Communications Account Lead, Energy

Adfero Washington, DC, USA

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type


Why Work Here?

“Our core purpose it to create opportunities for people to do what they do best.”

Adfero seeks a full-time account supervisor to cultivate our growing energy client roster. We’re looking for an energy subject matter expert to advise clients, design and execute strategic communications campaigns and ongoing programs, manage teams and serve as a mentor to staff. With a team of account staff, content strategists, graphic designers and web developers, you’ll turn our energy clients’ biggest challenges into budding opportunities.

We seek highly creative and strategic individuals who are collaborative, ambitious, dependable, and passionate about developing integrated communications campaigns.

The job itself: This is both a strategic and hands-on role. You’ll have the unique opportunity to shape Adfero’s growing energy practice. You’ll be leading and collaborating with other team members to develop and implement communication strategies for our trade association and corporate energy clients. You’ll use your writing skills to take complex energy issues and transform them with appropriate and persuasive messaging for various audiences. We’re looking for a self-motivated, proactive and driven energy expert and communications professional to provide superb client service and team leadership.

In this role you will:

  • Use your energy and communications expertise to provide strategic counsel and oversee day-to-day work on behalf of energy clients.
  • Educate staff and stay up to date on client dynamics, positions and messaging, as well as relevant conditions in the external environment; understand complex energy issues and describe them for audiences with varying levels of subject matter expertise.
  • Be the day-to-day leader on Adfero’s energy accounts.
  • Participate in business development opportunities.
  • Manage teams deploying social media campaigns, both paid and organic.
  • Build, maintain and grow an active network of key local, state and national energy reporters; actively, opportunistically and successfully pitch and place stories in target media.
  • Write head-turning copy that distills complex political, policy, regulatory and public perception challenges into compelling narrative, including social copy and op eds.
  • Work with design teams to leverage digital media channels with shareable content that drives and/or amplifies client narrative and placed stories.
  • Attend networking events before, during and after business hours as needed.
  • Demonstrate project management skills to manage large and complex projects including establishing and maintaining timelines and ensuring quality assurance of all client deliverables.
  • Act as a strategic partner and tactical leader to help accomplish the client’s goals.
  • Assist team members with identifying value-add opportunities within existing client engagements.

Qualifications you possess:

  • 5+ years of experience in energy-related strategic communications or public relations.
  • Strong leadership skills and a desire to continually improve.
  • Previous agency, account management and business development experience.
  • Well versed in energy policy, key issues, stakeholders and trends.
  • Fluent in digital media trends, strategies and best practices.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations or a related discipline.


About Adfero:

Adfero is a communications agency with an entrepreneurial mindset. We turn challenges into opportunities and relentlessly pursue success for our clients, creating remarkable work with lasting impact.

We invest in individual professional development to help employees build on their skills and make meaningful contributions to their work. Adfero is committed to having high-performing client teams, and our team members share common attributes: optimism, imagination, persistence, and results-oriented. Ultimately, we live by our core values and hold each other accountable to them.

We’re an extremely collaborative environment. That’s one of the things people love most about working here. Whether it’s working on projects together or participating in social events, we enjoy coming to work and learning from each other. We have a 100% open office so that we can more easily collaborate. Our employees enjoy the many areas in the office where teams can congregate, brainstorm and work together, or just put their feet up and get things done more comfortably.

Adfero is an equal opportunity employer.

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Company address: 1101 15th Street NW Washington, DC 20005

Posted date: 12 days ago

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