Defense Media Activity PUBLISHING AND MEDIA DESIGNER (CONTENT DESIGNER) in Washington, District Of Columbia

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency

Stars and Stripes, the independent daily newspaper devoted to covering the U.S. military, is seeking a Publishing and Media Designer (Content Designer) to join our global Publishing and Media Design team in our Washington DC office. This position is responsible for annual revenue generating publications that require information gathering, managing content partnerships, writing, editing, proofing, layout and design. This position serves as support for executive, marketing, social and organizational collateral, coordinating requirements of revenue, member services and interactive media teams and is also responsible for delivery of other products as operationally needed. Stars and Stripes has reported first-hand on military conflicts since the Civil War and continuously since World War II by reporting information and news of interest and value. We offer the military community a choice of media to assure access by service members, their families, veteran's civilian employees, and other interested readers. Our news gathering and publishing activities are guided by the principles of a free press and are free of any and all outside control.

The Area of Consideration for this vacancy announcement is U.S. Citizens worldwide.


Serves as the Publishing and Media Design (PMD) Content Producer / Designer for Stars and Stripes. Specializes in the production of print and digital media business products. Responsible for effectively communicating the evolution and benefits of Stars and Stripes business products to the military and civilian communities.

Manages and delivers business and media collateral to Stars and Stripes audiences and the military community. Provides hands-on knowledge in print and digital media, content development and production. Works closely with Revenue, Editorial, Member Services, Production and Interactive Media to provide execution and delivery of print and digital media projects. Edits, produces and writes video, audio and print copy that crosses all platforms (print, web, digital platforms, newsletters, social media) in brand voice, based on creative briefs, supplied material and project objectives. Amends, revises and/or redevelops campaigns in response to feedback from stakeholders or clients.

Prioritizes and manages multiple projects in a deadline driven environment. Maintains constant focus on branding, product offerings and benefits to the Stars and Stripes military and civilian community. Manages daily and weekly production, newsletters, and social media updates. Oversees written communications for all business collateral needs.

Supports miscellaneous corporate communications as requested, including letter writing for management team, copy placement, press releases and internal employee communications. Reviews and proofreads correspondence. Responsible for the delivery of other products as operationally needed. Complies with EEO, JER and MCP requirements.

Supervisory Status


Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

US Citizens and Non-Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Direct Deposit and Social Security Card is required
  • Meet qualification/eligibility/background requirements for this position
  • Satisfactorily complete an employment verification (E-Verify) check
  • A one year probationary period may be required

Specialized work experience directly related to the duties described above.

Must have working knowledge of Adobe and Microsoft products. Must be able to manage multiple concurrent projects effectively and be able to work under pressure. Strong project management, time management, and organization skills. Must be able to work in a team environment. Must have excellent communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills.

HIGHLY PREFERRED: Possess a four year degree with a major emphasis in communication arts, visual communication, interactive journalism or emergent media.

Conditions of Employment:

  1. If selected, a completed and signed copy of our job application form (DA Form 3433) is required prior to entrance on duty. (Click hereto view form).
  2. A one-year probationary period may be required.
  3. Meet all qualification/eligibility requirements.
  4. Satisfactorily complete an employment verification check.
  5. Successfully complete all required background checks.
Security Clearance

Not Applicable

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Your resume will be reviewed to verify that qualification requirements have been met. We appreciate your interest in this position!


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Other Information
  • Additional selections may be made from this vacancy announcement for up to 90 days after the closing date.
  • Payment Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
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This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-10 to 2017-08-24

Salary: $45,000 to $50,000 / per year

Pay scale & grade: NF 4

Series: 1001 General Arts And Information

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time

Job announcement number: NCNAFHT10036180

Control number: 476563300