Senior Director, Communications

Aerospace Industries Association
Arlington, VA
Jun 16, 2021
Jun 19, 2021
Full Time
Position Summary: The AIA Communications team plays an essential role in AIA's advocacy and outreach efforts on behalf of the Aerospace and Defense industry and its more than two million employees. The Senior Director of Communications will play a crucial role in these efforts and in telling our industry's story, including how it contributes to America's safety, security, and economic success. This is a high-profile role for a "complete communicator," someone who has a proven track record of success in all forms of communication ranging from media relations, to message development, to analyzing opinion research, to drafting materials and speeches-all in an extremely fast-paced environment. In addition to playing a leadership role on the Communications team, this person must have exceptional writing and editing skills because they will also serve as the primary writer for AIA's President and CEO, developing a wide range of communications materials, including internal and external speeches, blog posts, Op-Eds, Letters to the Editor, and other high-visibility communications. Experience working in or with the Executive Branch and/or with Members and staff on Capitol Hill a must. The position reports to the VP of Communications and will work closely with the AIA communications team, our CEO, our senior leadership team, and our member companies. Core Duties and Responsibilities: Play a major role in helping to develop and deploy a comprehensive media relations strategy that incorporates print, broadcast, and online media channels, as well as social media to increase overall media coverage and industry awareness. Build on well-established past media contacts and develop relationships with new contacts on behalf of AIA and its member companies to expand communications across multiple policy topic beats Manage media interviews and provide media relations coaching and support for AIA teammates Researches and writes speeches for the President in support of the association's advocacy and outreach to external and internal audiences including member companies, media, government officials, and other stakeholders. Is the association's editorial expert, responsible for editing a wide variety of public policy documents, as well as some communications to member companies. Writes persuasively and creatively, distills complex technical and policy statements into easy-to-understand statements. PandoLogic. Keywords: Communications Director, Location: Arlington, VA - 22209

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