DC Public Affairs + Communications Jobs is a blog designed to highlight new and recent jobs/internships in public relations, advocacy, lobbying, government relations, grassroots, communications, web development and similar fields. As the title implies, I feature mostly Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland career opportunities – but will occasionally reference interesting public affairs opportunities outside the area.
How to Use: The blog is primarily configured to be easily-browsed. It is probably best suited to individuals who are interested in quickly getting ideas and leads on jobs available in the public affairs/communications space. It is not intended to serve as a listing of every job available in public affairs – but rather, as a jumping off point and catalyst for job search efforts. It is also designed to be useful for the currently-employed, as a way to scan opportunities and keep an eye on the public affairs job market with minimal time investment required.
Design/Organizational Elements: Regular visitors have probably picked up on our schedule and design idiosyncrasies:
- Monday, Wednesday & Friday usually feature about 10-15 job links and writes-ups with brief info on duties and qualifications, possibly some background info on the employer, and occasionally a joke or pun.
- Mondays also highlight jobs closing in the upcoming week, with the dates referenced in red (a convention used throughout the site).
- Tuesday’s offerings are usually specific to a certain industry segment, or job type. Here’s a catalogue of Tuesday industry-specific posts:
- Defense/Aerospace – Dec. 9
- Public Relations – Jan. 6
- Think Tanks – Jan. 13
- Media – Jan. 27
- Foundations – Feb. 3
- Environmental – Feb. 10
- Healthcare/Pharma – Feb. 17
- Federal Agency – Feb. 24
- Energy - Mar. 3
- Public Relations - Round 2 - Mar. 10
- Development & Fundraising - Mar. 17
- Defense/Aerospace – Dec. 9
- Thursdays are just-the-jobs days – and, like Tuesday, contain little or no exposition.
- And Saturdays are devoted to alternative programming, like jobs with highly-rated employers in the area, or jobs/info that don’t quite fit the regular profile here.
- You may notice in some cases, we’ve also included a job/requisition ID number or other search info, and a link an organization's main careers page, as some of these https/secure links may not work well on different computers.
Why am I doing this? This blog is a hobby, networking platform, and development exercise. It is a byproduct of my own job search efforts, and a tool to work on my communications skill-set.
Questions/Comments? I welcome feedback, I am happy to answer questions, and I will give online job-search advice to anyone seeking it.
Posting Jobs: Send me links to your (legitimate) public affairs job opportunities – and, I’ll post them. Simple as that.
Finally – please pass this blog along to your friends and colleagues, whether job-seekers or not. Thanks for your consideration.
You can get brief updates/previews of DCPA+CJ by following barnesgordon on twitter.com