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Government and Community Relations Communications Specialist - Washington DC

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Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.

West Jacksonville, FL

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The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Government and Community Relations Communications Specialist is responsible for promoting the policy and advocacy priorities of the organization and WWP’s ongoing work with the federal government, and military and veterans service organizations. This position will also be responsible for working with partner organizations and like-minded organizations to amplify the collective impact on warriors and their families.Develop media advisories, press releases, articles, blogs, and digital content, ensuring all are written in accordance with the organization’s style guide that dictates writing standards such as tense, voice or the spelling of certain wordsIn coordination with the Government and Community Relations team, and under direction from the Communications Director, Government and Community Relations, develop messaging on emerging policy items and legislative initiatives impacting warriors and their families, and strategic partnershipsDraft talking points, statements for the record, organizational messaging, and responses to inquiries relating to WWP advocacy initiatives and strategic partnershipsIn coordination with the Government and Community Relations team, and under direction from the Communications Director, Government and Community Relations, execute communications campaigns that amplify WWP legislative and policy efforts with key media and targeted audiencesWork closely with the Government and Community Relations team and partner with the communications teams of WWP’s strategic partners to identify opportunities to amplify impact on warriors through content piecesDistribute media advisories, statements, and press releases through direct pitching and distributing through newswire serviceIdentify subject matter experts at WWP, create thought leadership content that amplifies WWP position on policy issues, and develop appropriate distribution strategyResearch media coverage, monitor trending policy and legislative topics, and identify relevant opportunities to place WWP in emerging storiesCoordinate logistics for interviews with WWP staff and warriorsScreen incoming media inquiriesWork closely with the social media team to create content and identify appropriate channels for messaging, and support management of WWP’s DC-focused social media channelsAssist the Government and Community Relations team with proofreading and editing activities as necessaryAssist the Communications Director, Government and Community Relations with performing charitable investment reviewsOther related duties as assignedFluent in AP StyleAbility to quickly learn WWP style, voice, and brand marksKnowledge of Congress and the legislative processExperience developing messaging for and managing social media channels, particularly TwitterAbility to communicate complex information or processes in easy-to-digest formatHighly self-motivated, passionate and creative team player with demonstrated commitment to organization’s missionDemonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, team environment, supporting all staff throughout the organizationAbility to communicate with diverse personalities in a tactful, mature, and professional mannerAbility to handle highly sensitive matters with confidentiality, diplomacy, and professionalismExcellent organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and effectively handle multiple projects with tight deadlines in a fast-paced environmentDemonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs, Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPointMust possess a professional presence and demeanorAbility to provide high level of service to targeted client\/customer baseAbility to establish and maintain professional relationshipsAbility to maintain high-quality work while meeting tight deadlinesBachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations, media relations, or journalism, requiredFour (4) years’ experience in media relations or public relations field requiredOn-the-record experience requiredExperience with Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPointExperience with editing and design of infographics, photography, and videography preferredExperience working on Capitol Hill or federal agency preferredNA*ca

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Wounded Warrior Project, Inc.
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Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. Many warriors note a sense of duty to volunteer for the military following these tragic events.

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