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    This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Office of the Commissioner, Office of External Affairs, Office of Media Affairs in Silver Spring, MD.

    The FDA's Office of Media Affairs is looking for a skilled communicator with strong project management skills to proactively plan and oversee communication strategy surrounding FDA announcements (rollouts).

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    • Plan and coordinate agency communication from start to finish for major agency rollouts in close coordination with Office of External Affairs/Office of Media Affairs leadership.
    • Coordinate communication tactics on rollout days to ensure communication is effectively carried out to all key stakeholders in a timely fashion.
    • Provide communication strategy and advice to agency officials on communication tactics and overall approach surrounding newsworthy issues.
    • Develop digital media strategy for rollouts, including style and messaging aspects of social media and mobile editorial content.
    • Research and write strong key messages for rollouts, working closely with program offices/units in aligning messaging for all internal and external stakeholders, including FDA employees, consumer organizations, Congress and the news media.
    • Track the editing, approval, and production processes of communication materials for major announcements , serving as the custodian of all communication assets.
    • Track information flow, including timelines for rollouts, between program offices/units, FDA leadership and HHS communicators.
    • Initiate, create, write and edit materials, including communication plans, about complicated public health and scientific subjects directed towards a variety of audiences.
    • Measure and report on the effectiveness of communication activities, including news media and social media measurement statistics, and provide recommendations for process improvements.
    • Develop and maintain strong and effective working relationships with internal clients and other government communicators.

    Travel Required

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

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1035 Public Affairs

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