Public Affairs/Media Relations Specialist 2

18 Dec, 2020


Public Affairs/Media Relations Specialist 2

Tatitlek Corp.
Arlington, VA

Job Description


The Public Affairs/Media Relations Specialist 2 reports to the Diplomatic Security Public Affairs Director. This position provides diverse and complex services in support of internal and external communications and provides professional and extensive research, writing, and project management support in the day-to-day operations of the office. This position is assigned to the Diplomatic Security Office of Public Affairs (DS/PA).


Major Duties:


  • Advises program offices on media issues, developing and implementing proactive strategies for delivering messaging to targeted internal and external audiences via multimedia, print and broadcast platforms and produces after-action analysis on the impact of those initiatives.
  • Drafts and edits high-level written products to include press guidance, speeches, talking points, social media and web content, brochures, scripts, executive memos, award submissions, and others as needed.
  • Develops and executes crisis communications initiatives as required.
  • Acts as the messaging subject matter expert on diversity and recruitment, and serves as the office’s primary liaison to Bureau recruitment and diversity offices, working groups and teams.
  • Acts as the records subject matter expert on the Bureau’s memorial archives of fallen personnel, providing memorial presentations and written products as required, researching additions to the memorial archive, coordinating all messaging and events related to the archive.
  • Responds to journalists’ queries for information or imagery as required, proactively conceives of and engages media on projects to educate and inform audiences and promote the Bureau, and acts as after-hours/weekend press duty officer on a rotating basis.
  • Acts as project manager for messaging special projects and events as needed, overseeing the work of the Public Affairs Specialist – Special Projects, conceiving and implementing special projects, securing appropriate clearances and advising office leadership.
  • Serves as an informational resource to office staff and Bureau program offices, assisting with research on virtually any aspect of the Bureau.
  • Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as the mission dictates.


Professional Qualifications/Skills:


  • Must be a U.S. citizen and possess or be able to obtain a SECRET clearance
  • At a minimum 5 years’ experience in governmental public affairs and media relations; foreign policy, international law enforcement and security experience preferred
  • Expert, specific knowledge of contemporary journalism standards, ethics, and techniques newsroom experience preferred
  • Expert event planning, presentation and project management skills
  • Must be able to demonstrate a high level of writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, work independently, and perform in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment with rapidly changing priorities
  • Able to travel domestically and internationally as required
  • Ability to meet deadlines, and the ability to work across Department offices at all levels


Additional Qualifying Factors:


As a condition of employment, must pass a pre-employment drug screening, as well as have acceptable reference and background check results.


The Tatitlek Corporation gives hiring, promotion, training and retention preference to Tatitlek shareholders, shareholder descendants and shareholder spouses who meet the minimum qualifications for the job.


As an equal opportunity employer, The Tatitlek Corporation recognizes that our strength lies in our people.  Discrimination and all unlawful harassment, including sexual harassment, in employment is not tolerated.  We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment.  We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business.

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Job posted: 2020-12-18