Skip navigation links
Boards
Career Info
Officer
Enlisted
Support & Services
Organization
Reference Library
Skip navigation links
Administration
LN
MC
MU
NC
NC-CRF
PS
RP
YN
Aviation
EETP
Information Dominance
Medical
Nuclear
Seabees
Security
Selected Reserves
Special Warfare/Ops
Submarine
Supply
Surface CS/Ops
Surface Engineering
MC 
 
 

Mass Communications Specialist (MC)

 MC COMMUNITY OVERVIEW

MC CAREER PATH 

General Description

The Jumpstart on an Elite Career High tech, complex cutting edge systems and computers, Mass Communication Specialist (MC) are Public Affairs and Visual Information experts. They present the Navy story to audiences in the Navy and to the rest of the world through a variety of media.  MCs write and produce print and broadcast journalism news and feature stories for military and civilian newspapers, magazines, television and radio broadcast stations. They record still and video photography of military operations, exercises, and other Navy events. They serve overseas, on ships, and at stateside commands as photographers, public affairs specialists, newspaper and magazine staff, and TV and radio station staff and talent.  MCs also create graphic designs in support of the public affairs mission, create and manage official websites, and perform high-speed, high-volume graphic reproduction.

What They Do

The duties performed by MCs include:

  • Prepare and write news and feature articles for publication
  • Photograph events for publication and historic documentation
  • Operate and maintain a variety of state-of-the-art still and video cameras
  • Operate computer-based graphics software and desktop publishing systems
  • Create original visual information displays and graphics
  • Multi-media design and production
  • Design and manage public and secure websites
  • Layout and design military newspapers and magazines
  • Manage radio and television stations
  • Operate video and electronic imaging equipment
  • Operate digital electronic reproduction equipment
  • Edit video news, features, and documentation
  • Shoot still photographs and video for accident or incident investigations
  • Conduct interviews
  • Market stories
  • Perform as a Public Affairs Officer

Working Environment

Mass Communication Specialist may work outdoors or inside, on board aircraft carrier flight decks, in the field with combat construction units, or in air-conditioned broadcast stations. Work varies from using precision computer graphics equipment in an office, to strenuous work throughout a ship or station. Most MCs work on projects alone or with small teams, normally with little supervision. Their work is primarily mental and creative.
 
Requirements

ASVAB: VE + AR = 115

Must be eligible for a Security clearance
60 month obligation
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Normal color perception is required
Notes:
Mass Communication Specialist must relate to people in a creative and professional manner. They need above average writing and speaking skills, creativity, curiosity and an interest in people, ideas and information. Also important are a good memory, maturity, and a good personal appearance.  Other necessary qualities are the ability to do detailed work and keep records, manual dexterity, and a good sense of teamwork.

Notes:

Mass Communication Specialist must relate to people in a creative and professional manner. They need above average writing and speaking skills, creativity, curiosity and an interest in people, ideas and information. Also important are a good memory, maturity, and a good personal appearance.  Other necessary qualities are the ability to do detailed work and keep records, manual dexterity, and a good sense of teamwork.

NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND: 5720 Integrity Drive, Millington TN 38055-0000 
Comments? Suggestions? Call 866-U-ASK-NPC or Email the Webmaster | Updated:8/18/2014 2:18 PM 


FOIA | US Navy | No Fear Act | USA.gov | Privacy Policy  |  Accessibility / Section 508 | Site Map