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Communications Specialist

Company: West 4th Strategy, LLC
Location: Portland
Posted on: February 21, 2021

Job Description:

ROLEWe need an experienced Communications Specialist. You will work with the Department of Justice's (DOJ) United States Attorney's Office (USAO) for the District of Maine. Your will help USAO communicate local and national messages across multiple communication platforms. You will also support office initiatives such as opioid abuse, Project Safe Neighborhoods, human trafficking, and child exploitation.This is a full-time opportunity. We can offer long-term job security and stability, competitive pay, and a comprehensive benefits package.Apply today!Responsibilities* Evaluate and help improve USAO's media relations program * Propose ideas and recommendations to improve communications* Write speeches, articles, FAQs, newsletters, reports, briefing papers, presentations, talking points, etc.* Coordinate press conferences, meetings, and events; and supporting background materials* Respond to press inquiries and communicate office events to news media* Monitor local media reports for coverage of USAO and law enforcement topics* Work with DOJ Office of Public Affairs to prepare public service announcements and coordinate national and local messaging* Coordinate office use of social media to publicize office activities and accomplishments* Organize and participate in events and outreach programs on office initiatives including opioid abuse, Project Safe Neighborhoods, human trafficking, and child exploitation* Work with and/or support USAO Public Information Officer, Assistant USAOs, legal assistants, and admin personnel* Collaborate and coordinate with local, regional, and national stakeholders in the public and private sectors* Travels throughout district, as necessaryBACKGROUND* Progressive and relevant experience in communications field(s)* Strong preference for experience with law enforcement and/or prosecutors* Preference for experience in legal field or relevant fields, e.g., law enforcement, security, opioid abuse, human trafficking, etc.* Experience writing speeches, articles, FAQs, newsletters, reports, briefing papers, presentations, talking points or other communication products* Excellent oral and written communications skills* Good judgment and discretion* Ability to represent USAO effectively in a variety of settings* Proficiency with Microsoft Office * Competency in various social media platformsEDUCATION* Bachelor's degree JOB LOCATION* Middle Street, Portland, Maine, 04101West 4th Strategy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, pregnancy, political affiliation, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law. Other Considerations: This position is W-2 only; no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates. Relocation may be offered for candidates living more than 50 miles away. Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Individual's primary workstation is located in an office area. The noise level in this environment is low to moderate. Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of the time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc. Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of the time.Powered by JazzHRodG0K6BM0C

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