K2 & Co. is seeking a skilled communications and government affairs professional to join our firm’s public affairs team! K2 is a rapidly growing women-owned small business, dedicated to serving clients in the areas of public relations, public affairs, strategic communications, events, political campaigns, development and fundraising.

As a Public Affairs Account Executive, your job will include:

  • Helping a variety of clients – from healthcare to agriculture to nonprofits – navigate local, state and federal political landscapes
  • Building grassroots and grasstop relationships with voices that elevate our clients’ issues with press, policymakers, and the public
  • Building and managing coalitions for clients
  • Crafting a variety of written materials for clients including press releases, opinion editorials, letters to the editor, social media posts, and more
  • Pitching and building relationships with members of the press in state and national markets
  • Thinking creatively to build and execute strategic communications and public affairs plans that help our clients achieve their goals
  • Providing media training for clients to grow their thought leadership and ability to communicate with the press
  • Tracking metrics for clients including deliverables, social media, etc. to demonstrate achievement and momentum for clients
  • Managing client accounts to meet their day-to-day needs

What you need to apply:

  • A bachelor’s degree and a minimum 5 years experience working in communications, public relations, media relations, and/or government affairs
  • An understanding of Minnesota’s political landscape
  • Strong written, verbal and communication skills
  • The ability to multi-task and an interest in working with a variety of clients in different issue areas
  • An understanding of various social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn
  • An interest in policy and political current events
  • A willingness to learn, ask questions, think on your feet, and collaborate with colleagues to deliver results for clients

Nice to have:

  • Experience working with and pitching members of the press
  • Standing relationships with lawmakers, third-party grasstop groups, and/or political organizations in Minnesota
  • Client management experience
  • Experience working with non-profits, associations, and/or coalitions


  • Healthcare reimbursement
  • 401k-eligible after a year
  • Profit sharing-eligible after a year
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Annual performance-based bonuses
  • Office structure as well as remote work opportunities

Interested in applying? Please send your cover letter, resume and 1-2 writing samples to Chelsea Thompson at ct@k2andcompany.com.