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Specialist - Communications in Reston, VA at Maximus, Inc.

Date Posted: 4/2/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The purpose and role of this position is develop and execute internal and external communications strategies and   initiatives. Effective internal communications create more efficient operations by providing employees with the information, tools and resources so they can focus on their work, while effective external communications further the brand and reputation of the Company.  

Responsibilities
  • Create and edit a wide variety of unique internal communications materials with tailored messages based on analyses of target audiences and business objectives. These materials may include executive memos, corporate policies, corporate department campaigns and announcements, and global employee communications
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure that internal communications are clear and meet corporate brand standards
  • Analyze accessibility and usability of corporate intranet platforms and identify areas to streamline
  • Create and edit a wide variety of unique external communications materials with tailored messages based on analyses of target audiences and business objectives. These materials may include press and media alerts, prepared statements and messaging for public relations and crisis communications, blog and website content
  • Advise management on strategies to leverage communications materials in a manner that helps achieve business objectives
  • Conduct a brand adherence check for all marketing materials (advertisements, sell sheets, success stories and other marketing pieces) across all business lines and geographies
  • Provide feedback to marketing teams so that future pieces meet corporate guidelines
  • Help support corporate public relations strategies to increase the visibility of MAXIMUS subject matter experts, to include executive leadership. This includes working with and managing public relations firms, identifying opportunities for exposure and making recommendations to management, developing messaging, and creating media kits and developing relationships with relevant media
  • Perform other duties as assigned by leadership
The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree from and accredited college or university required, preferred field of study in Communications, Public Relations or English
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills required
  • Full knowledge of Associated Press (AP) style writing required
  • Expert use of Microsoft PowerPoint and Word; proficient use of Excel required
  • Education or work experience in communications, media relations and tailored writing for different audiences preferred

  • Experience in providing informed recommendations to senior-level management preferred

EEO Statement EEO Statement
Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you

A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource.

MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.