Communications and Information Officer

Macfadden, Now Part of PAE

About the organization

Macfadden is now part of PAE. Founded over 30 years ago, Macfadden has provided federal agencies with critical on-the-ground support to U.S. government humanitarian missions around the world as well as financial and IT system support. Through program management, human resources services, financial management systems support, information technology solutions, knowledge management, travel coordination and communications support, Macfadden enables effective U.S. government humanitarian response to international disasters. Macfadden’s workforce includes approximately 300 employees primarily located in the Washington, D.C. area.

Duties

Macfadden, a PAE company, is seeking a Communications & Information Officer to support USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI). OTI supports U.S. foreign policy objectives by helping local partners advance peace and democracy. OTI provides fast, flexible, short-term assistance targeted at key political transition and stabilization needs.

The Communications & Information Officer is an important member of OTI’s communications team providing strategic, editorial and content development support to numerous teams across the office.

Qualified candidates should possess excellent writing, editing, and verbal communications skills and have exceptional attention to detail. Candidates must be flexible and have the ability to work under tight deadlines in an extremely fast-paced and collaborative environment.

Qualifications

Required Education/Experience:

Relevant master’s degree (international affairs, communications, media/production, etc.) and 6 years of relevant work experience or a relevant Bachelor’s degree (international affairs, communications, media/production, etc.) and 8 years of relevant experience.

Relevant work experience includes but is not limited to experience as a writer, editor, reporter, producer, or communications specialist.

Skills:

Ability to accurately collect and synthesize information for non-technical audiences and craft that information into communications products (incl: fact sheets, success stories, social media posts, and memos)
Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills - Familiarity with AP & Chicago Manual of Style is required.
Demonstrated ability to work well with others and meet deadlines in a challenging, fast-paced environment.
Outstanding organization and project management skills, with the ability to execute multiple projects simultaneously with tight deadlines and prioritize personal workload in an evolving environment.
Working knowledge of and interest in international development issues.
A versatile self-starter and creative thinker with the capability to see the big picture and the details of a project.
Demonstrate good judgement, innovation, versatility and integrity.
Possess the ability to produce high-quality materials with maximum time efficiencies, and provide updates on a routine basis.

Application instructions

IMPORTANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

To be considered for this position, you MUST submit the following:

Cover Letter
Resume
Writing Sample
Please combine your cover letter, resume, and writing sample into one PDF or Word document and submit it through the online application system when prompted to upload a CV.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

A short editing test will be conducted for the most-qualified candidates.

U.S. citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored Secret Clearance.

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