JOB: Editor-in-Chief, State Magazine, U.S. Department of State

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    State Magazine

    Job Title: Public Affairs Specialist
    Agency: Department Of State
    Job Announcement Number: HR-2011-0055

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    Salary Range: $105,211.00 – $136,771.00 /year
    Series & Grade: GS-1035-14/14
    Promotion Potential: 14
    Open Period: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 to Wednesday, August 10, 2011
    Position Information: Full-Time Permanent
    Duty Locations: Washington DC Metro Area, DC

    The incumbent serves as the editor-in- chief of the State Magazine Division (SMG). State magazine is published 11 times a year by the Department of State. Copies are sent to all Departmental employees in Washington, at diplomatic posts around the world and in the US cities where Department maintains offices. In addition, the magazine is also available by paid subscription. The magazine aims to build and strengthen employee morale and serves as a channel of communication with employees and management officials, retirees and their families.

    Key Requirements:
    Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
    One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.
    Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.
    Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance.
    U.S. Citizenship is required.

    Major Duties:
    * Establishes the editorial policy, tone, and style of the magazine, and sees to it that they are adhered to consistently.

    * Counsels Department management officials, including those of senior rank, in all bureaus and offices on how they can make effective use of the magazine, and advises them on how their messages to employees should to be packaged, both editorially and graphically, for maximum effect.

    * Procures the services of contractors as needed, and directs the contractors in their work which may include proofreading, printing, magazine layout, and desk-top publishing.

    * Proposes and suggests to management officials articles for the magazine that would help achieve management goals, and arranges with these officials to have such articles drafted either by their offices or by the magazine staff.

    Applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service which provided the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

    * Experience with journalism, coupled with a creative bent, journalistic assertiveness and excellent writing skills.

    * Experience communicating effectively to Department officers in the senior echelons, as well as with other senior US Government officials, including congressional officials, and foreign affairs scholars, members of the news, media and the public.

    * Experience providing administrative direction on public affairs.

    How To Apply:

    View the full announcement and apply at

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