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Vice President Digital Public Affairs amp Advocacy

Company name
Powell Tate, Inc.

Washington, DC, United States

Employment Type

Clevel, Executive, Pr, Manager, 100k

Posted on
Jan 24,2019

Valid Through
May 09,2019

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Vice President, Digital Public Affairs & Advocacy','010300','United States-District of Columbia-Washington','','!*!Weber Shandwick is seeking a Vice President or Senior Vice President to

join its Public Affairs team in Washington.


About Weber Shandwick


Weber Shandwick is a leading global

communications and marketing services firm in 78 cities with a network

extending to 128 cities around the world. The firm’s diverse team of

strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators

has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative

approaches and impactful work. Weber Shandwick was the only public relations

agency included on the Advertising Age Agency A-list in 2014 and 2015 and the

only PR firm designated an A-List Agency Standout in 2017 and 2018. Weber

Shandwick was honored as PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017

and 2018, The Holmes Report’s Global Agency of the Year in 2010, 2012, 2014,

2015 and 2017, and The Holmes Report’s Global Digital Agency of the Year in

2016. The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas,

including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology,

public affairs, financial services, employee engagement, social impact,

financial communications and crisis management, using proprietary social,

digital and analytics methodologies. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic

Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit


About the Opportunity


Our team in Washington, DC is seeking a Vice President/Senior Vice President,

Digital Public Affairs & Advocacy with experience on Capitol Hill,

political campaigns or the public policy arena to set the standard for

excellence in campaign, digital and social strategy. As Vice President, you

will fuel digital-first, insights-driven and creative client work that engages

supporters, partners, policymakers and other stakeholders to drive outcomes.


Based at Powell Tate, the

specialty public affairs unit of Weber Shandwick, you will collaborate closely

with senior public affairs colleagues and experts across policy and issues;

strategy and planning; research and analytics; creative, and integrated media,

to translate client goals into successful, integrated, data-driven programs.


You will navigate the intersection

of paid, owned and earned media in digital campaign orchestration. You should

be constantly curious about what’s next in digital advocacy, technology,

marketing, media, and what drives people and constituencies to action. We’re

looking for someone who wants to put their public affairs strategic skills to

work driving advocacy on important, complex issues, who is highly

collaborative, and who is willing to grow and lead doing bold new things for




What You’ll Be Doing


Engage deeply in our business as a senior

counselor to clients; serve as a client lead and campaign manager for leading

public affairs engagementsCollaborate with NA and global integrated

media teams to shape the future of the agency’s digital advocacy expertise and

offeringDesign and implement high-impact

integrated media strategiesShape campaign concepts and strategies

and translate them into actionable plans with an eye towards measurable ROIPlay a key strategic and executional role

in responding to RFPs and other high-priority new business effortsEngage as an industry thought leader,

both internally and externally


What We’re Looking For


Deeply engaged in the latest in digital

media developments and best practices, including platform insights and

measurement strategies for demonstrating the impact of digital campaigns -- and

savvy in issues such as healthcare, financial services, energy and

sustainability, and technology  Outstanding communication skills to

successfully present strategic recommendations and establish trusted

relationships with senior clientsExperience managing projects that include

content and video production, web design and development, community management,

social listening, media outreach and analytics.Proven experience building teams,

managing and mentoring staff and working collaboratively in a team settingDeep understanding of the intersection of

paid, owned and earned media in digital campaign orchestrationExperience handling financial

responsibilities, SOWs and budgetsExperience driving new business and

mentoring and developing talentPassionate about the changing public

affairs landscape and eager to contribute to the agency’s thought leadership in

the spaceConnected within the digital industry

with contacts at various platform companies and deeply ingrained in channel

best practices


Basic Qualifications  


Political, legislative and/or public

affairs experienceBachelor’s

degree or higher A minimum of 10 years of experience

driving advocacy outcomes and achieving public policy solutions via integrated




Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color,

religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status,

physical or mental disability,  sexual orientation, gender identity,

marital status or citizenship status

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