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Regional media Specialist

Tampa, FL
Job Title:                 Regional Media Specialist
Job Location:          Tampa, FL
Salary:                    Competitive, Depends on Qualifications
Clearance:              TS/SCI
Travel:                     NA
 
Purpose:  This effort will provide a 24/7 "information environment" watch capacity in the USCENTCOM Joint Operations Center (JOC); a highly skilled planning element for strategic communication and coordinating the command's Communication Integration Working Group (CIWG); and public affairs planning, media operations, and social media specialist missions. This requirement is in direct support of all Communication Integration efforts supporting Operations RESOLUTE SUPPORT and INHERENT RESOLVE, as well as other operations, exercises, and task forces as they arise in response to real-world U.S. and coalition military commitments and actions
 
Responsibilities (include but not limited to):
 
  • The Regional Media Specialists are needed with fluency/expertise in speaking, writing and reading at least one USCENTCOM AOR languages, e.g. Arabic, Farsi, Russian, Urdu/Pashto and/or Dari (3/3/3 or higher desired).
  • Provide multilingual monitoring of AOR-specific foreign news sources, and provide timely and contextual analysis of current events and affairs, including: trend analysis on key issues developing over time; a range of foreign affairs complex issues; public opinion; and media sentiment, etc.
  • Using foreign language fluency and regional expertise you will work with CCCI Planning Officers and Media Operations Officers to ensure public affairs themes and messages within broader public affairs plans are contextually and appropriately nuanced at the following levels: historically; politically; socially; culturally; and economically.
  • You will offer a deep knowledge of international relations, especially as issues apply to the interests the United States holds within different countries and regions, including: worldwide trade; international and/or regional law; US foreign policy and regional policy; economics; domestic security; terrorism; and regional environment/geography.
  • Through research and continued study of a region, you will provide insightful, objective analysis that can be instrumental in assisting CCCI with formulation of a present approach to communications as well as future goals.
  • Provide cultural and language expertise as needed during non-working hours to the JOC and the MOC, to include written translation services when required.
  • Engage in CENTCOM foreign language social media platforms to include Facebook, Twitter, etc., and inform and educate audiences about key USCENTCOM themes and messages, in coordination with the Command Information Section Chief.
  • Provide foreign language news media expertise and advice to CCCI leadership.
  • Inform leadership of social, political, economic, and religious motivations behind major thought- provoking leaders (i.e. large news outlets, reporters, writers, or popular and well-regarded bloggers with online forum presences).
  • Provide translation for cutlines, captions, etc.
  • Be available to travel in the AOR to provide public affairs support and cultural expertise.
  • Must have a current TS/SCI DoD Clearance.
 
Job Specific Knowledge/Requirements:
 
 
  • Educational background and significant work experience in applicable languages, communications, public affairs, journalism, foreign affairs, political science, and/or international affairs.
  • Expert analyst of foreign media sources, government -sponsored media outlets, and current events and affairs, including trend analysis on key issues developing overtime, a range of foreign affairs complex issues, and public opinion and media sentiment, etc. historically, politically, socially, culturally and economically.
  • In-depth knowledge of international l relations, and especially United States government regional interests, including worldwide trade, international and/or regional law, US foreign policy and regional policy, economics, domestic security, terrorism, and regional environment/geography.
  • Skilled researcher with continuing academic study of a region of specialty, and therefore able to provide insightful, objective analysis that can be instrumental in assisting CCCI with formulation of a present approach to communications and future goals.
  • Vast knowledge of and expertise in the geopolitics, cultures, histories, customs, and nuances of USCENTCOM AOR countries.
  • Ability to provide timely and contextual analysis of foreign media sources, including trend analysis and media sentiment on issues impacting the USCENTCOM AOR.
  • Knowledge of culture specific mainstream media communications and dissemination techniques and methods.
  • Knowledge of how to conduct research to determine key foreign communicators (government officials, journalists, religious leaders, etc.) their leanings and target audiences.
  • Experience with Associated Press (AP) Style, Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.
  • Knowledge of the U.S. military structure, culture, and language, as well as the broader U.S. national security apparatus.
  • Excellent communication and briefing capabilities, public affairs and relations, and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate as a team.
  • Previous U.S. military experience a plus, as is working with broader U.S. Government entities, especially the U.S. Department of State.
  • Knowledge of social media applications and technologies, to include FaceBook, Twitter, etc.
  • Must be willing to work Shift/Weekend work as required to ensure proper JOC coverage daily.
  • Must be willing to travel in the CONUS and/or deploy OCONUS as determined and required per mission requirements
  • Must possess a Valid U.S. Passport prior to assignment.
  • The Regional Media Specialists are needed with fluency/expertise in speaking, writing and reading at least one USCENTCOM AOR languages, e.g. Arabic, Farsi, Russian, Urdu/Pashto and/or Dari (3/3/3 or higher desired).
  • Provide multilingual monitoring of AOR-specific foreign news sources, and provide timely and contextual analysis of current events and affairs, including: trend analysis on key issues developing over time; a range of foreign affairs complex issues; public opinion; and media sentiment, etc.
  • Using foreign language fluency and regional expertise you will work with CCCI Planning Officers and Media Operations Officers to ensure public affairs themes and messages within broader public affairs plans are contextually and appropriately nuanced at the following levels: historically; politically; socially; culturally; and economically.
Education:
 
Junior Level
  • Bachelor Degree with One (1) to Three (3) years’ experience; Four (4) or more years commensurate experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • This level is responsible for assisting more senior positions and/or performing functional duties under the oversight of more senior positions.
Journeyman Level
  • Bachelor’s degree with Four (4) to Ten (10) years’ experience; Eleven (11) or more years commensurate experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • This level is responsible for performing all functional duties independently.
Senior Level
  • Master’s Degree with Ten (10) + years’ experience; a Bachelor Degree may be considered in lieu of a Master’s Degree.
  • This level typically works on high-visibility or mission critical aspects of a given program and performs all functional duties independently.
  • You may oversee the efforts of less senior staff and/or be responsible for the efforts of all staff assigned to a specific job.
                      
*****THIS POSITION IS CONTINGENT UPON AWARDING OF A GOVERNMENT CONTRACT*****
 
About Our Company:

As a Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) we are a provider of Information Technology (IT) professional services, software solutions and professional development training. Our core competencies evolved from leveraging IT enablers for knowledge management with an emphasis on Web Based Knowledge Portals and Portal Services, Server/System Services, SharePoint Development and System Administration and SQL Server Services. Our capabilities have expanded to include software development, technical training support and field support services.
 
Guiding Principles
Satisfy the customer - "Exceed expectations"
Set the Example - "Be out front"
Be Responsive - "Timing is everything"
Persevere - "Find a way"
 
Benefits
PTP offers a comprehensive benefits program:
Medical insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Supplemental benefits (Short Term Disability, Cancer & Accident).
Employer-sponsored Basic Life & AD&D Insurance
Employer-sponsored Long Term Disability
Employer-sponsored Value Adds – FreshBenies
401(k) with matching
 
Holidays and Annual Leave
10 Paid Holidays
120 hours PTO accrual per year
 

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