Public Affairs, Energy & Natural Resources- Director

Washington, DC, United States
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About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,600 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $1.81 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2017. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.

FTI Consulting continually strives to offer employees and eligible dependents, including domestic partners and eligible domestic partner children, a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please click here for more information.

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FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.


About Strategic Communications

The Strategic Communications segment of FTI Consulting is one of the world's most highly regarded communications consultancies with a 30-year track record of designing and executing communications strategies for clients managing financial, regulatory and reputational challenges. The Strategic Communications segment serves as trusted advisors to management teams and Boards of Directors seeking to seize opportunities, manage crises, navigate market disruptions, articulate their brand, stake a competitive position, and preserve their permission to operate. Services of the Strategic Communications segment include financial communications, corporate reputation and public affairs, with specialty offerings that include M&A communications, crisis communications, issues management, litigation communications, corporate governance, shareholder activism, proxy advisory, restructuring communications, employee engagement, change communications, strategy consulting, research, as well as digital and creative communications.

About the role

As a Director in the Energy and Natural Resources Sector, you will take an active role in supporting the day-to-day management of client accounts in the energy & natural resources and power & utility space. In this role, you will be responsible for managing both up and down within account teams to appropriately service client communications. You will develop and execute communications strategies to deliver results and meet client expectations, draft documents for client use, and provide perspective to clients on internal, peer, and market developments as such pertains to the media. Additional responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:


Client Delivery

  • Serve as one of the day-to-day client contacts for energy & natural gas and power & utility companies on select accounts; manage the overall quality of work on multiple accounts by demonstrating professional and team leadership

  • Write and edit a variety of materials (e.g., engagement and communications plans, strategy memos, presentations, emails, media pitches, web content)

  • Demonstrate an understanding of client information, including business strategy, services, stakeholders and competitive landscape

  • Deliver high-quality work focused on client needs

  • Create client-ready deliverables in a timely and efficient manner

  • Take a proactive approach and anticipate client needs

  • Counsel clients about industry, company, and market developments

  • Identify resource needs and work with managers to assign individual responsibilities

  • Support billing procedures to ensure timely and accurate delivery of client invoices


    Business Development

  • Maintain solid relationships with clients

  • Work with managers to help clients assess their program needs

  • Assist with ongoing program measurement and progress report development

  • Participate in the generation new business proposals and presentations

  • Identify emerging opportunities to add more value for the client


    Practice Leadership

  • Consistently seek ways to improve client service

  • Support the development, production and marketing of thought leadership surrounding emerging trends and issues

  • Anticipate potentially difficult situations and be able to evaluate strategies and alternatives with senior management

  • Demonstrate a willingness to take responsibility for outcomes and to assist others when needed

  • Effectively manage competing demands for time

  • Work with junior staff as a leader and demonstrate mentoring ability; effectively manage individuals and teams and develop relationship-building efforts


    What Are We Looking For?

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant industry or field

  • Minimum five (5) years of work experience in communications agency and/or state/federal government experience and/or issues or political campaigns

  • Superior public policy, writing, editing, and researching skills

  • Solid grasp of strategic communications, including traditional media relations experience, as well as digital and social media program management experience

  • Power, oil, natural gas and utility experience a plus, but not required

  • Proven project management skills and the ability to proactively support/counsel key client relationship

  • Strong time and priority management skills and an ability to effectively juggle multiple client projects

  • Demonstrated development of a professional network and experience with media contacts, database tools and pitching media to secure client coverage is required

  • Experience with popular blogging tools (i.e. WordPress), publishing software and other social media platforms (i.e. Twitter) required

  • Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, deadline-oriented dynamic environment with regular change

  • Advanced proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel and Word

  • Understanding of Associated Press Style Guidelines
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