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External Affairs Specialist

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GA Emergency Mngmnt Agency

Atlanta, GA

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Job Description:

Agency Description

The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency coordinates with local, state and federal governments, in partnership with the private sector and faith-based community, to prevent, respond and recover to natural and man-made emergencies. In addition, GEMA/HS employees are on 24-hour call statewide to assist local authorities when disaster strikes.

Job Summary

The selected candidate will be responsible for creating engaging communications materials to support the state's emergency management and homeland security outreach and education efforts. These materials include an internal and external magazine, infographics, brochures, social media and website content. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, strong writing and photography skills, a passion for creative communication and the ability to work well under pressure are essential for this position.

Duties & Responsibilities

Create, layout and/or design of agency publications and materials including external magazine, internal newsletter and brochures using Adobe Creative Suite.

Managing agency brand to ensure consistency throughout all materials and content.

Creating social media and website content, including information on preparedness in the event of a natural or man-made disaster, homeland security grants, suspicious activity reporting, and disaster response and recovery activity.

Develop agency campaign materials, both digital and print, for emergency management and homeland security initiatives.

Generates a variety of written materials, including articles, news releases, talking points, blogs and marketing materials.

Document through photography and/or video various incidents, events for publication and use across many mediums.

Builds partnerships with local, state and private sector to increase awareness and reach of critical information to mitigate risk and enhance security and resilience of critical infrastructure and public gathering sites and special events, to assist with homeland security training and exercise opportunities and to develop and disperse materials to resources to assist in keeping the public safe and secure.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements and Skills

Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite products, including Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Premier.

Ability to create written materials in a time-sensitive, high-paced environment while ensuring information is presented in a clear, concise and logical manner.

Experienced with photography and video equipment.

Familiarity with AP style.

Direct experience with managing social media channels for a business, government or professional organization.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.

Experience with Microsoft PowerPoint and other relevant presentation tools and resources.

Ability to work well with others to complete team projects.

Position SpecificQualifications:

Bachelor's degree in communications, graphic design, or a related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years related experience.

Valid Georgia Driver's license.

Availability to travel for meetings and training, to work extended hours and shifts on non-traditional workdays or holidays during emergencies and willingness to take on non-position related duties as assigned in addition to regular duties during disasters.

A portfolio of previous work experience in writing, photography, layout, marketing or public relations.

Additional Information

The selected candidate will be required to pass a background investigation as a condition of employment. Items that may be examined in a background check include but are not limited to: credit records, criminal records, education records, past employers, military records, state licensing/certification records, and driving records. Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in public relations, journalism, communications, english, business, or a related field from an accredited college or university AND Two years of related experience.

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GA Emergency Mngmnt Agency

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