Communications Assistant

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
Please include salary requirements in submitted cover letter.
Posted
May 03, 2019
Closes
Jun 07, 2019
Function
Communications
Career Level
Entry Level
Hours
Full Time

Are you excited about supporting campaigns across digital platforms and social media channels?  Here at the Air Force Association, you will be instrumental in helping to develop, implement and coordinate an overall communications strategy that heightens AFA’s organizational identity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the flow of communications to various audiences including the press, AFA members and industry partners
  • Write press releases, media advisories, scripts and talking points for the association
  • Manage AFA’s social media channels (to include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn)
  • Assist with writing, editing, and proofreading for all AFA’s external communications products
  • Conduct media monitoring and media engagement by creating monthly reports
  • Create and edit graphics and videos for use on social media
  • Assists in the production of content for AFA’s website
  • Manage AFA’s online marketing fulfillment process
  • Identify creative ways for AFA to engage across digital platforms
  • Maintain working knowledge of new and emerging communication technologies

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong organizational skills and be detail-oriented
  • Experience with social media platforms and managing content
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively cross-departmentally

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, marketing or similar field
  • Demonstrated interest in communications

Preferences

  • Knowledge of the military
  • Familiarity with InDesign, Canva, Premiere Pro, and Microsoft Suite
  • 2-3 years of experience in the communications field

We offer a comprehensive health plan including dental, vision, and flexible spending accounts, as well as life insurance, a generous 401K program, paid vacation and sick leave, education assistance, and many other amenities and benefits. Our location is immediately adjacent to Washington, D.C., close to Metro, with free onsite parking. Air Force Association is a committed equal opportunity employer.

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