Consultant/ Senior Consultant, Public Affairs, Lobbying, Advocacy - Rome

Mid-level Opportunities Rome, Italy

Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned global communication and business strategy firm with offices in major cities throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. APCO combines a global perspective with local expertise to help clients around the world manage challenges, opportunities, perceptions and reputations. APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and many of the top companies on the Fortune 500. The firm is a majority women-owned business.

About APCO in Italy

APCO’s multilingual team helps clients navigate the complex policy, regulatory and media landscape in Italy, one of the largest European markets, which is currently developing a number of ambitious economic and institutional reforms to re-launch the local economy. Our Italy team, with offices in Rome and Milan, is fully integrated with APCO’s global operations and offers clients cross-sector services, empowered by an in-depth knowledge of the national landscape and a strong network of media and institutional contacts.

About the role 

Key responsibilities would include: 

  • Mentoring and driving the work of interns and more junior staff
  • Supporting and implementing a wide range of public affairs projects and campaigns for our high-profile, globally recognized clients
  • Monitoring issues through the public, social and political scenario
  • Conducting and analyzing research on a variety of client-related issues
  • Providing the highest level of client service on a daily basis through proactive account management
  • Producing flawless written deliverables under tight deadlines
  • Participating in strategy development for client initiatives and campaigns
  • Taking ownership of public affairs efforts including fostering and cultivating stakeholders relations
  • Attending and actively participating in client and internal meetings
  • Participating in business development activities including writing proposals and developing pitch decks
  • Playing an active role in new business

The successful candidate will be/have:

  • Ideally, between 3 to 5 years of public affairs experience for a Consultant level and between 4 to 7 years of experience for a Senior Consultant level
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English - is a must
  • Degree from an accredited college or university in a related field
  • Solid project management experience and a proven ability to manage multiple projects and client initiatives and teams of both junior and senior colleagues in a fast-paced environment
  • Previous experience developing and supporting public affairs programs across various industries and subject areas
  • Able to demonstrate exceptional presentation, writing and analytical skills, including experience writing strategic plans, messaging, position papers
  • Excellent client and interpersonal skills; ability to manage independent client relationships and communicate effectively
  • Well-versed in current events and headline news at local, national, and international levels

 We are recognized as one of the best agencies to work for in our industry, providing: 

  • The opportunity to work on a diverse range of clients and projects with some of the industry’s best and brightest consultants
  • A collegial and collaborative working environment, where you will work closely with colleagues from around the world
  • Significant opportunities both in Italy and abroad to develop professionally, with extensive training and personal development programmes including a global exchange programme
  • A competitive compensation and benefits package

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APCO was awarded Best Agency to Work for: EMEA Network in 2017 and 2019 and EMEA Corporate Consultancy of the year, 2019 by the PRovoke Media.