Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Communications Professional -- Allegiance Strategies, LLC

To Apply: Qualified applicants please forward your resume, cover letter (including salary requirement) and at least three writing samples by June 19 to Nathan Parsons: Allegiance Strategies, LLC seeks to hire an experienced, hard-working individual as a Communications Professional in Washington, DC beginning in June 2013. The new hire will work with senior staff and focus primarily on leading all communications efforts for a niche public affairs consulting firm focused on helping clients achieve a pro-growth, competitive and inclusive America. The professional will play a key role on behalf of Allegiance’s client, American Unity Fund, to build the organization’s public presence and advance the organization’s mission – engaging Republicans and Republican officeholders to advance the cause of freedom for gay and lesbian Americans. The professional may also lead communications efforts on important economic freedom issues, including repeal of the estate tax and ending the stigma of success in the national debate on tax policy. To succeed in this position the professional must be able to effectively communicate clients’ interests, comfortably interact with reporters, producers and clients, provide strategic insight and direction, produce high quality work, manage expectations and meet deadlines, pay attention to detail, maintain confidentiality, demonstrate honesty and trustworthiness and make a solid, positive impact. The professional would have significant flexibility and must be self-motivated, responsible and able to work independently. The position will provide an excellent opportunity to play a pivotal role in our firm’s efforts and shape good public policy. This new team member will become a critical and valued part of a growing public affairs consulting firm. Salary is commensurate with experience. Description – The Communications Professional is expected to:  Research, prepare and coordinate fact sheets, op-eds, letters to the editor, briefing papers, notes to supporters, articles, memoranda, media kits, promotional materials and correspondence,  Help develop message and talking points on issues across the organization,  Create strategy to push messages through speeches, public appearances, online properties, written opinion pieces or other media,  Develop and maintain timely website content,  Secure television, radio, print and other appearances for firm’s President and other surrogates on behalf of clients and  Direct engagement and management of relationships with media. Required Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred),  Exceptional communication skills (interpersonal, written, and verbal), including public speaking,  Familiarity with and comfort and ease advocating freedom for gay and lesbian Americans, repeal of the estate tax and economic freedom generally,  Established relationships with national media booking contacts,  At least five years of communications experience, either on the Hill, in business, with a trade association or with a public affairs firm,  Strong media relations skills with an understanding of social/digital media,  Knowledge of federal and state legislative processes, grassroots mobilization and campaigns and elections,  Ability to learn and understand new issues and present complex concepts to audiences,  Satisfaction of thorough background check and  Competency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Qualified applicants please forward your resume, cover letter (including salary requirement) and at least three writing samples by June 19 to Nathan Parsons:

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