Established in 2016, the EIU’s Public Policy Consulting practice specialises in evidence-based insights that create impact by building awareness and influencing policy on the biggest issues facing our world. We do this by connecting organizations’ strategies to policy aims and delivering solutions that empower clients to shape policy issues with influencers inside and outside government. Uniquely, we combine the depth of a think tank with the reach of a global media company. Our clients include leading companies, governments and non-profits.
The Public Policy Consulting practice is an entrepreneurial, high-growth, global team. Based in Washington, D.C., the Director of Public Affairs will establish a new Public Affairs practice within The Economist Group. This is a new position reporting to the Global Director of Public Policy. The Director will provide senior-level counsel and assist clients in developing multi-faceted communications strategies to shape and inform the political and policy environment.
A successful Director will be confident in an entrepreneurial environment, develop and innovate the practice’s offerings, have the ability to secure and build strong client relationships and develop new business opportunities. This is both a hands-on and strategic leadership role.
How you will contribute
The desirable skills for this role include: