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Public Affairs/Government Affairs Associate

Public Affairs/Government Affairs Associate
Organization: Dewey Square Group
Location: Sacramento, CA
Date Posted: 04/01/2024

Dewey Square Group (DSG)

Dewey Square Group (DSG) is a national public affairs firm offering a full array of services to help our clients address public policy opportunities and challenges. With a deep and talented team, we tailor solutions to meet the needs of a diverse client base. DSG understands the intersection between advocacy, policy, politics, and the media, and we draw from our experience to execute winning strategies for our clients. DSG has offices in Sacramento, Southern California, Washington, D.C., Boston, and other cities throughout the country.

Associate Position – California Practice

DSG seeks an Associate with strong writing and research skills and a minimum of two years of agency, legislative, or relevant experience for its California Practice, based in Sacramento. Under the direction of a DSG Principal and Senior Associates, the Associate will provide internal and client-facing support on a variety of public affairs projects for our California Practice.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leading research projects, assisting in strategy development, and helping fulfill client requests
  • Creating policy-focused content such as letters, statements, and social media posts
  • Monitoring and reporting on policy and regulatory activity, including events and legislative hearings
  • Compiling and continually updating reports in Word, Excel, and Google Docs
  • Creating and managing media tracking systems and draft media copy
  • Updating and maintaining websites and designing of flyers and infographics
  • Assisting with contracts, vendors, and lobbying reports
  • Overseeing and mentoring interns
  • Assisting with other tasks and projects as needed
  • Maintaining and growing an understanding of California politics and policy

Desired Experience and Qualifications

  • A minimum of two years of experience working in a public affairs, public relations, or government affairs firm, or in a legislative office or state government agency. Experience working on high-profile campaigns is a plus
  • Strong organization and time management skills, acute attention to detail, and deep proficiency with MS Office
  • Experience working with Adobe design programs, Canva, WordPress, and content management systems is a plus
  • Skilled in writing clearly and concisely on complex topics for a variety of audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to research and grasp complex policy issues
  • Experience juggling priorities and meeting tight deadlines
  • Ability to work within a team to accomplish project goals, but also operate independently with minimal oversight
  • Passion for mentoring interns

This is a full-time position based in Sacramento. Associates are expected to work in-person at our downtown office a minimum of three days a week, with two days remotely.

Annual salary range for this position is $60,000 to $70,000.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Dewey Square Group does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, national origin, ancestry or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Email [email protected] for more information on how to apply.

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