Public Affairs, Senior Associate

18 Sep, 2023


Public Affairs, Senior Associate

PLUS Communications
Arlington, VA



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, Senior Associate 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 with a heavy focus on content development, including messaging materials (press releases, fact sheets, op-eds), planning documents, memos and 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.


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 materials, such as press releases, talking points, media statements, opinion pieces.
  • Developing presentations, collateral materials, strategic plans and other reports.
  • Tracking and monitoring campaign deliverables and serving as a project manager for key accounts.
  • Coordinating media outreach and cultivating relationships with key reporters.
  • Serving as a liaison between PLUS’ internal team, the client, other agency partners and external vendors (where applicable).
  • Working with operatives across the country executing issue advocacy campaigns.

This job may be for you, if you:

  • Have project management experience.
  • Have previous experience working in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction.
  • Have a knack with words and enjoy writing on a variety of topics with quick turnaround.
  • Have a strong understanding of AP Style.
  • Are comfortable engaging with clients and/or 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.
  • Are natural problem solver who always looks for a way to improve end results for clients and the team.
  • Are willing to do what it takes to get the job done, no matter the time commitment.

What we require:

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in public affairs or communications, ideally with experience in the healthcare sector.
  • Interest in public affairs and policy issues; ability to synthesize technical content.
  • Proven experience in writing and editing materials tailored to a variety of voices.
  • Strong understanding of AP Style.
  • Understanding of the communications landscape and how various communications channels work (i.e. digital, print, social, broadcast).


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, paid sick leave and employer subsidy for commuter expenses. In addition, we have a work from home hybrid environment.

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


Job posted: 2023-09-18