Internal Communications Senior Specialist

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Dec 01, 2022
Closes
Dec 17, 2022
Function
Communications
Industry
Research
Hours
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Westat is committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.

Westat is seeking an internal communications senior specialist to assist the internal communications manager develop, create, and coordinate a variety of enterprise-wide employee communications and events. This is a hands-on position that combines planning, writing, editing, and a creative approach.

Job Responsibilities
• Develop, write, and edit stories that inform and engage employees on a variety of topics
• Write and edit routine and non-routine announcements, as well as content for the company's intranet
• Project manage small scale projects
• Assist with the preparation of various materials to support new initiatives and organizational changes, including FAQs
• Ensure consistent framing of messages
• Help organize internal events/meetings
• Provide input/ideas on new and existing projects and initiatives
• Work in partnership with graphics and document production teams to ensure materials are polished, professional, and consistent with Westat's brand

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience including communications, writing, and editing experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
• A degree in communications, public relations, marketing, or a related discipline
• Experience supporting employee engagement and organizational changes through effective communication is a plus
• Ability to multi-task, adjust to initiative/project changes, and meet tight deadlines
• Works independently with general supervision

Minimum Qualifications
• Demonstrated communication skills
• Collaboration with teams, managers and/or clients
• Organization skills, including time management ability
 

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

 

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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