Communications & Public Affairs Practice Pipeline - DC

Washington, DC /
Communications & Public Affairs /
Full-time
Global Strategy Group (GSG) works at the intersection of business, politics, and causes. Our team is made up of a great group of professionals who come from various backgrounds in strategic communications, research, and public affairs. Our culture and values play an integral role in how we operate, and we work hard to bring passion, energy, and drive to everything we do! Global Strategy Group is the go-to public affairs, communications, and research partner for companies, causes, and campaigns. We work with our clients to build their reputations, tackle big challenges, and win.

Are you looking for your next big opportunity with GSG, but don't see a position that matches your skills and interests? We would still love to hear from you, as we are always looking for qualified candidates to consider for future opportunities. Our growing Communications & Public Affairs practice is interested in connecting with talented candidates for our team. Viable candidates will be at the Manager, Director or VP level, have Beltway experience, will be up to speed on the media scene, familiar with influential publications, and understand how these elements come together!

Ideal candidates are hungry to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and demanding environment. GSG employees successfully juggle multiple assignments, while simultaneously meeting important deadlines, including managing projects for clients, drafting memos, working on digital or social campaigns, or helping to develop a new business proposal.

As a member of the Communications & Public Affairs practice, you will:

    • Research and draft client-facing materials, including memos, presentations, press releases, talking points, fact sheets, media lists, and social media content
    • Draft pitch materials and work to sustain media relations with reporters
    • Create coverage reports for a range of clients and industries
    • Assist senior team members in the development and execution of campaign plans, including communications, grassroots/field, and digital engagements
    • Contribute to the development of new business proposals and presentations for prospective clients; display confidence in taking a first pass at composing proposals, demonstrating the ability to think through a bigger picture execution plan
    • Assist with managing projects, including taking notes in client meetings and on conference calls, tracking client deliverables and deadlines, managing task spreadsheets, and providing activity reports
    • Perform background research and create briefing materials for the account team in preparation for meetings and calls with existing or potential clients
    • Understand and appropriately utilize resources (e.g., online research, monitoring tools, other reference materials)
    • Provide support and contribute ideas to internal planning discussions and brainstorming sessions
    • Understand and comply with agency operations and procedures (e.g., time sheets, expense reports)
    • Identify and conduct outreach to potential coalition partners
    • Help manage activities of subcontractors/third party vendors
    • Produce grammatically correct, typo-free copy and demonstrate a keen attention to detail

Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in the areas of communications, journalism, public relations, political science, public affairs, public policy, or other relevant field
    • 3+ years of experience in strategic communications or public affairs within the corporate, government, journalism, politics, non-profit, or agency spaces, political campaigns, or a related industry, and a strong interest in corporate and advocacy clients *Note: the level of experience will vary on the level of position we would consider you for.
    • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills; bilingual or multi-lingual abilities are highly valued
    • Possess resourcefulness and the desire to work hard and be motivated, responsible, and proactive
    • Have excellent project management and organizational skills; be detail-oriented and strong at multi-tasking
    • Team player with the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with team members
    • Ability to advance communications and public affairs approaches, tactics, and strategies, based on a general understanding of client service
    • A natural problem-solver with good judgment and ability to manage up
    • Experience using digital communications and social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, blogs, etc.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of applications
    • Ability to work efficiently under pressure and maintain quality, detail, and organization across multiple assignments
If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please send your information our way!

When submitting your resume, please include a cover letter which highlights your relevant experience, along with your desire to be a part of the team at GSG. We are interested in candidates who align with our mission and want to contribute to our continued growth.

Candidates who match the needs for the position will be contacted via email.

Global Strategy Group, LLC.
Honored to be named Public Affairs Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report, we are distinguished by our depth of talent, influential clients, and winning track record. Battle-tested in the trenches of corporate reputation management and political campaigns, we bring unrivaled commitment to every assignment. Our culture of independence, integrity, and responsiveness established by our co-founders two decades ago drives our team of 125+ smart, strategic, and creative professionals today.

Our clients - which include Fortune 100 companies, national political leaders, associations and nonprofits - rely on us for candid guidance and fast, effective execution. We provide a combination of critical thinking and on-the-ground results that many other firms talk about, but few deliver.

Global Strategy Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
At GSG, we are distinguished by our depth of talent. Our people are team players, straight shooters and problem solvers. We bring passion, energy and drive to everything we do. This all comes from our closely-held firm values, which have guided us since the day GSG opened its doors. We are committed to ensuring that our workplace provides a diverse, inclusive, and culturally rich atmosphere and are always looking for talented individuals to add to our culture.
 
We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: race, religion or creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, uniform service member status, or any other protected class under federal, state or local statute.