching news items and leading proactive communications and rapid response efforts.
  • Providing strategic guidance and day-to-day supervision for assigned client accounts, including junior staff supervision and oversight of work product quality.
  • Demonstrating tactical proficiency in media relations, including creating and driving outreach plans, message development, management of events and effective training of spokespersons on speeches and presentations.
  • Implementing forward-thinking branding, messaging and communications plans to achieve client’s goals for diverse audiences, including the general public, media, political decision-makers and other stakeholders.
  • Organizing and staffing events, desk-side briefings and other out-of-office client functions.

Staff Development/Firm Management:

  • Attending regular staff meetings and team meetings and providing input and feedback on business improvement, including client services, staff development and office procedures.
  • Serving as a mentor to junior staff.
  • Pursuing a professional development plan created in collaboration with a supervisor.
  • Contributing to strategic growth and brand positioning for company overall.
  • Contribute to the professional growth of junior staff and overall culture of the firm.

Qualifications:

  • Five to seven years of experience in public interest advocacy, public relations, or demonstrated equivalent experience, with preference for communications experience at a firm/agency, foundation/association or in a political or issue-advocacy campaign.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills and proven ability to effectively organize and manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Strong understanding of public relations concepts and tactics, including drafting press releases, building press lists, pitching, and engaging with reporters.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in written format, with varying levels of company staff, clients, vendors and media.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and working knowledge of web-based tools and platforms.
  • Ability to interact and perform in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Innovative and solutions-oriented – demonstrated resourcefulness, optimism and flexibility in approach to project assignments.
  • Experience with campaigns using social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Intellectual curiosity and sense of humor.

Compensation:

  • Competitive with benefits

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Hillary Moglen; hmoglen@wearerally.com. No phone calls please.

+ Account Executive

LOCATION:   Los Angeles or San Francisco, California

WE ARE RALLY

RALLY is a communications firm that works to influence the way people think about and respond to political and social issues. We collaborate with inspiring partners to create powerful movements that galvanize the public and leave a positive legacy of change.

Our dynamic team consists of experts in philanthropy, campaign management and political and media strategy. Together with our clients, we have coupled robust communications campaigns with impact litigation to improve California’s K-12 education system and to drive a profound shift in public opinion around marriage equality. We have developed innovation challenges to improve firearm safety, managed ballot measures to support early childhood education and stem cell research and built organizations and campaigns focused on health care, environmental and social justice issues.

With offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, we work on issues across the nation, but embody the creativity and innovation that has defined the Golden State, from Hollywood to Silicon Valley. These attributes inform our company’s attitude and approach and help shape the creativity we use to drive causes forward.

OUR CLIENTS ARE CATALYSTS FOR GOOD

Our clients are leading foundations, advocacy organizations, philanthropists, high-profile individuals and commercial entities who strive to influence public policy, public discourse and public opinion. To that end, they have engaged us to build advocacy organizations from the ground up; to develop messaging and execute communications campaigns of all stripes; and to help them develop events, social media strategies, and tools to reach influencers of all kinds. Most of our clients have worked with us for years and we are proud to call them our friends.

To learn more, visit www.wearerally.com.

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Our Account Executives have proven skills relevant to our work. They may be new to consulting with experience in a tangential field – media, government, campaigns, etc. – or they may have experience as an Account Associate at RALLY (or another similar firm). Account Executives are able to manage projects with limited assistance, as well as work on multiple accounts and in differing roles. All Account Executives have shown an aptitude for independent strategic thinking, messaging, execution and client relations.

Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working on account teams for multiple clients, including leading more complex projects with the support of project manager or senior project manager.
  • Performing media relations tasks, such as developing and editing high quality media materials (e.g., press releases, briefing memos, media advisories, pitch sheets) and pitching and placing stories by and about clients in print, online and broadcast outlets.
  • Anticipating client needs, as well as internal team needs and assignments, on a daily basis.
  • Supporting press outreach, including identifying and pitching news items and leading proactive communications and rapid response efforts.
  • Providing strategic support and day-to-day supervision for smaller client accounts, including Account Associate and Fellow/Intern supervision and oversight of work product quality.
  • Demonstrating tactical proficiency in media relations, including creating and driving outreach plans, message development, management of events and effective training of spokespersons on speeches and presentations.
  • Implementing forward-thinking branding, messaging and communications plans to achieve client’s goals for diverse audiences, including the general public, media, political decision-makers and other stakeholders.
  • Organizing and staffing events, desk-side briefings and other out-of-office client functions.

Staff Development/Firm Management:

  • Attending regular staff meetings and team meetings and providing input and feedback on business improvement, including client services, staff development and office procedures.
  • Serving as a mentor to Fellows.
  • Pursuing a professional development plan created in collaboration with supervisor.
  • Showing initiative by taking on new projects and actively growing into new skill sets.
  • Contributing to strategic growth and brand positioning for company overall.

Qualifications:

  • Three to five years of experience in public interest advocacy, public relations, or demonstrated equivalent experience, with preference for communications experience at a firm/agency, foundation/association, or in a political or issue-advocacy campaign.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills and proven ability to effectively organize and manage multiple responsibilities.
  • Strong understanding of media relations concepts and tactics, including drafting press releases, building press lists, pitching and engaging with reporters.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in written format, with varying levels of company staff, clients, vendors and media.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and working knowledge of web-based tools and platforms.
  • Ability to interact and perform in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Innovative and solutions oriented – demonstrated resourcefulness, optimism and flexibility in approach to project assignments.
  • Experience with campaigns using social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Intellectual curiosity and sense of humor.

Compensation:

  • Competitive with benefits

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Hillary Moglen; hmoglen@wearerally.com. No phone calls please.

+ Account Associate

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT:  Account Associate

LOCATION:  Los Angeles, California and Seattle, Washington

WE ARE RALLY

RALLY is an issue advocacy firm that works at the intersection of strategic communications and public policy. We collaborate with inspiring partners to create powerful movements that galvanize the public and leave a positive legacy of change.

Our dynamic team consists of experts in philanthropy, campaign management, and political and media strategy. Together with our clients we have coupled robust communications campaigns with impact litigation to improve California’s K-12 education system and drive a profound shift in public opinion around marriage equality. We’ve developed innovation challenges to improve firearm safety, managed ballot measures seeking funding for early childhood education and stem cell research, and built organizations and campaigns focused on health care, environmental, and social justice issues.

With offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, we work nationally but embody the creativity and innovation that has defined the Golden State from Hollywood to Silicon Valley. These attributes inform our company’s attitude and approach and help shape the creativity we use to drive causes forward.

OUR CLIENTS ARE CATALYSTS FOR GOOD

Our clients are leading foundations, advocacy organizations, philanthropists, high-profile individuals, and commercial entities who strive to influence public policy, public discourse and public opinion. To that end, they have engaged us to build advocacy organizations from the ground up; to develop messaging and execute communications campaigns of all stripes; and to help them develop events, social media strategies, and reach influencers of all stripes. Most of our clients have worked with us for years and we’re proud to call them our friends.

ACCOUNT ASSOCIATE

The Account Associate is a junior-level position responsible for providing support to RALLY mid- and senior-level team members in the strategic development and implementation of client projects. Associates are fully integrated on account teams and are expected to think creatively and independently and take ownership of assigned projects. Primary responsibilities include: research, writing, pitching stories to reporters, social media and administrative tasks. Because we are a small firm, Associates are also exposed to a wide variety of tasks and issue areas beyond their primary responsibilities.

Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing fundamental public relations tasks, such as developing and editing high quality media materials (e.g., press releases, briefing memos, media advisories, pitch sheets) and pitching and placing stories by and about clients in print, online and broadcast outlets
  • Organizing and staffing events, desk-side briefings, and other out-of-office client functions
  • Monitoring trends and changes in news media, social media, and in the political and nonprofit landscapes
  • Conducting research, with the ability to distill key points and offer strategic insights on the information gathered
  • Contributing at least one new business idea per quarter
  • Managing and executing multiple, detailed tasks and projects for assigned client accounts

Staff Development/Firm Management:

  • Attending regular staff meetings and team meetings and providing input and feedback on business improvement, including client service, staff development, and office procedures
  • Pursuing professional development plan developed in collaboration with supervisor
  • Executing administrative responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of experience in public interest advocacy, public relations, or demonstrated equivalent experience, with preference for communications experience at a firm/agency, foundation/association, or in a campaign
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills and proven ability to effectively organize and manage multiple responsibilities
  • Strong understanding of public relations concepts and tactics, including drafting press releases, building press lists, pitching, and engaging with reporters
  • Experience with campaigns using social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in written format, with varying levels of company staff, clients, vendors and media
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and working knowledge of web-based tools and platforms
  • Ability to manage project workflow, juggle multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Innovative and solutions oriented – demonstrated resourcefulness, optimism, and flexibility in approach to project assignments
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Intellectual curiosity and sense of humor
  • Team player with the ability to step into leadership roles

Compensation:

  • Competitive with benefits

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Hillary Moglen; hmoglen@WeAreRALLY.com. No phone calls please.

+ Fellows Program

The application period for Summer 2017 has closed. Applications for Fall 2017 are due by June 30th.

Location: Los Angeles or San Francisco

The RALLY Fellows Program is a competitive, full-time, 12-16 week program during which fellows are exposed to a wide-range of consulting work in the fields of strategic communications, campaigns, public affairs, public policy, and media strategy. Fellows have the opportunity to significantly contribute to the creative process and final work product in our fast-paced and team-oriented setting. Fellows are matched with an experienced mentor with whom they work one-on-one to set goals for and get the most out of the fellowship. As full-time members of the RALLY team, fellows have the opportunity to dive deeper into a specific set of RALLY clients’ campaigns. This fellowship provides a bi-weekly stipend.

Desired Qualifications:

We seek motivated self-starters with experience or demonstrated interest in strategic communications, public policy, or advocacy. Recent college graduates or graduate students preferred. The fellowship program is not open to current undergraduate students, except for those who will graduate before the fellowship begins. Candidates must have excellent writing, research, and analytical skills, strong attention to detail, the ability to work independently, and the ability to balance multiple projects at once. Candidates must also have a demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with creating and managing organizational social media accounts on platforms such as Facebook and Twitter is preferred. Proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and other Adobe Creative Suite software is a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist senior staff in the full spectrum of strategic campaign planning
  • Research and write memos on topics ranging from education and healthcare policy to opportunities for new business and new campaign tools
  • Draft press releases, media advisories, op-eds, blog posts, and social media content
  • Plan and assist with the execution of media events
  • Participate in client calls and team meetings
  • Track the latest news on a given topic and compile media clips
  • Perform administrative tasks when necessary

Please submit your application for the spring session (January-April) by November 1; for the summer session (May-August) by March 1; and for the fall session (September-December) by July 1. Start and end dates for each session are flexible, depending on fellows’ school calendars and availability.

To apply for a fellowship in Los Angeles, please send a resume and cover letter to Jackie Pomeroy at jpomeroy@wearerally.com.  To apply for a fellowship in San Francisco, please send a resume and cover letter to Rachele Huennekens at RHuennekens@WeAreRALLY.com.  Please have at least one professional, non-academic writing sample, such as a memo, article, feature, or executive summary, prepared to submit upon request. No phone calls please.

As an equal opportunity employer, we recruit individuals without regard to race, national origin, religion, gender (including gender identity), sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran status, or age.