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Senior Communications Specialist

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Full Time
D.C. Metro

 

Location: Springfield, VA

 

Position Description:

  • Develop and implement internal and external communications.
  • Proactively identify and implement marketing strategies.
  • Based on awareness and understanding of NGA mission and operations tempo, identify and reach out to potential users and user groups.
  • Analyze customer needs; make appropriate recommendations for message/information development, communication method selection, and timing of messages.
  • Tailor messages by target audience. Research, write, edit, and publish communications products (e.g., print, web, electronic, briefings).
  • Provide direction to graphic designers, briefing developers, photographers, illustrators and other required staff.
  • Prepare material for publication and other media both internally and externally.
  • Manage and monitor production schedules.
  • Develop new communication methods to reach target audiences.
  • Support NGA senior leaders by writing speeches, talking points, video scripts, briefings, and other communications products (e.g., emails, articles).
  • Proficient with PC computer platforms and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong communication (oral and written), interpersonal and customer service skills.

 

Position Requirements:

  • 11 years’ experience in the Corporate Communications field.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in the related field.
  • Experience researching and writing articles monthly in the IC, NGA, DoD or Federal government.
  • Experience developing communication products such as briefings, marketing campaigns, communications plans, publication timelines, aimed at increasing awareness of milestones and initiatives for a variety of audiences and associated with designated communications account.
  • Experience working with executive-level clients in IC, NGA, DoD or Federal government.
  • Experience in proofreading, technical writing and editing for grammar.
  • Experience working with Senior Leadership to create and edit emails to the workforce and other audiences; create briefs and talking points.

 

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated effective leadership, execution and crisis communication skills in the IC, NGA, DoD or Federal government environments.

 

TS/SCI Security Clearance Required

 

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