Consultant, Government Affairs -- Strategic Communications

FTI Consulting
Washington, DC
May 16, 2018
May 21, 2018
Full Time
About Strategic Communications: The Strategic Communications segment of FTI Consulting (formerly Financial Dynamics) designs and executes communications strategies for clients managing financial, regulatory and reputational challenges. With approximately 650 expert strategic communications consultants located in key markets around the world, we combine global reach with local knowledge to help client management teams and Boards of Directors seize opportunities, manage crises, navigate market disruptions, articulate their brand, stake a competitive position, and preserve their permission to operate. Drawing upon our unrivaled depth of industry expertise and interdisciplinary experience and using our broad network of relationships with key influencers, we help clients clarify, persuade and ensure that the right message reaches the right audience at the right time. A Day in the Life as a Consultant As a Consultant, you will assist the Government Affairs team on all client-related activities that cover many different industries including tax, financial services, energy, healthcare, transportation, and TMT. In this role, you will develop in-depth knowledge of clients' objectives and challenges in order to assist them through current regulatory situations and prepare them for future issues. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following: Client Delivery * Serve as one of the day-to-day client contacts on select accounts; manage the overall quality of work on multiple accounts and government affairs initiatives by demonstrating professional and team leadership * Play a role in the research, planning and development of comprehensive communication and governmental strategy programs * Manage client expectations and participate in preparing new business presentations * Write and edit a variety of materials (eg, memos, legislative analysis, press releases, presentations, emails, pitch decks, , and web content) * Create client-ready deliverables in a timely and efficient manner including * Provide strong project management * Identify resource needs and work with managers to assign individual responsibilities * Support billing procedures to ensure timely and accurate delivery of client invoices Business Development * Maintain solid relationships with clients * Work with managers to help clients assess their program needs * Actively participate in the generation of Strategic Communications new business proposals and presentations Practice Leadership * Consistently seek ways to improve client service * Participate and be willing to play a role in strategic initiatives * Support the development, production and marketing of thought leadership surrounding emerging trends and issues What Are We Looking For? * Bachelor's degree required in Communications, Public Relations, Public/Government Affairs, Marketing or a related field * 1-2 years of communications agency and/or state/federal government experience, including strong internships * Must have a solid grasp of government affairs/lobbying, public affairs, public relations, including traditional media relations experience, as well as digital and social media program management experience * Must possess superior research, public policy, writing and editing skills, attention to detail, and concise analysis of legislative bills, hearings, markups, etc. and deliver those report to various clients What Else Are We Looking For? * Demonstrated development of a professional network and experience with media contacts and Capitol Hill Experience with popular blogging tools, publishing software and other social media platforms (ie, Twitter) required * Proven project management skills and the ability to proactively support/counsel key client relationship * Strong time and priority management skills and an ability to effectively juggle multiple client projects * Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, deadline-oriented dynamic team environment with regular change * Advanced proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel and Word * Understanding of Associated Press Style Guidelines * Ability to use legislative databases * Strong understanding of the legislative process About FTI Consulting FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,600 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $1.81 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2017. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting) , Facebook and LinkedIn . FTI Consulting continually strives to offer employees and eligible dependents, including domestic partners and eligible domestic partner children, a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please click here for more information. FTI Consulting does not accept unsolicited resumes from external firms or agencies. FTI Consulting will not be responsible for placement fees associated with unsolicited resumes. FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

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