Careers at Forbes Tate Partners

At Forbes Tate Partners, we consider our staff to be family.  This mindset helps us build on each other’s momentum, seize unique opportunities, and work from a foundation of trust and teamwork.

We come from various backgrounds and communities, and together form a group of innovative, smart, and dedicated staff.  We believe strongly in celebrating the achievements of our employees and clients.

Most importantly, our shared decision-making and camaraderie amongst all levels of staff has helped us reach common goals and have fun along the way.

Employment Opportunities:

Operations & Events Assistant

About Forbes Tate Partners

Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) is a full-service public affairs consultancy, specializing in bipartisan government relations, strategic communications, grassroots advocacy, corporate growth and change, and fundraising and development. As a mid-sized firm, we have the breadth and depth of personnel and experience to manage a portfolio of over fifty clients, but also the flexibility to provide our clients with attentive and highly personalized support.

Position Description

We are currently seeking a bright, proactive individual to join our team as an Operations Assistant. The person in this position will coordinate events, perform various administrative duties, and assist with the firm’s day-to-day operations. This is a full-time, salaried position, with benefits and paid holidays. This position reports to the Director of Operations and requires a high degree of confidentiality and sensitivity.

Ideal applicants have experience in scheduling, communications, and/or event planning. They must have a keen attention to detail and exceptional multi-tasking abilities and interpersonal skills. Non-profit or government relations experience is preferred. Individuals with a passion for event management are encouraged to apply.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Handle the communication of event logistics, setup, and special requests with internal departments and external vendors for fundraisers, receptions, client events, etc.
    • Provide day-to-day administrative support for partners including scheduling, booking travel, and client relationship management.
    • Maintain office wide events calendar and communicate events regularly to clients.
    • Provide firmwide support for all day-to-day office operations.
    • Coordinate with Operations Associates regarding event supplies and ordering.
    • Maintain active communication with all Operations Department members. 

    Qualifications

    • A bachelor’s degree with one to two years of experience in the public or private sector. You should be computer and tech savvy and have a strong familiarity with Microsoft Suite, OneDrive and Box.
    • You have a passion for helping people and solving problems for others.
    • You have the ability to multi-task and simultaneously complete multiple projects on time without sacrificing quality.
    • You’re an independent thinker that does more with less, comes up with a solution when there isn’t one, and isn’t afraid to say, “I don’t know but I’ll figure it out.”
    • You work well in an environment where needs and priorities are subject to sudden change or revision.
    • You have the flexibility to work early mornings or late nights when necessary.

    How to Apply

    Interested parties should send their resume and cover letter to careers@forbes-tate.com, Attn: Hiring Manager.

    No calls or faxes please. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. FTP is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment.  

    Analyst, Public Affairs

    About Forbes Tate Partners

    Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) is a full-service public affairs consultancy, specializing in bipartisan government relations, strategic communications, grassroots advocacy, corporate growth and change, and fundraising and development. As a mid-sized firm, we have the breadth and depth of personnel and experience to manage a portfolio of over fifty clients, but also the flexibility to provide our clients with attentive and highly personalized support.

    In recent years FTP has been expanding aggressively, largely as a result of the success of our public affairs practice.

    Position Description

    Ideal applicants have interest in media, communications, campaigns, or public policy. They must have a keen attention to detail and exceptional writing abilities and interpersonal skills. Political experience, including work on Capitol Hill, within the executive branch, in-state/district offices or political campaigns, is preferred but not a requirement.

    We are currently seeking a bright, proactive individual to join our team as an Analyst with our rapidly growing public affairs practice.  The person in this position will conduct research, write analyses, draft media content (including social media posts), prepare memos for meetings, and assist with client projects.  This position is full-time salaried, with benefits and paid holidays. This position reports to the Public Affairs Partners.

    Please note that we are looking to hire multiple individuals in this position.

    Qualifications

    • You should be computer and tech savvy with a strong familiarity with the Microsoft Suite, GoogleDrive, Box, and Social Media platforms.
    • You have a strong desire to keep learning and taking additional recommended training as needed.
    • You have passion for researching, writing, and editing content pieces while utilizing strong grammar skills.
    • You have the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and meet deadlines without sacrificing quality.
    • You’re an independent thinker that does more with less, comes up with solutions when there isn’t one, and isn’t afraid to say “I don’t know (but I’ll figure it out).”

