Communications Specialist

Key Role:
Support the project team in the development and implementation of innovative strategic communications and outreach programs and initiatives designed to proactively engage program members, government partners, and stakeholders. Implement a program level strategic communications plan. Help to determine challenges, opportunities, and needs in the client's environment and help manage expectations of communications products. Create, design, and write publication materials, employee communications, newsletters, and informational materials for internal or external audiences. Provide guidance for copy, design and development of graphics for brochures, briefs, social media, and other communications products. Research new content to develop for communication products. Confer with project leadership team regarding complex subjects to maintain coherence of communications products. Draft content for publication on client site and liaise across varying Task Order organizations and work activities to ensure accuracy of communications products, communication plans, and content.

Basic Qualifications:
-5+ years of experience in the strategic communication field, including change management, content development, Web strategy, and implementation planning

-Experience with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

-Experience with SharePoint
-Experience with Poppulo or a third-party message distribution system

-Experience with writing and editing material in a journalistic style
-Ability to gather information and synthesize into client ready deliverables
-Ability to assist with the development of new communication methods to reach target audiences

-Ability to obtain a security clearance

-BA or BS degree in Journalism, Communications, Business Communications, Public Affairs, Marketing, or Political Science

Additional Qualifications:

-Experience with multimedia and graphics design layouts related to strategic communication products

-Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) and video production software

-Experience with top executives and senior leaders to translate ideas and concepts into professional communication products, including talking points, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, articles, e-mails to staff, and other communication products, as directed

-Ability to balance competing priorities and manage several time-sensitive projects at once in a fast-paced environment with minimal guidance.
-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills

Clearance:

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

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