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Director, Energy Policy Communications

Director, Energy Policy Communications
Organization: PLUS Communications
Location: Arlington, VA
Date Posted: 10/30/2023

PLUS Communications

PLUS Communications is a full-service communications firm based in Arlington, Virginia. PLUS Communications leads award-winning campaigns integrating public affairs, corporate communications, digital, advertising, and media buying. PLUS means more!

Job Opportunity: Director in Energy Industry

PLUS Communications is looking for a Director to provide public affairs and policy expertise, communications strategy, and messaging direction, strategic planning, and client relationship management for a large-scale client in the energy industry.

Your Responsibilities:

– Serving as a key advisor to the client – providing counsel on day-to-day communications efforts and long-term strategies.
– Developing strategic messaging and communication plans around complex energy policy issues.
– Serving as a resource in the energy space for targeted reporters – for background conversations about relevant policy issues.
– Crafting narratives by distilling complex energy policy and regulatory information into tangible messaging for a variety of audiences.
– Developing, writing, and editing media and messaging materials (such as press releases, talking points, media statements, opinion pieces, fact sheets).
– Serving as a liaison between PLUS’ internal team, the client, other agency partners, and external vendors.


This job may be for you if you:
– Exhibit deep, technical knowledge on energy policy.
– Have proven experience crafting communication plans and messages about energy issues and policy.
– Can work together with our clients’ public affairs teams to develop strategic communication plans.
– Can identify and communicate the nuances of energy policy to key stakeholders.
– Have strong organizational skills and the ability to manage several projects simultaneously to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.
– Have a solutions-oriented mindset.
– Can balance a high-volume workload while maintaining attention to the details.
– Can motivate a team to deliver high-quality results in challenging situations.
– Are willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done, no matter the time commitment.

What we require:

– 6-8 years of relevant experience in public policy – on Capitol Hill, in the administration or at a think tank
– Deep and technical knowledge of energy policy.
– Interest in public affairs and policy issues; ability to synthesize technical content.
– Experience managing comprehensive communications campaigns.
– Experience working directly with press and a rolodex of energy or sustainability reporters.
– Understanding of the communications landscape and how various communications channels work (i.e. digital, print, social, broadcast).
– Proven experience in writing and editing materials and a strong understanding of AP Style.


We offer competitive compensation with an opportunity for a year-end bonus. Medical, dental, vision, 401k, and life insurance. We also offer a paid parental leave program, paid vacation, paid sick leave, and an employer subsidy for commuter expenses. In addition, we have a work-from-home hybrid environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

PLUS Communications is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

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