Public Affairs, Manager

13 Sep, 2021


Public Affairs, Manager

PLUS Communications
Arlington, VA


The Company:

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!

PLUS Communications is looking for a public affairs project manager to play a key role developing and executing communications plans – including message and content development. The role functions across a variety of public affairs accounts and policy areas to develop written materials such as press releases, fact sheets, op-eds, executive speeches, memos and annual reports. This role will also provide communications and project management support for key client accounts. Ideal candidates will have experience distilling complex policy issues and/or regulatory affairs at the federal or state level.

As of July 2021, our office has reopened and resumed an in-person work environment.


Your day in this position may include:

  • Crafting narratives by distilling complex policy and regulatory information into tangible messaging for a variety of audiences.
  • Drafting media and messaging materials, such as press releases, talking points, media statements, opinion pieces, fact sheets.
  • Managing grassroots field teams for coalition building and local earned media efforts.
  • Coordinating media outreach and cultivating relationships with reporters.
  • Developing presentations, collateral materials, strategic plans and other reports.
  • Tracking and monitoring campaign deliverables and serving as a project manager for key accounts.
  • Serving as a liaison between PLUS’ internal team, the client, other agency partners and external vendors.

This job may be for you, if you:

  • Have previous experience working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Have a knack with words and enjoy writing on a variety of topics with quick turnaround.
  • Are comfortable engaging with clients and vendors on day-to-day deliverables.
  • Have strong organizational skills and ability to manage several projects simultaneously to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.
  • Have a solutions-oriented mindset.
  • Have a strong understanding of AP Style.
  • Are natural problem solver who always looks for a way to improve end results for clients and the team.
  • Are willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done, no matter the time commitment.

What we require:

  • 4-6 years of relevant experience in public affairs or communications, ideally in an agency or Capitol Hill/administration setting.
  • Proven experience in writing and editing materials and working with the press.
  • Strong understanding of AP Style.
  • Interest in public affairs and policy issues; ability to synthesize technical content.
  • Understanding of the communications landscape and how various communications channels work (i.e. digital, print, social, broadcast).


We offer competitive compensation with opportunity for a year-end bonus, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. We also offer a paid maternity leave program and paid vacation and sick leave. In addition, we have a work-from-home hybrid environment.

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

Learn more here

Job posted: 2021-09-13