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Help Wanted Highlight: Public Relations/Public Affairs Consultant

by ARLnow.com — January 2, 2013 at 11:25 am 2,588 0

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SCLLC Logo - WashingtonStrategic Communications, LLC seeks a Public Relations/Public Affairs Consultant for the company’s Washington, D.C. office.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • 50% – public relations planning and execution; 30% – government relations analysis, advocacy and response, 20% new business development
  • Public relations focus — energy, education, and healthcare industries
    • Develop and execute strategic communications plans, including media and community outreach, incorporating ability for two-way dialogue with key audiences – research, prepare and distribute news releases, Op-Eds, and messages via new media, conduct follow up with wide variety of stakeholders, including the media
    • Track news and conversations related to clients and industries; assist with communications development and outreach with and on behalf of clients
  • Government relations focus — energy, environmental technologies, and high tech industries
    • Monitor legislation and regulatory issues facing clients; review, analyze and prepare written comments/testimony for legislative/regulatory proceedings; cultivate business relationships with policymakers at state government level
  • Business development focus – existing and new industries
    • Use existing professional network to identify potential leads, develop proposals for new business, and successfully conclude agreements with new clients
    • Identify opportunities for business in related industries to existing client base, or new industries that have a need for SCLLC services and products
    • Meet annual goals for new business development, scaled to business network size, experience, and expertise
  • Provide integral client support and strategy assistance

Critical Attributes:

  1. Excellent communication skills – written and oral
  2. Strong research and analytical skills – detailed issue tracking, multiple sources
  3. Ability to cultivate new client relationships through proactive business development
  4. Deadline driven and disciplined; strong initiative
  5. Strong listener – customer focus
  6. Strategic thinker
  7. Knowledge and interest in journalism and public relations
  8. Knowledge and interest in government relations and politics
  9. Enthusiastic, and motivated towards personal and organizational growth
  10. Commitment, confidentiality, and loyalty
  11. Ability to represent company with any audience

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, political science or related field required; master’s degree preferred
  • 5-7 years’ experience

Compensation/Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and annual incentive potential
  • Health insurance
  • Company matched IRA
  • Paid vacation & holidays

Interested applicants should email Frank Caliva at fcaliva@stratcomllc.com.

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