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Public Affairs, Senior Vice President

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Public Affairs, Senior Vice President

Teneo Strategy

Teneo is the global CEO advisory firm. We partner with our clients globally to do great things for a better future.

Drawing upon our global team and expansive network of senior advisors, we provide advisory services across our five business segments on a stand-alone or fully integrated basis to help our clients solve complex business challenges. Our clients include a significant number of the Fortune 100 and FTSE 100, as well as other corporations, financial institutions, and organization.


Our full range of advisory services includes strategic communications, investor relations, financial transactions and restructuring, management consulting, physical and cyber risk, organizational design, board and executive search, geopolitics and government affairs, corporate governance, ESG and DE&I.


The firm has more than 1,500 employees located in 40+ offices around the world.



A Senior Vice President within Teneo Strategic Communications is a core member of our account teams. Senior Vice Presidents are responsible for helping execute holistic, integrated programs and communications initiatives in support of Teneo’s clients. This may include, but not be limited to executive positioning campaigns, media relations strategies, as well as issues and crisis management. Senior Vice Presidents are highly motivated, entrepreneurial individuals, able to think outside-the-box, as well as navigate complex situations and ambiguous assignments with ease. They are the glue that ensures our team’s deliver best-in-class service and function as a cohesive unit.



  • Key member of “Core Account Team,” working with Account Managers and Leaders on client mandates
  • Develop and execute strategies to help clients achieve critical public affairs goals, using campaign-style approaches to include research, message development, digital media targeting, paid and earned communications
  • Manage junior team members and ensure client teams are progressing against client objectives.
  • Serves as a reliable, adaptable resource for senior team members capable of overseeing others.
  • Contributes to the Business Development process, including proposal development and pitch participation.



  • Strong track record of managing client relationships and/ or briefing principals
  • Must have understanding and fluency with modern communications and political campaign communication tools and tactics, know how to create a strategic issues advocacy plan and direct team efforts to execute that plan
  • Political campaign or similar advocacy efforts required; knowledge of government affairs and/ or governmental experience a plus; work with fortune 500 companies a plus
  • Experience managing large teams, with a particular focus on mentoring junior staff.
  • Strong organizational skills with the proven ability to see complex projects through to execution.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication. PowerPoint is a must.
  • Ability to navigate complex or ambiguous environments.
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Suggested work experience: 7+ years in public relations/corporate communications/media/public affairs


What We Offer

As a Teneo employee, you'll enjoy unique benefits including flexible time off policy; medical, dental, and vision coverage; long-term disability, and life insurance; a 401K plan; commuter benefits; team events; snacks; and other perks.


Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Teneo is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a diverse and inclusive workplace. Teneo considers all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or sexual orientation or any other status protected by applicable law.


Bonus Eligible: Yes


Total Compensation Package: Includes annualized bonus, 401k match, healthcare coverage and a broad range of additional benefits and perks.

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