Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Assistant Vice president, Strategic Communications-Public Affairs FTI Consulting - Washington, DC (Washington D.C. Metro Area)

Assistant Vice president, Strategic Communications-Public Affairs FTI Consulting - Washington, DC (Washington D.C. Metro Area) APPLY AT: Job Description Title: Assistant Vice President, Strategic Communications – Public Affairs Location: Washington, D.C. PRIMARY DUTIES: The Assistant Vice President (AVP) will be responsible for developing, implementing and managing multi-disciplinary PR campaigns primarily related to the financial services industry. In this role, the AVP will develop strategic communications plans, provide overall strategic direction to account teams, and manage the implementation of strategic public affairs programs. The AVP will serve as the primary point of contact for clients and be responsible for ensuring that clients receive quality service and results. The AVP will assist in writing new business proposals and pitching new business. The AVP will report to the Vice President, Senior Vice President or Managing Director for the practice area. Desired Skills & Experience REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: •Bachelor’s Degree required. •Minimum of four years experience in public affairs or public relations including strategic communications, media relations, grassroots, coalition building, research and marketing communications. •Multiple years experience working on financial services related issues and with relevant reporters in Washington, D.C. •Ability to develop and manage several multi-disciplinary strategic communications campaigns. •Ability to manage, lead and motivate professional staff. •Outstanding written and verbal communications skills. •Experience writing new business proposals and pitching new business. •Experience in major decision-making and problem solving. •Ability to communicate the impact of legislative and regulatory policies on clients and prospective clients. •PR agency experience preferred. •Hill experience preferred. POSITION CLASSIFICATION: Exempt FTI Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer Company Description The Strategic Communications practice of FTI Consulting, formerly known as FD, is one of the world’s most highly regarded communications consultancies. With more than 20 years of experience advising management teams in critical situations, the Strategic Communications practice supports clients in protecting and enhancing their reputation in the capital markets, society and the political environment. Services of the Strategic Communications practice are financial communications, corporate communications and public affairs, with specialty offerings that include strategy consulting, research, creative engagement, crisis and issues management, and change communications. The Strategic Communications practice of FTI Consulting is an established market leader in M&A communications and has been for many years. FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 3,700 professionals located in most major business centers in the world, we work closely with clients every day to anticipate, illuminate, and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management and restructuring. Our workforce includes numerous PhDs, MBAs, CPAs, CFEs, JDs, and technologists with expertise across a broad range of industries including automotive, chemicals, construction solutions, communications, media and entertainment, electricity, financial services, insurance, retail, healthcare, energy, real estate and life sciences. Since our founding in 1982, clients have turned to us for high-stakes issues that require specialized expertise.

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