PLUS Communications is a full-service communications firm based in Arlington, Virginia. PLUS Communications leads award-winning campaigns integrating public affairs, corporate communications, digital, advertising and media buying. PLUS means more!
Our office environment offers:

  • Fast-paced work environment
  • Opportunity to learn first-hand from top public affairs leaders
  • Drinks and snacks
  • End of month all staff lunches
  • Collaborative workspaces including an outdoor terrace and access to the building complex’s rooftop space with awesome views
  • Quarterly all-staff activities
  • Employee engagement and ‘Friday Fun Days’!

Benefits you will receive:

We offer competitive compensation with opportunity for a year-end bonus, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. We also offer a paid maternity leave program and paid vacation and sick leave. In addition, we have a generous flex time schedule around holidays that allows work from home opportunities.

Open Positions


Associate, Public Affairs
Your day in this position may include:
  • Writing and distributing basic communications materials including news releases, backgrounders, fact sheets, newsletter content, statements and other press materials.
  • Monitoring media and hearings to report coverage for our clients.
  • Coordinating basic research requests.
  • Creating and maintaining press lists.
  • Supporting event coordination and logistics for media events and briefings.
  • Developing PowerPoint presentations for new business opportunities and current clients.
  • Supporting administrative duties for key accounts such as preparing regular reports / trackers, maintaining online file databases, scheduling meetings, compiling notes.
This job may be for you, if you:
  • Have previous experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Have strong organizational skills and ability to manage several projects simultaneously working across a variety of issues.
  • Are able to work under pressure to manage tight deadlines while juggling multiple projects and changing priorities.
  • Are a team player with a can-do attitude and a willingness to work in the trenches.
What we require:
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience in communications.
  • Understanding of the communications landscape and how various communications channels work (i.e. digital, print, social, broadcast).
  • Interest in public affairs and policy issues; ability to synthesize technical content.
  • Proven strong skills in PowerPoint
  • Experience with LexisNexis, Cision, Critical Mention.
  • Practical understanding of AP Style.
To apply:

Email [email protected]

Items to Include for all applications:

  • Writing Sample & Cover Letter
  • Application Questions –
    • Questions specific to role as needed

Senior Associate, Public Affairs
Your day in this position may include:
  • Drafting key messaging, press releases, toolkits, talking points and other media materials for key client accounts.
  • Proactively identifying storylines, developing press lists, drafting pitches and fostering relationships with key reporters.
  • Conducting research and synthesizing findings in a compelling analysis.
  • Serving as a project manager for key client accounts to oversee vendors / field teams, tracking and maintaining deadlines and key deliverables.
  • Supporting event coordination and logistics for media events and briefings.
  • Supporting the development of communications plans.
  • Developing PowerPoint presentations for new business opportunities and current clients.
  • Assisting in account operational activities such as preparing regular reports / trackers.
This job may be for you, if you:
  • Have previous experience working in a fast-paced environment
  • Have strong organizational skills and ability to manage several projects simultaneously working across a variety of issues.
  • Are able to work under pressure to manage tight deadlines while juggling multiple projects and changing priorities.
  • Are a team player with a can-do attitude and a willingness to work in the trenches.
What we require:
  • 3-4 years of relevant experience in communications in a PR agency.
  • Understanding of the communications landscape and how various communications channels work (i.e. digital, print, social, broadcast).
  • Proven relationships with the media and familiarity with the newest media outlets; experience pitching press across a variety of issues.
  • Interest in public affairs and policy issues; ability to synthesize technical content.
  • Proven strong experience in writing and editing materials for multiple voices – including elected officials, CEOs, and other C-Suite executives.
  • Strong understanding of AP Style.
To apply:

Email mthom[email protected]

Items to Include for all applications:

  • Writing Sample & Cover Letter
  • Application Questions –
    • Questions specific to role as needed

Director, Public Affairs

This person will play a key role on the team focused on telling our clients’ stories through earned and owned media. The director will be responsible for crafting and pitching persuasive narratives, positioning experts on key television and radio programs, in addition to maintaining and building relationships with reporters across mediums.

