Public Affairs Consultant Healthcare & Life Sciences

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About the Consultant position

As a Consultant in FTI Consulting’s Healthcare & Life Sciences Public Affairs practice, you will take an active role in supporting the day-to-day management of client accounts. Consultants primarily support team members in the execution of public affairs campaigns, including research, monitoring, writing and development of client deliverables. In so doing, the Consultant will learn the processes and gain the expertise necessary to service and advise clients. A consultant must keep up-to-date on key issues and current events in health policy, and in the industry.




Client Delivery

• Play a role in the research, planning, and development of comprehensive communication programs

• Deliver high-quality work focused on client needs

• Write and edit a variety of client materials (e.g., memos, press releases, presentations, emails, media reports, media pitches, social media posts and content, etc.) under the direction of senior team members

• Prepare daily media monitoring reports and track priority legislation

• Demonstrate an understanding of client interests, including business strategy, stakeholders, policy issues and politics.

• Support billing procedures to ensure timely and accurate delivery of client invoices


Business Development

• Maintain solid relationships with clients

• Work with managers to help clients assess their program needs

• Participate in the generation of new business proposals and presentations 


Practice Leadership

• Consistently seek ways to improve client service

• Support the development, production and marketing of thought leadership surrounding emerging trends and issues

• Contribute to the professional development and performance review process for interns, as needed


What Are We Looking For?

• Bachelor’s degree in relevant industry or field

• 1-3 years work experience in communications, politics or policy

• Demonstrated interest in healthcare and life sciences

• Advanced proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel and Word

• Superior writing, editing, and researching skills

• Proven project management skills



What Else Are We Looking For?

• Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, deadline-oriented dynamic environment with regular change

• Strong time and priority management skills and an ability to effectively juggle multiple client projects

• Experience working at a consulting firm or public relations agency

• Political acumen gained through work on political campaigns or Capitol Hill

• Understanding of Associated Press Style Guidelines

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