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Communication Specialist III

Washington, District of Columbia
Communications/Public Affairs

Job Description


Fannie Mae provides reliable, large-scale access to affordable mortgage credit in communities across our nation. We are the leading source of funding for housing in America, which means more people can buy or rent a home. We are focused on sustaining the housing recovery, improving our company, and leading change to make housing better.

Join our diverse, high-performing team and make a difference as we work together to enable access to a good home.

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Operate with considerable latitude in performing highly complex duties related to creating internal company publications and communications that engage employees, educate and drive understanding of company priorities and key messages. Provide value-added expertise in developing new concepts, techniques, and standards. Utilize wide-ranging experience to conduct research and problem-solving on significant employee communications challenges. May operate in a lead role within the team.


  • Develop and execute communications to support the firm's key messages, strategic priorities and brand storytelling that excite, educate and build employee engagement. Plan, write, edit and craft messages from organizational updates, blogs, success stories and brand relevant journalism. Engage with creative services to deliver messages in high impact ways from video, to events, infographics to presentations, yammercasts to vlogs and across the communications mix.
  • Manage internal communications for one or more business units. Develop and execute communication strategies to ensure that business areas meet goals and objectives. Collaborate with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Provide counsel and act as project manager on message development and delivery.
  • Lead collaboration with internal creative services partners to develop joint communication tactics.. Present insights and best practices. Identify economies to reduce expenses and save time.
  • Report trends. Identify opportunities to improve communications based on content analysis, metrics, user feedback, and marketing research. Provide recommendations
  • Develop, implement, and document procedures. Contribute to and develop standards and procedures.
  • May perform highly complex projects or participate as a team member on projects at the highest level of complexity.
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required    
  • 4+  years of related experience

  • Demonstrated experience conceptualizing and executing creative, measurable communications plans that drive employee engagement and shift culture.  Lean management change communications experience preferred.
  • Strong writer with a journalist's mindset. Ability to find the hook and craft a powerful story that is clickable, readable, and believable, whether told from the perspective of the enterprise or in the unique voice of a given executive/client
  • Active listener who enjoys helping clients achieve objectives, within the scope of the company strategy and mission.  
  • A natural collaborator, who is comfortable with ambiguity, and possesses the ability to shift gears quickly and confidently in a matrixed organization

As a condition of employment with Fannie Mae, any successful job applicant will be required to successfully complete a background investigation.
Fannie Mae is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Req ID: 56870