Communications Officer - Entry to Experienced Level (Maryland)

National Security Agency   Fort Meade, MD   Full-time     Advertising / Marketing / Public Relations
Posted on March 14, 2023
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- Think critically to analyze customer requirements, clarify outcomes, and manage expectations and timelines. - Develop communication plans for initiatives and key activities. - Leverage a full range of communication products and channels to execute communication plans. - Create, manage, and publish a variety of written content for talking points, executive messages, and articles. - Work with Strategic Communications colleagues to coordinate and integrate corporate and external communication plans, ensuring consistency of messaging. - Coach and advise others to create and deliver effective messages. - Measure communication product outcomes and routinely analyze return on investment
The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and who possesses strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills, and is able to: - provide excellent customer service while remaining focused on outcomes - effectively work (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment - manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables - remain adaptable, agile, and resilient to focus on top Agency priorities Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: - Communications - Speechwriting - Public Relations - Journalism - Department of Defense (DoD) / Intelligence Community (IC)
Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Salary ranges vary by work level. Salary Range: $53,105 - $172,075 (Entry/Developmental, Full Performance, Senior) On-the-job training. Internal NSA courses and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, with basic 8 hour/day work requirement between 0600 and 1800 (flexible). Additional hours may be required.
NSA is seeking talented communicators to inform, educate, and inspire personnel. You can be a part of team to use and apply your creative skills and knowledge.
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