Public Affairs Communications Planner, Mid

Key Role:

Provide direct support to meet Combatant Command strategic and operational-level exercise objectives. Apply knowledge of formal operations, military planning, or exercise design to develop communication plans across the communication life cycle, including conceptualization, brainstorming, stakeholder and client engagement, and final product development. Participate in and support public affairs planning for Combatant Command and component exercises by attending exercise planning conferences, meetings, and working groups, as required to plan and schedule for key milestones related to the exercise schedule. Analyze, coordinate, and execute communication strategies and plans that synchronize public affairs efforts across the theater. Contribute to the public affairs assessment process through applying lessons learned and open-source research data to the communication planning process. Coordinate with Information Operation (IO) and Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) planners to provide public media analysis reports to client to enhance situation awareness for senior leaders. Provide prompt delivery of media assessment aids for key leaders in decision making within the information operations environment on adversaries, allies and partners.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience working in the DoD as a military, civilian, or contractor in a Joint or combined HQ, major command, or higher headquarters

  • 3+ years of experience in planning and executing public affairs activities for Joint, Army, or related exercises

  • 3+ years of experience with strategic communication

  • Ability to be a highly flexible self-starter and operate in a high-tempo environment under less-than-ideal time-management conditions

  • Ability to manage planning efforts for multiple events simultaneously

  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time

  • Secret clearance

  • Bachelor's degree

Additional Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience with Adaptive Planning and Execution (APEX) or the Joint Planning Process (JPP)

  • Experience in an installation or major command Public Affairs Office

  • Experience in a Combat Arms or Combat Support Military Occupational Specialty (MOS)

  • Completion of Defense Information School (DINFOS) Public Affairs Training


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.

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