Public Affairs, Associate

08 Jan, 2023


Public Affairs, Associate

PLUS Communications
Austin, TX



PLUS Communications leads award-winning campaigns integrating public affairs, corporate communications, digital, advertising and media buying. PLUS means more! We are looking for a Public Affairs Associate to join our new office in Austin, Texas. This role is great for candidates who are looking for a fast-paced, start-up culture!

PLUS Communications is looking for a Public Affairs, Associate to play an important role in executing communications plans – including message and content development. The role functions across a variety of public affairs accounts and policy areas with a heavy focus on content development, including messaging materials (press releases, fact sheets, op-eds), planning documents, memos and reports.

Your day in this position may include:

  • Writing and distributing basic communications materials including news releases, backgrounders, fact sheets, newsletter content, statements and other press materials.
  • Monitoring media and hearings to report coverage for our clients.
  • Coordinating basic research requests.
  • Creating and maintaining press lists.
  • Supporting event coordination and logistics for media events and briefings.
  • Developing PowerPoint presentations.
  • Providing operational support and administrative duties for key accounts such as preparing regular reports / trackers, maintaining online file data bases, scheduling meetings, compiling notes.
  • Administrative functions and data entry as needed.


This job may be for you, if you:

  • Have previous experience working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Have strong organizational skills and ability to manage several projects simultaneously working across a variety of issues.
  • Are able to work under pressure to manage tight deadlines while juggling multiple projects and changing priorities.
  • Are a team player with a can-do attitude and a willingness to work in the trenches.

What we require:

  • 1-2 years of relevant communications experience.
  • Strong writing and editing skills with a practical understanding of AP style.
  • Understanding of the communications landscape and how various communications channels work (i.e. digital, print, social, broadcast).
  • Interest in public affairs and policy issues; ability to synthesize technical content.
  • Proven strong skills in PowerPoint.
  • Experience with LexisNexis, Cision, Critical Mention.


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 and paid sick leave. In addition, we have a work from home hybrid environment.

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


Job posted: 2023-01-08