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FDA Jobs in Washington – Assistant Commissioner for Media Affairs

Website Food and Drug Administration

Job Description:

The OEA’s functions include the development, coordination, and dissemination of FDA communications and outreach to the news media and various stakeholders; publication of materials for consumers, patients, and healthcare professionals, including FDA’s Consumer Updates and the FDA Voice blog.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Advises the Commissioner, Chief of Staff, Associate Commissioner for External Affairs and other senior coordinating officials on public information and agency programs relating to media communications.
  • Directs and manages all aspects of the Office of Media Affairs (OMA) commonly referred to as the “Press Office”.
  • Plans, directs and executes media relations efforts to inform and educate general and specialized public about FDA programs, actions and accomplishments.
  • Serves as spokesperson for FDA on high-profile and sensitive agency issues.
  • Briefs the Commissioner and other senior leaders for agency media events.
  • Cultivates and maintains effective working relationships with members of the media, particularly with FDA “beat” reporters.
  • Facilitates press conferences, media briefings, media availability and media interviews with agency senior officials and prepares officials on advisable conduct during agency news events.
  • Provides expert advice and guidance on all aspects of communication to press officers, subject matter experts, principals and other agency officials.
  • Acts quickly and effectively as a senior communication counsel to staff as well as senior officials in providing sound media relations advice for major roll outs, agency announcements and key initiatives.
  • Responds to questions and/or criticism for members of the news media concerning sensitive and complex subjects.
  • Serves as immediate supervisor to GS-15 public affairs specialists. Assigns work, and reviews and evaluates completed work.
  • Serves as Agency focal point for formulation and dissemination of public warnings as well as general news of FDA activities

Job Details:

Company: Food and Drug Administration

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Healthcare

Job Location: Washington, DC, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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