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Junior Consultant Public Affairs (m/f/d)

Portland Junior Level  Berlin, Berlin, Deutschland 16 Feb 2021


Portland is looking for a

Junior Consultant Public Affairs (m/f/d)

The Company

Portland is a fully integrated communications consultancy with dedicated specialists experienced in the development and implementation of public affairs and communications strategies.

Trusted by some of the highest profile organisations, governments and individuals in the world, we have global offices in Berlin, Paris, Brussels, London, Washington DC, Singapore, Doha and Nairobi.

Our services include political and regulatory risk, integrated advocacy campaigns, reputation management, and crisis communications. We have extensive experience in a wide range of policy areas, including digital and data protection, antitrust and trade law, transport, healthcare, environment and circular economy, financial services and fisheries.

We understand national, European and global politics, how their stakeholders interact and where risks and opportunities lie for businesses.

Our teams of experienced and multilingual consultants invest time to understand clients from the inside out, work with them to set clear strategic direction, and then bring the whole of Portland’s abilities to bear to deliver their objectives.

Portland is a very results-driven business, with an unswerving focus on quality. To achieve this we need to work collaboratively in a fun environment. We laugh, we strategise, we discuss, but we remember what is the most important: advancing the interests of our clients.


The Role

We are looking for an Executive to join our Berlin team. Our work is fast-paced, European and global in scope. We seek a highly-motivated individual at the start of their career who brings a real passion for German and EU affairs, with a very good understanding of the German political system and media landscape.

You should be a strong analytical thinker and able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting with the development of concepts and political campaigns for clients.
  • Monitoring issues in national and international media, social media, and politics, and analysing key trends.
  • Preparing research and briefing notes on national and international issues and developments.
  • Supporting with drafting materials including opinion articles, statements, and press releases.
  • Developing stakeholder analyses.
  • Developing and maintaining media and stakeholder databases.
  • Establishing and maintaining contacts with socio-political stakeholders and journalists.
  • Supporting with the organisation of events (parliamentary discussion groups, roundtables, press conferences).
  • Attending, virtually or in-person events, and reporting on events relevant to client interests.
  • Supporting with administrative and day-to-day management of client accounts, including activity reporting.
  • Undertaking ad-hoc research to support new business proposals and pitches.


Below are a list of basic conditions we would ideally love our next colleague to meet. But most of all we are interested in meeting interesting people, people who question why decisions are made, people who are intellectually curious about the world around them, people who are able to come up with creative solutions.

You have:

  • A Master’s degree in political, social or communication sciences, European studies, international relations, journalism, public diplomacy or a first relevant experience in the political and/or policy-related field, e.g. through internships or political activities.
  • A high level of interest in political issues and the ability to analyse and translate them into campaigns and strategies.
  • The ability to conduct comprehensive analysis of information to tight deadlines while ensuring accuracy and relevance.
  • An exceptional attention to detail, even in an often high-pressure environment.
  • Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal) in German and English.
  • A high degree of personal responsibility and the ambition to always deliver the best results.
  • The ability to build personal networks.
  • Good knowledge of digital communication.
  • A logical, creative and flexible approach to solve problems, with an enthusiastic ‘can-do’ attitude

Other information

What we offer

  • You can expect to work on exciting projects and on a broad range of political topics. Our clients have a strong international orientation, which is why you will work closely with our other colleagues based in Brussels, Paris, London, Washington DC, Singapore, Doha and Nairobi.
  • We are part of the Omnicom Group, the leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company.
  • We have an unrivalled strategic and advisory council; a group that has held some of the hottest seats in politics and the media.
  • Our clients benefit from their experience and expertise, but so do our people.
  • We are committed to employee development and have an open doors culture.
  • We have a solid and structured approach to individual career development where you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the most experienced people in the business and we regularly reward and promote success within the company. We actively encourage staff to develop innovative and exciting ways of delivering success and to take on new challenges and responsibilities to aid progression.

Apply here! 

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