Associate, Public Affairs

TDS is a full-service public affairs firm based in Washington, D.C. offering strategic communications, issue advocacy, crisis management, grassroots mobilization, coalition building and digital services. For over ten years our team has provided unmatched quality, superior strategic advice, and a unique approach to issue management for corporations, trade associations and political clients.

TDS Public Affairs is seeking an entry-level communications professionals to join our team. The ideal candidate is a strong writer with the ability to quickly grasp subject material. The candidate is proficient with basic office technology and social media, has strong organization skills and the ability to work well within a team to assist multiple project leads meet tight deadlines.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Supporting project leads with daily client activities
  • Media monitoring
  • Supporting project leads with internal administration including project tracking, data input and reporting
  • Writing first drafts for client/project materials
  • Supporting business development as needed


  • Meaningful experience in media, campaigns, trade associations or government affairs preferred.
  • Proven ability to write. Experience with public relations writing is a plus.
  • Superior attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience with SaaS and other databases a plus.


TDS Public Affairs offers a 401k program and competitive salaries commensurate with experience.


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