Associate Director

Trident DMG is a Washington, D.C.-based boutique strategic and risk advisory firm that is looking for ambitious, hard-working talent to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Founded in 2016, Trident is a one-of-a-kind agency that pioneered the approach of combining media, political, and legal expertise in one team, managing some of the highest-profile crises of the past 30 years, from the White House to Wall Street to Silicon Valley and around the world. Our team members have worked in the White House, Congress, the national news media, global law firms, and corporations.

Trident is looking to hire an Associate Director with a keen desire to develop professionally and work hard in serving clients on a range of matters critically important to them. This individual will assist a range of accounts for both strategic and risk advisory clients, and solid experience in media relations and providing clients with strategic counsel is a must.


This team member will assist in managing successful strategy development and execution for clients in strategic, policy, and litigation/investigations/crisis communications matters.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Develop/draft messaging, Q&As, and other materials important to planning and executing on client strategies and tactics and to guide stakeholder communications.
  • Working with teams, oversee development of pitches and angles in addition to producing press releases, briefings, backgrounders, etc.
  • Work closely with reporters and bookers, pitching stories, responding to incoming media inquiries, and developing longer-term media relationships to generate high-quality press coverage.
  • Advise clients on media relations strategies and tactics.  Participate in media training for clients.
  • Proactively, conscientiously report to clients on progress and results – both incremental and big-picture – and manage deadlines while communicating regularly with account leads to keep timelines on track.
  • Mentor junior staff.
  • Monitor current events and news coverage in fields related to clients, both to build knowledge of client businesses and industries and opportunistically obtain coverage for clients.
  • Help prepare for and rapidly respond to emerging client crises.
  • Be available beyond standard hours for potential client crises and other time-sensitive client deadlines.


  • 3 years of experience either working at a strategic communications firm, or in a communications capacity on Capitol Hill.
  • Experience participating in aspects of both strategic and crisis communications strategy and execution, including writing and media relations.
  • Ability to manage work on multiple accounts simultaneously while delivering results in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Experience coaching junior team members for success and providing constructive feedback.
  • Ability to thrive in a start-up environment and offer solutions to overcome challenges.
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail.
  • A self-starter who is energized by hard work and a drive to succeed for clients.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Please send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to