Communications and Information Specialist


About the organization

Macfadden, A PAE Company was 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.

Macfadden, a PAE company, is seeking a Communications & Information Specialist 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.


Essential Functions

-Collecting and synthesizing information pertaining to USAID/OTI’s work to promote stability,
peace, and democracy by catalyzing local initiatives through adaptive and agile programming.
-The Communications & Information Specialist will draft, edit, appropriately format, and
disseminate a wide range of internal and external information and written and multimedia
products in Washington, D.C., and overseas.
-Coordinate with and assist the three OTI divisions - the Field Programs Division in particular --
with the development of information management products for relevant stakeholders. Assist with
and provide updated guidance for and recommendations on current OTI outreach products and
web-based materials.
-Support crafting of official correspondence, fact sheets, success stories, social media posts,
memos and PowerPoint presentations.
-Track, manage, and coordinate clearances across the office in response to information requests
-For non-technical audiences, write, edit, and substantively copy edit content, including: fact
sheets, blogs, presentations, newsletters, and web and social media copy. Work with graphic
designers to develop infographics and other visuals to use as standalone resources and/or in
other products.
-Manage and maintain annual editorial calendar - monitoring the progress of drafts, reviews and
revisions to ensure that deadlines are met for annual reports and publications.



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.


-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

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

-Cover Letter
-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.

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

Application instructions


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