Communications Specialist

03 Jun, 2020

Jobs

Communications Specialist

Scientific Research Corp.
Alexandria, VA
Requirements

MINIMUM SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Active DoD Secret clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field related to Journalism, Communications, Marketing, English, Public Administration, Legislative Affairs, or a related field
  • Minimum 10 years of experience; minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience in communications; Department of Defense experience strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency in developing and advising on communications strategies, to include focused messaging to specific audiences
  • Experience in the development, drafting, editing, publishing, distribution, coordination of various communication deliverables, to include information papers, guidance memorandums, policies, technical reports, congressional reports, annual reports, responses to media inquiries, briefing cards, and presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with and elicit information from engineers and other technical subject matter experts, locate primary sources, synthesize disparate data points into a focused message, and communicate technical topics to non-technical audiences
  • Experience tracking team progress to plan
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and as a member of a team
  • Willingness to work on all aspects of team priorities
  • Ability to work with a wide range of contributors, to include engineers, subject matter experts, functional teams, senior leadership
  • Strong planning, organizational, and time management skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work within tight deadlines
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including copy editing experience
  • Ability to design and produce high-quality products and documents
  • Excellent professional writing and editing skills
  • Familiarity with Office of the Secretary of Defense and Department of Defense writing styles as contained in DoD Manual 5110.04-M, Volume 1, DoD Manual for Written Material: Correspondence Management and DoD 5110.04-M, Volume 2, DoD Manual for Written Material: Examples and Reference Material
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

DESIRED SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • 2¬†years Congressional Staffer / Hill experience
  • Familiarity with the DoD public release process
  • Knowledge of and experience with the think tank and academic communities
  • Technical or general journalism experience
  • Experience working with the media, to include writing press releases
  • Proficiency with infographics

THIS POSITION REQUIRES AN ACTIVE DoD SECRET CLEARANCE

FILLING THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON GOVERNMENT ACCEPTANCE

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Job posted: 2020-06-03