Vice President and/or Senior Vice President of Public Affairs & Communications

31 Jul, 2019


Vice President and/or Senior Vice President of Public Affairs & Communications

Marathon Strategies, LLC
Washington, DC

Marathon Strategies, an independent communications, public affairs, content and research firm, seeks an experienced communications professional to lead public affairs and communications initiatives for a diverse portfolio of corporate, nonprofit and political clients. This position is based out of the firm’s Washington D.C. office.

We are looking for a creative thinker who can convert smart ideas into fully implemented public affairs campaigns using our full suite of services (communications, public affairs, investigative research, digital and field operations). This position is ideal for someone with relevant political or issue advocacy experience who has an established background in developing public affairs strategies, managing media outreach or coalitions and engaging third parties. Enthusiasm, a strong work ethic and attention to detail are vital.

Working with high profile political, nonprofit and corporate clients, the Vice President and/or Senior Vice President of Public Affairs & Communications will:

·       Build trusted relationships with both clients and colleagues

·       Develop creative public affairs and communications strategies for clients

·       Develop and implement an “action plan” for each client

·       Develop and pitch original story ideas to a diverse range of media

·       Engage third parties and outside groups on behalf of clients

·       Play a role in building and mobilizing coalitions

·       Coordinate local grasstops activity and grassroots mobilization

·       Integrate digital activity to amplify public affairs campaigns

·       Write and/or oversee the production of materials such as press releases, op-eds, reports,               memos, and presentations


Experience and Qualifications

·       Political campaign or issue advocacy

·       Robust relationships with national and D.C.-based media

·       Excellent written and verbal communications skills

·       The ability to manage multiple projects on tight deadlines

·       A record of creating and managing complex communications plans

·       A creative mind and a goal-oriented mindset

·       Ability to thrive in an environment where structure and flexibility combine to meet clients’            needs

·       A voracious appetite for news

·       Bachelor’s Degree and minimum five years relevant experience (agency experience is preferred)

Learn more here

Job posted: 2019-07-31