RUBENSTEIN ( is a strategic communications & reputation management firm, founded by Howard J. Rubenstein in 1954. Every day, we earn our reputation by using our knowledge, network, and creativity to see around corners for our clients – navigating all media to help them solve problems, seize opportunities, and manage the risk of public moments.

Wisdom. Integrity. Vision. Hustle. Know-How. These are our values. If you share them, we want to hear from you.


 RUBENSTEIN is seeking a talented, motivated and dynamic Vice President, Proposal Writer. This role is focused on new business proposal development, writing and editing in a fast-paced, complex environment across all sectors.

The ideal candidate is a versatile wordsmith and a smart business writer who can adapt to style, master a variety of subjects and convey both its essence and details in persuasive prose, all the while sustaining the uniformity and tone of our existing messaging.

RUBENSTEIN’s clientele includes; global corporations, media and entertainment companies, financial services organizations, educational and cultural institutions, law firms, health care providers, not-for-profit organizations, real estate companies, business executives and public figures.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is currently remote, and will eventually be located out of our New York City office. 


  • Develop client communications, proposals, executive bios, case studies, oral presentations and other documents, primarily to help win new business
  • Review proposals to ensure compliance with RFP requirements; identify potential concerns or challenges
  • Review and edit drafts for readability, clarity, grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure and formatting
  • Create, capture and distill concepts, ideas and identify key messages into easily understood and succinct prose that adopts the tone and ethos of the RUBENSTEIN brand and resonates with the client(s)
  • Collaborate with team members, account executives, and senior management to create and edit content; continuously cultivate effective working relationships with our internal teams
  • Participate in kick-off, strategy, solution, recovery and debrief meetings respective to writing assignments.

  • Finely tuned ability to present ideas clearly, compellingly, and simply; can join a discussion and extract the most significant information and action items; can synthesize information into a concise format
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of public relations and familiarity with designing public relations / communications campaigns, programs, and strategies
  • Understanding of the RFP process, including the ability to interpret and organize RFP response, components, and compliance
  • Quickly grasp specialist knowledge and then make it clear for external parties; ability to adapt to new writing styles on a variety of diverse topics; ability to understand and extrapolate the difference between strategy and tactics
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks with a strong sense of urgency under tight and shifting time pressures; can fluidly pivot to address pressing matters at a moment’s notice
  • Demonstrated skill and discretion in handling C-suite issues and executive positioning
  • Conversant in current breaking news issues detailed in national publications; up-to-date on current events and emerging digital trends
  • Demonstrated proficiency and affinity for social media / digital tools and platforms, and the eagerness to learn and stay current in the digital space
  • Professional, executive presence with strong communications and presentation skills and the ability to communicate with a diverse group of people and audiences; agility and versatility to stretch across client sectors, and the ability to effectively present work to colleagues and clients at all levels
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; focused on team success and collaboration
  • Expertise with day-to-day tools and programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • 8 – 10 years of writing experience in public relations, crisis communications, strategic communications, marketing and/or branding, research, and/or business development, demonstrating a range of styles and formats, is required
  • Prior proposal writing experience in a public relations agency or professional services environment is preferred
  • College degree preferred – focus in Communications, Journalism, Business, Research, English or a related field is ideal

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the incumbent in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change. Salary commensurate with experience.  We offer a competitive benefits package. All job offers are contingent on successful completion of a reference check.

RUBENSTEIN is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D/SO.

This is a full time position

Visit Careers at RUBENSTEIN to see more of our available opportunities. 

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