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Forbes Tate Partners: Analyst, Research and Policy Analysis Department


About Forbes Tate Partners


Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) is a full-service public affairs consultancy specializing in bipartisan federal and state government relations, strategic communications, grassroots and grasstops advocacy, issue campaigns, and corporate development. As a mid-sized firm, we have the breadth and depth of personnel and experience to manage a portfolio of over 200 clients, but also the flexibility to provide our clients with attentive and highly personalized support.


Position Description


We are seeking an Analyst to join our Research and Policy Analysis (RPA) Department – an individual who is interested in opportunities to ensure senior staff and clients have information to impact federal and state policies, and who can work on a range of bipartisan issues. The RPA Department provides fundamental support to FTP’s government relations and public affairs professionals by researching, interpreting, and analyzing federal and state legislation, key developments in the legislative process, public policy proposals, political dynamics of key topics, and media coverage of pertinent issues. The Department also contributes to firm growth by assessing markets and assisting in the development of business relationships. The RPA Department is central to all our work at FTP, from business development to building strategy to legislative and policy analysis at the state and federal levels.


The Analyst reports directly to the Senior Vice President & Head of RPA.


This position is full-time salaried with benefits and paid holidays, based in Washington, D.C. This position describes the general nature of the work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required.


 Primary Responsibilities


§ Analyzing legislation and regulations and providing strategic policy and political advice to senior staff and clients at the state and federal levels

§ Drafting public-facing research documents to support ongoing issue advocacy campaigns and meet client needs

§ Assist team in summarizing the events that occurred in Congress and the Administration over the week

§ Assisting in business development and marketplace assessments to support client development

§ Guiding RPA interns in the conduct and completion of general research assignments

§ Coordinating and collaborating with other analysts and senior staff on cross-cutting issues affecting client concerns and needs

§ Being prepared to immerse themselves in new policy issues that may arise

§ Assessing new tools for research and helping to integrate them into the research process

§ Performing other duties as necessary to achieve the goals of the Department




§ Requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as (such as political science, history, and public policy). At least one year of professional experience (policy analysis, political science research, legislative or executive agency policymaking, data science, or government affairs consulting) or a law degree is preferred but not required

§ Strong research and analysis skills, ideally in the policy or political arena

§ Demonstrated knowledge of principles of both policy and politics, including direct experience with policy dynamics within and among political parties, and the intersection between policy, politics, and communications

§ Demonstrated knowledge of the workings of Congress, the Administration, and federal agencies

§ Flexibility and ability to take on and identify emerging issues in policy

§ Familiarity with policy research tools such as Quorum, PoliticoPro, BGOV, CQ, LexisNexis, etc.

§ Experience working with local, state, and/or federal policymakers is plus

§ Familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite, including the use of forms, functions, and data visualization tools in Excel




§ Ability to be a flexible and positive team player

§ Ability to be a self-starter and carry out client requests with minimal oversight

§ Strong verbal communications skills, including experience with public speaking

§ Ability to convey complex information in writing in a way that can be understood easily

§ Keen attention to detail and strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple

§ Ability to work under pressure and provide quality deliverables quickly when needed

§ Ability to manage multiple tasks at once and operate independently

§ Eager to fully support the firm staff and clients

§ Desire to work in an ideologically diverse, bipartisan environment


How to Apply

Interested parties should send their cover letter, resume, and one writing sample (three pages or less) to with the subject line Analyst, Research and Policy Analysis Department. Please save each attachment with your full name (first and last name) and document title. For example: John Smith Resume, John Smith Cover Letter, John Smith Writing Sample.

No calls, emails, or faxes please. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. FTP is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment.