Blue Engine Expands Team

Meet our New Blue Engineers

Blue Engine Expands Team

Meet our New Blue Engineers

About

Blue Engine Message & Media provides innovative strategic communications solutions to the complex challenges facing corporations, non-profits and advocacy groups.

Our approach combines the best practices of long-term corporate planning with short-term political rapid response techniques to design and manage effective communications campaigns.

With each assignment, we work closely – and intensively – to develop and execute comprehensive strategic plans to address each client’s unique needs, goals and aspirations.

Blue Engine Message & Media offers informed, strategic counsel and hands-on support to those facing complex communications challenges.

Most often, Blue Engine’s engagements are designed to enhance or protect a brand, reputation or market position at times of great opportunity or threat.

Our team draws upon experience in the highest levels of the political, corporate and non-profit sectors to offer innovative, comprehensive strategic communications and issue advocacy solutions.

Blue Engine Message & Media provides strategic communications services to clients from corporate and non-profit sectors, as well as issue-based coalitions. Some of our current and previous clients include:

Corporate
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Non-Profit
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Issue-Based Coalition
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Political
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Blue Engine is always looking for creative thinkers, good writers and those with a passion for public affairs communications.

Strategic Communications Associate

Blue Engine Message & Media specializes in strategic public affairs communications, reputation management, digital community building and engagement, and crisis communications for corporate, nonprofit and industry advocacy clients. Blue Engine provides innovative strategic communications solutions to complex challenges for those looking to affect real change in today’s dynamic environment.

Blue Engine is hiring an associate to support a wide range of client accounts. The ideal candidate is someone who is comfortable in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment, consistently generates creative, strategic ideas to advance client goals, possesses strong written and oral skills, and can effectively manage multiple demanding projects simultaneously. The successful applicant must also be fearless with media outreach, detail oriented, experienced in the professional use of digital and social media, comfortable being in consistent direct communication with clients, and have an understanding of the media and political landscapes. All interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to [email protected].

Qualifications:

  • At least one year of demonstrated hands-on experience in a communications role in an applicable environment: in-house, agency, political or advocacy campaign, or local, state or federal government;
  • Skilled in media landscape analysis, crafting and executing media pitches, and developing and maintaining strong relationships with key media contacts across multiple verticals;
  • Experienced in content development for the professional use of digital and social media channels. Basic web editing (WordPress) and graphic design skills encouraged; and
  • Excellent track record developing high-quality written materials, including: Press materials, fact sheets, talking points, statements, strategic memos, PowerPoint presentations, opinion editorials and social content.
Strategic Communications Manager

Blue Engine Message & Media specializes in strategic public affairs communications, reputation management, digital community building and engagement, and crisis communications for corporate, nonprofit and industry advocacy clients. Blue Engine provides innovative strategic communications solutions to complex challenges for those looking to affect real change in today’s dynamic environment.

Blue Engine is hiring an experienced strategist to play an integral role in creating and executing communications plans and assisting with the management of a wide range of client accounts. The ideal candidate will consistently provide strategic and creative leadership to advance client goals, aggressively drive a workload of diverse project types across multiple sectors, effectively manage both up and down to get the best out of senior level and junior level colleagues, possess strong writing and project management skills, have excellent media relationships, and is experienced with seamless integration of digital and social tactics into comprehensive communications campaigns. This candidate should have a strong understanding of the media, political and policy landscapes. All interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter via e-mail to [email protected].

Qualifications:

  • Four-to-seven years of hands-on experience in a communications role in an applicable environment: in-house, agency, political or advocacy campaign, or local, state or federal government;
  • Significant media relationships with reporters and a strong track record of effectively achieving coverage across multiple verticals;
  • Experience leveraging social and digital platforms and strategies to reach, amplify and engage target audiences;
  • Experience managing junior staff and coordinating with multiple client and consultant contacts;
  • High familiarity with legislative and regulatory process, as well as advocacy campaigns to impact legislative or regulatory outcomes; and
  • Excellent ability to develop and edit high-quality written materials, including: Press materials, fact sheets, talking points, statements, strategic memos, PowerPoint presentations and opinion editorials.
Spring 2018 Internships

Blue Engine Message & Media provides innovative strategic communications solutions to the complex challenges facing corporations, nonprofits and advocacy groups. Our approach combines the best practices of long-term corporate planning with short-term political rapid response techniques to design and manage effective communications campaigns.

Blue Engine works with clients to provide a variety of services, including brand reputation and management, establishment and maintenance of coalitions and strategic partnerships, crisis management, message development, issue advocacy, social media and digital communications, and public relations planning and outreach.

We are currently accepting applications for spring 2018. Applications will be accepted until slots are filled.

Interns will be assigned to a number of client teams, and their work within the firm will be focused on bolstering Blue Engine’s provision of the above-listed services. We are seeking internship candidates who are self-motivated and able to tackle a variety of different tasks. Interns will be charged with a range of responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  •  Monitoring media outlets and compiling press clippings relevant to client teams
  •  Compiling and editing video news clips relevant to client teams
  •  Assisting in creation of quarterly media reports for clients
  •  Assembling lists of relevant media contacts
  •  Pitching client-based stories to media outlets
  •  Drafting written materials, such as digital communications, media advisories, press releases, client memos and letters to the Editor.
  •  Participating in regular client update calls, check ins with client teams, and staff meetings
  •  Researching issues, organizations, reporters, and stakeholders relevant to client teams.

How to Apply

Please send your resume, availability, cover letter and two writing samples to [email protected]. Make sure the subject line says “Spring 2018 Internship”.

Blue Engine internships are awarded on an equal opportunity basis; women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Expertise

Blue Engine Message & Media creates, develops and implements strategic communications plans for Fortune 500 companies, coalitions, non-profits and national trade associations.  We frequently collaborate with corporate communications, marketing and government relations teams to implement priority programs when reputation, brand or market position face a threat or opportunity.

Throughout our engagements, Blue Engine Message & Media provides informed strategic counsel and hands-on support for navigating complex, and often politically-charged, environments.

Our engagements have included counseling C-suite executives through public affairs crises, building coalitions and driving coalition activities, developing outreach programs to influence reputation or market position, and strategic media outreach to complement advocacy campaigns.