Senior Director, Public Affairs

08 Jun, 2020


Senior Director, Public Affairs

Story Partners
Washington, DC

Senior Director, Public Affairs

Story Partners, a leading public affairs firm in Washington, D.C., is seeking a senior director to develop and implement strategic public affairs campaigns on behalf of our clients. The successful candidate will have 7-10 years of public affairs experience, with at least three years in a public relations agency. Candidates can expect to work on business across a range of sectors including food & agriculture, energy, transportation, healthcare and technology.


  • Plan and execute integrated public affairs campaigns that include media, grassroots advocacy, executive positioning, reputation management, crisis communications and thought leadership
  • Serve as a deputy account manager on public affairs campaigns and potentially supervise junior staff member and interns
  • Draft a wide range of communications materials including messages, talking points, opinion pieces, press releases, media pitches, fact sheets, website and advertising copy, etc.
  • Develop, maintain and strengthen relationships with Beltway, trade, national and local media and generate strategic media placements
  • Build relationships with third parties and establish collaborative partnership opportunities
  • Build trusted relationships with clients and prospects that lead to incremental new business opportunities
  • Participate in business development opportunities such as brainstorming and building campaign strategies, drafting new business proposals and presentations
  • Manage external vendors such as media buyers, publishers, photographers, videographers, etc.



  • Seven to ten years of public affairs experience, with at least three years in a public relations agency
  • Knowledge of and interest in food and agriculture, energy or transportation issues
  • Excellent media contacts, strong media pitching skills, and a solid record of achievement in generating media placements
  • Strong writer with a persuasive writing portfolio
  • A passion for providing outstanding client service
  • Self-starter who works well in a fast-paced environment, with an ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines
  • Bachelor’s Degree

This is an excellent growth opportunity for an ambitious team player with a solid record of achievement in public affairs. Story Partners offers an excellent salary and benefits package, including health, 401k, Paid Time Off (PTO), holidays and opportunities for professional development. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to:

Job posted: 2020-06-08