CLS Strategies seeks applicants for Managing Associate roles

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July 28, 2016

CLS Strategies seeks applicants for Managing Associate roles

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 or reputational threats. All are looking for creative solutions at the intersection of politics, public policy and communications.

Responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to strategic planning and account execution for clients
  • Assist in the day-to-day management and client reporting for multiple account teams
  • Manage specific projects and work streams for multiple account teams
  • Draft press releases, op-eds, talking points, memos, social media content and other communications materials
  • Pitch stories, establish / cultivate media relationships, organize press events and other media relations activities
  • Support firm leadership in business development, including writing proposals and participating in pitches
  • 3-6 years of experience in public affairs corporate/crisis communications or related fields

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 skills, experience in managing media relations, and ability to formulate creative communications strategies and messages. Experience in media, political campaigns/Capitol Hill, a PR agency, association or non-profit as well as on-the-ground in international environments is desirable. Spanish language is a plus.

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 with “Managing Associate” in the subject line. For more information, visit

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

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