Careers

At CLS Strategies we believe in a company culture that values hard work, dedication, creativity and teamwork. We work to cultivate passion by working with a range of clients that answer to the backgrounds and expertise of each of our team members. Our approach is highly collaborative, pairing experience and strategic foresight with the grit to roll up our sleeves and get the job done.

We feel proud to be a firm that values its workers and compensates them for their hard work. CLS Strategies offers a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Employer-subsidized medical/dental insurance
  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Optional Life and AD&D Benefits
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Paid holidays
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Gym membership
  • And much more

Our firm is always searching for talented individuals to join our team. If you thrive on the challenge of finding solutions to complex challenges and want to join our team, please send your resume and a cover letter to careers@clsstrategies.com or apply for one of our open positions.

CLS Strategies. We don’t just raise the issue. We raise the game.

Job Listings


CLS News
September 14, 2017

CLS Strategies, a Washington, D.C.-based public affairs and strategic communications firm, is currently seeking applicants for Managing Associate positions.

CLS Strategies serves a range of clients – including Fortune 100 corporations, trade associations, foreign governments, international organizations and non-profits. Some are in the midst of regulatory and legislative challenges, or high-stakes litigation. Others are facing government investigations, reputational, or competitive threats. Most of our clients choose CLS because they have a terrific story to tell and wish to affect change, yet need help finding their voice, raising the saliency of their message, and engaging and persuading target audiences. All are looking for creative solutions at the intersection of politics, public policy and communications. That’s where the team at CLS Strategies comes in, and where we thrive. 

Responsibilities of Managing Associate include:

  • Contributing to strategic planning and account execution for clients
  • Assisting in the day-to-day management and client reporting for multiple account teams
  • Managing specific projects and work streams for multiple account teams
  • Drafting op-eds, talking points, memos, social media content and other communications materials
  • Pitching stories, establish / cultivate media relationships, organize press events and other media relations activities
  • Supporting firm leadership in business development, including writing proposals and participating in pitches

Qualifications: Ideal candidates are driven self-starters with the ability to grasp complex subject matter quickly and work well within teams. Candidates must possess strong writing and research skills, experience in media relations, and ability to formulate creative communications strategies and messages. Three to six years experience in journalism, political campaigns, on Capitol Hill, a PR agency, or association is the kind of background that helps an application stand out. 

In addition to this Managing Associate role, we are seeking a Managing Associate for our Latin America clients, a position based in our Washington, DC office but that will require periodic travel to the region. Therefore Spanish speakers who meet these qualifications are also encouraged to apply.

CLS Strategies offers a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Employer-subsidized medical/dental insurance
  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Optional Life and AD&D Benefits
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Paid holidays
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Gym membership
  • And much more

If you thrive on the challenge of finding solutions to complex challenges and want to join our team, please send your resume to careers@clsstrategies.com with “Managing Associate” in the subject line. For more information, visit www.clsstrategies.com.

CLS Strategies. We don’t just raise the issue. We raise the game.

 

 


CLS News
May 30, 2017

CLS Strategies, a Washington, D.C.-based mid-sized strategic communications firm is currently seeking applicants for Senior Vice President.

CLS Strategies serves a range of clients focusing on public affairs, crisis and legal issues, and international matters. Our clients include Fortune 100 corporations, trade associations, foreign governments, international organizations and non-profits. Some are in the midst of regulatory and legislative challenges, or high-stakes litigation. Others are facing government investigations or reputational threats. Many of the firm’s clients come from the financial services, healthcare, and technology sectors. All are looking for creative solutions at the intersection of politics, public policy and communications.

Responsibilities of a Senior Vice President include:
•    Lead strategic planning and manage account teams for multiple clients
•    Manage client business relationships and work to sustain and grow engagement
•    Support the firm’s business development, specifically through assisting with assigned opportunities, and through the candidate’s own leads (a requirement of our SVP role)
•    Oversee and provide quality and strategy control over all client team activities, ranging from media relations, alliance development, coalition and campaign management, digital strategy, and content development. 

Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 10 years of experience in public affairs, political, corporate or crisis communications, are driven, self-starters with the ability to grasp complex subject matter quickly. Candidates must possess prior management experience that includes full campaign planning, budgeting, media relations, and proposal writing. CLS Strategies is a company that prides itself in providing hands-on senior-level service.

CLS Strategies offers a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
•    401(k) plan with employer match
•    Incentives for new business generation
•    Employer-subsidized medical/dental insurance
•    Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
•    Optional Life and AD&D Benefits
•    Paid vacation and sick time
•    Paid holidays
•    Employee stock purchase plan
•    Gym membership
•    And much more

If you thrive on the challenge of finding solutions to complex challenges and want to join our team, please send your resume to careers@clsstrategies.com with “SVP” in the subject line.  Visit www.clsstrategies.com for more information.

CLS Strategies. We don’t just raise the issue. We raise the game.

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