Associate Consultant/Account Specialist, Internal Communications

Entry-level Professionals Washington, District Of Columbia


You are innovative, a strong writer and editor, detail oriented, empathetic and collegial, and dedicated to building a strong organizational culture. Your work will support APCO’s brand as an employer of choice through internal communication and employee engagement efforts.

You will be responsible for playing an integral role in bringing APCO’s purpose to life; ensuring employees are living by APCO’s values; communicating the organization’s business priorities and progress; and helping drive employee engagement in support of key priorities. Your will work under the direction of the senior director, global marketing and communications, and senior associate director of internal communications, and in partnership with groups across the company, to roll out the overall internal communications and engagement strategy through written, video, in person, and Workplace channels to ensure a consistent message is received throughout the organization and its strong culture is enhanced.

Responsibilities include:

  • Implementation of internal communications, events and engagement efforts aligned with the company’s values, branding and messages, such as preparing weekly digests, CEO recognition program, executive communications, town halls, video content, celebrations of purpose, and sharing information on company news, new products and services, etc.
  • Develop content for a variety of communications channels on a range of subjects, including business strategy, organizational initiatives, organizational changes, benefits, policies and practices, and other important information relevant to diverse employee groups.
  • Coordinate and maintain the internal editorial calendar; monitor Workplace and social media content for appropriate messaging and response consistent with the company’s core values; partner with internal designers to create branded materials and video/interactive content.
  • Partner with office marketing representatives to provide support for alignment of messaging, celebration of milestone events and implementation of corporate commitments in line with company goals, culture and brand.
  • Support employer brand proposition through development and implementation of programs, materials and communications.
  • Identify and develop innovative and creative short and long-term solutions for internal communications and employee engagement. Contribute to the development and implementation of the company’s strategy.
  • Understand the pulse and needs of the organization and potential communication gaps to effectively identify and develop regular communications efforts. Confer with employees at all levels of the company to gather information and formulate approaches to maximize effectiveness of messages and programs.
  • Assimilate and report on internal communications metrics in collaboration with internal communications lead. 

Qualifications:

  • Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 2+ years of experience in an internal communications or employee engagement role.
  • BA/BS in a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Strong technical, research, written and oral communication skills
  • An understanding of, and keen interest, in global affairs and issues.
  • The ability to proactively and thoughtfully support internal communications, employee engagement and change management activities.
  • The ideal candidate will have familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and Sugar Market (or a similar email management system).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • High proficiency writing in AP style.
  • The ability to understand and translate the company’s priorities and messages to others; apply writing style and techniques appropriate for different audiences; interact tactfully and effectively with other professionals; understand and interpret new and complex concepts and information applicable to assigned projects and responsibilities; and maintain confidentiality.

ABOUT APCO

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 top Fortune 500 companies. The firm is a majority women-owned business.

APCO Worldwide, named one of the Best Agencies to Work For in North America by PRovoke Media for four consecutive years and a 2020 Top Places to Work in PR by PRNews, offers a collegial work environment, countless training and development opportunities, and a competitive compensation and benefits package.