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Vice President, International Public Affairs - (201405)

Company: Public Affairs Council
Location: Washington
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Job Description:

Vice President, International Public Affairs - (201405) DJE Holdings Washington, DC Edelman Washington, D.C.'s award-winning International Public Affairs team develops targeted communications and public affairs campaigns for diverse international clients, including governments, international NGOs, global companies, and international associations. We know the issues; understand cultural nuances; have experience managing political campaigns; speak several languages; and can implement either massive, multi-faceted campaigns or short-term projects. We support clients to execute campaigns that enhance their credibility on an issue and influence audience perception and actions through media relations, digital and influencer engagement and more. We develop positioning programs that empower an organization to get its message across in a meaningful and impactful way.-- Overview of the Role: Edelman is seeking a Vice President of International Public Affairs as a member of the firm's Public Affairs practice, which works with Fortune 500 companies, governments, large nonprofits and foundations to advance issues, shape public opinion and build movements. The Vice President should be a seasoned leader with a strong communications/integrated marketing background in either/or non-profit, education, NGO, foundation and/or communications agency with a proven track record of success. They must possess an entrepreneurial spirit and have the capability to manage multiple, simultaneous assignments, and the ability to manage internal and external (client) expectations. As a strategic thinker, they will apply a multi-channel media mindset to all client work and have an impressive sense of storytelling. They will oversee the creation of multi-media strategies that factor in social and paid opportunities, partnering effectively with internal content creators as well as outside agencies. The VP should demonstrate the ability to provide sound counsel and recommendations on how the business is operated with confidence.-- As a member of the Public Affairs leadership team, they will demonstrate the skills and behaviors needed to build culture, up-level client work, expand our collective capability and drive growth. They not only must be a big-picture thinker, but also able to turn big ideas into action and demonstrate superior communication skills, charisma and executive presence. They must be eager to learn and evolve personally, and undaunted by change or complexity. The VP will work with your colleagues across Corporate and Public Affairs as in close partnership with your peers across the agency including our Digital, Planning and Creative teams.-- The VP must have a proven background in communications, with people management, business development and budget management. They must have a strong understanding of how to communicate with teams and work from both client and agency perspectives and have a track record of leading profitable programs that have advanced client business goals. The VP must have experience successfully managing resources and budgets as well as helping win new business. They must be team focused, possess strong leadership qualities and be capable of effectively managing a team, including building the earned media skills of other members of the team. We're looking for a driven professional, who can provide expert and creative client counsel, while inspiring and leading teams.-- Core Responsibilities:--

  • Lead teams on the development and implementation of holistic communications strategies for an array of accounts; simultaneously juggling multiple projects and issues
  • --Assist in development of creative platforms to account teams to increase effectiveness/impact of media and communications campaigns--
  • Expertly counsel clients based on broad communications landscape and business goals; take immediate action on client feedback
  • Manage strategic process of pitching stories and/or responding to media inquiries
  • Be a consumer of news - help identify media trends/interests, what "works" with top media--
  • Lead client meetings and participate new business presentations, when appropriate--
  • Demonstrate advanced writing skills and supervise writing of others
  • Set and lead integrated traditional and social programs--
  • Assist account team and counsel client on last minute media issues/opportunities (both proactive and reactive)--
  • In-depth communication with a variety of national and local media on behalf of clients; maintain key media contacts--
  • Pitch national print and broadcast media--
  • Propose and provide strategic media analysis and counsel to clients and target audiences--
  • Generate ideas for media outreach/strategy; provide media strategy to new business proposals and at clients' requests--
  • Capitalize on, and contribute to, the Edelman global network to serve and grow business--
  • Lead staff by mentoring, motivating, coaching, consistently providing feedback, holding them accountable and conducting their reviews and overseeing their professional development
  • --Build strong and lasting relationships with clients and operate as day to day internal and/or external client contact as appropriate
  • --Lead the research, planning and development of comprehensive media relations programs and new business pitches, along with the Vice President and Senior Vice President--
  • Display superior presentation skills including confidence in presenting to clients Identify opportunities to develop business with existing clients (including cross-selling)--
  • Lead operational and financial performance of account teams, ensuring quality work, effective processes and that client requests are handled in timely and strategic fashion Basic Qualifications:--
    • Have a bachelor's degree in a related field
    • 8 or more years or experience in one or a combination of non-profit, government, foundation, agency and/or news outlet-- Preferred Qualifications:
      • Fluency in Spanish is preferred, but knowledge of other foreign languages/culture is welcomed--
      • Excellent leadership skills--
      • Agency experience preferred--
      • Ability to write strategic media plans and a variety of media materials with limited oversight--
      • High awareness of current events--
      • The candidate should have a demonstrated history of providing high-level, strategic counsel; creative programs; quality outcomes, and; superior customer service to clients.
      • Must have the ability to assess and understand complex situations and quickly distill the information for both the client and media. In addition, he/she must be team-focused and demonstrate strong leadership qualities--
      • A long-standing track record of developing and executing successful media relations programs with an agency or as an industry practitioner is critical About Us Edelman is a global communications firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Our 6,000 people in more than 60 offices deliver communications strategies that give our clients the confidence to lead and act with certainty, earning the trust of their stakeholders. Our honors include the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for PR; Advertising Age's 2019 A-List; the Holmes Report's 2018 Global Digital Agency of the Year; and, five times, Glassdoor's Best Places to Work. Since our founding in 1952, we have remained an independent, family-run business. Edelman owns specialty companies Edelman Intelligence (research) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, lifestyle). Click--here --to view a short video about life at Edelman. Edelman is an equal opportunity employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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