Consultant, Public Affairs

09 Apr, 2019


Consultant, Public Affairs

APCO Worldwide
Washington, DC
We have an immediate opportunity for a Consultant with strong policy and issue advocacy experience. You will be joining our Public Affairs practice in Washington, D.C.
You are self-directed and motivated to win for your clients every day. You create opportunities to drive the message and position issues leveraging the full spectrum of communications and engagement tactics. You have experience leading and managing teams while also serving in a key role on major projects. You have a desire to learn and grow – both across industries and communication mediums. You know how to work with clients and have a positive attitude that wins the confidence of clients and inspires teams.
At APCO, you will work closely with colleagues at all levels and around the world on research, writing, media, and creative problem-solving. You’ll have the opportunity to work across disciplines and industries, including tech, finance, nonprofit sectors, and much more.
What we bring you: one of D.C.’s best places to work and ranked the 2017 Public Affairs Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report, with smart, fun colleagues and opportunities to work with people around the country and across the globe. The chance to work on some of the most interesting and challenging issues of the day for leading companies and associations. An opportunity to succeed and chart your course based on what you bring to the table – not where you sit on the org chart.
  • Support and implement a wide range of strategic communications and issue campaigns for our high profile, globally-recognized clients
  • Provide the highest level of client service through proactive account management, while also managing staff (both senior and junior) to successfully maintain and grow client relationships
  • Produce and edit high-quality written deliverables, such as issue backgrounders, white papers, messaging toolkits, op-eds, strategic memos, and social media content often under tight deadlines
  • Counsel clients on complex policy issues, and develop compelling content to convey these issues to the general public
  • Participate in the development of multi-faceted, integrated communications and issue campaigns to position client issues and priorities with key audiences that may include elected officials, media, consumers, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders
  • Monitor developments in key client issue areas and flag opportunities for further client engagement
  • Participate in business development activities including writing proposals and developing pitch decks
  • At least 4 years of policy, communications, or advocacy work
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Exceptional writing and analytical skills, and the ability to write strategically and creatively under tight deadlines
  • Strong presentation skills including briefing senior-level clients and/or colleagues
  • Solid project management experience, including overseeing a team and multiple deliverables
  • Experience working with or knowledge of the tech sector strongly preferred

Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned global communications, stakeholder engagement and business strategy firm with offices in major cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and six of the top 10 companies on the Fortune 500. The firm is a majority women-owned business.


Job posted: 2019-04-09