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PLUS Communications Director, Energy Policy Communications in Arlington, Virginia

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!

PLUS Communications is looking for a Director to provide public affairs and policy expertise, communications strategy and messaging direction, strategic planning, and client relationship management for a large-scale client in the energy industry.

Your day in this position includes:

  • Serving as a key advisor to the client – providing counsel on day-to-day communications efforts and long-term strategies.

  • Developing strategic messaging and communication plans around complex energy policy issues.

  • Serving as a resource in the energy space for targeted reporters – for background conversations about relevant policy issues.

  • Crafting narratives by distilling complex energy policy and regulatory information into tangible messaging for a variety of audiences.

  • Developing, writing, and editing media and messaging materials (such as press releases, talking points, media statements, opinion pieces, fact sheets).

  • Serving as a liaison between PLUS’ internal team, the client, other agency partners and external vendors.


This job may be for you, if you:

  • Exhibit deep, technical knowledge on energy policy.

  • Have proven experience crafting communication plans and messages about energy issues and policy.

  • Can work together with our clients’ public affairs teams to develop strategic communication plans.

  • Can identify and communicate the nuances of energy policy to key stakeholders.

  • Have strong organizational skills and ability to manage several projects simultaneously to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.

  • Have a solutions-oriented mindset.

  • Can balance a high-volume workload while maintaining attention to the details.

  • Can motivate a team to deliver high-quality results in challenging situations.

  • Are willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done, no matter the time commitment.

What we require:

  • 6-8 years of relevant experience in public policy – on Capitol Hill, in the administration or at a think tank

  • Deep and technical knowledge of energy policy.

  • Interest in public affairs and policy issues; ability to synthesize technical content.

  • Experience managing comprehensive communications campaigns.

  • Experience working directly with press and a rolodex of energy or sustainability reporters.

  • Understanding of the communications landscape and how various communications channels work (i.e. digital, print, social, broadcast).

  • Proven experience in writing and editing materials and a strong understanding of AP Style.


We offer competitive compensation with an opportunity for a year-end bonus. Medical, dental, vision, 401k, and life insurance. We also offer a paid parental leave program, paid vacation, paid sick leave and employer subsidy for commuter expenses. In addition, we have a work from home hybrid environment.

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