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Principal Communications Specialist

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Orbital ATK Inc.

Mesa, AZ

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Job Description
Orbital ATK is seeking a Principal Communications Specialist for our Mesa, AZ location.\r
With projected annual revenues of $4.5 billion, approximately 12,500 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it's a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world's leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation's largest manufacturer of ammunition. United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential. If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.\r
The Principal Communications Specialist develops and executes communications plans and tactics to successfully position and tell the company story (its people, its capabilities and its products) to its key internal and external stakeholders.  This individual will be responsible for producing a variety of content for the division and local site’s external and internal communications programs. The Communications Specialist reports directly to the Division Communications Manager.  The position is based in Mesa, AZ and will require travel (up to 15%).\r
This position requires a high-energy communications generalist with the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully plan, develop and deliver effective communications products.  Proven ability to write, present ideas concisely and experience in providing content across multiple platforms is essential.  The individual will be expected to perform \hands-on\ activities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with a small team while managing multiple deadlines and priorities.  Initiative, motivation to continual improvement, collaboration and the ability to deliver on commitments are keys to success.  The individual will be required to establish and maintain strong relations across (to include senior management) and outside the organization.\r
External Communications\r
•Develop and execute public relations and social media strategies and provide communications counsel management and division leadership\r
•Collaborate with organizational partners in producing content (both written and verbal communications) for social media, corporate internet content, media relations and collateral materials\r
• Collaborates with industry partners and customers to create co-marketing opportunities\r
• Increase visibility and ensure positive local/community awareness of Orbital ATK within the Mesa / AZ A&D corridor\r
•Participate in creating direction and execution for external and internally-sponsored events (trade shows and internally sponsored demonstrations and events to promote the business locally – examples include, but are not limited to: chamber commerce events and other local outreach opportunities in the Mesa/Phoenix area, marketing events focused specifically on the Mesa organizations customers/partners/activities, education/training-focused programs)\r
•Develop positive media relationships (industry and local media)\r
•Provides content for corporate intranet and social media content contributions for this operating division\r
•Coordinate with subject matter experts on content production\r
•Generate and pitch ideas for social media and media relations\r
•Produce earned media through social, political and media outreach\r
•Participate in advertising planning and execution\r
•Develop and maintain reporting metrics to illustrate the value of communications efforts\r
Internal Communications\r
•Collaborate with organizational partners to create content that informs employees (benefits, community relations and volunteer opportunities and operational information)\r
•Manage division level intranet site and digital signage media platforms\r
•Help develop audio/video podcast capability to inform employees\r
•Assist in the planning and execution of internal events (to include company celebrations and community involvement)\r
• Support crisis communications planning and response\r
•Excellent verbal and written skills – ability to create content that tells the organization’s story\r
• Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship as a pre-requisite.\r
•BA/BS in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or related field\r
•Minimum 9 years of experience\r
•Technical understanding of social media platforms (Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, You Tube and Pinterest)\r
•Strong networking skills\r
•Customer service centric skills\r
•Preferred industry experience in Communication/PR Roles in within the defense industry, military, B2B, or agency experience supporting a technical field\r
•Skilled in creating, editing and promoting written and visual content\r
• Ability to travel (10%)\r
Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products – and your ideas – into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you'll be amazed at what you can do!We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.\r
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Orbital ATK Inc.
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As a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, Orbital ATK designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world both as a prime contractor and as a merchant supplier. Our main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; satellites and associated components and services; composite aerospace structures; tactical missiles, subsystems and defense electronics; and precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Orbital ATK employs more than 12,500 people in 20 states across the U.S. and several international locations.

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