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    This position is located in the Office of the Commissioner, Office of External Affairs, Office of Media Affairs in Silver Spring, MD.

    This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-OC-18-MP-10212922 under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under both options.

    Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.

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    • Arrange press conferences, media briefings, media availabilities, interviews and other news events.
    • Provide media relations advice to agency officials and advise FDA officials about newsworthy issues.
    • Facilitate media interviews with agency officials and provide guidance to officials on advisable conduct during media contacts.
    • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the news media by providing timely and accurate information.
    • Respond to questions and/or criticism from members of the news media concerning FDA activities.
    • Create, write and edit materials, including news releases, about public health and scientific subjects directed towards journalists and lay audiences; choose language appropriate for target audience(s).
    • Consult with photographers, illustrators, and audio-visual personnel to use photographs, illustrations, animation, video and/or sound files to help explain scientific concepts covered in written material.
    • Use new media/social networking tools to communicate to lay audiences about FDA programs, actions and accomplishments.
    • Serve as the point of contact for news media at advisory committee meetings, workshops and Congressional hearings.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1035 Public Affairs

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499912900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.