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PLUS Communications Public Affairs, Associate in Arlington, Virginia

PLUS Communications is a full-service communications firm based in Arlington, Virginia. PLUS Communications leads award-winning campaigns integrating public affairs, corporate communications, digital, advertising and media buying. PLUS means more!

PLUS Communications is looking for a Public Affairs, Associate to play an important role in executing communications plans – including message and content development. The role functions across a variety of public affairs accounts and policy areas with a heavy focus on content development, including messaging materials (press releases, fact sheets, op-eds), planning documents, memos and reports.

Your day in this position may include:

  • Writing and distributing basic communications materials including news releases, backgrounders, fact sheets, newsletter content, statements and other press materials.

  • Monitoring media and hearings to report coverage for our clients.

  • Coordinating basic research requests.

  • Creating and maintaining press lists.

  • Supporting event coordination and logistics for media events and briefings.

  • Developing PowerPoint presentations

  • Providing operational support and administrative duties for key accounts such as preparing regular reports / trackers, maintaining online file data bases, scheduling meetings, compiling notes.

Requirements

This job may be for you, if you:

  • Are passionate about journalism and writing.

  • Have previous experience working in a fast-paced environment.

  • Have strong organizational skills and ability to manage several projects simultaneously working across a variety of issues.

  • Are able to work under pressure to manage tight deadlines while juggling multiple projects and changing priorities.

  • Are a team player with a can-do attitude and a willingness to work in the trenches.

What we require:

  • 1-2 years of relevant communications experience.

  • Strong writing and editing skills with a practical understanding of AP style.

  • Understanding of the communications landscape and how various communications channels work (i.e. digital, print, social, broadcast).

  • Interest in public affairs and policy issues; ability to synthesize technical content.

  • Proven strong skills in PowerPoint.

  • Experience with LexisNexis, Cision, Critical Mention.

Benefits

We offer competitive compensation with an opportunity for a year-end bonus. Medical, dental, vision, 401k, and life insurance. We also offer a paid parental leave program, paid vacation, paid sick leave and employer subsidy for commuter expenses. In addition, we have a work from home hybrid environment.

PLUS Communications is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.