Consultant, Public Affairs Latin America

Job Description

We are currently looking for a Consultant to join our Public Affairs Latin America team in our Washington D.C. office. The Consultant will primarily support team members in the execution of consulting programs and, by doing so, will learn the necessary subjects and processes to service and advise clients. The individual will conduct research for ongoing consulting projects and will work with account teams to execute projects and meet client goals and objectives. A Consultant must keep up-to-date on key issues and current events for their clients, as well as generally in the relevant industries.

In this role, the Consultant will develop knowledge of clients' objectives and challenges to help the client team design communication strategies and execute program tactics. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

 

• Play a role in the research, planning, and development of comprehensive communication programs

• Write and edit a variety of client materials (e.g., strategic 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

• Assist with ongoing program measurement and progress report development

• Research appropriate target media for clients, and develop and maintain media lists

• Develop and evaluate appropriate editorial calendar opportunities

• Address client issues thoughtfully and effectively

• Evaluate campaign results against objectives

•Assist in successfully growing existing accounts

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

 

Client Delivery

• Execute communication program activities for a variety of clients simultaneously

• Demonstrate an understanding of client information, including business strategy, services, stakeholders and competitive landscape

• Deliver high-quality work focused on client needs

• Create client-ready deliverables in a timely and efficient manner

• Identify resource needs and work with managers to assign individual responsibilities

• 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 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

• Bachelor’s degree in Communications, international relations or Political Science

• 2+ years of previous experience in communications or a related field

• Full professional fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is required

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Must have a solid grasp of public relations, including traditional media relations experience, as well as digital and social media program management experience

• Must possess superior research, public policy, writing and editing skills

• Demonstrated development of a professional network and experience with media contacts, database tools and pitching media to secure client coverage is required

• Experience with popular blogging tools, publishing software and other social media platforms (i.e., Twitter) required

• Proven project management skills and the ability to proactively support/counsel key client relationship

• Strong time and priority management skills and an ability to effectively juggle multiple client projects

• Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, deadline-oriented dynamic environment with regular change

Our Benefits

Apart from the well-structured career path and excellent team environment, our employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits. Our benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Competitive salary and bonus plans

  • Generous paid holidays, time off and parental leave

  • Full package of benefits plans

  • Company matched 401K

  • Annual paid volunteer hours

  • Corporate matching for charitable donations

  • Potential for flexible working arrangements

  • Free snacks and drinks

  • Upscale offices close to public transportation

  • Pet insurance

About FTI Consulting

What makes us unique? With more than 5,000 employees located in offices in every corner of the globe, we are the firm our clients call when their most important issues are at stake. Regardless of what level you are, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from top experts in your field on high-profile engagements that impact history. Our culture is collaborative, and we value diversity, recognition, development and making a difference in our communities.

FTI Consulting is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has been recognized as a Best Firm to Work For by Consulting magazine and one of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.

FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

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