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. Today, Trident provides clients with services across the full range of strategic and risk advisory needs: stakeholder management; strategic, corporate and policy communications; thought leadership; reputation management; public affairs; crisis and issues preparation; litigation and investigations communications; and crisis management.

Trident seeks a Director with a keen desire to develop professionally and work hard to serve clients across strategic and risk advisory matters. Solid experience providing clients with strategic counsel, including through media relations, and leading teams are 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:

  • Oversee and execute efforts for multiple clients, contributing to strategy-setting and tactic selection, managing day-to-day client relationships and the client team, and ensuring that the team executes on the plan;
  • Work closely with clients to develop effective messaging for targeted audiences;
  • Manage/draft talking points, Q&As, fact sheets, and other documents to support messaging and work execution;
  • Work closely with reporters, pitching stories, responding to incoming media inquiries, and developing longer-term media relationships;
  • Manage/work to build third-party validators for client communications and policy efforts;
  • Draft written materials, including bylined op-eds, blogs, and other thought leadership for clients;
  • Supervise, coach, and mentor more junior staff and help ensure they develop professionally, and oversee their performance;
  • Assist on new business initiatives;

Qualifications include:

  • 4-6 years of broad client experience, preferably at an agency.
  • Experience in strategic and risk advisory strategy and execution, including strong writing, oral, and media relations skills and the ability to help develop others in both areas.
  • A self-starter who is energized by hard work and a drive to succeed for clients.
  • Ability to thrive in a start-up environment and offer solutions to overcome challenges.
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail.
  • Experience managing and coaching teams for success and providing constructive feedback.
  • A passion to create and implement plans that drive clients’ reputations and brands.
  • Ability to manage multiple clients and projects simultaneously.
  • Substantial experience working with reporters.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Please send a cover letter, resume and writing samples to