Communications Specialist

Manages internal and external communications efforts as part of a federal support services contract.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Edit Congressional Reports, manuals, agency announcements, and other major documents for publication to ensure consistency and adherence to agency writing and branding guidance
  • Facilitate communications to stakeholders, through notices, newsletters and phone calls
  • Draft, edit, and consolidate talking points, PowerPoints, briefing papers, press releases, testimony, newsletter articles, and blogs
  • Manage agency communication tools include a listserv and social media accounts
  • Correspond and coordinate on behalf of agency leadership with other government agencies
  • Prepare weekly reports and ad-hoc responses to inquiries for specific data and information
  • Scan and administer a library of resources from media provided by stakeholders
  • Attend meetings to help identify priorities and partnerships
  • Develop and maintain a system of correspondence, both mail and email
  • Monitor internal due dates and tracks accomplishments

Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience working with distressed communities, especially American Indian/Alaska Native communities strongly preferred
  • Ability to create effective messaging and direct contributions from multiple sources
  • Demonstrated writing and editing skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks, and deliver quality results under tight deadlines
  • Ability to work both individually and in a team environment
  • Experience with Web communications, HTML, and social media preferred; graphic design experience a plus
  • Knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, English, or related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least two years of related experience in communications, public relations, or technical writing and editing

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled


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