Careers

Definers Public Affairs is regularly seeking multi talented individuals to join our growing team. We look for candidates with backgrounds in political communications, public relations, journalism, marketing and with public policy expertise. A voracious appetite for news, a killer political instinct, and the ability to recognize news angles and generate creative ideas for earned, paid and social media campaigns is highly valued.

Media Analyst

Media Analyst

Definers seeks a hard-working individual to serve as a Media Analyst. Qualified candidates possess a minimum of two years of relevant experience on Capitol Hill or political campaigns, in journalism or a law, lobbying, public relations, marketing or public affairs firm or trade association.

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Description

Definers Corp is a unique public affairs firm that translates proven political campaign
communications techniques to the corporate, trade association and issue advocacy fields.

Our approach to public affairs campaigns is unlike any other in the business. We will run your
campaign from conception to completion, but what sets us apart from other firms is our focus on
high-impact research, fact-finding and rapid response. We distill and strategically deploy public
information to build and influence media narratives, move public opinion and provide powerful
ammunition for your public relations and government affairs efforts. Nobody else can say the
same.

Established by former Romney-Ryan 2012 campaign manager Matt Rhoades and former RNC
Research Director Joe Pounder, the Definers team leverages unmatched experience and
relationships with the top movers and shakers in government and media both inside and outside
the Beltway to help our clients succeed.

Qualifications

Definers seeks a hard-working individual to serve as a Media Analyst. Qualified candidates possess
a minimum of two years of relevant experience on Capitol Hill or political campaigns, in
journalism or a law, lobbying, public relations, marketing or public affairs firm or trade
association.

Ideal candidates will possess strong reading comprehension and writing skills and be familiar
with media cycles, campaign-style opposition research, and current political and policy issues.
Candidates should also have strong proficiency with using computers and be able to do rapid
Internet research when needed.

A keen sense of “news worthiness” is essential in conducting research at Definers.
Experience using research databases including Nexis and Westlaw is very beneficial.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Conduct media monitoring and compile news compendiums for issue-based campaigns and
    clients.
  • Provide research support for senior level staff.
  • Produce social media and blog content for issue-oriented clients.

Requirements

Undergraduate degree required. Majors in communications, political science, journalism,
business and related field are especially encouraged to apply.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Candidates will have strong analytical and research skills, are detail-oriented and have
    demonstrated success in a team environment.
  • Though not required, experience with TV Eyes, IQ Media, LexisNexis, social media, video
    editing, and/or political writing, is also a plus.
  • Familiarity and interest in current political and policy issues.
  • Ability to learn new subjects quickly and gain an in-depth understanding of complex public
    policy topics over time.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work under tight and competing deadlines.

Application Instructions

Please send email and cover letter to humanresources@definerscorp.com.

 

Notice to all Applicants:

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within (3) days of hire.
  • Final candidate is subject to a background check prior to the final selection process.

Notice to all Applicants

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within (3) days of hire.
  • Final candidate is subject to a background check prior to the final selection process.
Communications Director

Communications Director

​Definers seeks a Communications Director with a proven track record of managing multiple projects simultaneously and possess superior written and verbal communications skills.

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Description

Definers Corp is a unique public affairs firm that translates proven political campaign communications techniques to the corporate, trade association and issue advocacy fields.

Our approach to public affairs campaigns is unlike any other in the business. We will run your campaign from conception to completion, but what sets us apart from other firms is our focus on high-impact research, fact-finding and rapid response. We distill and strategically deploy public information to build and influence media narratives, move public opinion and provide powerful ammunition for your public relations and government affairs efforts. Nobody else can say the same.

Established by former Romney-Ryan 2012 campaign manager Matt Rhoades and former RNC Research Director Joe Pounder, the Definers team leverages unmatched experience and relationships with the top movers and shakers in government and media both inside and outside the Beltway to help our clients succeed.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will thrive on working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, be creative, innovative, and demonstrate the ability to think outside the box. Candidates must have a proven track record of managing multiple projects simultaneously and possess superior written and verbal communications skills. The position requires a high energy level and flexibility with work hours.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Write and edit materials for reporters, partners and social media.
  • Work with the communications team to execute plans to respond to events and help create earned media moments.

Requirements

  • A minimum of an undergraduate degree is required. Majors in communications, political science, journalism and related fields are especially encouraged to apply.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience.
  • This position requires strong writing skills, a professional demeanor, solid knowledge of the national political and media environment combined with high motivation and interest in aggressively engaging with reporters and pitching stories on key center-right policy issues.
  • On-the-record experience is desired but not required.
  • Ability to research and write materials quickly.

