EXPERIENCE: A minimum of four years of progressively responsible experience in a media outlet, think tank, university, NGO, international organization, foreign embassy, government office or corporation is required, with responsibility for public relations, public affairs, journalism, communications, marketing, managing public relations, outreach events, press conferences, and other media interactions as significant parts of the job. At least one additional year of supervisory experience is required.
LANGUAGE: Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of English is required. (This may be tested). Level 4 (Fluent) Speaking/Reading/Writing of any one additional of South Africa’s official language is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Develop and maintain extensive high-level contacts. Discern new developments in areas of key policy and public affairs priorities. Conceive and implement sophisticated strategic communication and information programs to promote U.S. policy and program interests. Must possess advanced writing, editing, and analytical skills. Professional level writing and editing skills are required. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites. Proficiency in Microsoft Word will be tested. Proficient in social media to leverage concise and compelling content advancing USG policy, and capable of identifying – and capitalizing – on emerging trends and technology to advance Mission goals. Demonstrated teamwork skills and multitasking ability. Must have sound intellectual, professional, and political judgment.
Familiarity with Microsoft Word is required. (This may be tested).
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO): The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.