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Senior Communications Analyst (Communications Specialist)

Senior Communications Analyst (Communications Specialist)

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At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. It doesn’t get much better than that. We provide a variety of propulsion systems to the aerospace and defense markets. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion.


We are seeking a Senior Communications Analyst (Communications Specialist) for our Arlington, VA office. We are looking for someone with strong writing abilities who can develop/create documents for the Communications Department and serve as the point of contact for various processes and projects in the creation of internal communications materials and programs designed to meet the communication needs throughout the enterprise. In this role, you will also provide graphics design and create presentation materials for the Communications Department, as well as external communications materials as needed.


This current opening may be filled at this level or at one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Under limited general direction, the Senior Communications Analyst determines approach to objectives and projects, demonstrating an understanding and application of principles, concepts and practices to meet the objectives of assignments:


70% - Assists in the the development of internal written communications deliverables and programs, making recommendations to ensure that projects appropriately reflect Aerojet Rocketdyne's interests. Interacts with Communications team, operating divisions and management to deliver communications materials (include presentation/media creation, graphics design and deployment). Assists with internal monthly newsletter design and provides presentation development assistance to the vice president of communications and senior communications management.


Assist with analysis to determine the best media approach for all audiences and deliverable methods, as well as provide graphics design support for the company’s internal and external websites, digital boards and any other hardcopy material collateral. Perform video script writing, executive speech development, marketing collateral copy development, management of special projects, as well as other communications documents as required.


25% - Responsible for updating internal and external company Web page copy across the enterprise. Assists the multimedia team with ensuring that both Aerojet Rocketdyne and Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. content are up to date and relevant. Assists team with consultation, documentation and "best practices" procedures related to the most efficient enterprise multimedia and communication deployment.


5% - Performs additional duties as assigned including, but not limited to, assisting in various other projects within the Communications department.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism or related discipline and 6 years of directly related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

Additional Requirements:
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others; have a keen attention to detail, and communicate effectively. Interpersonal skills are necessary to effectively interface with all levels of personnel, both within the Communications Department and throughout the company.
  • Skilled in effective scheduling and prioritizing work flow. 
  • Ability to analyze data of a confidential and/or sensitive nature.
  • Must be flexible enough to fill in where required on demand.
  • Ability to drive and possess a valid driver's license and meet automobile insurability requirements of the company.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Background in graphics design, English grammar and composition. 
  • Conversant with good graphics practices. 
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, InDesign, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access Database and Training Information systems

Work Environment and Physical Requirements:

Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 15 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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