Public Affairs Director/Senior Director

The Herald Group is looking for a highly motivated, career oriented individual with experience in issue advocacy, public affairs and strategic communications.   Director level candidates will be responsible for the strategic development and day-to-day execution of client team activities, as well as interfacing with and managing client contacts to fully execute on account programs.

Director candidates should be team players and able to handle multiple tasks and accounts at the same time.  Significant experience in media relations, content generation and strategy development as they relate to public policies preferred.

The Herald Group is a full service, bipartisan public affairs firm based in Washington, D.C., that provides strategic communications services to major corporations, trade associations and other organizations seeking to advance public policy positions in federal, state and international legislative and regulatory arenas. We provide a fast-paced, energetic work environment. This is a full time, paid position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5-9 years of communications experience. PR agency or public policy communications experience preferred
  • Ability to recommend and initiate work and projects with minimal direction
  • Energetic, self-starter and resourceful problem solver – takes initiative, gets things moving and keeps them on track
  • Good interpersonal skills, works effectively in a team environment, can negotiate approvals diplomatically, and maintain composure and quality under constant deadline pressure
  • Ability to illustrate a results-focused approach and commitment to going the extra mile for clients. Experience working directly with clients using appropriate verbal and written communications skills
  • A collaborative team member, with the ability to meet deadlines while managing and prioritizing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely on short deadlines while varying writing styles to target audiences
  • Understanding of and experience working with traditional and digital news media, with demonstrated skill at pitching and placing stories in a variety of media outlets
  • Experience drafting content for clients, including internal memos, press releases, op-eds and blog posts
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Work may include, and is not limited to, any or all of the following:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of communications programs
  • Oversee the day-to-day management of client programs and client relationships, including media monitoring, issue research, project updates and internal team management
  • Serve as primary contact and lead for certain client projects
  • Build relationships and position self and firm as a strategic partner with clients, colleagues and relevant external audiences
  • Manage and coach junior staff on accounts
  • Consistently produce high quality internal and external communications content, including traditional media correspondence, op-eds, letters to the editor, strategy memos and plans, as well as writing for social media and the web
  • Develop client proposals and media materials in collaboration with client leads, including plans, presentations, reports and communications documents
  • Assist leadership with development of new business proposals and presentations
  • Contribute strategic and creative program ideas for client campaigns

The Herald Group presents unique opportunities for advancement of innovative professionals seeking to excel in a growing, fast-paced environment. For more information on The Herald Group please visit our website at www.theheraldgroup.com.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter with a resume to careers@theheraldgroup.com, and may be asked to submit a writing sample or complete a writing test.

EOE M/F/V/D

Public Affairs Account Manager

The Herald Group is looking for a highly motivated, career-oriented individual with knowledge of public affairs and strategic communications. The candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills, good writing and verbal communication ability as well as excellent knowledge of content and social media applications. The candidate should be a team player and able to handle multiple tasks at the same time.

The Herald Group is a full service, bipartisan public affairs firm in Washington, DC, that provides strategic communications counsel to major corporations, trade associations and other organizations seeking to advance public policy positions in federal, state and international arenas. We provide a fast-paced, energetic work environment, and this position will have daily interaction with senior staff and clients. This is a full time, paid position.

The account manager will support client account teams in delivering high-quality strategic communications services. The ideal candidate will assist with the coordination and execution of client projects, as well as administrative duties.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2-5 years of communications experience in a PR agency, corporation, association or as a Congressional press secretary. Public policy communications experience is a plus
  • Understanding of and experience working with traditional and digital news media
  • Skilled at pitching and placing stories in a variety of media outlets
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Energetic, self-starter and resourceful problem solver – gets things moving and keeps them on track
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely on short deadlines; can vary writing styles to target audiences
  • Good interpersonal skills, works effectively in a team environment, can negotiate approvals diplomatically, and maintain composure and quality under constant deadline pressure
  • Ability to illustrate a results-focused approach and commitment to going the extra mile for clients. Experience communicating directly with clients
  • A collaborative team member, with the ability to meet deadlines while managing and prioritizing multiple projects simultaneously

Responsibilities:

Work may include, and is not limited to, any or all of the following:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of communications programs
  • Assist in the day-to-day management of client programs and client relationships, including media monitoring, issue research and project updates
  • Proactively develop compelling story angles and pitch and secure media placements; coordinate interviews
  • Consistently produce high quality internal and external communications content, including traditional media correspondence, op-eds, letters to the editor, strategy memos and plans, as well as writing for social media and the web
  • Draft content for regular reporting to client and leadership that is informational and analytical
  • Conduct strategic research to support advocacy and executive support efforts of client.
  • Build relationship with clients, colleagues and relevant external audiences
  • Support the development of client proposals and media materials: plans, presentations, reports, communications documents
  • Assist leadership with development of new business proposals and presentations.
  • Contribute strategic and creative program ideas for client campaigns

The Herald Group presents unique opportunities for advancement of innovative professionals seeking to excel in a growing, fast-paced environment. For more information on The Herald Group please visit our website at www.theheraldgroup.com.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter with a resume to careers@theheraldgroup.com, and may be asked to submit a writing sample or complete a writing test.

