Job Overview

Summary

About the Agency

The Incumbent of this position develops and writes information materials designed to reach selected national audiences through the news media such as wire services, radio, television, newspapers, and magazines. Represents the agency during personal interviews with the news and/or information media. Prepares in-depth, complex. analytical reports on orientations and briefings provided to various audiences. Independently drafts, edits, reviews, and proofreads a full range of informational and promotional materials. Develops and implements plans designed to enhance relationships with Library of Congress stakeholders. The incumbent writes and/or edits materials utilizing an extensive knowledge in a variety of subject areas to provide interpretation and explanation of a wide range of subjects in support of the Library of Congress mission.

This position is located in the Office of Communications and External Relations, Office of Communications, Office of the Librarian.

The position description number for this position is 012609.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

Duties

Independently drafts, edits, reviews, and proofreads a full range of informational and promotional materials (e.g., brochures, fliers. press releases, announcements, and letters). Materials may be characterized by unusual or complex details or requirements.

Prepares recommendations, reports, requisitions, memoranda, and other documentation associated with the development, production, and distribution of informational and promotional materials. Prepares recommendations and specifications for layout, typography, and design.

Develops and writes information materials designed to reach selected national audiences through the news media such as wire services, radio, television, newspapers, and magazines. Written materials include news releases, spot radio, and television announcements, fact sheets, feature stories, editorials for top agency managers, background statements, etc. Interviews and confers with management and other program specialists to obtain latest information for use in news releases, radio programs, articles, and meetings with news media representatives. Evaluates the impact and effectiveness of information materials designed to reach various audiences through the news media. Designs and prepares briefing materials using a variety of communication methods. Prepares detailed statistical reports concerning the dissemination of information. Develops articles, brochures, press kits, etc. Implements specialized media-related programs. Evaluates public resources and information and how they affect public perceptions and understanding of agency programs, policies, etc.

Develops and implements plans designed to enhance relationships with agency stakeholders and to Increase effectiveness in communicating media program goals, priorities and area(s) of concern. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships at multiple levels within Library programs in order to develop and disseminate coordinated messages that accurately address Library of Congress programs.

Prepares in-depth, complex analytical reports on orientations and briefings provided to various audiences. Develops complete articles, brochures, and fact sheets on own initiative. Works on the production of publications. Prepares standard speeches and talking points covering various topics.

Writes copy that is complex or controversial, targeting a diverse audience. Develops and synthesizes final copy based on material submitted by others. Frequently, the submitted material is in outline form or written for publication and hence requires extensive rewriting, reorganizing, and editing.