Public Affairs Strategist

Location: Washington, DC
Posted Date: 2017-07-15

The Details

Fast-growing, technology and business intelligence firm with extremely flexible work environment seeks an experienced, self-motivated, data-loving individual to serve as an account manager and team strategist for Fortune 500 clients.

You will be joining an exceptional team as a public affairs expert and data strategist – someone who can conduct and direct research in order to turn that intelligence into polished, actionable reports that inform client strategies and tactics. You would serve as part of a multi-disciplinary team of former intelligence officers, investigative reporters, media analysts, software developers, statisticians, communications professionals, and executives. You will be a critical and trusted advisor for large clients wrongfully targeted by opposition groups and politicians who badly need your help.

While there are projects with specific research goals and budgets, we need and deeply encourage ideation and exploration of new, better ways of presenting the millions of data points in our database. As a lead strategist within an organization with a very flat organizational structure, senior leaders will immediately hear your voice, and you’ll be able to contribute significantly to company strategy and implementation.

We want you to take ownership in your work, develop relationships with clients, and participate in business development. We want to hear your ideas for products or technology features, and we value your input in improving operational efficiencies.

Desired Qualifications


Must have a four-year undergraduate degree; graduate education is a plus. Desirable areas of concentration include public affairs, social or political science, public relations, data-journalism with investigative focus.


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Company Benefits

How to apply:

Submit your most current resume or LinkedIn PDF, cover letter outlining your approach to aligning data to strategy and a situation in which you’ve done just that, and two relevant writing samples to

About Synoptos

Synoptos is a fast growing, nationally recognized data analytics firm with a focus on news and social media. We provide customized media intelligence with a human touch to help a variety of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies stay on top of the information that affects their bottom line.

So what sets us apart? You.

Sure, we employ proprietary technology backed by the National Science Foundation and developed in partnership with faculty at Georgetown University and Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology. Sure, our software combs news and social media with pinpoint precision. Sure, we can synthesize billions of data points into a handful of relevant insights. But Synoptos’ researchers and analysts are the ones who make the biggest difference to our clients. Researchers and analysts provide intelligence support to inform and counsel clients on their communications strategies, investment decisions, and daily operations. We help our clients meet their business objectives by synthesizing complex information in the news and social media, uncovering relationship networks and emerging media trends, and clarifying them into actionable insights.

The company is composed of technologists, federal senior executives, former Congressmen, best-selling authors, former investigative reporters, and communications professionals.