Monday, February 23, 2015

Take off early on Fridays, visit Afghanistan, see the Supreme Court daily as you enter the office, or work on pitch decks & recaps for the Caps, et al.

Hello Monday!  Forget thee not Sunday's run of previously noted opportunities closing this week.

Organization for International InvestmentVice President, Public Policy & Government Affairs – Capitol Hill or association experience a must; background in tax and trade a plus.

The folks at NAFSA: Association of International Educators tell us they are still actively seeking candidates for Director for Public Policy and Advocacy & Outreach Manager ($55k-$61k for latter) posts.  Fun perk: early closing hours on Summer Fridays noted.

U.S. Army/Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan ReconstructionPublic Affairs Specialist – $76k-$99k – some travel to Afghanistan may be required – apply by Mar. 6

United Nations Foundation
Here’s a very fresh Media Relations Associate opportunity with National Public Radio – at least one year of work experience, preferably in a communications or media relations department desired; strong internship experience considered.

The PICO National Network, a multi-faith, multi-racial movement for racial and economic justice, seeks Development Coordinator of the results-getting, self-motivating sort – Supreme Court-adjacent Capitol Hill location

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health ForumSenior Director of Impact Strategies – ability to strategically lead policy analysis, advocacy strategies and campaigns, communications and/or research efforts required – apply by Feb. 24

D.C. Public SchoolsPress Secretary – $106k-$112k – 6-8 years of related work experience required

The Cloudburst GroupSenior Communications Specialist/Manager – at least 8+ years of international development communications experience sought. 

Monumental Sports & Entertainment, parent company of the Mystics, Wizards, Caps, the Verizon Center & other sports venue operations seeks Presentation Design Coordinator to mock-up and create all sales collateral, including pitch decks and recaps for the sales team – you can also register for future Intern opportunity notifications.


Gordon said...

Moak Group - Digital Strategist

The Moak Group, a fast-growing start-up public affairs, advocacy, and business consulting firm is seeking a talented and experienced public affairs and digital strategist to join their team. We’re looking for a self-starting, passionate, hardworking individual who is ready to roll up their sleeves and support our team. Our team is looking for a Digital Strategist with the following set of skills and experience:

• 2+ years of digital/communications/public affairs experience;
• Campaign experience, communications, or political agency work are a major plus
• Digital and web content design skills;
-- Update and edit websites, including posting new content and creating new pages
• Expert social media plans, original content creation, writing, and software experience
-- Demonstrated skills or training in graphic design and proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
• Crafting press releases, statements, talking points and content for online mediums such as websites and social media sites, & disseminate these materials to appropriate audiences as assigned
-- Vocus PR Suite software skills are a major plus
• Experience including but not limited to creation of ad concepts, message development, generating timelines for execution, production of copy (TV, radio, digital, print), buying ad time/space, assessing analytics/effectiveness
-- Development and execution of advertising campaigns across multiple mediums
-- Understanding of creative process for paid media copy design
• Qualitative and quantities analytic tracking skills
• Ability to establish workflows, manage multiple projects, meet necessary deadlines, and contribute in a positive and effective manner in campaign style scenarios
• Superior communication / presentation skills, both internal and client-facing
• Strong relationship management, organizational and project management skills

Those interested should email a cover letter and resume to Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.

Gordon said...

ASGK Public Strategies - Interns - Spring 2015

ASGK Public Strategies, a public affairs and communications management firm, is seeking highly motivated, career-oriented students and entry-level professionals for Spring 2015 paid internships starting as soon as possible and lasting until May. We are committed to preparing our interns for successful careers in advocacy, government, business, marketing, public relations and public affairs. Candidates will provide support across client accounts, with job responsibilities that may include:

· Conducting research for new business proposals and existing campaigns

· Create and/or update existing stakeholder, influencer and media lists by identifying new and relevant contacts

· Monitoring for relevant news coverage across client portfolio, as well as participating in sentiment monitoring via social media

· Assisting with development of written materials, such as digital communications, letters to the editor, stakeholder communications, etc.

· Proofreading documents for staff members

· Assisting in the development of presentations

Internship length and time commitment is flexible, however the ideal candidate will be available to commit full time. This position can be paid or taken for course credit.

Ideal candidates will:

· Be enrolled in a college or university program pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, English, etc.); or have recently graduated from a higher education program

· Possess excellent written and oral communication skills

· Have a proven ability to work quickly and decisively to meet deadlines, troubleshoot and manage multiple projects at once

· Contribute to office organization

· Maintain high level of professionalism with clients and co-workers

Interested candidates should send a resume to with the subject heading “Spring 2015 Internship Application.”

About ASGK Public Strategies:

ASGK Public Strategies is a nationally recognized communication management firm that was founded in 2002 by Eric Sedler and David Axelrod. Headquartered in Chicago, ASGK specializes in research-driven communications using techniques that have been derived from the most sophisticated political campaigns. The firm provides services in the fields of corporate communications, public affairs, media relations, issues management, advertising and digital communications to private sector and nonprofit organizations seeking to influence stakeholder opinion.

For more information on ASGK, please visit