Public Affairs Strategist

The CTP Public Affairs team seeks a full-time (40 hours per week) senior-level strategist to manage and lead communications programs for our growing roster of clients. This position is ideal for someone who has a passion for public affairs and strong experience with media relations strategy and crisis communications, particularly in the Greater Boston and Massachusetts area. Our public affairs clients span a range of sectors, including non-profit, education, health care, clean energy, and political campaigns. Candidates should be excellent writers and communicators and outstanding teammates. 

 

Here’s what your day might look like: 

  • Leading media relations strategy with clients and internal teams
  • Writing pitches, press releases, op-eds, messaging, talking points, and other content
  • Identifying pitch ideas and timely news opportunities
  • Facilitating news interviews and media prep with client spokespeople
  • Pitching reporters and speaking with members of the media on background
  • Developing and implementing crisis response plans
  • Advising on social media and digital strategy 
  • Developing integrated communications programs, including earned media, thought leadership, digital and video content

 

Here’s what we’d like to see from you: 

  • 8-10 years experience in public relations and communications, ideally in government, politics, or non-profit
  • Must have the ability to work in our Boston office 2x/week (Tuesday/Wednesday)
  • Excellent news and political sense
  • Clear, concise and highly skilled written and oral communication
  • Experience leading internal and external teams and building consensus around strategy
  • Track record of securing local, regional and national news coverage
  • Established relationships with reporters and news editors
  • Experience with crisis communications planning and execution
  • Familiarity with integrated social and digital media campaigns

CTP offers great benefits and is committed to an effective work/life balance for all employees. We are an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.