Senior Executive Communications Specialist

17 Nov, 2020

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Senior Executive Communications Specialist

Lockheed Martin
Littleton, CO

At the dawn of a new space age, Lockheed Martin is a pioneer, partner, innovator and builder. Our amazing men and women are on a mission to make a difference in the world and every day we use our unique skills and experiences to create, design and build solutions to some of the worlds’ hardest engineering problems. Our culture encourages employees to dream big, perform with excellence and create incredible products. We provide the resources, inspiration and focus and if you have the passion and courage to dream big, we want to build a better tomorrow with you.

Going to space is just the beginning. It’s what you do when you get there that matters. Lockheed Martin builds satellites and spacecraft that do amazing things in space for government and commercial customers. Connecting people. Advancing discovery. And protecting what matters most. Lockheed Martin-built satellites give earlier warning of severe weather, connect troops on the battlefield, and deliver GPS directions to a billion people worldwide.

As we look to the future, we’re driving innovations to help our customers do even more in orbit. That’s why we’re crafting smarter satellites that operate like smartphones in the sky, with apps that can be updated in orbit so they can adapt as mission needs on the ground change. Your mission is ours. And as that mission evolves, we’ll be ready. Will you?

Every day, our 110,000 employees come to work with one focus – our customers’ missions. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience, and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

What does this role look like?

We Do Space at Lockheed Martin. Eleven Mars-bound orbiters and landers. The next human-rated spacecraft destined for the Moon and beyond. The first-ever comet sample return. The first 3D-printed parts in deep space. More interplanetary spacecraft than any other U.S. company. And we’re just getting started. Now we need your help in telling our story to the world

This role will offer you the following daily challenges:

We’re looking for a motivated communications professional to support executive communications as a member of the Lockheed Martin Space Communications team. Reporting to the Manager of Executive Communications, the person in this role will orchestrate key executive leaders across the Space business to deliver a compelling narrative using reputation-building channels, as well as secure internal and external opportunities for thought leadership. This position will have the unique opportunity to interact with leaders at the highest levels of the company and learn the fundamentals of being a trusted communications advisor for executive leadership. The successful candidate will be a highly organized, driven self-starter who can successfully manage multiple projects and deadlines.

• Build and execute an annual engagement strategy that helps key executives share a clear enterprise-wide vision and connects them more directly with internal and external stakeholders.

• Develop integrated communications plans and execute deliverables to ensure key executives are seen and heard in venues that provide clear opportunities to engage with stakeholders and shape dialogue.

• Work cross-functionally with members of the Space Communications team and key stakeholders across the business to ensure an integrated approach to communications engagements.

This position is in one of the Coolest places to work: Denver, Colorado.(opens in new window)
Basic Qualifications:
To be successful, you will need to possess these basic qualifications:

• Bachelors degree from an accredited college in a related discipline (Ideally in either: PR, Communications, Marketing, Journalism, or English), or equivalent experience/combined education, with 10 years of professional experience; or 8 years of professional experience with a related Masters degree.

• At least 8 years of relevant experience in corporate communications, PR and/or marketing communications.

• Excellent writing and editing skills, including the use of AP Style.

• Experience creating and implementing communications plans.

• Ability to build both strategic and tactical plans that drive perceptions, deliver key messages and get results.

• Familiarity with a wide variety of communication channels, techniques and emerging technologies, with a natural curiosity that leads to continuous improvement.

• Proven exceptional strategic, written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to persuade and motivate action.

• You will need to be a US Citizen, as well as successfully pass a drug and background check, in order to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
Desired Skills:
To be successful, ideally, you should also have:

• Attention to detail, adaptability, and a sense of urgency.

• Strong work ethic and positive attitude.

• A self-starter who can be depended upon to ensure the accuracy and quality of content with minimal day-to-day supervision.

• Ability to multitask, adapt and work well in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

• Ability to deal with ambiguity and work well under pressure with employees at all levels.

• Proven strong strategic communications mindset with experience delivering business results and success measures.

• Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships and collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders, including executive management.

• Comfortable providing coaching, new ideas, sensitive feedback and real-world lessons learned to leaders at all levels.

• Project management experience.

• Demonstrated executive presence.

• Knowledge of Lockheed Martin’s business.

PLEASE NOTE-Other important information:
• By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities, within Lockheed Martin, where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match.
• Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.
• Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Benefits of Employment:

To promote the sharing of ideas, Lockheed Martin champions an inclusive work environment that urges differences and big-picture thinking.

Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:

• Medical {many choices of plans; some LM locations have on-site medical}
• Dental
• 401k {with generous matching}
• Generous Paid time off
• Work/life balance, family-friendly environment … we have a 9×80 schedule which means: 25 three-day weekends(opens in new window)
• Career development, career-growth, and lots of learning opportunities for aspiring minds
• Fun, talented and witty teammates
• Knowledgeable, supportive and engaged leadership
• Diverse, inclusive and community-minded organization
• Mentorship opportunities
• Rewards & recognition
• Generous Tuition Reimbursement

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s competitive and comprehensive benefits package.(opens in new window)

At Space we value your skills, training, and education.  We believe that by applying the highest standards of business ethics and visionary thinking, everything is within our reach – and yours as a Lockheed Martin Space employee. Come, join us and experience your future!

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Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers pursue the hardest missions. Those that demand exceptional amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

Other Important Information You Should KnowExpression of Interest: By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.Telecommute: The work associated with this position will be performed at the designated Lockheed Martin facility. Situational telecommuting may be considered and authorized at the discretion of your leader and based upon the role.Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.Schedule for this Position: 9×80 every other Friday offClearance Level: NoneLockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

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Job posted: 2020-11-17