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:

 

Analyst, Public Opinion Insights

 

About Forbes Tate Partners

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

Position Description

Forbes Tate is looking to hire a public opinion research analyst for its newly formed and quickly growing insights practice. The insights practice plays a central role in our public affairs strategies and campaigns, and a successful candidate will be part of one of the fastest growing shops in Washington.

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

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree, 2-3 years of experience in public opinion research, including designing, implementing and analyzing qualitative and quantitative research projects across multiple platforms and methodologies. Successful applicants must also understand the nuts and bolts of data generation and analysis, but be eager to translate them into clean, actionable findings for clients and colleagues need usable insights, not a 100-page Powerpoint deck.

Additional required professional attributes include:

  • Full understanding of both traditional and new methods for gathering and analyzing data.
  • Strong skills in managing the entire research process, including overseeing outside vendors as necessary.
  • Experience with data analysis platforms, which could include SPSS, Stata, R, or similar software or their online equivalents.
  • Experience with basic questionnaire design and programming.
  • Proficiency with data visualization in Powerpoint, Tableau or related software.
  • Higher level data analysis skills — including factor analysis and regression analysis — are a plus.

Additional Desired Skills

  • Be energized by the opportunity to help build a smart, strategic insights function (nearly) from scratch and get to serve blue-chip clients on day one.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and creative problem-solving skills to adapt to an ever-changing research landscape.
  • Look forward to joining a firm whose employees have a wide diversity of skills and opinions in a fast-paced and fun DC atmosphere.
  • Be creative in design and approach to research, and eager to find new methods to solve old problems.
  • Be prepared to link your work directly to ongoing issue and advocacy campaigns from start to finish.
  • Recognize that some of the best data come from existing sources, including public data, syndicated services, social media feeds and others — and is prepared to use any and all available data as part of the insights process.

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.

 

Director, Social and Earned Media Insights

 

About Forbes Tate Partners

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

Position Description

Forbes Tate is looking to hire a social and earned media insights director for its newly formed and quickly growing insights practice. The insights practice plays a central role in our public affairs strategies and campaigns, and a successful candidate will be part of one of the fastest growing shops in Washington.

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

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree, 3-5 years of of direct, relevant experience in an agency, professional services firm, campaign, government agency or corporate setting.

Successful applicants must also understand the nuts and bolts of social and earned media analysis, but be eager to translate them into clean, actionable findings for clients and colleagues who are more impressed with insights than 100-page decks. Additional required skills include:

  • A track record of developing social and earned media KPI’s for large and small scale campaigns.
  • Expertise with drawing insights from social media monitoring and measurement platforms, such as Netbase, Brandwatch, Crimson Hexagon, or equivalent.
  • Expertise with drawing insights from earned media monitoring and measurement platforms, such as Quid, Cision, or equivalent.
  • A passion for seeing data in new and interesting ways, and expressing those findings through creative visual formats.

Ideal Attributes

  • Be energized by the opportunity to help build a smart, strategic social and earned insights function (nearly) from scratch and to work on top-tier clients and issues on day one.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and creative problem solving skills to adapt to an ever-changing analytics landscape.
  • Be excited about exploring new tools for analysis and visualization of the social and earned media spaces.
  • Look forward to joining a firm whose employees have a wide diversity of skills and opinions in a fast-paced and fun DC atmosphere.
  • Be prepared to help develop and measure advocacy campaigns from start to finish.

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.