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Public Affairs, Senior Director

Company: PLUS Communications
Location: Arlington
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

PLUS Communications is a full-service communications firm based in Arlington, Virginia. PLUS Communications leads award-winning campaigns integrating public affairs, corporate communications, digital, advertising and media buying. PLUS means more!

PLUS Communications is looking for a Senior Director to provide project management support, strategic planning, and build client relationships for a large-scale public affairs and corporate communications Fortune 500 client. In addition, this role would support 1-2 smaller public affairs clients.


Your day in this position includes:

  • Serving as a key advisor to the client - providing counsel on day-to-day communications efforts and long-term strategies.
  • Driving the workflow of a large-scale client campaign.
  • Crafting narratives by distilling complex policy and regulatory information into tangible messaging for a variety of audiences.
  • Overseeing the development of media and messaging materials (such as press releases, talking points, media statements, opinion pieces, fact sheets).
  • Serving as a liaison between PLUS' internal team, the client, other agency partners and external vendors.
  • Managing administrative procedures for the account - including billing and contracting.

    This job may be for you, if you:
    • Can build trusted relationships and navigate difficult situations diplomatically.
    • Have strong organizational skills and ability to manage several projects simultaneously to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.
    • Have experience synthesizing complex policy issues and/or regulatory affairs at the federal or state level.
    • Have a solutions-oriented mindset.
    • Can balance a high-volume workload while maintaining attention to the details.
    • Can motivate a team to deliver high-quality results in challenging situations.
    • Are willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done, no matter the time commitment.

      What we require:
      • 8-10 years of relevant experience in public affairs or PR, ideally in a PR agency, corporate communications function or Capitol Hill/administration setting.
      • Interest in public affairs and policy issues; ability to synthesize technical content.
      • Experience managing comprehensive communications campaigns.
      • Understanding of the communications landscape and how various communications channels work (i.e. digital, print, social, broadcast).
      • Proven experience in writing and editing materials and working with the press.
      • Strong understanding of AP Style.


        Benefits you will receive:

        We offer competitive compensation with an opportunity for a year-end bonus. Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. We also offer a paid maternity leave program, paid vacation and paid sick leave. In addition, we have a work-from-home hybrid environment.

        PLUS Communications is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

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