Public Health Communication Specialist
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We are seeking a Public Health Communication Specialist to support an Atlanta-based Federal client to develop public-facing communications for disease outbreaks and public health response events in a fast-paced work environment. In this position, you will work alongside ICF and client team members at the client site to create and deliver clear and accurate communication that motivates people to prepare in advance and then take appropriate actions during a public health emergency. Your work will be critical to reducing illness and ultimately saving lives.
*** Atlanta location -remote work an option
In this role you will:
- Develop and implement public health emergency risk communication strategies that resonate with target populations to promote primary and secondary prevention techniques
- Apply knowledge of crisis and emergency risk communication principles to create and deliver work products
- Work closely with subject matter experts (SMEs) in all facets of strategy and product development
- Guide rapid development, testing and dissemination of scientific information and audience-based projects to reach audiences in a timely, accessible and relevant manner
- Create content and disseminate information in a rapid response environment using a variety of communication technologies, formats and platforms, including social media, web, newsletters and video
- Prepare, analyze and report data that illustrates measurable results of crisis and emergency risk communication efforts
- A bachelor’s and/or master's degree in Communications, Marketing, Health Communications, Health Education, Behavioral Science, Public Relations, Advertising, Journalism or related major
- 3-10 years of experience working in a public health communication capacity
- 3 - 10 years of previous experience working in an emergency response, crisis management, or risk communication capacity.
- The ability to effectively collaborate with team members, as well as the capability to produce work products under pressure and with tight deadlines
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize projects, tasks and meet deadlines
- Ability to work outside of core hours (M-F, 8am-5pm) when needed
- Experience working with plain language principles, for example using the CDC Clear Communication Index
- Master of public health degree and/or Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) training
- Experience with media relations or public relations
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Atlanta, GA (GA18)