The Podesta Group, a top-ranked bipartisan global public affairs firm seeks a hungry, inventive strategist to join its dynamic, fast-growing group of strategic communications and digital media gurus as a Principal.
If you are a senior professional with the following attributes (some obvious, some not-so), we want to hear from you.
• First-rate written and oral communication skills – we like good storytellers.
• Exacting attention to detail – type As encouraged, perfectionism embraced.
• Ability to multi-task – juggling, while walking and chewing gum a plus.
• Ten years of professional, full-time experience working in some combination of these fast-paced environments: a public relations/strategic communications/digital agency, in a newsroom, on a political campaign or similar issue-oriented, advocacy environment, in the federal government or on Capitol Hill – our clients demand it all.
Candidates should not only have experience working in a team-based environment, but thrive within one. Candidates must be ready and willing to manage a diverse roster of clients on day one. Ideal candidates will also have a sturdy rolodex of national reporter, booker and producer contacts, and experience working across all media platforms – inside the Beltway and beyond it.
If this sounds like you, and you’re as enthusiastic about your future as we are about ours, please send cover letter and resume to Jobs@PodestaGroup.com. Reply only if you currently live in the Washington, DC area. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for consideration. Equal opportunity employer.
International Policy Analyst
The Podesta Group is a top-ranked, bipartisan team of advocacy and strategic communications specialists. We are seeking an experienced, professional, highly organized, energetic and detail-oriented candidate to add to our team of international experts. Duties include, but are not limited to, conducting research on international and foreign policy issues; performing legislative research; briefing internal teams and clients on international issues; writing analyses for business development proposals; monitoring US and international news; coordinating client schedules; organizing client fly-ins; and drafting written memos on congressional hearings and think tank policy events.
Broad familiarity with international relations and geopolitical events is required. Two to three years of experience on Capitol Hill or with a prominent think tank are also required. Strong written and oral communication skills, an exacting attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, excellent MS Office skills and flexible hours are a must as well. A bachelor’s degree is required and ideally, the candidate will have political science/international/foreign policy-related degrees and experience in this field. The candidate will be asked to take a writing assessment and must be an excellent writer.
Please send a resume only to Jobs@PodestaGroup.com. Please put “International” in the “Subject” line. Reply only if you currently live in the Washington, DC area. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for consideration. Equal opportunity employer.
Internship and Fellowship Program
If you are a current college student or recent graduate interested in government relations, public affairs, or digital advocacy, we want to hear from you. We offer paid intern and fellowships! Our team includes between seven and ten interns/fellows during each term: Fall/Spring/Summer.
Fellows who are solid contributors over the course of a term are typically invited to stay on for a second term. Several of our fellows have gone on to join the firm as permanent employees.
Please help us help you in your application process and send just a one page resume to email@example.com.
Please indicate your area of interest in the body of the email – Tech/Telecom, Healthcare, Financial Services, Energy/Environment, International, Public Relations, Digital or Business Development – and please indicate the term for which you are applying in the “Subject” line.
It’s important to know that generally our fellowships are filled three months in advance. We do review all resumes. If your experience fits our needs during the term for which you are applying, we will be in touch with you and ask that you take a writing test.
If it turns out that you are an excellent writer, we will schedule a phone interview.