Associate Strategist

At C2 Strategic, the Associate Strategist is an integral team member of our strategic communications team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for storytelling and enjoy working in a collaborative, creative environment.

We empower our team members to proactively work to meet and exceed the needs of our clients by creating smart communications plans, executing tactics that meet defined goals, and working collaboratively with each other to create high-quality content.

This position will primarily support strategic communications for Government & Business Services (GBS) clients. You’ll work hand-in-hand with account managers, clients and creative professionals for a range of external and internal communications needs, including media relations, public involvement, digital marketing, social media management and more.

Successful associate strategists are proactive, detail-oriented, unafraid to ask questions and can work comfortably alone or collaborating with a team. The ideal candidate will be as adept at developing communications strategies and plans as executing individual tasks. 


  • Support account managers to plan and execute communications strategies and tactics
  • Lead small and mid-sized accounts, as a path to professional growth and advancement at C2.
  • Manage projects, including workflow and identifying new opportunities to enhance a client’s experience.
  • Develop and implement communications plans, including objectives, strategies, tactics and budgets to meet client needs and reach target audiences
  • Support client goals by identifying needs, drafting and producing high-quality deliverables, conducting research and sharing new and innovative ideas
  • Develop news releases, newsletters, web content, speeches, talking points, presentations, other collateral marketing materials, social media posts, proposals, etc.
  • Plan and organize media availabilities, news conferences and professional conferences
  • Plan, schedule, optimize and measure social media content for clients
  • Produce monthly performance reports for clients
  • Follow emerging technology and communications trends and recognize opportunities to apply them to meet client needs
  • Organize and report time effectively and efficiently staying on budget
  • Assist with other duties as assigned


  • Strong written and oral communications skills – in particular, the ability to write descriptively and quickly, in a tone that matches client needs – is paramount 
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Efficient time manager with ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Ability to interact with and gain the trust of current and prospective clients
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively—a proactive problem solver
  • Experience in communicating with media and the public
  • Ability to plan events, news conferences and public meetings
  • Competent in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Experienced using social-media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to engage targeted audiences

How to Set Yourself Apart:

  • Be Invested: Demonstrate attention to detail, multi-tasking and organization
  • Be Nimble: Show your ability to think strategically as a proactive problem solver
  • Be Persuasive: Share how you’ve gained trust and built consensus
  • Be Insightful: Translate complex concepts into easy-to-understand messages
  • Be Tenacious: Show your stick-to-it-iveness and relentless pursuit of solutions
  • Be Connected: Prove you can work with a team toward a common goal
  • Be Humble but Confident: Brag about your unique talents and experiences


  • Working knowledge of MailChimp and/or Constant Contact to produce newsletters
  • Experience using Cision or other media-monitoring service
  • Experience using social-media management tools, such as Sprout
  • Experience using content-management systems such as WordPress


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, public relations or related fields of study
  • Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in the communications field, especially in an agency or corporate setting

Work environment

  • This position is based in Kentucky. Normal office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with an hour for lunch, Monday through Friday. Employees often work off-site, either at a client’s office or event. Reliable transportation is required. Occasionally, night and weekend hours might be required. Overnight travel is minimal. This position is full-time exempt and reports to C2 management.
  • Competitive pay (starting at $50,000 and commensurate with experience)

Benefits package includes health insurance (part company paid), vision and dental insurance; 401k plan with company match; two weeks PTO; paid holidays and sick days.

Applicants must supply:

  1. A cover letter detailing communications experience
  2. Resume
  3. At least two writing samples (e.g., news release, communications plan, social content)
  4. Client case study, if available

Apply Online

We’re always looking for talent! Whether you want to apply for an open position or just drop your resume, we look forward to getting to know you.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

C2 Strategic Communications provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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