New Defense Media Agency seeks chief
The Defense Department is looking for an “energetic and imaginative executive” to run its newly formed Defense Media Activity, according to an advertisement on the agency’s Web site.
The executive would earn as much as $172,200 a year overseeing DMA, which since its establishment in January combines formerly separate Pentagon media organizations, such as the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service, the Stars and Stripes newspaper, and the Pentagon Channel on television. It also includes the DefenseLink Web site and the military services’ Web sites, the Bloggers Roundtable, and the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine magazines.
All told, the new chief would oversee 2,400 military, government and contract employees around the world, and a budget of more than $225 million.
No other department in government has so large an internal communications operation whose work is also designed for public consumption.