Communications Specialist - Developmental
Pacific Architects & Engineers
Falls Church, VA, United States
4d ago
source : Careerlift

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Communications Specialist - Developmental

PAE National Security Solutions, is looking for a Developmental Communications Specialist to provide support with communication activities by managing digital content, developing written content, and organizing events.

Relevant subject matter is low

to moderately complex.

Candidate Must have an Active and Eligible for Crossover at the TOP SECRET / SCI security clearance with Poly at time of employment.

Duties :

Specific duties and responsibilities will vary based on assignment area.

  • Build audience insight using appropriate tools to monitor content
  • Understand the overall context for communication
  • Implement evaluation tools to assess the effectiveness and impact of communication
  • Monitor and summarize communications activities, including digital communications
  • Support the implementation of feedback mechanisms (quantitative and qualitative) that measure employee engagement and effectiveness of internal communication
  • Review existing sources of insight (including previous communication activity) to understand the overall context for communication and audience influencers
  • Use insight to identify target audiences and partners, support decision making and help inform the overall communication approach
  • Write clearly in plain, simple, clear, concise, accurate language and check work for spelling and grammar
  • Express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Draft engaging, targeted content and messages suitable for use across a range of channels
  • Support the delivery of online events including live chats, broadcasts, blogs, and microblogs
  • Assist with the management of website content
  • Produce digital newsletters
  • Have a practical understanding of organizational functions, roles, and communication requirements to enable the design of tailored content
  • Select appropriate visuals to improve the impact of communication (for example, photography and infographics)
  • Create content that meets accessibility and usability requirements
  • Assist with the organization of staff events that support communication objectives; may include tasks related to logistics and content
  • Deliver corporate messages to local audience in appropriately tailored manner
  • Knowledge, Skills / Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications (Power Point, Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Ability to obtain a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Visio
  • Strong interpersonal communication, written communication skill and customer service skills
  • Ability to research and draft original content for a variety of channels and audiences
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to implement quantitative and qualitative evaluation tools
  • Ability to apply analysis of performance metrics and evaluation data to products
  • Ability to learn web content management systems
  • Familiarity with Photoshop; ability to crop and size images and adjust color
  • Ability to use digital channels including live chats, blogs, and microblogs
  • Experience organizing small events
  • Ability to work in a matrixed environment
  • Qualifications :

  • Clearance Requirements :
  • Must have an Active and Eligible for Crossover at the TOP SECRET / SCI security clearance with Poly at time of employment.
  • Educational Requirements :
  • Bachelor's degree in any field (degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or public relations preferred)
  • High School Diploma or GED plus 5 years general work experience
  • Experience Requirements :
  • Minimum of 1 year relevant or comparable experience
  • Work Environment

  • Work is typically performed in an office environment, requiring the use of computer terminals and standard office equipment to accomplish work objectives.
  • While performing the duties of this job, use fingers and hands to type or write; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear.

    Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • May require extended periods of sitting for long meetings.
  • Work assignments may require occasional travel throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area.

    PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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