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Project Assistant (APCO+) job

APCO WorldwideWashington, DC
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Company Description

Headquartered in Washington DC, APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy assisting the leading private as well as public sector organizations navigating the challenges of the present day. Also, the company helps organizations navigate present-day challenges, act with agility, anticipate social risks, and builds reputations of the organizations, solutions and relationships to succeed. APCO is an independent and also a majority-women owned business. Most vitally, the company is a trusted partner of the clients helping them anticipate, execute, plan and secure their futures through its in-depth expertise, creative strategies, and more. In a mercurial global context and a time of transformational change, the company strives to add value to enterprises and benefit society. Jobs, as well as internship opportunities in the categories of finance, communications, and more, can be found on the company’s official website’s career page.

Job Description

We are seeking entry-level professionals to join our APCO+ team in Washington, D. C. as Project Assistants.
Selected candidates will begin work in late May or early June 2019. Interested applicants should apply as soon as possible, but no later than March 15, 2019.
Being part of our APCO+ team in Washington, D. C., you will be joining colleagues who are open, collaborative, diverse, and curious. APCO+ members spend 18 months learning all aspects of public relations including media relations, digital, writing, research, and new business. You will participate in weekly training sessions, have access to formal and informal mentoring, and work across all practices at APCO. APCO+ Project Assistants work with senior colleagues in all practice areas across APCO such as: health care, crisis, public affairs, and corporate communications. This is an opportunity to develop your well-rounded skills as a communications profession through an industry-leading entry-level professionals program.
Project Assistants will work with all practice areas in our DC office to develop their core communications and consulting skills and may be assigned to work with any practice area at the end of the 18-month program.

Responsibilities

  • Research and analyze primary and secondary sources of information
  • Conduct traditional and social media tracking
  • Develop media lists and pitch to the media
  • Draft reports, social media content, and communications materials
  • Coordinate distribution of materials and collating kits and packages for staff and clients
  • Document and track account activity such as conference reports, account status reports, etc.
  • Other similar duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Experience at a public relations agency or in-house (including internships). Previous agency or consulting experience is highly desirable
  • Interest in working on a broad and diverse client portfolio across practice areas
  • Bachelor s degree from an accredited college or university in communication, journalism, public relations or related field
  • Keen interest in, and opinions on current affairs, public policy, and media
  • Strong capabilities in PowerPoint
  • Digital/social media fluency
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and multi-task project requests
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as to work independently; positive, flexible attitude that will lend itself to client service
No phone calls, please.

APCO Worldwide is a global communication consultancy. We help the most innovative organizations adapt and thrive in this fast-moving, interconnected and complex world. We do this for all types of organizations, in all industries and in all situations. We partner with clients to guide them through a changing, complex global environment, enabling them to reach their business and societal goals. We bring our clients' work to life creatively and digitally through diverse thinking and a campaign mentality that embraces a variety of integrated tactics to achieve success. Our work impacts bottom lines; creates and protects jobs; defines issues important to society; improves workplaces and communities; gains visibility for and gives voice to those who may not typically be heard; and much more. Simply put, our work is impactful, meaningful, and problem-solving or opportunity-creating. APCO is a majority employee- and women-owned business.

APCO Worldwide, named "Public Affairs Agency of the Year" Best Large Agency to Work For and one of the Top Places to Work in PR by PRNews, offers a collegial work environment, countless training and development opportunities, and a competitive compensation and benefits package.

EOE M/F/V/D

Estimated annual salary
$41,394
average
Minimum
$34,600
Maximum
$52,000

APCO Worldwide

Type

Company - Private

Size

Medium

Revenue

$100M to $500M

Location

Multiple locations

Founded

1984

CEO

Brad Staples

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