Public Affairs Specialist

24 Dec, 2020


Public Affairs Specialist

Arlington, VA


  • Write and edit materials and communications copy for external audiences (press releases, blog posts, social media content)
  • Manage relationships with media
  • Pitch stories for placement in publications that report on Eccalon’s missions and activities
  • Help implement communications projects and strategies
  • Prepare presentations and reports
  • Develop, maintain and help implement the organization’s editorial calendar

The Eccalon Communications team is growing and you will be part of a highly collaborative team of five.

The Public Affairs Specialist reports to the Communications Director and will work closely with all members of the communications team and with colleagues across the organization.

This position is in Arlington, VA.

What We Are Looking For in a Teammate:

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in Public Affairs
  • Proven experience as a Public Affairs, Media Relations, External Affairs Specialist, or similar role
  • Proficient in communication and digital media strategies
  • Solid writing, editing and researching skills
  • Proficient in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with media and developing and disseminating informational materials to pertinent audiences through the media
  • Experience with identifying, pitching, and developing relationships with media and journalists
  • Proficient at transmitting information by spoken word so that the intended audience comprehends the presentation
  • Proficient in drawing appropriate conclusions from varied and complex data including identifying sources of information
  • A sense of urgency while maintaining exceptional service attitude focusing on professionalism and responsibility
  • An eagerness to serve as a strategic thought partner to the Communications Director, shaping the voice and messaging for the organization based on his/her vision
  • An eagerness to collaborate with Senior Leaders within Eccalon on public affairs and congressional engagements
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficient in MS Office and Google Workspace/G Suite
  • A willingness and aptitude to operate successfully as a part of a team that is distributed geographically
  • An unquenchable passion to change the way that DOD solves its problems. Eccalon is engaged in hard work and there are long, tough days fighting a daunting bureaucracy
  • Preference for experience in the DOD and/or national security vertical
  • BSc/BA in Journalism, Communications or a related field is desired

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Job posted: 2020-12-24