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Strategic Communications Specialist

Company: Cathexiscorp
Location: Washington
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Team CATHEXIS elevates the government contracting experience through rapid response, deep skill, and thoughtful problem-solving and communication. Our core capabilities are our top-tier program and project management, data analytics, and audit services, the backbone of which is our integrated approach to operational excellence.
You worked hard to get to where you are. You strive to make every day better than the day before. So do we. Team CATHEXIS operates with an all-in mindset. We are working together to create a company that supports our shared values and individual goals. Our values are centered around Respect, Engagement, Customer Service, Integrity, Teamwork, and Excellence in everything we do for our employees, clients, partners, and communities. We believe success is best when we listen and lead with empathy; model high standards of ethics to provide a rewarding candidate experience; work hard, have fun, and appreciate the strengths we all bring to the team; and empower our employees to create innovative and trusted results.
We are looking for a dynamic Strategic Communications Specialist to join our team! The Strategic Communications Specialist will aid the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Health Informatics (OHI) Clinical Informatics and Data Management Office (CIDMO) in Strategic Communications processes, procedures, and initiatives. They will support the technical, administrative, and management aspects of production across multiple mediums and platforms.
This position is contingent upon award.

  • Knowledge of and capable of performing a wide range of multimedia support functions, such as social media content/plans, digital production, and editing, and/or coordination of streaming roundtable broadcasts
  • Ability to set up and operate professional audio and/or video recording equipment
  • Assists in the development and/or preparation of presentation materials
  • Contribute to the continued development and maintenance of projects
  • Clearly communicate details among cross-functional teams (digital production, curriculum, design, event management, administrative) to ensure implementation alignment
  • Distill input from the team and collaborators, developing the best approach for incorporating feedback into project executions
  • Collaborate with all Digital Production team members to define and manage goals, scope, specific deliverables, and scheduling needs
  • Facilitate aggressive timelines and proactively address bottlenecks
  • Ensure efficient and timely production of all project elements
  • Assist the Senior Program Manager with the coordination and implementation of various communication initiatives, including:

    • Production Lifecycle Planning/ Scheduling: Assist with pre-production scheduling, determining the number of days, schedule shoot dates, and determining call times; manage production schedules and timelines
    • Digital/Social: Ability to create types of posts in various mediums for a variety of platforms. Working knowledge of HTML and CSS; proficiency in social media and other digital marketing tools and strategies
    • Communications: Ability to write, edit, proofread, and copywrite communication plans, press releases, blogs, and article
    • Audio/Visual: Strong familiarity with production equipment (photography, video, audio), streaming platforms, and conferencing (OBS, WebEX, Teams, Zoom)


      • Bachelor's degree in Multimedia Production, Advertising or Communications
      • 8+ years in production, preferably in a government setting
      • 3+ years' experience with digital media strategy
      • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite
      • Proficient SharePoint
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite (specifically PowerPoint), Acrobat PRO, analytics tools, and social networking platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills (writing, editing, proofreading and copywriting)
      • Excellent project management skills; strong attention to detail, and high work standards
      • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team with a positive attitude
      • Familiarity with 508 Accessibility Compliance (web, document, graphic/image)
      • Able to obtain a minimum of NACI (National Agency Check with Inquiries) for a Veterans Affairs Public Trust Clearance
      • Strong written and oral communication skills
      • Team player who is a flexible, self-starter with strong attention to detail
      • Experience in quality deliverable production and action tracking
      • Strong client interaction skills and experience with client facilitation (staff through leadership level)
      • Can consult with others in an effective and polite manner
      • Assumes ownership and responsibility for assigned actions and/or tasks
      • Sets priorities and recognizes when re-prioritization is needed based on project and client needs
      • Can effectively organize information
      • Strong interest in gathering and analyzing data
      • Ability to synthesize information
      • VA and/or VHA experience
      • Experience with Film/Photo shoots a plus
      • Graphic design experience a plus
      • Government contracting experience
      • Experience supporting the military, Veterans Administration, or prior military experience

        CATHEXIS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability EEO IS THE LAW. The Company invites any applicant and/or employee to review the Company's written Affirmative Action Plan. This plan is available for inspection upon request by contactinginfo@cathexiscorp.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact the Recruiting DepartmentRecruitingTeam@cathexiscorp.com

Keywords: Cathexiscorp, Washington DC , Strategic Communications Specialist, Other , Washington, DC

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