Public Affairs/Government Relations, Industrials- Consultant

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A Day in the Life of Public Affairs/Government Relations Consultant

The Consultant will primarily support team members in the execution of various projects and campaigns. The Consultant will conduct research for ongoing client projects, will work with account teams on client deliverables, and contribute to successfully meeting client goals and objectives. A Consultant must keep up-to-date on key issues and current events for their clients, as well as generally in relevant industries.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

In this role, the Consultant will develop knowledge of clients' objectives and challenges to help the client team design communication strategies and execute program tactics. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

• Provide research, help plan and develop comprehensive communication programs

• Write and edit a variety of client materials (e.g., strategic 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

• Assist with ongoing program measurement and progress report development

• Research appropriate target media for clients, and develop and maintain media lists

• Develop and evaluate appropriate editorial calendar opportunities

• Address client issues thoughtfully and effectively

• Assist in successfully growing existing accounts

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

 

Client Delivery

• Demonstrate an understanding of client information, including business strategy, services, stakeholders and competitive landscape

• Execute communication program activities for a variety of clients simultaneously

• Deliver high-quality work focused on client needs

• Create client-ready deliverables in a timely and efficient manner

• Identify resource needs and work with managers to assign individual responsibilities

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

 

Business Development

• Support relationships with clients

• Work with managers to help clients assess their program needs

• Participate in generating 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

 

SKILLS WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

• A solid grasp of communications, including traditional media relations experience, as well as digital and social media program management experience

• Possess superior research, public policy, writing, editing skills and oral presentation skills

• Solid experience with popular blogging tools, publishing software and other social media platforms (i.e., Twitter)

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

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

• Service-oriented attitude

• Excellent interpersonal skills

• Understanding of Associated Press Style Guidelines

• A high level of integrity and sensitivity to confidential information

• A strong work ethic and an ability to be a self-starter

• Advanced proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel and Word

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s degree required, preferably communications or related field

• 1 year of communications agency and/or state/federal government experience—Capitol Hill experience desired

 

POSITION CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

 

FTI Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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