Application Instructions

To apply for the position, please email a resume, cover letter and salary requirements via email to humanresources@definerscorp.com with subject line “Communications Director.”

 

Notice to all Applicants:

 

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within (3) days of hire.
  • Final candidate is subject to a background check prior to the final selection process

 

 

Notice to all Applicants

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within (3) days of hire.
  • Final candidate is subject to a background check prior to the final selection process.
Research Associate

Research Associate

​Definers seeks a multi-talented individual to serve as Research Associate. Qualified candidates possess one to three years of relevant experience on Capitol Hill or political campaigns, in journalism or a law, lobbying, public relations, marketing or public affairs firm or trade association.

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Description

Definers is a unique public affairs firm that translates proven political campaign communications techniques to the corporate, trade association and issue advocacy fields.

Our approach to public affairs campaigns is unlike any other in the business. We will run your campaign from conception to completion, but what sets us apart from other firms is our focus on high-impact research, fact-finding and rapid response. We distill and strategically deploy public information to build and influence media narratives, move public opinion and provide powerful ammunition for your public relations and government affairs efforts. Nobody else can say the same.
Established by former Romney-Ryan 2012 campaign manager Matt Rhoades and former RNC Research Director Joe Pounder, the Definers team leverages unmatched experience and relationships with the top movers and shakers in government and media both inside and outside the Beltway to help our clients succeed.

Qualifications

​Definers seeks a multi-talented individual to serve as Research Associate. Qualified candidates possess one to three years of relevant experience on Capitol Hill or political campaigns, in journalism or a law, lobbying, public relations, marketing or public affairs firm or trade association.

Ideal candidates will have a background in policy analysis or campaign-style opposition research. Candidates should have exceptional writing skills, a familiarity with relevant policy areas and a killer political instinct. Comfort with online research platforms and field research is preferred.

A voracious appetite for news and the ability to recognize news angles and generate creative ideas for earned and social media campaigns is highly valued.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Research associates work at the direction of senior staff to conduct, synthesize and package research on behalf of clients.

Requirements

  • A minimum of an undergraduate degree, preferably in communications, public relations, political science, marketing, economics or related field.
  • One to three years relevant experience.
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to communicate ideas persuasively.
    Highly organized and able to manage competing priorities and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in online research tools such as LexisNexis, Westlaw, campaign finance databases, and other research databases is preferred.
  • Be a creative, problem solver who can address the unique needs of each client.

Application Instructions

Please send cover letter, resume, and a brief, non-academic writing sample to humanresources@definerscorp.com.

Notice to all Applicants

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within (3) days of hire.
  • Final candidate is subject to a background check prior to the final selection process.
Digital Marketing Specialist

Digital Marketing Specialist

Definers seeks a digital marketing specialist to join our team and assist with email management, social media promotion, and campaign optimization for a variety of client and internal marketing efforts. This is an entry level position with great opportunity to learn new skills and grow professionally in a fast-pace environment with a variety of political and corporate clients.

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Description

Definers is a unique public affairs firm that translates proven political campaign communications techniques to the corporate, trade association and issue advocacy fields.

Our approach to public affairs campaigns is unlike any other in the business. We will run your campaign from conception to completion, but what sets us apart from other firms is our focus on high-impact research, fact-finding and rapid response. We distill and strategically deploy public information to build and influence media narratives, move public opinion and provide powerful ammunition for your public relations and government affairs efforts. Nobody else can say the same.

Established by former Romney-Ryan 2012 campaign manager Matt Rhoades and former RNC Research Director Joe Pounder, the Definers team leverages unmatched experience and relationships with the top movers and shakers in government and media both inside and outside the Beltway to help our clients succeed.

Qualifications

Definers seeks a digital marketing specialist to join our team and assist with email management, social media promotion, and campaign optimization for a variety of client and internal marketing efforts. This is an entry level position with great opportunity to learn new skills and grow professionally in a fast-pace environment with a variety of political and corporate clients.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Support our email program through writing, list management, testing, and email deployments
  • Coordinate with communications staff on email messaging and segmentation
  • Work with our design and development teams to creatively communicate client messages through email, website content, social posts, and video
  • Compile comprehensive analytics reports for email, website, and social accounts.

Requirements

  • 0-2 years of experience in a political, digital, or communications role.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Strong knowledge of social media.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to manage many projects at once.
  • Experience with email marketing services a strong plus.
  • Basic understanding of conservative politics preferred.

Application Instructions

Please send cover letter, resume, and a brief, non-academic writing sample to humanresources@definerscorp.com.

Notice to all Applicants

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within (3) days of hire.
  • Final candidate is subject to a background check prior to the final selection process.