Synergy staff members are advancing solutions in public health and public education systems across the country. We speak 26 languages and represent 27 countries. Our diverse backgrounds bring important perspectives to the services we deliver.
Synergy Enterprises, Inc., a minority and woman-owned government contractor is looking for a full-time, Communications Specialist to work with its North Bethesda, MD headquarters. Job Location Remote with ability to use an office and or meeting space when needed.
Synergy seeks a Communications Specialist to support federal health clients with a focus on substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery. The role includes communications planning, implementation, and task management to help increase awareness and engagement on specific substance abuse topics and help brand the federal agency with the public.
This role will work within a highly matrixed, creative, fast-paced environment with seasoned communications professionals and high-level government communications professionals.
As a Communications Specialist – you will:
- Prepare materials to support agency priorities, such as video products, social media, communications, and other promotional plans. develop messaging, PPT presentations, talking points, FAQs, and other communications.
- Synthesize scientific information and data (e.g., from peer-reviewed journal articles or open data sources) and conduct literature reviews and other research activities.
- Own project tasks, with oversight from the client and senior team members, and complete key deliverables.
- Work collaboratively with the project team, federal staff team, subject matter experts, and vendors.
- Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Public Affairs, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, or related majors. 3-5 years of communications experience, federal government experience preferred.
- Experience creating and implementing communication plans and developing materials or resources for multiple audiences, including the media, researchers, scientists, partners, and the general public.
- Strong understanding of substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery and how to communicate about these topics is a plus.
- Experience in supporting campaigns and programs that are designed to reach and engage underrepresented groups in science.
- Native proficiency in Spanish a plus.
- Ability to maintain high-quality work while managing multiple priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
- Excellent verbal, written, organizational, time management skills, and attention to detail.
- Ability to think creatively and provide innovative solutions to clients’ communications challenges/problems.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
- Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle objects and documents; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision. Employee may use office equipment such as telephone, computer, computer software, calculator, printer, copier, and facsimile.
- Work environment: Employees are not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required of employees so classified.