Location Negotiable After Selection • Full-Time • Ph.D Required
This position is a Public Affairs Specialist (Digital Strategist) using up-and-coming technologies to convey the mission and achievements of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
As a Public Affairs Specialist - Digital Strategist your duties will include but are not limited to the following:
Working under pressure and short deadlines and to provide coordinated responses (on and off record) to communication demands often times to audiences with opposing points of view or erroneous understanding of agency positions to achieve a more balanced perspective among these publics.
Developing and executing digital communication strategies.
Drafting and editing releases, public service announcements, presentations, feature articles, opinion pieces, speeches, and web-based multimedia products designed to convey complex information in a clear, accurate, interesting, and engaging manner to publics with varying levels of comprehension of agency programs and policies, or opposition or indifference to the agency's program objectives.
Using multimedia information products (podcasts, blogs, slide shows and other interactive media) and understanding of how to effectively utilize web, text, graphics, photos, audio, video, and other social media to convey information concerning complex and controversial mission-critical programs and functions to publics having diverse levels of understanding of the organization's programs and activities.
Obtaining and quickly understanding large amounts of complex information regarding fish and wildlife conservation and management from Service specialists and other sources, analyze this information, and develop workable recommendations for communicating topics of greatest interest or concern to the media, the public, and other entities.
Establishing and maintaining working relationships with a variety of individuals, some of whom have opposing points of view.
Advanced knowledge of current developments, direction, and trends in the use of the internet, new and social media, and web technologies and applications in order to serve as a technical expert.