Vistra is seeking a qualified Senior Public Affairs Specialist for a proposed effort located in the DC area. This position will serve as the primary strategic communication specialist and public relations expert for our client. This position requires an active secret clearance.
Develop a working relationship with media representatives, maintaining a robust community relations program, command information program; keep internal and external publics informed on issues that may affect them. Prepare high-level corporate reports, government briefings, strategic communication documents and strategies to meet organizational objectives, while providing strategic communication services for media, public relations and community programs.
BA in Mass Communications, Public Relations, Organizational Communications or similar field required.
8 + years experience with government strategic communications organizations and/or related projects.
7 + years experience with strategic communications planning, strategy formulation, and tactical communications integration and products.
Active secret clearance
A consummate professional and effective strategic communications practitioner
Excellent communicator, writer, strategic thinker and planner with strong problem solving skills
Deep understanding of strategic communications planning and program integration
Knowledge of strategic communications metrics and measurement methodologies
Extensive experience in supporting large companies, DoD and/or other government organizations
Adept at assuming responsibility and ownership of their work
Ability to effectively compose written content for client deliverables
Ability to work effectively in a team environment
Strong technology skills, including experience using MS office products, MS Project (or equivalent), web browsers and other technology resources
Vistra Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or other protected status. DFWP.