2023 Associate Pool Program

H/Advisors Abernathy, a leading strategic communications advisor, is seeking ambitious and hardworking candidates to join its dynamic team of professionals in New York, San Francisco, Houston and Washington, D.C. as part of its 2023 Associate Pool Program, which will begin in July 2023.

The H/Advisors Abernathy Associate Pool Program offers a 14-month intensive program designed to provide participants with a strong foundation in strategic communications. Associates will be given training in the principles, practices and tools that enable our firm to provide best-in-class counsel to CEOs, board directors and senior executives on high-stakes issues and complex challenges. They will be exposed to, and work directly on, some of the most consequential reputational issues faced by public, private and non-profit/non-governmental organizations today.

The responsibilities of an associate include:

  • Participating in account team strategy and planning sessions;
  • Researching and analyzing client and potential client financial performance, peer groups, investor bases/ownership structures, industries and market dynamics;
  • Tracking and analyzing media coverage of clients and potential clients, peers, and industries;
  • Drafting and editing documents on behalf of both clients and the firm, including client memos, press releases, internal and external communications documents, and new business proposals;
  • Issuing press releases and communicating with reporters;
  • Providing ongoing account support.


At H/Advisors Abernathy, we truly care about our people’s professional growth. We pride ourselves on identifying great talent at the earliest stages and giving everyone the tools, training and opportunity to forge their own path forward. This includes:

  • Introductions to finance and deeper dives into tools, data and analytics and practice areas;
  • Firmwide annual training program focused on key practice area knowledge-sharing and skill-building, led by both internal colleagues and outside experts;
  • Annual firmwide elective Mentorship Program;
  • Exposure to work across all firm disciplines and practice areas, as well as the opportunity to work with colleagues across all office locations and geographies;
  • Weekly group meetings and regular one-on-one check-ins;
  • Feedback, which is provided regularly throughout the program, both informally on a quarterly basis through Research and Talent, through mentors and formally twice a year.
  • Ability to participate on various non-client committees, including our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council.

Qualifications: College graduate. Candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills, strong analytical capabilities, meticulous attention to detail, and a strong work ethic. A basic understanding of business and finance is desirable, as is familiarity with basic word processing, spreadsheets and power point (training courses will be provided, but we do expect a minimum comfort level).

Salary: $60,000 per year, plus eligibility for consideration in our discretionary bonus pool

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and your resume to Careers@h-advisors.global as soon as possible before Tuesday, January 31, 2023. We will review and accept applications on a rolling basis. You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Please note that we will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

About H/Advisors Abernathy

H/Advisors Abernathy is a leading strategic communications advisor providing communications, engagement and advocacy expertise that helps clients build and preserve value, seize opportunities and solve problems in today’s highly complex, dynamic and interconnected world. Since 1984, the firm specializes in advising CEOs, board directors and senior executives on effective stakeholder communications and engagement. H/Advisors Abernathy operates from offices in New York, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, D.C. The firm is a founding member of H/Advisors, the leading global strategic advisory group for cross-border communications.

We serve our clients in the following areas: transaction communications; shareholder activism defense; crisis management; alternative investment communications and private equity; public affairs; corporate reputation and positioning; and investor relations. We are consistently ranked as a leader within these disciplines. We underpin all of our offerings with robust digital expertise, rigorous research and insights and creative services.

H/Advisors Abernathy is an equal opportunity employer. We value and welcome employees of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and viewpoints, including race, religion, national origin, gender identity and sexual orientation. We believe this diversity contributes meaningfully to the quality of the counsel we provide and enriches the culture of our firm.