Public Affairs Assistant / Admin Assistant
Hyperion Biotechnology, Inc. - Silver Spring, MD

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Hyperion Biotechnology is seeking a Public Affairs Assistant/Administrative Assistant to support the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in Silver Spring, MD. The position is 30% public affairs and 70% admin.


  • Editor (with webmaster) of newsletter.
  • Manage editorial calendar/content/racks input/arranges photos (MAVS).
  • Maintain a routine review calendar of the NMRC website to determine if changes need to be made/coordinate with NMRC PAO who has oversight review of web content.
  • Manage content/slide input to the WRAIR Kiosk (internal announcements, etc.)
  • Create and maintain a digital photo library of existing photos and arrange for NMRC directorate photos.
  • Provide on-site supervision of contractor personnel herein.
  • Assist BUMED PAOs when NMRC PAO is not available.
  • Work logistics for NMRC PAO visits, meetings, etc.
  • Assist with the routine coordination of the NMSC VI project (and other special projects).
  • Liaison with NMRC Public Affairs community on routine matters.
  • Develop at least one public affairs related item per week for the NMRC Plan of the Week.
  • Assist with planning and organizing special events sponsored by NMRC.
  • Explore the social media side and NMRC options in this arena.
  • Interact with news media representatives on routine matters, i.e. work logistics for NMRC interviews.
  • Compile/maintain library of public affairs training material relevant to the NMRC enterprise PAO community.
  • Maintain the Command video display case.
  • Answer phones in the NMRC HQ/Command Suite or Administration Department.
  • Draft official Navy correspondence, memoranda, and emails.
  • Monitor supply levels and recommend ordering of supplies.
  • Assist with scheduling meetings and briefings for NMRC HQ staff.
  • Prepare meeting minutes for weekly meetings.


  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in any field of study with public relations/public affairs experience or course work.
  • Knowledge of developing marketing packages, including newsletters, media kits, brochures, trade show displays, and other information products.
  • Ability to interact with new media on routine matters, work logistics for NMRC interviews (general interactions/logistics).
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team leader.
  • Type at least 50 wpm.
  • Proficient with MS Office suite.
  • Experience with customer service operations.
  • Ability and willingness to work cooperatively with others.

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