The Public Affairs Council is seeking a Communications and Marketing Manager with exceptional writing, editing and PR skills who enjoys working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. The ideal candidate is a creative thinker and writer with a strong marketing sensibility and is a hawk-like copy editor and proofreader with an eye for detail and a mastery of grammar, punctuation and AP Style. The position reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications.
Write, edit and proofread marketing copy for the Council’s conferences, events, executive education and publications, working closely with program leads to enhance messaging to target audiences.
Develop story ideas, media pitches and collateral to help grow awareness of Council research, events and expertise. Maintain and build media lists and monitor story placements and clips.
Serve as Associate Editor of the Council’s monthly digital newsletter. Review and edit copy, develop design concepts for stories and ads, layout articles in digital templates, write articles as needed and ensure timely delivery.
Manage the Council’s social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. Develop and design content of interest to members and other public affairs professionals. Work closely with program managers to develop engaging content about the Council’s conferences and events.
Work closely with the department director to develop and implement marketing strategies and tactics to elevate the Council’s brand awareness and grow events and programming. Work across delivery media including email, website, social media, digital advertising and print.
Copyedit and proofread Council publications, working with program managers, writers and designers on delivery of publications.
Exceptional writer, editor and proofreader
Collaborative, team player
Comfortable engaging with the media
Organized and able to balance and prioritize multiple projects
Experience developing social media content and managing daily delivery of content across key platforms
Knowledge of design, particularly digital design
Knowledge of Associations Anywhere CRM, WordPress web platform and Higher Logic email platform
Experience writing about or working in public affairs/advocacy
Experience working for a trade association or other association
Digital and print design skills
Experience running digital ad campaigns
A bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, political science, English or related field.
Five or more years of professional experience in communications.
Email a cover letter, resume, at least two writing samples (include bylines if possible) and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Public Affairs Council Both nonpartisan and nonpolitical, the Public Affairs Council is the leading association for public affairs professionals worldwide. The Council’s mission is to advance the field of public affairs and provide its 700 member companies and associations with the executive education and expertise they need to succeed while maintaining the highest ethical standards. Learn more about the Council at pac.org.
About Public Affairs Council
The Public Affairs Council (www.pac.org) is the leading international association for public affairs executives and managers. We provide an excellent work environment, a competitive salary and benefits package (including performance bonuses), and a location convenient to Metro’s Foggy Bottom and Farragut North stations.