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Posted by: LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION on Sep 03, 2021


Huntsville , AL 35805, 80127

Job Description:

Description:The coolest jobs on this planet… or any other… are with Lockheed Martin Space

We do space at Lockheed Martin. Mars-bound orbiters and landers. The next human-rated spacecraft is destined for the Moon and beyond. The first-ever comet sample return. The first 3D-printed parts in deep space. Satellites that give earlier warning of severe weather, connect troops on the battlefield and deliver GPS directions to a billion people worldwide. 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.

Every day, our 114,000 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?

This opportunity is to join Lockheed Martin on creative, fast-paced Communications team. This position will be responsible for leading and executing external communication strategies and tactics for the Strategic and Missile Defense Systems line of business within Lockheed Martin’s Space division. This individual is a strategic communicator who will lead integrated, external-facing communications that supports business objectives, advise subject matter experts on messaging, support campaigns, manage media relations activities, pursue thought leadership initiatives, measure and report results.

Reporting to the senior manager of communications, the successful candidate will work with business leaders to understand business objectives and creatively craft communications strategies to achieve those goals

This role will offer you the following daily challenges:

• Create and execute a communications plan to support the Strategic Missile Defense line of business
• Develop and execute enterprise initiatives, promotional events and thought leadership strategies
• Manage the media relations effort for the line of business, preparing spokespeople for interviews, drafting background materials and more
• Build, maintain relationships with and pitch story ideas to key journalists who cover technology and portfolio programs
• Collaborate with internal business partners and communications colleagues to create integrated plans focused on media relations, social/digital and marketing workstreams
• Support video projects including scripts, plus overseeing creation of images, graphics, etc.
• Serve as an internal reporter by investigating, sourcing, developing and packaging stories for external target audiences (earned and owned content) noting need for creativity due to topical sensitivities
• Build and maintain relationships with U.S. Department of Defense public affairs officers
• Provide insightful, informed and strategic communications counsel to business leaders
• Manage multiple workstreams and projects simultaneously
Basic Qualifications:
To be successful, you will need to possess these basic qualifications:

• Bachelors degree from an accredited college in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing or a related discipline, or equivalent experience/combined education, with 10 years of professional experience; or 8 years of professional experience with a related Masters degree.
• Familiarity with contemporary communications and industry trends, including social media listening and rapid response techniques
• Exceptional writing, editing and oral communication skills with the ability to convey highly complex information in clear, compelling ways
• Understanding of communications measurement techniques
• Proficient in AP style
• Able to work on many projects simultaneously and with close attention to detail
• Motivated self-starter who performs without appreciable direction and works effectively under competing priorities and tight deadlines
• Results-driven with an ability to develop and execute communications strategies to achieve desired outcomes
• You will need to be a US Citizen, and be able to hold, obtain and maintain a US DoD SECRET clearance, to support this government contract, 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:

• Prior public affairs experience and/or familiarity with DoD public affairs
• Proven ability to cultivate and maintain effective working relationships
• Strong communications planning and project management experience
• Excellent writing skills geared towards external audiences
• Media relations experience is a must
• Track news, social and digital metrics and analysis and use results to inform future communications strategies and activities
• Comfortable working as part of a matrixed team
• Crisis communications experience
• Quick study with an attention to detail and a sense of urgency
• Excellent prioritization and time management skills
• Strong work ethic and positive attitude

Although this position does support some teleworking; the preferred candidate will be located near a major Lockheed Martin Space facility (Denver or Huntsville) and be expected to work in the office as needed and as appropriate.

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 9x80 schedule which means: 25 three-day weekends
• 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 here. https://candidate.lmbenefitscompass.com

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!

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.

…just to name a few reasons to join Lockheed Martin Space!

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Bachelors degree or higher

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About Lockheed Martin Corporation

Lockheed Martin technologies protect and enable military service members as they protect our nation. That’s why we value veterans and reservists as critical members of our workforce. Who better to help engineer the next generation of technology than someone with firsthand experience using it? But Lockheed Martin is more than a defense and aerospace company – we’re a global technology leader helping the future arrive. And to do that we need great people – with the leadership skills, drive, motivation and dedication our service members have always brought to our workforce. As you transition out of the military, we encourage you to use the tools we have in place – from skill translation to coaching, mentorship to job search guidance, civilian work transitioning to networks of support. Once you’re a part of our team, you’ll find a rich culture that’s a perfect fit for veterans. To learn more, visit https://www.lockheedmartinjobs.com/military – be sure to watch our videos, too! Hear directly from current and former service members working at Lockheed Martin.

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