Communications Coordinator, Science & Education Team

Burness is seeking a motivated, creative and organized person to join the Science & Education Team as a communications coordinator. Burness is a firm dedicated to public interest communications and advancing social change that works with nonprofits and foundations across the United States and internationally.

The candidate, working closely with a small team, may focus on a broad array of issues such as increasing the number of high-achieving, low-income students at our nation’s top colleges, improving community colleges and promoting those with high rates of student success, encouraging students to pursue STEM education and careers, increasing awareness of issues and research in health and environmental science, and supporting training programs for scientists, researchers and advocates.

The ideal candidate is a recent college graduate with intern experience or at least one year of professional experience in public relations (or related communications activities) and an interest in health, science and/or education public relations and advocacy. Strong understanding of social media and research skills are important for the position, as is attention to detail, flexibility, and a curious mind. Experience managing or writing for social media accounts and knowledge of basic HTML code, email marketing platforms (such as Constant Contact and MailChimp), Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, and Final Cut are a plus.

The communications coordinator may work across teams and projects, assisting mid-level and senior staff, and would perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to: creating media lists, conducting research, tracking news coverage, handling logistics for major media and stakeholder events, pitching to reporters, supporting the company’s media and communications training work, conducting social media outreach and analyzing results, and drafting materials.

Burness offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Send resume and cover letter to