Media Relations Advisor

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $114,590
Maximum: $148,967



Application Deadline



200 Independence Avenue Southwest
District of Columbia
United States


Looking to merge the exciting world of public relations with arguably the most talked about topic in the country today – HEALTHCARE! Are you an experienced media relations professional looking to further your career in the public sector? Then this position is for YOU!


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal government agency under the Department of Health & Human Services is seeking a new Media Relations Advisor in the Media Relations Group within the Office of Communications. You will be responsible for providing senior leadership advice on key, mission-critical issues, initiatives and agency functions in the areas of strategic communications and media relation. This challenging career opportunity is located in Washington, DC and is only open until November 07, 2018– so ACT FAST!!!

 Specifically, as the Advisor of the Media Relations Group, you will:

  •  Reviews and evaluates the information prepared for release to news media has sufficient value to warrant its release on a national basis and, in coordination with the Office of the Secretary/Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (ASPA), determines the time of release of the information to achieve its maximum utilization, having regard, in general for the total news situation.
  • Serves as a subject-matter expert, providing technical advice and direction to a staff of public affairs specialists in day-to-day media relations work. Plans, prepares, coordinates, and edits press releases, news and feature materials, conferences, and briefings for the press and other news media representatives. Enhances an organization’s social media presence to help communicate its programs, actions, and accomplishments. Plans and originates media releases to inform and educate beneficiaries, consumers, providers, contractors, and the general public.
  • Organizes, arranges and coordinates media interviews with CMS officials in central and regional offices. Prepares announcements and contacts appropriate news media about news conferences, and prepares background materials for their use.
  • As an advisor, the incumbent will be involved in the coordination, development, evaluation, and implementation of outreach and communications strategies to promote, through the media, CMS programs and initiatives aimed at maintaining and improving the nation’s health care.


While we would love to accept your resume directly, all applications must be completed and submitted online through Additional information, including the process for applying, can be found at  Merit Promotion: and Delegated Examining: .

You MUST apply by following the instructions found in the vacancy announcement no later than November 07, 2018. 



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement