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Manager - Technology Communications & Engagement

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Merritt Island
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

Manager, Communications & EngagementWe are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth. Communication and engagement influences the pace, fullness, and ultimate success of any new technology product or transformation effort. Advanced communications knowledge and skills are required in this role to deliver innovative, compelling, high-quality communications across a variety of formats and channels. As a member of the organizational change management (OCM) team, within the Enterprise Technology (ET) function, this role includes:

  • Leading strategic communication and engagement implementation approach for internal and external audiences.
  • Supporting ETteams in developing high-quality communication and engagement solutions by leveraging functional expertise, best practices, and knowledge of current industry/subject matter trends.
  • Delivering complex work to meet functional or program objectives and drive efficiencies and improvements.
  • Communicating maturely and intentionally in contexts that may require negotiation and diplomacy to influence stakeholder expectations and understanding.
  • Guiding work for themselves and others to ensure proper prioritization, quality, and accuracy and proactively address obstacles to unblock the team.In this role, the Technology Communications & Engagement Manager will have the following Responsibilities:
    • Establish a communications and engagement approach within Enterprise Technology to support both internal and external stakeholders.
    • Draft and/or provide content direction for on-brand, platform-appropriate messaging to support ET initiatives, distilling complex concepts and subject matter into content that's accessible to a wide range of audiences.
    • Research, write, and proof content types of varying lengths and formats.
    • Interview senior leadership and subject matter experts to develop ideas, collect content, and distill relevant and compelling insights.
      • Collaborate with ET teams and OCM colleagues on messaging and creative projects - from conception to distribution.
        • Coordinate with internal design resources and external creative agencies/suppliers to provide direction for creative/collateral materials.
          • Uphold the Blue Origin brand voice and tone across all work.
          • Quickly develop expertise in multiple topics related to Blue Origin's technology services, initiatives, and capabilities.
            • Create and maintain project plans, budgets, and timelines.
            • Stay up-to-date on relevant industry insights/trends.
            • Establish mechanisms and approaches to measure and track results of communications initiatives over time, post implementation, to ensure the desired value propositions are realized.Responsibilities:
              • A natural storyteller with advanced verbal and written communication skills, advanced presentation skills, strong interview and research capabilities, and basic design skills (e.g. able to create clean, professional PowerPoint decks for executive-level presentations).
              • Strong organizational skills; able to manage a vast array of information, lead multiple projects/workstreams, and create structure in ambiguous environments.
              • Interacts with leaders and all levels of the organization in a professional manner to develop authentic and trusting relationships.
              • Analyzes complex problems and their context to understand potential risks and solutions and identify the best path forward.
              • Experiments with new approaches and takes risks; fails fast and applies learnings to new experiences.
              • Implements innovative thinking and approaches and encourages innovative thinking with teams and/or direct reports.Experience: Internal Communications, External Communications, Stakeholder EngagementQualifications:
                • Related field degree; 5+ years of experience in internal and external communications; Portfolio of excellent writing samples; Familiarity with technology or aerospace industries is a plus.
                • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion
                • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At Blue Origin, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.Compensation range for on site CO applicants is $107,415-$157,542Compensation range for on site WA applicants is $117,180-$171,864Compensation range for on site CA applicants is $117,180-$171,864Other site ranges may differExport Control RegulationsApplicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the a refugee or granted asylum.Equal Employment OpportunityBlue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on "EEO Is the Law," please see here and here.Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.Affirmative Action and Disability AccommodationApplicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin's Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 5% company match.Paid Time Off: Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidaysDiscretionary bonus programs

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