Your day in this position may include:
  • Proactively identifying storylines, developing press lists, pitching reporters and producers across a variety of issues for corporate communications and public affairs campaigns.
  • Synthesizing complex legislative and regulatory issues into concise, compelling narratives.
  • Drafting key messaging, press releases, statements, blog posts, talking points for key client accounts.
  • Developing strategic communications plans.
  • Serving as a liaison between departments (digital, research, advertising) for integrated communications plans.
  • Overseeing internal team members, vendors / field teams, third-party partners, as part of integrated communications campaigns.
  • Crafting proposals and new business pitches for prospective and existing clients.
This job may be for you, if you:
  • Have a proven rolodex of reporter relationships and producer contacts across a variety of mediums.
  • Have experience working as a spokesperson, dealing directly with press.
  • Are a gifted storyteller – identifying creative hooks while understanding what makes a story “newsworthy”.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, action-oriented environment.
  • Are able to work under pressure to manage tight deadlines while juggling multiple projects and changing priorities.
  • Are a team player with a can-do attitude and a willingness to work in the trenches.
What we require:
  • 6-8 years of relevant experience in communications in a PR agency, corporate environment or on Capitol Hill.
  • Understanding of the communications landscape and how various communications channels work (i.e. digital, print, social, broadcast).
  • Successful track record of pitching media across national and local outlets, along with proven results pitching stories to television and radio programs.
  • Proven relationships with the media and familiarity with the newest media outlets.
  • Interest in public affairs and policy issues; ability to synthesize technical content.
  • Proven strong experience in writing and editing materials for multiple voices – including elected officials, CEOs, and other C-Suite executives.
  • Strong understanding of AP Style.

Please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Benefits you will receive:
  • We offer competitive compensation with opportunity for a year-end bonus, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. We also offer a paid maternity leave program and paid vacation and sick leave. In addition, we have a generous flex time schedule around holidays that allows work from home opportunities.
To apply:

Email [email protected]

Items to Include for all applications:

  • Writing Sample & Cover Letter
  • Application Questions –
    • Questions specific to role as needed

Senior Associate, Digital
We are currently working remotely. When we’re in the office some of the perks we offer are:
  • Fast-paced work environment
  • Access to senior leadership, open door policy
  • Chance to work side by side with some of the country’s top public affairs operatives
  • Drinks and snacks provided
  • End of month all staff lunches
  • Collaborative workspaces including an outdoor terrace and access to the building complex’s rooftop space with awesome views
  • Quarterly all-staff activities
  • Employee engagement and ‘Friday Fun Days’
Your day in the life may include:
  • Drafting compelling social media content
  • Collaborating with our graphic designers to produce compelling images for social media, advertising, etc.
  • Drafting blog posts and longer-form content
  • Proof-reading other team members’ work and ensuring content is 100% error-free
  • Preparing editorial calendars that factor in cultural and current events and identifying creative linkages to our clients’ issues
  • Understanding and utilizing the full range of digital content from GIFs, videos and photos to blog posts, emails and tweets
  • Coordinating with our ads team to traffic campaigns and prepare client reports  
This job may be for you, if you:
  • Have an exceptional writing ability
  • Have an eye for great design
  • Have a proven track record drafting creative and effective content for digital channels
  • Are able to hit tight deadlines while juggling multiple requests and projects
  • Have a meticulous attention to detail
  • Have a previous experience with digital marketing and/or public affairs projects
  • Have an understanding of major social networking sites
  • Must be able to work in Arlington, Virginia
What we desire:
  • Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with website content management systems such as WordPress

Please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected] 

Benefits you will receive:

We offer competitive compensation with opportunity for a year-end bonus, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. We also offer a paid maternity leave program and paid vacation and sick leave. In addition, we have a generous flex time schedule around holidays that allows work from home opportunities.


Director, Digital
We are currently working remotely. When we’re in the office some of the perks we offer are:
Responsibilities:
  • Managing client accounts and relationships
  • Planning and implementing strategic digital campaigns
  • Collaborating with internal teams to deliver ads, graphics, websites, emails and – other products for clients
  • Reviewing other team members’ work and ensuring content is 100% error-free
  • Drafting informative reports, proposals and memos for clients
Requirements:
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Exceptional writing ability
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • A proven track-record drafting creative and effective content for digital channels
  • Experience using digital/social media tools for issue advocacy and public affairs campaigns
  • Experience managing or engaging with clients or organization leaders
  • Previous experience with digital marketing and/or public affairs projects
  • Ability to hit tight deadlines while juggling multiple requests and projects
  • Deep understanding of all aspects of digital marketing
  • Must be able to work in Arlington, Virginia
 Desirables:
  • Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience with website content management systems such as WordPress

Please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Benefits you will receive:

We offer competitive compensation with opportunity for a year-end bonus, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. We also offer a paid maternity leave program and paid vacation and sick leave. In addition, we have a generous flex time schedule around holidays that allows work from home opportunities


PLUS Communications is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.

Sign up for email updates

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.