Lockheed Martin Communications Specialist in Bethesda, Maryland

Reporting to the senior manager, Media Relations, this position is responsible for media relations and communication planning and execution at Lockheed Martin’s corporate headquarters.

Working with communications professionals across the company, this individual will execute integrated communications plans to tell stories about how Lockheed Martin is pushing the boundaries of technology and creating solutions that address our customers’ needs and shape the future.

Responsible for working with Lockheed Martin’s Chief Technology Officer to proactively pitch and place stories highlighting Lockheed Martin’s innovation and technology.

Working with digital media, this position will design and execute external engagement opportunities and monitor and assess the media landscape to manage and rapidly respond to emerging issues.

Primary Responsibilities

• Coordinate a team of communicators to find and tell stories about Lockheed Martin’s technology capabilities and customer focus. Find ways to tell these stories creatively and expand readership through media relations and online tools. • Support LM Ventures, our strategic investment arm, and other corporate staff functions, including senior executives. • Develop and maintain relationships with key media to support Lockheed Martin priorities • Cultivate and maintain relationships with Tier I and trade reporters as well as public affairs officers. • Support integration of media relations with digital communications

Basic Qualifications • Exceptional writing, editing and oral communications skills with the ability to convey highly complex information in clear, compelling ways • Communicator with keen creative instincts to help support strategic communication and issues management • Strong understanding of the news media and ability to develop and maintain effective relationships • Ability to cultivate and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and executive leadership and work in a matrix environment • Motivated client-focused self-starter who works effectively under competing priorities and tight deadlines • Quick study with an attention to detail and a sense of urgency • Ability to work in a fast-paced matrixed environment • Strong work ethic and positive attitude • Experience with contemporary communications trends and industry techniques

Desired skills • Experience using data analytics to help drive communication strategies • Familiarity with the Department of Defense and military services mission and operations

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.

Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow.

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Location(s): Bethesda Maryland