Communication Analyst

Apprio, Inc.
Washington, D.C., United States
Apply by 28 July 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 28 June 2018

Job Description

Job Title: Communication Analyst
Location: Washington, DC
Program: U.S. Global Development Lab
US Citizen: Yes
Security Eligible to obtain and maintain Security Clearance
Clearance:

Apprio is an innovator of specialized technology and program solutions for the federal health, defense, and homeland security markets. The company provides services in technology transformation, organizational excellence, health IT & solutions, emergency response management, and international development. Apprio delivers the methodologies, discipline and expertise provided by the large integrators, with the cost structure and collaboration offered by smaller firms. Year after year we’ve grown by 50% or more due to our holistic approach in delivering solutions, thought-leadership, and synergistic teams to address our client’s needs.

Job Description:

Apprio is seeking an experienced Communication Analyst to support our fully funded contract with USAID. This position is located in the U.S. Global Development Lab’s (Lab) Office of Engagement and Communication. The Lab is an organization established to harness the power of Science, Technology, Innovation and Partnership (STIP) to significantly accelerate the achievement of foreign policy and development goals. The Lab’s two part mission is: 1) produce breakthrough development innovations; and 2) accelerate the transformation of the U.S. development enterprise.

The Lab focuses on: 1) science to harness the power of research and academic communities to improve development outcomes; 2) technology that can empower underserved communities and provide data to inform decision-making to improve development outcomes; 3) innovation to identify transformative solutions and bring them to scale; and 4) partnership to drive collaboration and collective action to achieve sustainable development impact.

Responsibilities:

The incumbent provides communications, press, outreach and event support to technical program, performing a variety of both complex and analytical duties, and maintains key relationships. These duties range from crafting and executing internal and external communication strategies, direct management of major press interaction, to creating processes for social, media and print communications tasks, drafting or facilitating the drafting of content, strategizing and supporting execution of major events and supporting media, designing or facilitating the pitching, targeting, and interaction with media outlets, and top tier media engagement, creating a press and media strategy, writing print and online collateral, maintaining list serves and analyzing the success of communications efforts. Specific duties include, but not limited to:

  • Manages the engagement of media, including pitching, targeting, running interviews. tracking results and press, serves as the media liaison for the Lab and works closely with the Public Affairs team.
  • Supports the development and implementation of the communications strategy, including its top-line messaging, marketing materials, and set of communications tools.
  • Writes, edits and oversees the production and dissemination of strategic communication materials, including but not limited to online feature stories, blog posts, case studies, fact sheets, presentations, and video scripts.
  • Manages the editorial process and pipeline, including developing an editorial calendar, sourcing and pitching story ideas, and editing content.
  • Manages the Twitter handle and developing content on digital development for the client and other social media
  • Monitors development and digital technology news, trends, and best practices, and translate into actionable content.
  • Supports the management and growth of an active community of practice using a variety of internal and external channels (e.g., newsletters, webinars, live events, online platforms, etc.) and leveraging a mix of communication resources (e.g., toolkits, cas)
  • Develops online content for and manages the Center’s external and internal web properties.
  • Helps design, plan, and participate in Regional and DC-based training for country and sector staff.

Educational Requirement: Bachelor’s Degree
Certification Preferred: N/A
Required Experience: 4 to 6 years of experience

Requirement Knowledge:

  • Strong communication and coordination skills. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate strong sense of responsibility; Good organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle multi-tasking well.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of complex communication portfolio(s) with little notice.
  • Significant media management experience at a senior level in a fast paced environment is ideal
  • Strong experience in successful media pitching with a good placement history is ideal.

Apprio offers a collegial and supportive environment focused on its greatest assets…its people. With a competitive compensation and benefits program designed to attract, motivate, and develop our people; we pride ourselves on creating a culture of teamwork, client focus, and fun. Our benefits program allows our employees to select the features that make the most sense for their individual and/or dependent(s) needs. Features include medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, disability, retirement savings, and a competitive paid time off program. Apprio is an equal employment opportunity company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

About the Organization

Apprio is an innovator of specialized technology and program solutions for the federal health, defense, and homeland security markets. The company provides services in technology transformation, organizational excellence, health IT & solutions, emergency response management, and international development. Apprio delivers the methodologies, discipline and expertise provided by the large integrators, with the cost structure and collaboration offered by smaller firms. Year after year we’ve grown by 50% or more due to our holistic approach in delivering solutions, thought-leadership, and synergistic teams to address our client’s needs.

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