• Strategic Communications Lead

    Job Location(s) US-DC
    Posted Date 6 days ago(1/11/2019 10:59 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Cybersecurity/Information Technology
  • Overview

    PotomacWave Consulting is currently looking for a Strategic Communications Lead for our Federal Government Client located in Washington, DC (Metro Accessible!) 


    The Strategic Communications Lead  performs internal and external communication functions in support of our Federal Government client.


    Responsibilities include:

    • Develop content for a wide variety of communications material, to advise about new or different communications tools and tactics, and to help design and implement awareness campaigns.
    • Creating digital and physical content that is both clear and effective in portraying the division mission.
    • Internal program content is designed to support the headquarters, field staff and stakeholders in best executing their duties and providing the Division with consistent program updates.
    • Internal communications serve as vital part of our program to ensure all staff is up to date and our public facing staff can accurately communicate the mission to the public and our stakeholders.

    Internal communication plays a large role in keeping the division leadership well-informed of relevant stakeholder, media, and government updates. The Strategic Communications Lead organizes senior leadership briefings for upcoming events, meetings, and conferences.

    • Conduct research to provide industry backgrounders, guidance documents, talking points, and other industry outreach efforts. 
    • Informs the public and our stakeholders, create external communication content including presentations, program fact sheets, industry fact sheets, event materials, and digital content for our website and knowledge center. 
    • Handles incoming media inquiries, including the preparation of program information releases.
    • Executes the media outreach efforts of the Division by creating content for publication submissions and researching media outreach opportunities for our program.




    • Develop internal messaging, data visualizations, graphics, and tools in support of organizational development and leadership initiatives.
    • Develop presentations and engagement materials, including but not limited to, strategic messaging, content, talking points, data visualizations, and graphics to ensure that the Customer is fully prepared for speaking engagements outside of and within the organization.
    • Develop messaging, data visualizations, graphics, and supporting materials for internal strategic communications coming from the Front Office.
    • Complete ad hoc governance, organizational development, program management, and strategic messaging initiatives requested by the Customer
    • Composing and editing internal, media, and external executive communications
    • Writing, designing, and editing external executive communications (PowerPoint presentations, briefs, and talking points), fact sheets, web content, blogs, invitations, agendas, conference reports, and/or Congressional briefings.
    • Researching and preparing background on media and trade publications.
    • 4-year Bachelor's degree from an accredited university 
    • 7-10 years of experience working in a professional office environment as a communications specialist.
    • Secret Clearance is REQUIRED 


    Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity  


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