Strategic Communications Outreach Task Lead Job
DRC - Falls Church, VA

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Tracking Code: 10423

This position is in support of the Military Health System (MHS) Strategic Communications Office, in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (HA). The MHS Strategic Communications Office (MHS SC) develops and executes a worldwide communications program in support of the Military Health System (MHS) health care program, a multi-billion dollar health care enterprise affecting 9.6 million beneficiaries. The MHS communications program includes developing and directing a comprehensive, aggressive strategic communication plan to increase public awareness of the accomplishments and direction of the MHS in health care delivery, population health promotion, medical research, medical education and training.
We are looking for seasoned Communications Task Leads to work in support of the Military Health System Office of Strategic Communications.

Qualified candidates will be able to:
Apply critical and strategic thinking to support communications plans for monthly themes, significant programs, in response to Federal directives by developing relation ships with service, and organizational communicators and PAOs.
Work with other other organizations to create robust, full scope communications messages, identify content to be repurposed and shared and identify and develop new opportunities for content development to tell the MHS story.
Present and pitch ideas for articles and stories as part of campaigns or in reaction to media articles/issues.
Work independently and in small groups in a fast-paced environment with short deadlines. Must be able to smoothly step into a leadership role or move into a supporting role depending on the task.
Exhibit creativity, strategic thinking, writing, editorial, and presentation skills. Ability to exercise sound judgment in a dynamic and highly political environment is required.

Required Skills:
Must be able to manage and lead a small team and be capable of presenting ideas and providing status updates on the fly.
He/she should also be capable of representing the MHS SC office in staff meetings, work groups, planning meetings.
Must be able to plan, organize, and report clearly and concisely activities and progress regularly to customer.

Required Experience:
Experience working in a DoD environment preferred, but not required. Knowledge of Defense Department public affairs policies and practices a significant plus.
Former military journalists and PAOs are encouraged to apply. Job location is near the new Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, VA. The ideal candidate will have three to five (3-5) years of professional experience in developing public relations and media campaigns. *LI-DR CB1

Job Location: Falls Church, VA, USA
Position Type: Full-Time

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