EXPERIENCE: At least six years of progressively responsible experience in a multicultural, multinational, academic, or governmental work environment, with responsibility for public relations, public affairs, journalism, communications, marketing, managing public relations, outreach events and other media interactions as significant parts of the job.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Comprehensive understanding of press/media institutions and professional journalism standards and practices, as well as trends in audience preferences for information consumption (social media, print, TV, radio, online) is required. Knowledge of U.S. foreign policy objectives and American interests in Grenada. Understanding of U.S. historical, political, economic, social and cultural forces that shape U.S. foreign policy; understanding of regional, ethnic, socio-economic, cultural and linguistic factors and the influence of religious, cultural and educational institutions in shaping Grenadian perceptions of the United States are all required. Must have an understanding of communication trends in the region and internationally as they affect the local Grenadian information landscape and must be familiar with influence patterns in information flow. Knowledge of marketing techniques, market analysis and audience analytics in Grenada.
LANGUAGE: Fluency in written and spoken English is required. “This may be tested”
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Must have the following skills and abilities which may be tested analytical skills, communication/interpersonal skills and management skills.
Technical skills: Good keyboarding and data entry skills are required; excellent familiarity with electronic discovery tools, in particular the Internet, and standard information retrieval practices and procedures are required. Thorough, detailed knowledge of various computer software programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, and databases, as well as PD-specific software, databases, and reporting tools, is required. Detailed knowledge of and ability to use digital platforms, tools, and products are required. Must be able to develop descriptive statistical analysis of target audience segments and to describe the outcomes of outreach and press and media activities and initiatives. Must have basic familiarity with print, TV, and radio production skills to oversee logistics for media coverage. Ability to use social media and mobile platforms and photo editing software and photo and video sharing sites, are all required skills.
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.