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Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs

Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs
Organization: Global Strategy Group
Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 03/29/2024

Global Strategy Group (GSG) Overview

Global Strategy Group (GSG) works at the intersection of business, politics, and causes. Our team is made up of a great group of professionals who come from various backgrounds in strategic communications, research, and public affairs. Our culture and values play an integral role in how we operate, and we work hard to bring passion, energy, and drive to everything we do! Global Strategy Group is the award-winning public affairs, communications, and research partner for companies, causes, and campaigns. We work with our clients to build their reputations, tackle big challenges, and win.

Job Opening: Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs

We are looking to hire a motivated, organized, and goal-oriented individual to join our growing Communications & Public Affairs practice. Vice President is a senior-level client service position where one serves as the client lead on assigned accounts. Vice Presidents are strategic communications experts with demonstrated depth of knowledge and expertise across a variety of industries, often with subject matter expertise in specific sectors. They are active contributors to new business, highly skilled in agency processes, and strong project and people managers. Our ideal candidate should have experience working with the media, government, corporations, non-profits, and trade associations and a demonstrated track record of leading teams and workstreams.

Responsibilities

  • Lead strategic communications planning initiatives that incorporate traditional and digital communications channels and platforms, as well as grassroots/grass tops components.
  • Serve as the client relationship manager for multiple accounts, leading each engagement and overseeing the activities and work product of junior team members.
  • Provide thoughtful ongoing strategic counsel and media relations advice to senior executives at client organizations and within GSG.
  • Comfortable managing multifaceted projects that have numerous components, frequent deadlines, and high stakes.
  • Accountable for overall quality control of all projects and deliverables to GSG standards, with minimal input or revisions from Partners.
  • Create and manage budgets; monitor utilization of team members to ensure effective and efficient application of firm resources.
  • Work with senior practitioners across the firm on business planning and leading new business development, including the creation of pitch presentations and RFP responses, as well as lead generation and networking.
  • Oversee the professional development and mentorship of direct reports, junior staff, and project teams, working with GSG leadership on team structure and assignments in line with staff’s strengths and weaknesses.
  • Represent the practice and firm at relevant conferences and events, network with industry leaders, clients, and prospective clients, and seek appropriate thought leadership and speaking opportunities in industry panels to contribute to marketing the firm.
  • Play an active role in recruiting talent for the team.
  • Serve in a leadership role in firm-wide projects/initiatives as appropriate.

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in media relations and strategic communications in corporate, government, advocacy, journalism, or agency environments.
  • Experience managing engagements with a diverse range of clients in the private and public sectors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong organization, prioritization, and project management skills.
  • Experience managing crisis situations and leading crisis communications efforts.
  • Direct experience managing and mentoring staff.
  • Ability to juggle multiple assignments while maintaining high quality work product and careful attention to detail.
  • Experience managing strategic communications engagements with and on behalf of high-profile individuals and organizations.
  • Proven media relations practitioner with strong reporter relationships in the national/New York/DC media landscapes.
  • Prior experience with or exposure to Congressional processes or agency operations is highly valued.
  • Comfortable with technology and learning new programs/systems.
  • Proactive and able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Bilingual or multi-lingual abilities are a plus.
  • Deep experience and understanding of the digital content landscape is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of applications.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

The base salary for this position is between $130,000 to $180,000 commensurate with experience, plus eligibility for a discretionary bonus. GSG provides a comprehensive benefits package including excellent coverage for medical, vision, and dental insurance; paid parental leave; generous time off and holidays; 401k with employer match; and additional benefits.

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, please send your information our way!

When submitting your resume, please include a cover letter which highlights your relevant experience, along with why you want to be part of the team at GSG. We are interested in candidates who align with our mission and want to contribute to our continued growth.

Candidates who match the needs for the position will be contacted via email.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation to complete your online application or participate in the interview process, please reach out to [email protected] or you may call (212) 260-8813 and ask to speak to someone in Human Resources – Talent Acquisition.

About Global Strategy Group, LLC.

Global Strategy Group (GSG) is a full-service research, public affairs, and communications agency tackling some of today’s most complex and important challenges. With more than two and half decades of experience and a team of 150+ talented professionals, we protect and build corporate reputations, influence public affairs decision makers, advocate on important social issues, and win campaigns. We combine unparalleled subject matter expertise with data-driven insights and innovative methodologies to generate urgency among stakeholders and key audiences, delivering tangible success for our clients.

Global Strategy Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. At GSG, we are distinguished by our depth of talent. Our people are team players, straight shooters, and problem solvers. We bring passion, energy, and drive to everything we do. This all comes from our closely held firm values, which have guided us since the day GSG opened its doors. We are committed to ensuring that our workplace provides a diverse, inclusive, and culturally rich atmosphere and are always looking for talented individuals to add to our culture.

We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: race, religion or creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, uniform service member status, or any other protected class under federal, state or local statute.

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