15 days old

Strategic Communications Specialist

Arlington, VA

Business Line Water

Position Title Strategic Communications Specialist

United States of America - Virginia


Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Strategic Communications Specialist for employment in Northern Virginia. The position will be based out of the AECOM Arlington, VA, office and will require participation in meetings in other DC Metro Area locations and potentially some travel outside of DC Metro.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and implementing communications strategy and plans

  • Interacting with stakeholders, including elected officials and the public

  • Presenting at meetings with community officials and local citizens

  • Writing content for media relations, web and social media use; email blasts; printed collateral materials

  • Collaborating with other public information team members and technical team members

  • Managing graphic design projects by providing content to graphic designers and overseeing their output

The position reports to AECOM Strategic Communications Services, a team that provides public relations services to public and private sector clients in a variety of industries.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in communications or related field or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, skills, knowledge, abilities and experience

  • 5+ years in public relations or communications

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Prior consulting or client service experience

  • Ability to identify issues and opportunities and reach back into organization to find solutions

  • Due to the nature of this work, U.S. citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience supporting public information for transportation projects a plus

  • Federal client experience preferred

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Communications

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Part-time Variable

Requisition/Vacancy No. 189674BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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