Senior Communications Specialist

Washington D.C.
Jun 01, 2018
Jun 01, 2018
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree; and
  • Three (3) years of substantive experience as demonstrated by a sustained record of accomplished, analytical writing and other professional achievements.

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree, along with at least four (3) years of substantive experience in relevant areas that demonstrate commensurate experience;
  • Experience working with the media required;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including copy editing;
  • Experience drafting press releases, web content, and other communications materials;
  • Experience with website maintenance (Drupal or WordPress), or the ability to learn the necessary skills quickly;
  • Experience working with various contact management systems and/or email distribution programs such as Cision, Meltwater, Mail Chimp, etc.;
  • Ability to implement a social media strategy and experience with social media outreach including Facebook and Twitter;
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced setting, defining and meeting deadlines;
  • Ability to synthesize information from various sources;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Working knowledge of AP Style, MS Office, HTML, Google Analytics (and/or other metrics tools), and other web-related skills are helpful, but not required; and
  • Attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and collegial demeanor.

At minimum poses a Bachelors' degree in a relevant field. An advance degree is desired but not a must.

USCIRF offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, ten Federal holidays, retirement, life insurance, and medical benefits. Please visit for more information on benefits.

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

This job is excepted from the competitive civil service. Applicants will be evaluated and deemed either eligible or ineligible based on the relevance and quality of their experience and education and on the desired qualifications described above.

Pursuant to section 204(c) of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, as amended, USCIRF staff members are hired "on the basis of professional and nonpartisan qualifications.

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