Senior Communications Strategist (Public Affairs Division)

21 Apr, 2022


Senior Communications Strategist (Public Affairs Division)

The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo, CA

Senior Communications Strategist (R005308)


Job Summary

The Corporate Affairs and Communications division of the Aerospace Corporation provides impactful communications to our employees and the customers we serve; we tell the Aerospace story. We are looking for the right person to join our team as a Senior Communications Strategist. This position will play a vital role in supporting our corporate strategies and support the Office of the Chief Technology Officer and Engineering groups with communications strategy, report publishing, events, and collateral development. Our ideal candidate is media and external communications expert with a go-getter with excellent organizational skills and will thrive working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.



Work Model

Hybrid: El Segundo – Requires onsite presence several times a month



What You’ll Be Doing 

  • Applies expert-level knowledge of strategy, content development, information design, tactics, and measurement to develop and implement multifaceted strategic communications plans
  • Defines goals and objectives; tailors communications approaches to desired outcomes; determines measures of success; monitors and reports on results
  • Proactively advises senior leaders on appropriate tactics and backs up recommendations with data on state-of-the-art best practices; educates decision-makers on current industry research for external engagement and thought leadership
  • Partners with Media and Social Media Team on pitches, developing executive talking points for interviews, technical news release writing, and support with social media campaign development
  • Leads teams and contributes to the creation of content for presentations, promotional material, op-eds, and other outreach tools, from concept through execution and distribution. Tailors messaging for a variety of audiences and channels. Works both hands-on and as a team coordinator
  • Ensures communication strategy is consistent and reflects the organization’s strategic vision
  • Applies experience in high-volume, fast-paced environments to developing and implementing process improvements to accommodate an increasing volume of products and pace of development
  • Applies expertise and innovative thinking to create tiered, audience-focused plans. Revises as necessary to respond to changing circumstances and new opportunities
  • Works with senior leaders and technical experts to develop consistent messaging; maintains detailed knowledge of the relevant subject matter
  • Develops metrics and measurement tools to ensure that communications are reaching the intended audiences
  • Mentors and develops staff using a supportive and collaborative approach on a consistent basis




What You Need to be Successful 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or a related field and five to seven years of experience in a corporate or government environment
  • Strong project management skills and outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Experience and the application of concepts and practices in communications, public relations, marketing, media, and journalism as well as experience with a wide variety of channels (print, web, broadcast, social media, etc.)
  • Ability to travel and work a flexible schedule, to include some evenings and weekends on short notice
  • This role requires a clearance or the ability to obtain one. This is issued by the US government and US citizenship is required


How You Can Stand Out

It would be impressive if you have one or more of these:

  • Familiarity with national security, space, government, start-up environment, and/or military communities is desired
  • The candidate will demonstrate an outgoing, energetic style; a consistently professional demeanor; and a high level of emotional maturity. Must be strategic, positive, assertive/aggressive, agile/flexible, deadline-oriented and a team player with experience in fast-paced technical environments
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities, work independently, and prioritize effectively
  • Clearance: Secret


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Job posted: 2022-04-21