Public Affairs Consultant Healthcare & Life Sciences - Washington , Washington DC, United States, 20022

About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,600 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $1.81 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2017. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter , Facebook and LinkedIn .

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About Strategic Communications

The Strategic Communications segment of FTI Consulting is one of the world's most highly regarded communications consultancies with a 30-year track record of designing and executing communications strategies for clients managing financial, regulatory and reputational challenges. The Strategic Communications segment serves as trusted advisors to management teams and Boards of Directors seeking to seize opportunities, manage crises, navigate market disruptions, articulate their brand, stake a competitive position, and preserve their permission to operate. Services of the Strategic Communications segment include financial communications, corporate reputation and public affairs, with specialty offerings that include M&A communications, crisis communications, issues management, litigation communications, corporate governance, shareholder activism, proxy advisory, restructuring communications, employee engagement, change communications, strategy consulting, research, as well as digital and creative communications.

About the Consultant position

As a Consultant in FTI Consulting's Healthcare & Life Sciences Public Affairs practice, you will take an active role in supporting the day-to-day management of client accounts. Consultants primarily support team members in the execution of public affairs campaigns, including research, monitoring, writing and development of client deliverables. In so doing, the Consultant will learn the processes and gain the expertise necessary to service and advise clients. A consultant must keep up-to-date on key issues and current events in health policy, and in the industry.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Client Delivery
  • Play a role in the research, planning, and development of comprehensive communication programs
  • Deliver high-quality work focused on client needs
  • Write and edit a variety of client materials (e.g., memos, press releases, presentations, emails, media reports, media pitches, social media posts and content, etc.) under the direction of senior team members
  • Prepare daily media monitoring reports and track priority legislation
  • Demonstrate an understanding of client interests, including business strategy, stakeholders, policy issues and politics.
  • Support billing procedures to ensure timely and accurate delivery of client invoices

    Business Development
  • Maintain solid relationships with clients
  • Work with managers to help clients assess their program needs
  • Participate in the generation of new business proposals and presentations

    Practice Leadership
  • Consistently seek ways to improve client service
  • Support the development, production and marketing of thought leadership surrounding emerging trends and issues
  • Contribute to the professional development and performance review process for interns, as needed

    What Are We Looking For?
  • Bachelor's degree in relevant industry or field
  • 1-3 years work experience in communications, politics or policy
  • Demonstrated interest in healthcare and life sciences
  • Advanced proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel and Word
  • Superior writing, editing, and researching skills
  • Proven project management skills

    What Else Are We Looking For?
  • Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, deadline-oriented dynamic environment with regular change
  • Strong time and priority management skills and an ability to effectively juggle multiple client projects
  • Experience working at a consulting firm or public relations agency
  • Political acumen gained through work on political campaigns or Capitol Hill
  • Understanding of Associated Press Style Guideli nes