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November 29, 2012

JOB OF THE WEEK: Glen Echo Group, Senior Director

Glen Echo Group logoThe Glen Echo Group, a boutique public affairs firm, seeks a mid to senior level communications professional to help manage our growing client base. Our ideal candidate will have prior agency experience and a proven track record in developing and implementing successful media relations campaigns. Interest in technology policy is preferred.


  • Develop, define, and execute overall public relations strategy
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of each client’s industry and issues and serve as key information source for all media contacts requesting information, background, and analysis
  • Create a strategic communications outreach plan and messaging (including social media strategies) for each client, and execute on that plan
  • Participate in strategy development for client campaigns, including media relations, executive positioning, and corporate communication
  • Cultivate relationships with media, pitch compelling story angles, and coordinate interviews
  •  Act as spokesperson for client and coalitions
  •  Author and manage press releases, statements, web content, speaking abstracts, etc.
  • Review ongoing media coverage and event strategies of clients, issues, and competitors, and make strategic recommendations based on the information
  • Support the development of client proposals and media materials: plans, presentations, reports, communications documents
  • Establish process for maximizing, tracking and analyzing print, broadcast and online coverage
  • Cultivating and maintaining positive media coverage for clients, and for Glen Echo Group
  • Regularly interact with clients, teams, and outside consultants
  • Project corporate image of the company and the Glen Echo Group brand


  • 5-8 years of public relations and strategic communication experience translating complicated issues into simple, compelling messaging strategies
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field
  • Strong interest in technology and public policy
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Skilled at pitching and placing stories in a variety of media platforms
  • Solid understanding of and experience working with digital platforms and tools
  • Able to produce high-quality work and meet deadlines while simultaneously managing multiple projects
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Strong team player with an outstanding work ethic

TO APPLY: Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].  (PF tipster)

November 19, 2012

JOB OF THE WEEK: Phillip Stutts & Company, Inc, Senior Director for Media Strategies

Phillip StuttsPhillip Stutts & Company, Inc., founded in 2005, is seeking an energetic media strategist serving a wide-range of clients in the corporate, non-profit and political arenas.

The firm builds strategic campaigns that utilize data, media, and technology to influence decision makers. As a full service consulting firm, we lean on years of experience in political and corporate consulting, grassroots campaigning, media placement and video production.

The job entails leading and assisting the media strategy for clients with new/traditional media needs, including:

  • Working to create/produce TV and radio ads.
  • Producing/editing new media video.
  • Social media strategy/implementation for clients.
  • In-house new media reporting, including live-events.

The company is expanding, and with it, opportunities for profit sharing and partnership. They are looking for motivated hard workers and if you or someone you know is interested, please email: [email protected].  (PF Tipster)

November 16, 2012

JOB OF THE WEEK: Prism Public Affairs

Prism Public Affairs Logo, one of Washington's leading public affairs firms, seeks a talented, energetic individual to support diverse client engagements and add to the firm's success and future growth.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Writing - prepare memos, press releases, reports
  • Account coordination - help to track and manage team efforts
  • Social and digital media - draft social media content, conduct platform management, online monitoring
  • Media relations - research and build media lists, draft and pitch press releases
  • Media monitoring and analysis - prepare daily/weekly summaries for clients
  • Research - prepare reports/analysis for clients


College degree, 3-4 year's work experience, proficiency with social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, familiarity with basic concepts of digital advertising, as well as Lexis Nexis, Factiva, Microsoft Office, Cision or an equivalent media database. Willing to work flexible hours - early mornings and/or evenings. Prior PR agency experience a real plus.

How to apply:

Please send resumes and writing samples to Dale Leibach or Amanda Deaver at [email protected] - no calls please. (PF Tipster)

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