Communications Specialist

JCD Staffing - Mc Lean, VA


This candidate will provide communications support to the Senior Strategist for Public and Industry Engagement (Community Engagement) for a large Federal agency. Responsibilities include developing and executing strategic messaging campaigns, talking points, reports, PowerPoints, web content, and other collateral. This position will work with other Communication Specialists and contractors on campaigns to inform the community and other stakeholders of updates to airports or other activities that may impact the community. This individual will also lead the project management of FAA Community Engagement virtual events and outreach activities in collaboration with regional offices, service centers, the FAA Office of Communications, and other stakeholders. The Communications Specialist also tracks, reports, and measures the overall effectiveness of communications activities.

Technical Skills & Responsibilities •

  • Provide support to Community Engagement through creation of communications, strategic messaging, creative production, and content development
  • Synthesize complex program initiatives and policies to create messaging for community, industry, and stakeholders
  • Assist with conceptualization, design, and development of communications collateral, as well as initiatives including event experiences, website content, video scripts, and other multi-media assets
  • Management of Community Engagement web content on internal FAA websites
  • Assist in the production and execution of live virtual events
  • Ensure collateral is up-to-date and reflects the organizations current policies
  • Strategize next steps and expansion campaigns for the Community Engagement program and its communication initiatives


  • 2-6 years' experience working in strategic communications, marketing & communications outreach, web communications, writing, editing, advertising, and/or publishing
  • Excellent writing skills with demonstrated experience writing and editing communications, articles, web content, marketing materials, and communications plans
  • Detail-oriented with strong copy-editing skills
  • Skilled in communications and marketing strategy with experience developing and managing projects in those areas
  • A working knowledge of branding concepts and writing for the web
  • A team player with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong relationship-building skills with the ability to work on cross-functional teams
  • Must be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines and accept constructive criticism
  • Basic understanding of graphic editing and resizing
  • Experience using web content management system (CMS) and managing web content
  • Experience with email marketing programs (e.g., MailChimp, Constant Contact, GovDelivery)
  • Bachelor's degree with a major in Education, English, journalism, history, political science or equivalent degrees are required.
  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust Clearance required
  • US Citizen
  • As a federal contractor per Executive Order, the position requires the candidate to be COVID vaccinated.

Posted On: Monday, October 18, 2021

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