Outreach Coordinator Posted Feb 12
The Herald Group , Washington, DC
The Herald Group is looking for a highly motivated, career-oriented individual looking to gain hands on knowledge of public affairs and strategic communications through third party outreach and management.

Whether to further validate the organization’s position or to give critical mass from an advocacy standpoint, a bench of third party champions with shared policy interests at the national and state level can create an echo chamber to better position a client’s needs on specific legislative, legal, and regulatory debates. The Outreach Coordinator would be responsible for building off existing internal relationships to maintain and grow the firm’s associations with third parties in both the think tank, advocacy and academic spheres of influence.

The candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills, good writing and verbal communication ability as well as excellent knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and social media. The candidate should be a team player and able to handle multiple tasks at the same time. Responsibilities include executing day to day engagements including relationship building and management, content development, issues research, and strategic insight into third party activities.

Assignments including but not limited to:

• Thorough research on third party organizations policy positions and past actions
• Represent THG before individual and multi-party groups (weekly meetings, events, general networking, etc.)
• Regular monitoring and reporting of third party activities, research, commentary and priority issues
• Write, edit and proofread materials ensuring quality and consistency
• Maintain database of key third party organizations and contacts
• Inform staff regularly via email about any outreach or upcoming meetings with third-party groups
• Write, edit and proofread materials ensuring quality and consistency
• Regularly attend meetings and events to create opportunities for existing and future clients, as well as maintain close third-party relationships
• Identify and develop internal strategies to better leverage third parties for current and prospective clients
• Initiate relationships and manage workflow between THG account leads and third parties

• 2-4 years of communications or external affairs experience in a think tank, advocacy or Congressional setting
• Strong understanding of and familiarity with free market organizations is strongly preferred
• Strong research skills
• Confident and mature with the ability to network and speak with senior leadership
• Strong organizational and scheduling skills, ability to multi-task, and attention to detail
• Team-oriented with positive attitude
• Ability to write clearly and concisely on short deadlines while varying writing styles to target audiences
• Energetic, self-starter and resourceful problem solver – gets things moving and keeps them on track

The Herald Group is a full service, bipartisan public affairs firm in Washington, DC, that provides strategic communications counsel to major corporations, trade associations and other organizations seeking to advance public policy positions in federal and state legislative arenas. We provide a fast-paced, energetic work environment, and this position will have daily interaction with senior staff and clients. This is a full time, paid position with a competitive compensation package.

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter with a resume to allianceresumes@theheraldgroup.com, and may be asked to submit a writing sample or complete a writing test. Salary commensurate with experience.