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Public Affairs Manager

Public Relations

San Diego, CA - San Francisco, CA - Los Angeles, CA, Hybrid, Full-Time

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Join our client's dynamic, forward-thinking team at the leading public affairs and strategic communications firm in California. As a Public Affairs Manager, you will leverage your exceptional communication skills and strategic relationship-building expertise to drive complex, high-impact projects for our diverse client base.

This is a collaborative opportunity between two premier firms, focused on community and digital outreach, and the largest public outreach firm in the state for infrastructure, including land use, energy, transportation, and water projects. We are seeking a seasoned public affairs professional who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is passionate about mentoring others while leading impactful initiatives.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute strategic communication plans for projects requiring government or public support
  • Draft compelling content, including white papers, opinion editorials, talking points, and strategic plans
  • Create engaging and innovative collateral for presentations, digital media, and advertising campaigns
  • Educate communities about projects through targeted outreach and events
  • Build and manage support coalitions to drive project success
  • Act as the primary point of contact, maintaining communication and building trust with clients
  • Manage project strategy, deadlines, and team member assignments
  • Collaborate with the creative team to develop impactful campaigns within budget parameters
  • Support business development efforts by contributing to proposal development


  • 5-9 years of public affairs or community relations experience
  • Proven success in managing strategic outreach campaigns
  • Experience leading project teams of 2-3 employees
  • Previous public relations agency experience is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior organizational and multitasking abilities
  • Confidence to take initiative and problem-solve
  • Familiarity with the local political landscape
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, public affairs, political science, or a related field

If you're a seasoned public affairs professional who excels at managing complex projects and mentoring others, we encourage you to apply. Let's discuss how your expertise can contribute to our continued growth and success.

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