“Coming to work should be something you look forward to, and it’s my personal mission to ensure our company builds that anticipation on a daily basis. From an exceptional benefits plan to flexible work hours, we offer the best work environment in town. Here at M/O, we love what we do, and love where we do it!”

— Susan Gunn, Director, People & Operations

Thanks to its supportive working environment, along with generous employee benefits, Murphy O’Brien is not only one of the most successful public relations agencies of its size, but also a desirable place to work. Our team invests in the professional development of each employee, providing an environment that values mentorship and collaboration, and praises individuality and ingenuity. We hire, train and retain the best and brightest talent in the industry, and we consider every day an opportunity to celebrate our clients’ and our teammates’ success.


For over 15 years, the agency has provided pro bono publicity service for Chrysalis, an organization dedicated to eradicating homelessness by providing employment resources and support for the economically disadvantaged. By leveraging media relationships with tactical expertise, Murphy O’Brien sparks conversations about the organization’s mission to support the self-sufficiency of many displaced Angelenos. Murphy O’Brien employees also directly participate in Chrysalis activities, providing instruction and guidance at Chrysalis’s many seminars and workshops intended to supply benefactors with information on work and life skills.

Karen Murphy O’Brien supporting Visionary Women

Karen Murphy O’Brien supporting Visionary Women

Launched by bestselling author Angella Nazarian, Mayor Lilli Bosse, Veronica Grazer, and Ambassador Nicole Avant, VISIONARY WOMEN is a nonprofit organization harnessing the power of leadership and community to embolden women to achieve their fullest potential. By creating a forum for connection and dialogue with the world’s greatest thinkers, the organization aims to celebrate women’s leadership and spark conversation to help change lives within various industries and networks around the world.


The National Children’s Chorus (NCC), a transformative youth arts program helping children discover and hone their musical ability, redefines the concert experience by combining world class performance standards with inventive programming in venues such as Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and Carnegie Hall in New York. Led by Maestro Luke McEndarfer and Dr. Pamela Blackstone, the NCC offers an extensive curriculum of training for children in over 200 schools within the nation’s capital and two most populous cities, including college-level conducting, composition, music theory, sight-singing in the Kodály Method and individual private voice training in the bel canto style.