Public Affairs Mass Communication Specialist (46S) Syracuse Recruiting Battalion Syracuse Recruiting Battalion

The Army Public Affairs Mass Communication Specialist participates in and assists with the supervision and administration of Army public affairs programs primarily through news releases, newspaper articles, Web-based material and photographs for use in military and civilian news media.
https://www.goarmy.com/info.html?iom=APG7

Job Duties:

  • Research, prepare and disseminate news releases, articles, web-based material and photographs on Army personnel and activities
  • Gather information for military news programs and publications within your unit and around the Army
  • Develop ideas for news articles
  • Arrange and conduct interviews
  • Write news releases, feature articles and editorials
  • Conduct media training


Requirements
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

Training
Job training for a Army Public Affairs Mass Communication Specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 26 weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions.

Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field, including learning hands-on how to write news stories, operate a camera, and edit newspapers and photographs. You’ll also put together a real newspaper contributing stories and photographs.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • News, feature and sports writing and research
  • Newspaper design and production
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Photojournalism (photography journalism)
  • Public speaking
  • Media Relations

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