Communications Specialist | Bethesda Magazine

Communications Specialist

Potomac Haven

Date posted: 04-18-19

Overview
PotomacWave Consulting is seeking a creative, forward-thinking and organized Communications Specialist to join our team supporting a Federal Client in Arlington, VA! You must be able to create consistent, meaningful content and would be responsible for supporting the development of strategic communications programs, documents and supporting the request of senior staff. Efforts include brand messaging development, development of strategic communications programs; conference and engagement support, presentation and talking point creation

This position requires proven experience with strategic planning, messaging strategy, corporate communications, public relations, brand development, content development, writing, web and social media, project management, presentation development, presentation development.

Responsibilities
-Working with the communications lead, this role is accountable for supporting the strategic development of communications programs and elevating the divisions profile.
-Responsible for developing a consistent internal and external brand messaging strategy that is reflected across all product and service programs, as well as internal marketing programs.
-Develops communications key messages and talking points and supports the implementation across all communications.
-Assist with strategic communication requirements for senior staff, including presentation development, interview talking points and speech writing.
-As an individual contributor, work with a high performing team to meet strategic goals and division objectives.

Qualifications
-Bachelor’s degree (minimum) in marketing, communication, or related field
-6-10 years of communications experience along with an agency background in integrated marketing, public relations, advertising or digital communications.
-Familiarity with FEMA and/or other Government agencies communications and social media
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as organizational and interpersonal skills
-Highly organized and adept at managing multiple projects and clients simultaneously at a high standard in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
-Ability to think creatively and collaboratively about all elements of communications work
-Adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and able to manage multiple deadlines and deliver high quality work products
-Must be a US Citizen
-Must be able to obtain DHS Suitability

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