Open Positions

Public Relations Account Director – Science & Technology

Spire Communications, a boutique public relations and marketing communications firm in Alexandria, Va., seeks a senior-level media relations professional with strong writing abilities. Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ experience, great interpersonal skills, and experience working with highly technical and scientific material.

This position will work remotely in the Washington DC area with one of Spire’s government technology clients. Holding an existing security clearance is a plus.

All candidates must possess expertise in:

  • Media relations
  • Writing and editing
  • Messaging
  • Speaker placement
  • Account management
  • Presentation development

THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY OR MID-LEVEL POSITION. We seek a highly qualified individual who can manage large, multifaceted accounts independently and with minimal supervision.

Spire’s client roster includes technology companies and large federal healthcare and Department of Defense programs.

Spire Communications offers a competitive salary, 401(k) including employer contributions, good benefits and an appreciation for a quality-of-life balance.

If you meet the qualifications above, please submit your resume for consideration to careers@spirecomm.com.

Spire Communications is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veterans status, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.

Website Designer and Developer

Spire Communications, a full-service strategic communications firm headquartered in Alexandria, Va., seeks a mid-level front-end developer capable of combining the art of design with the science of programming. You will work with our creative team and clients to translate static designs into engaging, usable, and responsive websites.

An ideal candidate will have either a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a comparable discipline with a minimum of three years of experience in a similar role. You will not only impress us with your understanding of SEO, modern design principles, accessibility, and coding standards, but you will also have great communication and project management skills.

Additional proficiency with creative tools (Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Figma, Invision) and the ability to make design decisions and work independently are key for this role.

Spire has a diverse client portfolio that includes technology companies, healthcare agencies, government contractors, and various federal government agencies.

This position will provide remote support to our clients. Candidates are required to reside in Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC or North Carolina.

Candidates must submit a portfolio of corporate or government websites demonstrating development skill.

Responsibilities

  • Develop new user-facing features
  • Write reusable code and libraries
  • Enhance websites for maximum security, speed, and scalability
  • Bridge the gap between graphic design and technical implementation
  • Translate UI/UX design wireframes to code
  • Be organized and able work in a fast-paced environment on tight deadlines
  • Work independently to create quality work with minimal oversight
  • Provide guidance to clients and colleagues on best practices
  • Demonstrate attention to detail when receiving direction and proofing work for client review
  • Maintain a positive and professional approach when working with team and clients

 Qualifications

  • Three+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Proficient in PHP, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery
  • Good understanding of SEO
  • Understanding of 508 compliance
  • Proficient in code visioning tools
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to work in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word)
  • Experience with WordPress and Drupal
  • Hubspot, Marketo, Pardot, and Salesforce experience a plus
  • US Web Design Standards (USWDS) experience a plus
  • Sharepoint experience a plus
  • Understanding of UI/UX best practices a plus

Spire Communications offers a competitive salary, 401(k) including employer contributions, good benefits and an appreciation for a quality-of-life balance.

If you meet the qualifications above, please submit your resume for consideration to careers@spirecomm.com.

Spire Communications is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veterans status, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.