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Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $51,630 – $56,857
GS-9/1 - GS-10/1
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area


The Office of Public Affairs is seeking an Assistant Editor who will be a member of a team responsible for publishing the Agency's corporate newsletter. This position requires an accomplished writer and editor who is comfortable in a fast-paced, team environment and is able to produce thoughtful and concise articles in a timely fashion, often working against very short deadlines. The Assistant Editor should be a self-starter and a fast learner who is able to complete writing and editing assignments with little guidance. The ability to quickly edit written work for clarity and readability is imperative.

On a daily basis, you'll see your work in print and know that it plays a major role in keeping the Agency workforce informed. This is a high visibility job in the Agency and the Assistant Editor must be comfortable working closely with senior officials. The Assistant Editor must possess a familiarity with web technology and digital photography skills, and have experience editing digital photographs in Photoshop. It is essential that the Assistant Editor works well on a team and thrives in a fast-paced and ever-changing work environment.

The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) seeks to educate the CIA's ultimate consumers--the American public--about the Agency's and the Intelligence Community's contributions to national security. To this end, OPA engages the media on key issues, answers inquiries from the public, supports public appearances by senior Agency officials, and provides briefings to academic, civic, and business groups. The Assistant Editor will be part of OPA's Internal Communications Branch, which maintains a state-of-the-art, full service internal employee communications program for the Agency workforce.

Minimum requirements include a bachelor's degree in Journalism, Public Relations, English, Communications or related field; a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale; and successful completion of a writing and editing test. Successful candidates also will have: strong editorial and grammar skills as well as familiarity with Web content management; experience in news, feature, and human interest writing and research; Strong interviewing skills; Ability to write clear and concise articles quickly and with little guidance; ability to use creative problem solving and analytical thinking skills; experience with DSLR photography and proficiency in Adobe Photoshop; the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment; and flexibility in dealing with rapidly changing priorities. Candidates currently in their last year of undergraduate education are encouraged to apply.

All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

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Posted: Nov 18, 2010 02:20 PM
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2018 04:48 PM

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