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Develop and maintain general knowledge of legislation, government policy, and current events relevant to Forbes Tate Partners’ work and its clients.
    • Compose press releases, website content, and client reports related to federal and state policies.
    • Design, build and execute social media campaigns (organic and paid)
    • Maintain active communication, interface, and coordinate with field teams on specific client projects.
    • Conduct outreach to third party groups and voices.
    • Draft content from toolkits, blogs, case studies, one pagers, etc.
    • Monitor state and local government issues identified by client.
    • Provide weekly updates to clients and participate in client conference calls.
    • Support new business initiatives through research and proposal development.
    • Complete projects as requested by the Public Affairs’ Partners.

    How to Apply

    Interested parties should send their resume, cover letter, and one writing sample (3 pages or less) to careers@forbes-tate.com.

    No calls or faxes please. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. FTP is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment.

     

    Research Associate

    About Forbes Tate Partners

    Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) is a full-service public affairs consultancy, specializing in bipartisan government relations, strategic communications, grassroots advocacy, corporate growth and change, and fundraising and development. As a mid-sized firm, we have the breadth and depth of personnel and experience to manage a portfolio of over fifty clients, but also the flexibility to provide our clients with attentive and highly personalized support.

    Position Description

    FTP is currently seeking a bright, proactive individual to join our team as a Research Associate. The person in this position will be responsible for helping the Senior Director of Research and Policy Analysis and Senior Partners provide timely and accurate information and analysis on matters of importance to our firm’s clients. This individual will assist the Senior Director and the firm’s government relations and public affairs Partners, Senior Vice Presidents, and clients with a diverse array of research, policy, and political projects. Exceptional research, writing, and interpersonal skills are required. Candidates must also have a strong working understanding of how Congress and the federal agencies function.

    This position is full-time salaried, with benefits and paid holidays.

    Qualifications

    A bachelor’s degree, 2-3 years of public or private sector legislative or policy experience, and a demonstrated ability to conduct qualitative research are required. Successful applicants must also have exceptional writing abilities, a keen attention to detail, and interpersonal skills. Ideal candidates will also possess Capitol Hill, executive branch, or in-state/district office experience. Additional desired professional attributes include:

    • Strong multi-tasking and time management skills.
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
    • Desire to be a proactive member of a collaborative team.
    • Passion for federal research, public policy, and/or politics.
    • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to a mixture of ongoing, scheduled, and ad hoc projects.
    • Ability to write clearly and efficiently, combined with strong editing skills.
    • Interest in a writing-intensive position.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Develop and maintain general knowledge of legislation, government policy, and current events relevant to Forbes Tate Partners’ work and clients.
    • Complete legislative, regulatory, public affairs, and general research projects as requested by the Senior Director of Research and Policy Analysis and the firm’s principals.
    • Compose content for written legislative, regulatory, political, and geopolitical memos and update reports.
    • Help the Senior Director and principals prepare the firm for pitches with potential clients and meetings with current clients. 

    • Assist the team in editing work products ranging from new business materials to intern hearing or mark-up memos.
    • Help maintain select firm legislative and position trackers and contact databases.

    How to Apply

    Interested parties should send their resume, cover letter, and one writing sample (3 pages or less) to careers@forbes-tate.com.

    No calls or faxes please. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. FTP is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment.

    Internship Opportunities:

    FTP hires paid interns each spring, summer, and fall semester, offering college students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in government relations, communications, and research. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to careers@forbes-tate.com. Deadlines for each session are below. 

    2019 Internship Sessions

    Spring Semester 2019 Summer Semester 2019 Fall Semester 2019
    January 7 – May 24 (approx.) May 28 – August 16 (approx.) August 19 – December 20 (approx.)
    Applications Accepted:
    October 26 – November 23
    Applications Accepted:
    March 1 – April 12
    Applications Accepted:
    June 1 – June 28

     

    Forbes Tate Partners is an equal-opportunity employer.