AECOM Public Affairs Specialist in Arlington, Virginia
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Position Title Public Affairs Specialist
United States of America - Virginia
The AECOM Crystal City, VA office is looking for a Public Affairs Specialist servicing our Federal client with media affairs, communication, community/stakeholder relations, outreach, website and social media support. This position is located at a client's site, also in Arlington, VA.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Designing, writing, producing, and distributing communications materials
website content, press releases, public affairs guidance documents, stand-by statements, news alerts, media briefings to executives, targeted emails to editors/reporters, FAQs, social media content, outreach strategies, blog posts, bylined articles, op-eds, talking points, executive remarks/speeches and video scripts.
Work with internal and external stakeholders on complex environmental and energy issues in areas that include public affairs
Related communications needs
Media monitoring and notification of internal stakeholders of time-sensitive issues
Coverage on various pressing environmental and energy issues
Serve as primary point of contract for two large award programs
Interfacing with DoD Commands and leadership worldwide
Working with regional commands to identify potential nominees and solicit applications
Coordinate an annual video teleconference with DoD leadership and award winners
Build strong relationships with local elected officials and stakeholders, and help to develop and implement proactive media campaigns
4+ years of Public Affairs / Public Relations / Communications experience
Active US Government Secret security clearance is required
Ability to coordinate multiple awards programs, including ordering plaques, writing presentation scripts, recruiting award presenters, interoffice coordination, and other announcements or publications, as appropriate
Experience managing social networking tools (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram,) interpreting analytics and responding to posts
Knowledge of social media space and the ability to develop multi-media materials with an active, professional social media profile and engagement track record
Associated Press (AP) Style Guide writing experience (press releases, in-depth articles, etc.,) ideally on complex scientific/environmental/technical topics
Ability to work with subject matter experts and transform complex issues and technical information into clear, comprehensible messages for public and media consumption
Knowledge of website development/maintenance using Word Press
Experience using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat Pro for outreach brochures, posters, logos, exhibits, factsheets, etc.
Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access)
Demonstrate ability to meet critical and urgent deadlines
Must be outgoing and assertive, self-directed and detail oriented, able to multi-task and work in teams or independently, and possess strong time-management skills in order to multitask several pressing projects simultaneously
Must be a motivated, hard-working team player with ability to work quickly and effectively while maintaining great flexibility and accuracy
Must be able to work independently without direct supervision
Must be able to lift exhibit cases/containers and outreach supplies (up to 40 lbs.) 10-20 times per year for outreach support.
Must have a valid driver's license
Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or English
Experience in strategic communications planning and development, including print and digital content
Awards/recognition program management experience
Knowledge of federal government
Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position
Event planning/logistics experience
Knowledge of video and image editing software
What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.
AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at http://www.aecom.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/EEO-is-the-Law-poster-supplement.pdf to view the EEO Is The Law poster.
NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES:
Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.
Job Category Communications
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 161627BR