Comms Spec II

BAE Systems seeks a dynamic communications professional to support a wide variety of corporate communications initiatives and capabilities in BAE Systems, Inc.'s headquarters located in Arlington, Virginia.

This position will provide critical support in executing communications tactics and strategies designed to promote the Company's image and reputation among key stakeholders, customers, media, and other target audiences. Duties include management of projects and tasks supporting digital engagement; community investment and corporate philanthropy; media relations; marketing and branding;external and internal engagement activities; and many other tasks as assigned.

Candidates must possess a deep understanding and appreciation of the application of social and digital media tools to external communications. In addition, demonstrated excellence in writing and editing is critical for this role, including internal and external content development such as internal reports, news releases, media collateral, briefing papers, scripts, articles, and business presentations.

The Company seeks a detail-oriented, creative and ambitious self-starter who will be inspired to make a difference for the customers BAE Systems serves. This role will work in a team-oriented environment and strive to improve collaboration and coordination among all communications professionals in the organization to better identify external opportunities to highlight BAE Systems' products, services and capabilities.

  1. Manages corporate social media community for BAE Systems, Inc. Assists in the development and execution of cost-effective earned, owned, and paid social media strategies to support BAE Systems' business objectives. Supports the development of content daily for all corporate-owned social media channels to drive engagement.Maintains two-way communication with engaged audiences online. Monitors all social channels and reports metrics to revise engagement based on performance.Edits, streamlines, and prioritizes social media content that comes through for distribution. Assists business units to capitalize on key events and announcements for online promotion.

  2. Supports corporate web strategy for U.S. businesses to ensure quality and consistency of content and strengthen digital footprint. Interacts with across-functional group of web and communications representatives to enhance collaboration and foster idealization in order to further drive corporate Web strategy. Maintains content on baesystems.com homepage and routinely updates other pages to ensure timely and accurate information is available to web visitors. Drafts creative content and feature stories for the corporate website to leverage across corporate social media channels.

  3. Manages, updates, and maintains contact lists for national, trade and regional media covering the defense industry, federal contracting, defense public policy, technology and other categories of media applicable to BAE Systems. Manages the quality and timely delivery of company and industry news to BAE Systems' communications professionals and senior leadership through regular, thorough reports.

  4. Supports the effective execution of BAE Systems, Inc.'s community investment strategy. This includes engaging internal and external stakeholders and charitable partners in community investment initiatives. Coordinates specific tasks related to sponsorship , charitable corporate giving and philanthropic events. Helps to promote the company's Community Investment actions as a responsible company supporting veterans,military, military families, STEM organizations, and locations where BAE Systems is an integral part of the community.

  5. Complete other tasks in support of BAE Systems' external engagement with media and key audiences and stakeholders.Prepares background briefing materials, talking points and Q&A in support of BAE Systems senior executives' interaction with media or other external speaking opportunities . Perform basic graphic design for communications materials. Develop presentations for senior leaders for internal and external events . Prepare regular reports outlining key communications activities for senior meetings. Schedule and coordinate important communications meetings intended to drive collaboration throughout the enterprise.

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