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We're Hiring: News & Content Associate

Dec 06, 2023 – by Rebecca Graves

News and Content Associate Job Description

We're looking for a talented writer and industry enthusiast to join our Marketing team as the principal writer of Kirk Palmer Associates’ Daily News Brief, a B2B digest summarizing relevant business news from across the fashion, retail, beauty and consumer brands categories.

This person will work closely with research, marketing and business development to produce and grow a beloved daily publication that informs the day-to-day decision-making of thousands of fashion and retail industry CEOs, CMOs and C-suite leaders.

In addition to leading the creation and distribution of the Daily News Brief, this person will also play a key role in identifying relevant industry macrotrends from daily news research and synthesizing them for regular use in PR, pitch decks and social media as well as developing select insights into long-form thought leadership content.

Daily responsibilities include:

  • In collaboration with research team, write, fact-check, and update the Daily New Brief newsletter for the latest breaking news across a diverse mix of industry-leading and emerging companies in fashion, retail, beauty and consumer goods, in accordance with our content guidelines

  • Maintain a disciplined publishing schedule driving daily timelines for building, testing, feedback and approval, and deploying the newsletter via our email marketing platform, website and social media

  • Continuously monitor analytics, subscriber growth and best practices in daily newsletter publishing and content strategies to ensure an evolving best-class experience that drives growth and continued engagement of our target audience

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Work with marketing to track, synthesize and publish incisive insights and macro industry trends from daily news research for multi-channel use across PR, social media, pitch decks and thought leadership projects

  • Partner with the Search teams to develop long-form thought leadership content, including researching, writing, editing, fact-checking, and publishing B2B articles that engage a C-level business audience

  • Fill in on other marketing and business development projects including social media posting and email campaign development as needed

Ideal candidate profile:

  • In addition to outstanding writing skills, this newly-created role requires a solid understanding of B2B copywriting and content strategies across digital channels including email, LinkedIn and website

  • 3-5 years of experience at an industry-facing news organization or other related business required; experience contributing to a daily publication preferred

  • Brand enthusiast with a love of the industry – must demonstrate an understanding of the business of fashion, retail, beauty, consumer brands

  • Exceptional news judgment and high standards for concise, accurate and relevant reporting

  • Success in crafting compelling stories that engage readers

  • Extremely detail and deadline-oriented

About us:

Kirk Palmer Associates is a global executive search firm with a specialty focus on retail, fashion, beauty and consumer goods talent. With a client roster that includes adidas, Aesop, Brooklinen, CAVA, Cartier, Crate & Barrel, Dior, Dr. Martens, Fenty, LVMH, lululemon, Ralph Lauren, Sephora, SoulCycle, Revolve, and YETI, as well as leading Private Equity firms, we help the world’s most compelling brands hire senior executives for critical leadership roles.

This position is based in our NYC headquarters and reports to the VP Marketing. We offer a hybrid work environment comprised of three remote days and two in-person team days per week in our spacious, 53rd floor offices overlooking Bryant Park. Local, NYC metro-area candidates are preferred though remote options may be considered for the right person.

Our company is built on a deep commitment to proactively hiring and placing executives of all backgrounds. We are an equal opportunity employer and will evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, familial status and other legally protected characteristics.


  • Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary range is $75,000 - $100,000
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance and a 401K plan
  • Discretionary bonus compensation for successful candidates

What’s Next?

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email with the subject line News & Content Associate, and we will review your application as soon as possible. All candidates who meet the desired criteria will be asked to submit a writing sample and complete a brief writing assignment to progress through the process.

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