Communication Assistant
Dahlgren, VA 
Posted 4 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
Communication Assistant
Job Locations US-VA-Dahlgren
ID 2022-1798
Category Public Relations
Type Full Time Regular

AVIAN Information and Multimedia Services group is seeking a full-time Communication Assistant to provide strategic communications and multimedia products, both internal and external, to government customers through a broad range of communications tools and tactics.

AVIAN (pronounced *a-v-yin*) is an employee-owned, entrepreneurial-spirited company where creative, talented minds flourish, and where proactive, productive, proficient professionals feel valued.

We are resourceful, responsive and reachable for various government and commercial clients in program, financial, and logistics management; engineering and systems engineering; test and evaluation of manned and unmanned systems; workforce development and training; communication strategy and graphic design.

The type of work we do is a direct result of the creativity of our team, and the talents they bring. But in the end, we are all driven by the purpose of taking care of those around us.

We're seeking people that are passionate and excited about creating well-crafted products and memorable experiences with our customers. We are not in the market of automated transactions; we build lasting relationships.


The Communication Assistant will play an integral role conceptualizing and developing compelling material - to help our clients tell impactful and cohesive stories. The candidate will work directly on an exciting opportunity with a Department of Defense (DoD) agency in Dahlgren, VA. As a critical member of the creative team, the manager will work in a highly visible, fast-paced, time-sensitive environment to engage with a wide variety of DoD issues and create compelling messages and stories in the form of press releases, articles, feature stories, and news releases. The successful candidate is creative, fast on their feet, and self-driven. Candidates should also have an active SECRET security clearance or obtain an interim clearance prior to starting, and previous experience working with the federal government.

    Manage the day-to-day activities and deliverables of a 16-person communications team
  • Ensure clear communications and cohesion among project team and constantly identify areas for collaboration
  • Write, edit, proofread, and copyedit a variety of documents, press releases, features, magazines, social media content, articles, and other journalistic articles
  • Provide communications engagement support for events to include the development of messages to align with client initiatives
  • Support the development of a Strategic Communications Plan to include research, data collection, metrics, and in-depth knowledge of communications strategy and execution
  • Assist with the occasional creation of basic graphics and videos
  • Support the development of content for a network of government video screens and central digital signage
  • Schedule and track digital signage content using consistent messages from other communications materials

Travel Requirements:

  • Local travel required

Experience Requirements:

  • Proven ability to support communication programs and products, media relations programs, community relations, special events, and photography support
  • Experience in research, conducting interviews, writing, editing, and obtaining release/approval for articles, feature stories, news releases, and statements, including electronic, web based,
  • and hard copy material.
  • Proficient in writing, formatting, editing, and maintaining a range of print and digital media
  • Knowledge of Section 508 compliance standards and how to create products that adhere to these standards
  • Knowledge of NERDS (digital signage network) a plus
  • Exceptional writer and copy editor

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, or marketing and two (2) years of related experience OR 6 years of related experience in the field of public relations, public affairs, or journalism


Security Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Minimum Secret clearance required

AVIAN is a service-based organization. As an equal opportunity employer, our policy of business is to seek the most qualified candidate for each talent opportunity without regard to race, creed, color, sex, age,


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2 years
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