**Position:** Associate, Client Relations
**Location:** Washington, DC
**Job Id:** 144
**\\# of Openings:** 1
At DDC we provide public affairs solutions that enable our clients to identify, manage and communicate with their political assets and advocates. Through our unique blend of professional services and technology solutions, we establish rich connections with targeted audiences and empower our clients to build the relationships necessary to win on their public policy campaigns.
**About the role:**
As an Associate in Client Relations you will work within a dedicated public affairs-oriented Client Relations team to support their accounts, help coordinate and implement issues-based advocacy campaigns and support business development activities. You are eager to learn about and embrace the intersection of public affairs, politics, technology and digital media.
In this multi-faceted role, you will be part of a collaborative campaign team and work daily with other departments. Therefore, as an Associate, you will have strong interpersonal skills as well as an understanding of public affairs, political/grassroots strategy, and the confidence to engage with internal teams to achieve client objectives. You are an effective writer who is comfortable working in a deadline-driven, campaign-style work environment. This is an outstanding opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience and knowledge of public affairs campaigns, integrated digital communications strategies and effective grassroots advocacy.
**What you'll be doing:**
Provide campaign support for dedicated client management teams: manage campaign schedules, issue research, troubleshoot problems, draft client reports and meeting notes, and conduct background research
Engage with technical projects through direct client communication and team coordination
Social media campaign support including content brainstorming, social media monitoring and content creation and contribution for Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, YouTube, etc.
Absorb & utilize key client information: campaign strategy, industry challenges, and DDC products and services
Engage with technical projects through basic website edits, direct client communication and team coordination
Willingness to travel as necessary for client events and meetings
Bachelor s degree preferred
Previous internships/experience in a campaign or agency environment preferred (public relations, communications, public affairs or marketing)
Strong attention to detail and excellent organization skills is absolutely necessary for success in this position
Proficient in MS Office applications
High level of motivation and ability to thrive in campaign style work environment
Outstanding verbal and written communications in effective ways to varied audiences, research and editing skills
Ability to pick up new technologies quickly
At DDC, we are committed to ensuring each member of our team is a key contributor, and support that by fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation. In addition to working alongside a team of talented individuals in the heart of Washington, DC, we offer a comprehensive benefits package, 401(k) match, commuter stipend and flexible schedules, professional development opportunities, casual dress and an on-site gym.
_DDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/ProtectedVet_
FleishmanHillard is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. FleishmanHillard does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where FleishmanHillard does business.