Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at www.Rocket.com and www.AerojetRocketdyne.com.
We are seeking a Communications Analyst for our Washington, D.C. office. Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
We are looking for someone with strong writing abilities and experience with social media management and media relations.
Under general supervision, the Communications Analyst serves as the point of contact for various processes in the creation of internal and external communications materials and projects designed to meet outreach goals throughout the enterprise.
In particular, this position will serve as chief speechwriter for the President and CEO and will provide communication support to other senior executives for internal and external speaking engagements and media opportunities. Communications include external speeches; letters to customers, suppliers, congress, and other government officials; news releases, editorials and op-eds; executive talking points for board, leader, and employee meetings; and other communication vehicles as needed. Must be able to write in a concise, compelling manner, and must be able to translate technical and high-level information into consumable content.
The successful candidate will also manage the company’s social media presence across numerous platforms.
the Communications Analyst must maintain a professional style of online interaction, stay current on social media trends and technology and have general knowledge of practices, techniques and standards within the communications discipline.
This current opening may be filled at this level or at one level higher.
70% Research, develop, write, and coordinate executive talking points and speeches, often under tight deadlines. Candidate must be able to write speeches and talking points in the voices of the company’s most senior (C-level) executives. Candidate must be able to comfortably interact with the company’s senior leadership. This position will entail extensive interaction with other communication team members, operating divisions, and management to make strategic recommendations about content and timing to ensure that communication products appropriately reflect Aerojet Rocketdyne's interests and priorities.
Duties may also include (but are not limited to): Video script writing for executives, newsletter content development, and management of special projects and events, as well as other communications activities as required.
Candidate must be willing to travel across country approximately 50 percent of the work month to interact with and support the CEO and other senior executives during speeches and presentations.
25% Manage the company’s social media presence across numerous platforms. Handle social media monitoring and engagement surrounding news and information about the company’s milestones, partnerships and contracts on various social media platforms.
5% Performs additional duties as assigned including, but not limited to, assisting in various other projects within the Communications department.
Bachelor's degree in Communications/Journalism or an applicable field and 3 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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
This position will require significant nationwide travel. Candidate should expect to spend at least 50% of the work month traveling to any of our 15 sites located in 9 different states. Primary travel will be between our offices in Washington D.C. (Rosslyn, Virginia) and Los Angeles, California.
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. Will 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. This position may be expected to work varying hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.