Job ID: 2011011
Location: SPRINGFIELD, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 9, 2020
Shift: Day Job
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
Potential for Teleworking: No
SAIC is seeking a dedicated and experienced Corporate Communications Specialist to join our team. The specialist will provide onsite support to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s technology directorate (CIO-T).
Candidate will write and distribute created content and multimedia communications products to promote the directorate’s brand, activities, products and capabilities.Through a variety of channels, both offline and online, the specialist will be a key member of a team that develops tailored communications plans and products that drive engagement, shape the CIO-T narrative, and builds trust through compelling content.
To excel in this position, candidates should be able to think both creatively and strategically, produce high quality communications products under tight deadlines, be self-motivated, work with limited supervision and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. A Bachelor's Degree with experience as a communications specialist, journalist, public affairs officer, professional writer, or equivalent experience in a similar role is strongly desired.
· Write, edit, and distribute Associated Press style news content, including publications, feature articles, blogs, newsletters, website content, briefings, speeches, and other marketing material that communicates the organization's activities, products capabilities, services and success stories.
· Solicit ideas for news stories, arrange and conduct interviews with subject matter experts, and compose article drafts.
· Work with a design team to select or conceptualize art and imagery for content and products.
· Assist with communications needs of the CIO-T director and other executive leadership. Create content for internal communications needs, such as letters, memos, talking points, staff bios, email correspondence, etc.
· Stay up to date on industry technology trends and their effect on agency operations and mission strategy.
· Collaborate closely with colleagues on a small, close-knit team as well as with customers and stakeholders to develop and implement effective communications products.
· Develop a high-level network of internal sources with the goal of breaking news that helps the directorate better promote its mission, successes and brand.
· Seek opportunities to enhance the reputation of the directorate’s brand.
· Coordinate communications needs for special technology themed events, to include conferences, symposiums and seminars and assist with all aspects of events as assigned.
· Continuously improve through feedback.
· Serve as a standing member of the directorate’s Strategic Communications Committee.
· Contribute to other directorate-specific strategic projects as necessary.
· Perform such other related tasks and duties as may be required or assigned from time to time at the customer’s discretion.
· Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Professional Writing, Public Relations or related field with a minimum of 5 years' experience in a corporate communications type role or 8 plus years of relevant overall experience.
· Active Top Secret/SCI level security clearance with a polygraph is required.
· Proven writing and reporting skills, especially complex topics.
· Demonstrated experience with AP Style guidelines.
· Demonstrated experience with proofing and making corrections to copy.
· Proven attention to detail and ability to handle a demanding, fast-moving job while meeting numerous deadlines.
· Ability to manage multiple projects independently.
· Ability to craft communications campaigns and plans, while also able to execute and see plans through to completion.
· Knowledge of desktop publishing and multimedia software (InDesign/Photoshop/Audition).
· Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
· Excellent time management and organizational skills.
· Demonstrated experience utilizing critical thinking data gathering and analytic skills.
· Have a deep understanding of NGA and the Intelligence Community and related policy, know the key players and the trends and information that matter most to enable the creation of first-rate communications strategies and products.
· Background in journalism and/or audio storytelling.
· Experience and interest in technology reporting.
· Proficient in SharePoint administration, Microsoft Office, content management systems, and social media platforms.
SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability