We're Hiring!

Scottie Public Affairs, a two-year old communications firm in Pittsburgh with local and national clients, is hiring an associate to start immediately. As an associate, you would assist the founder with a wide variety of tasks, in client services as well as administrative and office management tasks that are key to growing the company.

Clients are political clients, issue advocacy organizations, and corporations. Client services tasks include: participating in client calls and meetings; staffing clients and client travel when requested; writing first drafts of proposals, pitches, plans, releases, statements, and more; pitching media; assisting with media training and learning basic video software; learning basic graphic design program to create social media graphics; staffing media training, public speaking training and debate prep, and staffing clients on interviews and at public speeches.

Administrative and office management tasks include: booking travel; answering phones; logging messages; ordering office supplies; working with vendors; identifying new vendors or services for Scottie to use; paying invoices; writing for and updating the Scottie website. Salary range is $30,000-$36,000 annually, benefits include cell phone reimbursement, performance bonuses, 401k matching and two weeks vacation. Send resumes to Abigail@scottiepa.com

Congressional Campaign Interns Needed

2018 has the potential to be a banner year, and Western Pennsylvania has more competitive congressional races than any cycle in recent memory.

Scottie Public Affairs is helping candidates in two districts with two very different congressional campaigns. We are looking for interns who are interested in being on the ground level. Intern responsibilities will vary, but assisting the fundraising team in this stage will be a key component of duties. Other duties in the future could include staffing the candidate at events, assisting with social media, writing briefings, and field work. If you are interested in going out in the field, a car is a must-have. If you don't mind office work, access to public transportation to downtown Pittsburgh is fine. 

If you are interested in getting in on the ground level of campaigns, send a cover note and resume to abigail at scottiepa dot com. 

Even if you hated this campaign cycle, business and non-profit leaders can learn from it...

Surely no one in America, probably including the candidates themselves, wants this election season to go on a moment longer than when the polls close on Tuesday night. But buried under the vitriol and mudslinging, campaigns provide valuable communications lessons that any corporate and nonprofit leader can benefit from.

Scottie hits the airwaves


Hello friends of Scottie and WESA listeners! You might want to start listening for a familiar name during your morning commute or Sunday drive. We're big fans of WESA here at Scottie and so we've decided to support them by underwriting some of our favorite shows. Starting next week, keen listeners will hear a little bit about us during Morning Edition, Essential Pittsburgh, All Things Considered, Car Talk, and Radio Lab. Keep an ear out and let us know what you think! Check out some sneak peeks below: