About Us

About Us

The Herald Group provides all the pieces of today’s complicated advocacy puzzle – the full-scale capabilities of a large public relations agency with the attention to service of a more nimble communications firm – the technological curiosity of digital incubator with the sound strategic experience of tested political operatives – the field network to engage locally across the political spectrum and the global reach to impact international debates – and the ability to leverage all of this into effective and efficient advocacy and public affairs campaigns.

Culture: Our Six Pillars

  1. Build Trust with Your Clients and Your Colleagues
  2. Own It, Lead It and Win It by Committing to Quality Service
  3. Our Clients Don’t Confuse Activity for Progress, Neither Do We
  4. Achieve Your Career Goals and the Firm’s Objectives Simultaneously
  5. Enjoy Your Work and Life with Neither at the Expense of the Other
  6. Improvise, Adapt and Overcome as a Team (courtesy of USMC)
Vice President

The Herald Group is currently conducting a candidate search for a highly motivated, career-oriented individual with senior-level experience in issue advocacy, public affairs and strategic communications to serve as Vice President of Public Affairs. The successful candidate will have agency or significant communications experience and possess a strong background in public policy issues. Heavy focus will be on client management and providing strategic direction and guidance to clients to fully execute on account objectives.

Prospective candidates should possess a campaign mentality and have significant experience in managing teams to achieve shared goals on behalf of clients.

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:

  • 8 plus years of experience in public affairs, policy communications, grassroots, issue advocacy, political campaigns; agency experience a plus.
  • Solid understanding of public relations and marketing principles, as well as strategic planning and implementation.
  • Proven client relations skills with ability to anticipate client needs and quickly solve problems, as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Exceptional verbal communications and writing skills, with the ability to write both strategically and creatively under tight deadlines.
  • Experience with successful management of public relations or public affairs activities for multiple clients while keeping team members focused and motivated to generate the best results for the client.
  • Outstanding, proactive, detail-oriented project management skills. Ideal candidate will have managed the implementation of complex, integrated advocacy campaigns.  This includes account management, budgeting and organizational skills.
  • Comfortable focusing on the details, playing an active role in day-to-day account management duties per account(s).
  • Ability to manage crises, implement creative and innovative solutions, and demonstrate “big picture” thinking is a must.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

  • Drive strategic direction of clients’ accounts and campaigns.
  • Plan and direct integrated, issues management communications programs to include public affairs, earned and social media, grassroots/grasstops strategy, design and production for advertising, direct marketing and collateral materials.
  • Manage and motivate dedicated account staff.
  • Foster client-agency relationship to build trust and become a valuable resource to clients specifically and the firm generally.
  • Continually build understanding and knowledge of clients’ business, competitive and political environment; apply this information in presenting strategically focused public affairs strategies and recommendations.
  • Engage in new business opportunities and other firm-wide initiatives as needed.
  • Complete understanding of key media arenas within particular issues/industries; high awareness of current events.
  • Effectively develop or edit full range of written materials including press releases, byline articles, speeches, client correspondence, white papers, reports and new business proposals; superior writing and editing skills for all agency- and client-generated documents; write and manage a variety of high level documents for a variety of audiences.
  • Take advantage of internal and external networking opportunities to enhance professional development and agency/office visibility.
  • Other duties as needed.

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 should submit a resume to careers@theheraldgroup.com.

EOE M/F/V/D

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 should submit 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

Director of Field Programs

The Herald Group is looking for a highly motivated, career-oriented individual with strong knowledge of issue advocacy, public affairs and strategic communications. The candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills as well as exceptional writing and verbal communication ability. Director candidates should be team players and able to handle multiple tasks and accounts at the same time. Strategy development as it relates to public policy is required. In this role, strong existing relationships with field teams across multiple states are expected. Thorough knowledge of external field organization expertise, skill sets and past successes is required.

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. 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 4-8 years of public policy communications experience managing or directing field teams and programs. Agency experience preferred.
  • Strong understanding of grassroots and grasstops field campaigns, while managing the profitability and functions of field team engagement.
  • Possess strong organizational skills and ability to manage detailed reporting, including budget trackers and influencer targeting lists.
  • Ability to communicate and problem solve with field teams, create productive working relationships with field networks and lead field team calls on behalf of client projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assignments may include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement grassroots and localized communications strategies to further business and/or policy objectives.
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with THG’s nationwide network of field operatives and function as a point of contact from a business perspective.
  • Manage multi-state and/or multi-market campaigns on behalf of a number of clients; acting as a liaison between the THG account team and field teams.
  • Provide strategic and tactical direction to field teams and manage teams on a day-to-day basis.
  • Recruit and mobilize new field operatives.
  • Coordinate field-specific billing with accounting department and oversee internal financials of field projects.
  • Proactively seek field-specific new business opportunities for new and existing clients.

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 should submit 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

Marketing Manager

The Herald Group is looking for a highly motivated, career-oriented individual with strong knowledge of marketing strategy for professional service agencies. The manager will spearhead the development of an integrated marketing program, with the goal of raising the profile of the firm and ultimately attracting new business opportunities as a result. The candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills as well as exceptional writing and verbal communication ability. Candidates should be team players and able to handle multiple tasks concurrently. In this role, the manager would lead our efforts to market the firm and also serve as a business development proposal process leader. This person will create a robust and consistent marketing program intended to improve and streamline the BD process and result in lead generation. The candidate will leverage existing assets and strengths of the firm, while developing longer strategic initiatives (e.g. new industry sets, partnerships, events/sponsorships) They will also bring consistency & organization to our marketing materials, style guides, branding, proposals, etc. Experience in leveraging SEO, earned or paid media, or placing firm-generated thought leader pieces is a plus.

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. 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3-5 years of experience in marketing support of issue advocacy, public affairs, strategic communications, law or lobbying firms.
  • Strong understanding of successful marketing and business development strategies for professional services agencies.
  • Skilled in preparing sophisticated, thoughtful, and effective marketing strategies.
  • History of developing and leading successful, targeted marketing campaigns on behalf of an agency.
  • Research skills and reasoning ability to turn information and data into succinct and useful materials for marketing purposes.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organization skills.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office application skills, including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assignments may include but are not limited to:

  • Develop and lead the firm’s marketing efforts, strategizing and developing a proactive marketing plan to increase the visibility of the firm and its leaders to target audiences, with the goal of resulting in lead generation.
  • Research and recommend targeted events and industry conferences for firm participation and/or sponsorship, as well as potential speaking slots and panelist opportunities for firm personnel.
  • Maintain a keen understanding of the firm’s expertise and differentiators, as well as the portfolio of services and products that we offer to potential clients.
  • Conduct market and prospect research, potential new clients, keep up to date lead lists, and identify emerging industry trends that can inform strategic marketing initiatives.
  • Support client development strategies by monitoring news-intelligence sources and conducting research of companies, industries, marketplaces and competitors; develop insights and communicate recommendations and applicable information.
  • Design and production of marketing materials, and maintenance of digital and printed marketing collateral.
  • Monitor general and industry publications/websites to keep apprised of developments, trends, and promotional opportunities.
  • Participate in the development of press releases, brochure copy, articles, blog and social networking posts, and other promotional materials.

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 should submit 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

Account Manager

The Herald Group is looking for a highly motivated, career-oriented individual with strong knowledge of issue advocacy, 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 services 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 should submit 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

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.

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.

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

The Herald Group presents unique opportunities for advancement of innovative professionals seeking to excel in a growing, fast-paced environment.

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. Salary commensurate with experience. EOE M/F/V/D

THG Fellow

The Herald Group is searching for a highly motivated, career-oriented individual looking to gain hands on knowledge of public affairs and strategic communications through our fellowship program.

The fellow should possess excellent interpersonal skills, good writing and verbal communication ability as well as be able to display excellent experience with Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The candidate should be a team player, display an ability to multi-task and possess a keen attention to detail.

The Herald Group is a full-service 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 fellows will be fully integrated into the innerworkings of the firm, and interact with senior staff, including partners.

The fellow will play an integral part of client account teams, assisting in delivering high-quality strategic communications services to our clients. Fellows are full-time, and the program is three months after which the fellow will be evaluated for full time employment depending on performance.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate with experience 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 attention to detail
  • Self-starter who will seek out opportunities to assist team members

Prior Experience Should Include:

  • Media list development
  • Daily and ad hoc media clip reporting
  • Internet research
  • Administrative projects/tasks
  • Media pitching
  • Social media post drafting
  • Press release drafting

Benefits:

  • The fellowship is paid.

How to apply:

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter with a resume to dsavage@theheraldgroup.com, and may be asked to submit a writing sample or complete a writing test. EOE M/F/V/D

THG Spring Intern

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

The intern should possess excellent interpersonal skills, good writing and verbal communication ability as well as excellent knowledge and experience with Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The candidate should be a team player, display an ability to multi-task and possess a keen attention to detail.

The Herald Group is a full-service 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 interact with senior staff, including partners.

The intern will support client account teams in delivering high-quality strategic communications services to our clients. The ideal candidate will be available for a minimum of 12 weeks and we are willing to work within the confines of our interns’ schedule.

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 attention to detail
  • Self-starter who will seek out opportunities to assist team members

Prior Experience Should Include:

  • Media list development
  • Daily and ad hoc media clip reporting
  • Internet research
  • Administrative projects/tasks
  • Media pitching
  • Social media post drafting
  • Press release drafting

Benefits:

  • This is a paid internship.

How to apply:

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter with a resume to dsavage@theheraldgroup.com, and may be asked to submit a writing sample or complete a writing test. EOE M/F/V/D

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