Communications Specialist 1

19 Jun, 2022


Communications Specialist 1

Compa Industries
Los Alamos, NM

JP1219 – Communications Specialist 1

What You Will Do:
Help execute communications strategies at one of the world’s most prestigious and innovative multidisciplinary research institutions. Join the Communications Arts and Services group (CEA-CAS), which provides full-service communications support for organizations and programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Our staff further the Lab’s mission by delivering strategic communications designed to inform, engage, and inspire both internal and external audiences.
You will be embedded with the Physical Sciences Directorate, working with researchers and communication professionals across the Laboratory to disseminate scientific and operational news and plans. Your work will be featured in a range of high-impact, high-visibility communication products – including magazines, newsletters, web sites, and presentations.
You will edit existing material and create original content based on background research and interviews with subject matter experts. The successful candidate will be a go-getter and problem-solver, capable of coming up to speed quickly and delivering top-level customer service in a fast-paced environment.

Minimum Job Requirements:
Technical Knowledge:
You will have thorough knowledge of English grammar and rhetoric, technical editing, and writing.

You are expected to have demonstrated experience assessing documents to determine the editing approach, following style guides, and creating project-specific style notes to ensure consistency.

You should demonstrate the capacity for understanding and interpreting technical, scientific concepts and editing content, preferably of an operational and technical nature.

Communication Skills:
In this role, you will need excellent written and oral communication skills, problem-solving skills, and customer service and interpersonal skills. You will have the ability to remain courteous and professional under pressure.

Customer Service:
You will need demonstrated experience with customer service in a fast-paced, high-volume environment. You will show an ability for process/performance improvement based on customer and manager feedback

Tools and Systems:
In this role, you will need proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Adobe Acrobat. You will have the ability to use and develop templates and demonstrate proficiency in using Word styles for formatting.

You will need to have the ability to obtain a Q clearance, which typically requires US citizenship.


Position requires a minimum of two years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preference may be given for a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English, or related field.

Desired Qualifications:
• Basic skills using InDesign and/or other publication layout software, and Microsoft Excel
• Background or interest in the physical sciences

Note to Applicants:
Please submit a cover letter addressing your qualifications and experience related to the requirements of the position.

Responsible for a wide variety of internal and external communications activities, strategic and tactical, conceptual and deliverable. Attains measurable results and improves continuously.

Developing professional expertise. Tackles projects and problems of modest to moderate magnitude and complexity. Receives detailed instructions on new projects or assignments. Continually supervised and follows established directions. Work is reviewed in progress for accuracy, quality, and appropriateness. Must be receptive to coaching, education, and constructive criticism. Typically requires at least two years of related experience.

Position typically requires a minimum of two years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

COMPA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or protected Veteran status.


COMPA’s policy could disqualify an applicant who has certain criminal history from employment in particular positions.

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Job posted: 2022-06-19