Account Director, Public and Government Affairs

Employer
BCW North America
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Apr 19, 2021
Closes
Apr 23, 2021
Ref
1913755857
Function
Sales
Hours
Full Time
Account Director, Public and Government Affairs Public Affairs and Crisis District of Columbia, United States Full time In a world of exponential change, BCW is a creative business that solves complex problems by #Moving People. This starts with our people. Across our global team, we share a common practice: cultivating an open, curious mindset that is committed to growing. We create, contribute and challenge, but we don't conform. Our core belief is that the growth of our people fuels the growth of our clients, which powers the growth of our agency. No one aspect of BCW stands alone - when everything is growing together, anything is possible. At BCW, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) are embedded into everything we do for our people, agency, clients and communities we serve. We wholly believe that creating truly inclusive and innovative solutions by growing talent that mirrors the marketplace is critical to our success. To that end, we strongly encourage applications from underrepresented talent across all dimensions of race/ethnicity, LGBTQ, differently abled and veteran status to come and grow with us. Are you ready to move with us? The Role In this role, you will lead a team of 4-5 staff to oversee day to day projects and events in support of a large DC Government Affairs Communications client. This role will split time between our client's government affairs office and BCW's Washington DC office. Key deliverables for this account include managing communications related to government and association relations, drafting policy communications, overseeing event sponsorships, managing media and social monitoring team and leading research projects. The ideal team lead will have a background in public affairs with Hill experience. Responsibilities: Lead team in monitoring policy news and developments Act as point of contact for communications team with client and trade organizations Draft and review QA on different policy priorities, as well as develop communications/stakeholder outreach plans for those policies/announcements Draft internal communications on policy priorities for employees Draft external communications for use with important Capitol Hill decision-makers Work with internal team on strategy and communications surrounding GR PPE donations Coordinating Hill Reads and clip sheets for senior staff Responding to media inquiries, making sure the lobbyists have important communications flags Developing and cultivating relationships with clients and internal/external audiences. Recommending and implementing initiatives that will improve the public's perception of the client. Assessing national and global political developments to determine implications for client. Partnering with client and potentially other communications firms to develop and complete communications plans. Responding to media inquiries, helping to guide communications strategy and media outreach efforts. Preparing executives for media interviews and events. Acting as client representative at association meetings and events on Capitol Hill. Developing original research and market studies. Identifying and sharing government and related media issues for potentially monitoring and analysis. Overseeing the team conducting related social and media monitoring. Managing account administration such as staffing, billing, and financial reporting. Minimum of 5 to 8 years of previous public affairs work experience. Experience from the Hill is highly preferred, demonstrating an understanding of both policy and press functions. Seasoned writing skills; ability to write for senior level management and audiences. Ability to supervise and motivate account staff, and creative problem-solving skills. Ability to develop and deliver presentations and produce program outlines for creative brainstorms. Ability to successfully work both independently and within a matrixed organization. Strong strategic-thinking skills, and the ability to handle and manage stressful situations. Proven relationships with the media and familiarity with the newest media outlets. Required: Minimum of 5 to 8 years of previous public affairs work experience. Experience from the Hill is highly preferred, demonstrating an understanding of both policy and press functions. Seasoned writing skills; ability to write for senior level management and audiences. Ability to supervise and motivate account staff, and creative problem-solving skills. Ability to develop and deliver presentations and produce program outlines for creative brainstorms. Ability to successfully work both independently and within a matrixed organization. Strong strategic-thinking skills, and the ability to handle and manage stressful situations. Proven relationships with the media and familiarity with the newest media outlets. More about BCW: BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe) is one of the world's largest full-service global communications agencies. BCW delivers digitally and data-driven creative content and integrated communications solutions grounded in earned media and scaled across all channels for clients in the B2B, consumer, corporate, crisis management, CSR, healthcare, public affairs and technology sectors. BCW is a part of WPP (NYSE: WPP), the world's leader in communications services. BCW Mission: To act. To inspire. To change. We take an analytical approach to obsess over every detail, then add real emotion and creativity to connect with people's lives and their communities. We're #MovingPeople - join us. BCW is an Equal Opportunity Employer, EEO, AAE, MF/Disability BCW North America does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.

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