Friday, January 27, 2017

Having a Persistent, Sinus-Blocking Cold Sucks, Popular Public Affairs Jobs Board Reports

Boy, do we hope we're nearing the end of Cough & Congestion Fest 2017.  Anyone else who's been forced to hit the Sudafed or Mucinex hard recently has our sympathy.  Enjoy the jobs.

The Herald Group is in search mode for a Public Affairs Associate/Senior Associate with 1-3 years of communications experience in a PR agency, corporation, association or on Capitol Hill; public policy communications background a plus

Venn Strategies seeks entry-level Client Affairs Associate (scroll to find) to support legislative and public affairs practice focused on health and economic policy issues.

Here’s a fresh Program Manager, Research & Communications post with testing/assessment mainstay ACT – minimum of two years of related experience required, including work synthesizing high-level, detailed content for wide audiences & media relations skill-set.

The American Registry for Internet Numbers is seeking a Social Media and Outreach Coordinator to coordinate their external outreach activities and provide support for communications, PR, media and social media efforts – Chantilly, Va. location

The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities seeks a Strategic Communication Faculty & Track Coordinator – Master’s degree in a communication-related field required; Ph.D. candidates are preferred – apply by Feb. 9 to get in first round of resume review.

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation, long-time advocate for sound & sustainable Federal fiscal policy, is actively recruiting for this New York-based Press Secretary opportunity – existing relationships with tier one news outlets & experience with a political campaign or policy organization preferred – search managed by LeaderFit

The Economic Innovation Group has a spot available for an Economic Research & Policy Fellow (scroll to find) – Master’s degree in relevant field (e.g. public policy, economics, development) is required – Feb. or Mar. 2017 start date

World Wildlife FundSpecialist, Media & External Affairs – minimum 4 years’ experience in public relations or journalism required; background in communications related to environmental issues or other scientific fields preferred.

American UniversityDevelopment Coordinator, Planned Giving – $24-$30/hr – experience in a higher education setting desired

British Embassy –  Senior Policy Advisor, Low Carbon – $80k – background in low-carbon policy deemed essential, as are existing connections to relevant stakeholders in Government, Congress, Industry, and NGOs – apply by Feb. 15

Brookings InstitutionResearch Assistant, Foreign Policy – minimum of two year’s relevant research experience required; understanding of Middle Eastern affairs preferred.

Georgetown University
Heritage FoundationDevelopment Writer – at least 4-5 years of experience required; background in fundraising and or journalism preferred.

Nature Conservancy
Pew Research Center
Pew Charitable Trusts
Best wishes for a lovely and cough-free weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource, 


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End Citizens United PAC - Intern

End Citizens United PAC, a progressive organization dedicated to getting big money out of politics, is seeking a paid intern for the Spring semester. Prospective interns should be organized, self-motivated, and have a base knowledge of political campaigns. Our interns are fully integrated into our day to day office operations. Responsibilities include donor research, monitoring current events relating to campaign finance reform, assisting our communications and political teams, and administrative support.

Applicants must have strong interpersonal and communications skills. Qualified applicants should submit resume, cover letter to

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Verto Solutions - Communications Associate

Interested in a fast-paced agency atmosphere tied to the multi-billion-dollar food, agriculture and science industries?

Help us grow our communications practice at Verto Solutions, LLC, a professional management and scientific services company based in Washington, DC. Our firm specializes in providing thoughtful and effective solutions to clients tied to food, agriculture and science, and our communications team plays a key role in these efforts.

We seek a savvy Communications Associate to join our growing communications and marketing practice. The right person will be able to actively support and help direct the evolving, communications-related needs of our valued clients. Expected deliverables range from client collateral (publications, talking points, scripts, etc.) to website content and updates, newsletter stories, social media strategy, and event marketing material. This job entails periodic travel to client events (10% or less of schedule).

This full-time, on-site position reports to our Chief Strategist, Communications and works in tandem with our Digital Communications Associate on a daily basis. A minimum of 4-6 years’ experience in communications is required for this position.

Verto Solutions offers a generous benefits package to employees including medical, dental and vision insurance, life and long-term disability, paid leave and holidays, and a paid day off for birthdays. Verto employees also enjoy a variety of retirement benefits and educational benefits. We’re a busy firm but an organized one: In today’s always-rushed climate, we stand out for our friendly, respectful work culture, and for the work-life balance we’re proud to offer everyone on our team.


--Polished writing, editing, proofing, and verbal communications skills
--Superior project management and organizational skills, and the ability to meet or beat deadlines with minimal supervision
--Familiarity with updating basic content on websites (preferably using Drupal and WordPress)
--Social Media main channel know-how (paid issue campaign experience a plus)
--Experience with press messaging and pitching
--A track record illustrating exceptional client service skills and abilities
--The ability to effectively prioritize competing projects
--The ability to clearly communicate with other Verto teams on project status, information needs, and timelines for deliverables
--A positive, diplomatic, energetic attitude, combined with a demonstrated ability to work smoothly as part of a team
--Experience working with vendors
--Eagerness to quickly learn new skills
--A creative, forward-looking mindset that’s always looking for ways to make final deliverables even better


--A Bachelor’s degree or higher is required, preferably in communications, marketing, journalism, English, or a related field.
--Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, et al), Adobe, project management software. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign a plus.
--Graphic design experience a plus.
--Trade association or non-profit experience preferred.


Think you fit the bill? Please email your resume, three writing samples, and a cover letter outlining your skills and why you’d be the best fit for this role to