Public Affairs Manager

17 Jan, 2019


Public Affairs Manager

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
Washington, DC

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is seeking a Public Affairs Manager to manage several aspects of our public affairs and advocacy communications. AEM provides services on a global basis for companies that manufacture equipment, products and services used worldwide in the construction and agriculture industries. Our membership is made up of more than 1,000 companies and represents 200+ product lines. The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas: working in public affairs for a trade association, industry group or firm, working in a communications capacity for a member of Congress, or working as a member of the media for a political/policy journalism company. Reporting to the Director, will manage day-to-day public affairs/advocacy communications efforts related to earned, digital and social media activities; manage creation of content for public affairs programs; manage database and strategic tracking tools for earned media relationship building and digital media performance; and organize research and help manage our advocacy “echo chamber” for amplification of key messages.

Requires bachelor’s degree in a related field; superior written and verbal communication skills to draft press releases, newsletters, talking points, presentations, speeches and opinion editorials and managing social media channels and websites; superior organizational, people, communication, and project management skills; the ability to absorb and analyze complex information in a fast-paced environment; strong teamwork and collaboration skills; and the ability to effectively manage multiple work streams. Extensive experience securing earned media coverage, an in-depth knowledge of social media, and an understanding of the federal legislative process also necessary.

Send resume, two writing samples and three examples of media placements to

AEM offers competitive salary and an outstanding benefit package including health (single premium $135 per month), dental (free), vision (single premium $2.50 per month), pension, 401(k), life insurance, long term disability, 18 PTO days during first full calendar year, 10 paid holidays. Our staff is passionate about what they do, our office space is really cool, our dress code is casual, and we get involved in community service.

Job posted: 2019-01-17