Wednesday , April 17 2024

Department of State Jobs – Public Affairs Specialist

Website U.S. Department of State

Job Description:

This position is located within the Bureau of Global Public Affairs, Office of International Media Engagement (GPA/IME).  IME and its six overseas Media Hubs serve as platforms to engage foreign audiences through broadcast, print, and social media.  The incumbent is the lead coordinator for the GPA Forward strategic communications initiative, deploying press, digital, and analytic resources globally to effectively explain U.S. policy to international media.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes strategies, workflow, and processes of the GPA Forward strategic communications unit and provides quality control and evaluation of contractor services.
  • Develops relations with press and Public Affairs Officers in regional bureaus and posts overseas to develop strategies for ensuring that U.S. foreign policy positions are positively and persuasively reflected in international media.
  • Supports the Department’s mission of engaging members of the international media to disseminate important U.S. foreign policy messages with far-reaching implications.
  • Coordinates with senior dept. communicators, the Interagency and the field to identify and prioritize digital & analytic services. Manages implementation of new media tools to Media Hubs & overseas posts.

Job Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
  • Verification of employment eligibility in the United States is required.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position.

Job Details:

Company: U.S. Department of State

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Seattle, WA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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