Health Communications Analyst

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Posting title
Health Communications Analyst

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen
1-3 year contract position
W2 with full benefits
Must be able to pass background check and drug screen

Job Description: 
Participate in a kick-off meeting with the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) within 3 days of award to discuss the successful implementation of the required tasks, review and discuss the objectives of the task order and the proposed work-plan, and the roles, responsibilities, procedures, and communications between the contractor and the COR. This meeting will be held in Atlanta GA. The contractor shall summarize the key points from the meeting and submit them to the COR within 3 business days of the meeting.

Assist in the development, implementation, management and evaluation of major communication and marketing programs (national or international) for various audiences. Work across12 Centers, Institutes, Offices (CIO) and up to 80 , divisions to develop strategic direction and strategic plans related to news media and communication for OPHPR as a whole, especially as it relates to reputation management for OPHPR and CDC to ensure important preparedness and response messages are communicated.

Assist senior staff and management officials to develop position and policy statements; incorporate health communication and marketing into broader CDC-wide and/or OPHPR goals; and plans, develops, and evaluates public health communication and marketing programs and media campaigns

Incorporate health communication and marketing into broader CDC-wide and/or OPHPR goals.

Assist with the plans, development and evaluation of public health communication and marketing programs and media campaigns (e.g., Third-party partnerships, media and communication products, long-range goals, program priorities, policy recommendations).

Assist in the development of strategic and integrated plans and strategies for public health emergency management communication and marketing programs, campaigns, and activities.

Conduct a community affairs program evaluation and assessment with responsibility for planning, developing, and communicating OPHPR’s programs, policies and activities.

Develop a variety of methods and techniques to achieve communication goals such as news releases, radio and television scripts, feature articles, blogs, media statements, Q&A documents, rollout plans, social media posts, personal appearances, new conferences, exhibits, brochures, pamphlets, etc.

Assists in the writing of the media strategy, the complete communication activities needed for launches or releases on information, including coordinating all aspects of an announcement or activity, e.g. rollout plan management and clearance, website posting, social media distribution, internal communication, etc. This key position ensures that all messages and activities are aligned.

Support and be a liaison between the OPHPR communication staff and the OPHPR marketing staff on OPHPR-wide issues and networks with a variety of external stakeholders (e.g., health officials in federal, state, and local agencies, officials of other countries and international organizations, communication experts, and representatives of the general public) to prepare materials for distribution or presentation.

Assists in the planning, designing and execution of comprehensive, nationwide campaigns to convey information concerning OPHPR’s programs to publics served or affected by such programs

Evaluates information problems encountered in communicating the OPHPR programs. Provides technical assistance and recommends specific information activities designed to create solutions to these problems.

Develop plans for campaigns to disseminate information about OPHPR’s programs, assist in the organization of campaigns to bring about timely and coordinated use of all facilities and skills available in the OPHPR, and with cooperating State and other Federal agencies.

Develop campaign materials including fact sheets, news releases, feature articles for magazines and trade papers, blog posts, social media posts, radio and television scripts, and other materials.

Provide technical assistance by reviewing and editing oral and written communications materials and presentations by OPHPR staff

Provide technical guidance and develop strategies in areas dealing with controversial or policy impact matters.

Translates scientific and policy information into a variety of formats, ensuring that messages are all aligned with program objectives and best practices in communication.

Develops and prepare talking points, statements, news releases, blogs, social media content, newsletter articles, Dear Colleague Letters, internal communication letters to staff, web content, and other internal and external communication products.

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