EOE M/F/V/D

Public Affairs Associate/Senior Associate

The Herald Group is looking for a highly motivated, career-oriented individual looking to gain hands on knowledge of public affairs and strategic communications. The candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills, good writing and verbal communication ability as well as excellent knowledge of content and social media applications. The candidate should be a team player and able to handle multiple tasks at the same time.

Experience and/or interest in healthcare is strongly preferred.

The Herald Group is a full service, bipartisan public affairs firm in Washington, DC, that provides strategic communications counsel to major corporations, trade associations and other organizations seeking to advance public policy positions in federal, state and international arenas. We provide a fast-paced, energetic work environment, and this position will have daily interaction with senior staff and clients. This is a full time, paid position.

The associate/senior associate will support client account teams in delivering high-quality strategic communications services. The ideal candidate will assist with the coordination and execution of client projects, as well as some administrative duties.

Responsibilities:

Work may include, and is not limited to, any or all of the following:

  • Support client accounts by developing press releases and other content, attending meetings, managing and developing media contacts, conducting research, tracking action items and meeting deadlines
  • Write, edit and proofread materials ensuring quality and consistency
  • Identify and work with media to pitch stories and build relationships for client and firm
  • Use social media tools on a regular basis to amplify and monitor impact of client messages
  • Daily and ad hoc media clip reporting to identify opportunities for client engagement
  • Demonstrate understanding and implementation of social media tools
  • Participate in new business process including research, proposal and pitch preparation
  • Respond in a timely and professional manner to client requests or needs

Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years of communications experience in a PR agency, corporation, association, legislative office or government agency. Public policy communications experience is a plus.
  • Strong written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and attention to detail
  • Team-oriented with positive attitude
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely on short deadlines while varying writing styles to target audiences.
  • Energetic, self-starter and resourceful problem solver – gets things moving and keeps them on track.

The Herald Group presents unique opportunities for advancement of innovative professionals seeking to excel in a growing, fast-paced environment. For more information on The Herald Group please visit our website at www.theheraldgroup.com.

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter with a resume to careers@theheraldgroup.com, and may be asked to submit a writing sample or complete a writing test.

EOE M/F/V/D

Public Affairs/Public Policy Communications Intern

The Herald Group is looking for a highly motivated, career oriented individual looking to gain hands on knowledge of public affairs and strategic communications through a paid internship.

The intern should possess excellent interpersonal skills, good writing and verbal communication ability as well as excellent knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The candidate should be a team player and able to handle multiple tasks at the same time.

The Herald Group is a boutique public affairs firm in Washington, D.C., that provides strategic communications counsel to major corporations, trade associations and other organizations seeking to advance a policy position or raise awareness in Washington, D.C., or in state capitals. It is a fast-paced, energetic work environment, and interns will have interaction with senior staff, including partners.

The intern will support client account teams in delivering high-quality strategic communications services to our clients. While the role does involve administrative duties, the ideal candidate will assist with the coordination and execution of client projects.

Qualifications:

  • Current undergraduate student with an interest in communications and/or public affairs, as well as an interest in politics and policy
  • Strong written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Team-oriented and positive attitude
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Self-starter who will seek out opportunities to assist team members

Responsibilities:

Intern work may include, and is not limited to, any or all of the following:

  • Media list development
  • Daily and ad hoc media clip reporting
  • Internet research
  • Administrative projects/tasks
  • Media pitching
  • Press release drafting
  • Support of team leaders on activities and projects

How to apply:

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter with a resume to intern@theheraldgroup.com, and may be asked to submit a writing sample or complete a writing test.

EOE M/F/V/D

 

Digital Account Manager

The Herald Group, a leading public affairs agency, is seeking a Digital Account Manager to join its fast-growing digital practice. The position reports to the Chief Digital Strategist, and will be in charge of creating and implementing campaigns ranging in size from targeted state-level initiatives to wide-reaching national issues.

We’re looking for someone who enjoys the challenge of managing multiple client engagements simultaneously, and is able to switch between strategy and execution with ease. Someone who loves learning about new and complex issues, and is able to create campaigns that move people in line with our clients’ positions. Someone who wakes up every day and says “I’m excited to make a big impact today.”

The Herald Group is a full service, bipartisan public affairs firm in Washington, DC, that provides strategic communications counsel to major corporations, trade associations and other organizations seeking to advance public policy positions in federal and state legislative arenas. For more information on the firm, please visit www.theheraldgroup.com. We provide a fast-paced, energetic work environment. We dedicate ourselves to creating and implementing public affairs campaigns for our clients that get results.

Qualifications:

  • Must have 2-5 years of professional experience managing digital campaigns, preferably in the political or public affairs space
  • Ability to adapt and work as a team member in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills
  • Deep understanding of major social networking sites
  • Experience with website content management systems and email marketing systems
  • Familiarity with online advertising platforms, both self-service (Google Adwords, Facebook, Twitter) and directly with publishers

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Tracking and reporting website and campaign analytics
  • Monitoring and reporting social media conversations, inflection points, and client results
  • Develop strategic content for multiple digital channels, including social media, email, website, fundraising, etc.
  • Updating websites in known CMS systems (WordPress, Nationbuilder, etc)
  • Creating strategy for, and executing on, paid display advertising campaigns
  • Keeping abreast of the latest trends in digital marketing
  • Interacting with clients directly on a regular basis
  • Collaborate with client lead on programs, objectives, and strategies

Please email your resume to careers@theheraldgroup.com to apply.