Lead strategic communications initiatives for the Department of Defense, shaping impactful strategies and engaging stakeholders internally and externally while enjoying competitive benefits and ample opportunities for growth with FedWriters. The Department of Defense Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness (OUSD P&R) presents an exhilarating environment dedicated to enhancing military readiness, supporting personnel and their families, and fostering innovation to address complex challenges facing our nation's defense.
Providing strategic communications planning which consists of all necessary support to successfully investigate and identify audiences, messaging, strategies, tactics, and measurement for outreach in alignment with overarching organizational strategy
This function will launch, execute, manage, and evaluate performance of all internal and external communications in coordination with relevant change management, public affairs, and outreach and engagement teams
Assessing, maintaining, and improving the existing communications methodology and practices to achieve efficiency and alignment with business goals
Providing expert assistance in all aspects of advertising, content creation, event management, executive communications, marketing, media relations, message testing, outreach, public relations, stakeholder engagement, and support
Training agency personnel in the skills and knowledge necessary for long term operation
Providing support in defining communications by conducting audience targeting, message development, identification of channels, tactics, and metrics for each communications campaign
Supporting internal communications campaigns to include such activities as data visualizations, deskside briefings, email campaigns, executive speech writing, media and speaker preparation, sourcing and sharing employee stories, talking points development, planning, and hosting virtual or hybrid events including town halls, webinars, and forums
Supporting research, writing, editing, and informal/formal coordination for stakeholder reports, such as Reports to Congress and responses to Government Accountability Office (GAO) and DoD Inspector General (Do DIG) inquiries
Supporting external communications activities including but not limited to:
Developing creative campaign development in support of public service announcements and paid media campaigns across national, regional, and local geographies and all digital and traditional media formats
Conducting in-person, hybrid, or digital stakeholder engagement events
Designing and executing e-mail campaigns
Supporting development of strategic recommendations for advancing the agency's brand and communications in support of business goals
Examining and identifying previously underused or untapped channels, audiences, and evolving technologies
Required Qualifications and Skills:
10+ years of experience in leading teams and expertise in delivering change management and strategic communications to include briefings, articles, and social media
Advanced degrees or professional certifications may be substituted for experience
Knowledge of Air Force or similar federal agency organizational structure and protocol for coordination of communication products and contextual understanding
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
Professional certification in a relevant field
Work Setting and Environment:
Monday - Friday, normal working hours
Work is to be performed remotely
How FedWriters Will Compensate and Appreciate You:
FedWriters offers team members the opportunity to gain a lasting impression in this fast-growing small business.
FedWriters provides a competitive package of salary and benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage; a matching 401(k) program; generous
Paid Time Off (PTO); STD; LTD; life insurance; and more!
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