Director, Public Affairs

27 Aug, 2020


Director, Public Affairs

PLUS Communications
Arlington, VA

The Director will play a key role developing and executing communications plans – including message and content development. The Director will work across a variety of public affairs accounts and policy areas to develop written material from press releases, fact sheets and op-eds to executive speeches, memos and annual reports. The Director will also support a variety of communications needs – including media outreach, as needed. Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated track record navigating complex policy issues and/or regulatory affairs at the federal or state level.

  • Draft edit press releases, blog posts, op-eds, statements and other materials supporting a variety of public affairs issues
  • Craft speeches, thought leadership pieces and talking points for key client accounts
  • Develop fact sheets, website content and other written collateral
  • Coordinate media outreach as appropriate – cultivating relationships with key reporters
  • Develop strategic communications plans to support client campaigns 
  • Minimum of 4-5 years of relevant experience in communications
  • Significant experience writing and editing materials for multiple voices – including elected officials, CEOs, and other C-Suite executives
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage several projects simultaneously working across a variety of issues
  • Successful track record of pitching media across national and local outlets
  • Interest in public affairs and policy issues; ability to synthesize technical content
  • Practical understanding of AP Style
  • Understanding of the communications landscape and how various communications channels work (i.e. digital, print, social, broadcast)
  • Ability to work under pressure to manage tight deadlines while juggling multiple projects and changing priorities
  • Can-do attitude and a willingness to work in the trenches

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

No phone calls please.


We offer competitive compensation, medical and dental insurance as well as a faced-paced work environment on a growing team and a great amount of opportunity for career advancement.

To apply:


Items to Include for all applications:

  • Writing Sample & Cover Letter
  • Application Questions –
    • Questions specific to role as needed

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

Job posted: 2020-08-27