JOB OF THE WEEK: Mercury Public Affairs, Director / Vice President, Public Relations (Washington, DC)
Description: Mercury, a leading bipartisan public strategy firm, is seeking a sharp, driven, team-oriented strategist for its international team in the public relations division. The position will center on issues management and overarching strategy and messaging development as well as pitching press for all international clients.
The ideal candidate should be able to:
-Oversee multiple existing client accounts, including building strong working relationships with client leadership
-Develop connections with key media and other influencers
The ideal candidate should be knowledgeable regarding:
-Traditional and digital public relations
-Project management, including the creation and execution of communications plans
-International relations and current foreign policy issues
-Experience pitching press
The ideal candidate should have:
-5-8 years of professional experience, particularly work in an agency setting
-A bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism political science or international relations. Master’s degree in related field is a plus.
-An outgoing, outsized personality, with the desire to constantly build upon existing and create new relationships with media and secure media placements
About the firm: Mercury is a high-stakes, bipartisan public strategy firm, providing a comprehensive suite of services that includes: public affairs, federal government relations, international consulting, digital influence, public opinion research, media strategy and a grassroots/grasstops network in all 50 states. The firm has an established national presence, with offices in Washington, DC, New York, California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida and North Carolina.
TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include position in the subject line. (PF tipster)