We launched Bright Planning with a vision to grow a boutique marketing agency that serves ethical, pioneering brands. Since opening our doors in 2014, our agency has grown year over year and we are looking for talented experts to join the team.


Working At Bright Planning:

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace. We offer competitive compensation, above living wages, and expanding benefits including: paid professional development, profit sharing bonuses, custom office amenities, work-from-home Fridays and paid volunteer time. As our team grows, we are committed to developing health care stipends, paid parental leave, and retirement plans.

Current Openings:

  • Public Relations Strategist (Part-Time)
  • Freelance Writers (Contract)

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Freelance Writers
Freelance Writers

We are always seeking seasoned writers and multimedia storytellers who have a deep knowledge of (or desire to explore) Asheville, western North Carolina and the Southeast for paid, bylined freelance story assignments for our PR outreach campaigns.

We are specifically looking for writers who have experience writing about food, beverage, travel, and business/leadership.

Writers must have a portfolio of relevant writing experience that can include:

  • blog posts
  • informational round-up articles
  • unbiased reports
  • longform features
  • product reviews or gift guides
  • photo essays
  • narrative nonfiction

Writers with national and regional placements and/or established editorial relationships at major media outlets will be given preference for assignments. However, if you’re a new writer and your writing samples are strong enough, we would love to give you a chance to expand your portfolio.

Interested writers will be added to our freelance pool and contacted for relevant assignments or to help develop story ideas as needed.


Please send your resume, portfolio or sample clips, and a letter of interest to Catherine Campbell, Director.


We organize and host all-expenses-paid press trips several times a year to Asheville to explore our city from unique, themed itineraries focusing on environment, social responsibility and culture. Writers attend by invitation only and are scheduled according to their availability. Learn more about press trips and how you can become part of one in our Newsroom.

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Our Company Values

Generosity: We are generous with our attention, compassion, support, and talent.

Connection: By recognizing our connection to (and place within) our client’s work, our local ecosystems and our planet, we practice empathy in every marketing campaign we create. By fostering connections with each other, we keep our team strong.

Wisdom: Only by asking hard questions, creating scenarios, documenting lessons learned, and listening to other points of view will we achieve wisdom as a company.

Creativity: We look at a project from all angles, innovate as much as possible, and encourage each other to ask Why? and What if? in order to achieve new creative heights.

Integrity: We are honest with ourselves and with others.