8 months ago
The Communication Coordinator will support PMA 205 at Patuxent River Naval Station. Proactive Communications: The selected applicant will prepare written materials for proactive release externally to attract print, broadcast and social media coverage and internally to educate, inform and motivate the workforce. Materials integrate broad themes from the Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations, Commandant of the Marine Corps, Chief of Information, NAVAIR and other interested commands. The selected applicant may be assigned a production quota. The selected applicant will assist in planning, updating and executing internal and external communications plans with national, international, political and budgetary impacts. Campaigns will be coordinated with other internal and external commands, and may be short or long term in duration. The selected applicant will create news releases, fact sheets, talking points and other material to stimulate internal and external interest in command accomplishments and enhance understanding of the command, its workforce, mission, and contribution to the national defense. The selected applicant will be aware of distribution channel and consumption trends, including command websites, using the insight to increase and optimize opportunities to tell the command story and contribute to monitoring public discourse on command activities and reputation. The selected applicant will identify opportunities for the creation of compelling photographs and video footage, coordinating closely with the Media Center to create, storyboard and script products as needed. May assist in preparation of speeches and presentations for senior command leaders and advises on delivery. Speeches and presentations may encompass aspects of technical, programmatic, budgetary, policy and ceremonial issues and may be delivered to a broad range of audiences representing defense, Congressional, industry and the general public. The selected applicant will ensure that speeches are closely coordinated with necessary outside organizations. Media Relations: as required, arranges media events and may serve as media escort. The selected applicant will professionally and expeditiously coordinates media requests for information, interviews and site visits. Arranges photo and videographic opportunities for journalists and other related media professionals. The selected applicant will coordinate media participation in special events and ceremonies as appropriate. Advisory: The selected applicant may infrequently advise senior leadership on likely public affairs implications of command endeavors. The selected applicant will coordinate advance preparation of senior management and technical personnel who participate in media interviews and public and contractor presentations. The selected applicant will monitor leadership engagements with internal and external groups, especially media, and reviews their results. The selected applicant will assess media, Congressional and public attitudes toward the command and incorporates the knowledge into outgoing messages, responses and communications products and assist government staff in developing and delivering public affairs recommendations based on analysis of public feedback, policy statements and guidance material, even when the recommendations may be difficult for leadership to hear. The selected applicant will assist with assessment of suitability, probable impact of and coordinates approval of all materials prepared by contractor and government personnel intended for public release. These include marketing brochures, posters, videos, technical presentations, advertising copy, social media posts and similar materials. Records required information on deliverables in various management databases on regular basis, but at least weekly. The selected applicant will extract pertinent news clips from internal and external sources and disseminate to appropriate personnel. Interface/Liaison: The selected applicant will coordinate public affairs matters with senior military and civilian leadership and the communications teams across NAWCAD, NAVAIR, and with PAOs outside of NAVAIR as appropriate. The selected applicant will establish and maintain effective working relationships with management, technical personnel, base officials, and others to ensure the success of communications efforts. The selected applicant will facilitate corporate communications team meeting command communications objectives by attending relevant meetings, making recommendations and forming communication strategies and plans as required.
Education/Experience: A Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, Marketing, or a related writing intensive field and two (2) years of experience in a communication or writing field is required. Experience in creating and executing internal or externally-focused mass communications plans is desired.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Command of writing stories, captions and other products in Associated Press style is preferred. Exposure to media relations and experience or knowledge of Naval aviation acquisition environment is desired. Should be competent working in Windows, Microsoft Office, SharePoint and Adobe computing environment.
Applicant selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.