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Public Affairs / Media Engagement Specialist

Req #: 204272
Location: Macdill Afb, FL US
Job Category: Communications
Security Clearance: TS/SCI
Clearance Status: Must Be Current

Job Description

What You’ll Get to Do:

Serve in the U.S. Central Command’s communication integration (CCCI) directorate as a public affairs specialist.

More About the Role:

  • Use public affairs and strategic communication expertise, knowledge of the CENTCOM area of responsibility, operational data and media research and analysis to prepare public affairs guidance (PAG) and respond to query (RTQ) documents
  • Collect, analyze and assess international and regional media in the Middle East and Central Asia, identify risks and opportunities, and make recommendations for media engagement
  • Maintain database of articles and talking points in OneNote.
  • Produce media read-ahead books for the CENTCOM commander and other key leaders
  • Track Twitter and other social media of influential people and organizations, and make recommendations for engagement.
  • Coordinate with Office of the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Interagency, component staffs, and subordinate HQs counterparts to formulate initial courses of action and develop time-sensitive responses
  • Work independently and in small groups in a fast-paced environment with short deadlines
  • Develop electronic staff packages, information papers, briefings and other products as needed
  • When required, perform shift work representing the CCCI directorate as a rotating watchstander in the CENTCOM Joint Operations Center (JOC) 24/7/365
  • Based on news, current events, planned media actions, and operations in the CENTCOM AOR, compile briefing slides and brief CENTCOM leadership during senior-level meetings

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Five to seven years of professional experience in media engagement and public affairs
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • Defense Information School (DINFOS) Public Affairs Officer Qualification Course (PAOQC)
  • Previous experience in a country or area in the USCENTCOM Area of Responsibility - Middle East or Central Asia
  • Joint professional military education (JPME)

What We Can Offer You:

- We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

- Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

- We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

- We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

- For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

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