Corporate Communications and Protocol Officer

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Top Secret SCI

Job Description:


  • Develop and implement internal and external communications; and proactively identify and implement marketing strategies.
  • Based on awareness and understanding of NGA mission and operations tempo, identify and contact potential users and user groups.
  • Analyze customer needs; make appropriate recommendations for message/information development, communication method selection, and timing of messages.
  • Tailor messages by target audience.
  • Research, write, edit, and publish communications products (e.g., print, web, electronic, briefings).
  • Provide direction to graphic designers, briefing developers, photographers, illustrators and other required staff.
  • Prepare material for publication and other media both internally and externally.
  • Manage and monitor production schedules.
  • Develop new communication methods to reach target audiences.
  • Support NGA senior leaders by writing speeches, talking points, video scripts, briefings, and other communications products (e.g., emails, articles).
  • Provide monthly and weekly activity reports summarizing project accomplishments.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, advertising, or journalism (or equivalent)
  • 8+ years of directly related work experience, including media relations
  • At least 12 months demonstrated experience planning and implementing all facets of events and functions for senior personnel involving foreign dignitaries, diplomats, foreign military personnel, and legislative and government officials
  • At least 12 months demonstrated experience communicating with audiences of diverse backgrounds
  • At least 12 months demonstrated experience in project management, including identifying needs, timelines, and tasks to support requirements
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, as well as creativity and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Exemplary professional attitude and demonstrated ability in exercising tact, diplomacy, good judgment, and customer service and support, as well as the ability to interface effectively with a variety of people
  • Position requires strong knowledge of corporate policies and procedures, as well as the ability to exercise good judgment to appropriately handle confidential issues .

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.