BAE Systems Communications Manager in McLean, Virginia

This role is the lead employee engagement position with the Intelligence & Security (I&S) sector of BAE Systems. The role has significant, regular contact with the I&S President as well as the Senior Leadership Team. The candidate must have demonstrated, outstanding writing ability, be a creative self-motivator and constantly seek out new ideas and ways to innovate and add value to employee communications. This is also a key leadership role on the Communications team. Specific duties include:

  • Develop a strategic communications plan to deliver streamlined, effective, relevant communications to I&S employees

  • Create a bi-weekly I&S President's Message

  • Create a weekly I&S Manager's Minute

  • Create a monthly My I&S News newsletter

  • Lead and disseminate sector-wide emails

  • Manage sector social media (Facebook and Pinterest) as well as contribute to Twitter

  • Manage intranet content

  • Manage digital signage

  • Create internal employee videos to showcase sector capabilities and performance

  • Manage Health & Wellness clubs/events

  • Lead the planning and execution of town halls, Get Engaged events and I&S President site visits

  • Coordinate with BAE Systems Inc. employee engagement staff

This individual will play a crucial role on the Communications team at I&S. We're looking for a high-energy, enthusiastic communications professional who wants a chance to make important contributions to a large organization. This is a fun, creative and fast paced environment and we need a talented, driven individual to join our team.

Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree and 12 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education

Required Skills and Education:

  • Experience interacting with executive corporate staff at different levels of an organization

  • Expert in AP style

  • Ability to introduce innovative ideas & possess an entrepreneurial approach to internal communications

  • Ability to craft very sensitive and important messages & communicate to the employee population

  • Ability to meet critical deadlines & respond to urgent communication requests

  • Experience developing marketing strategies & understand the importance of brand

  • High performance in Public Relations, Social Media, Strategic Communications, Change Management techniques, Newsletter/Collateral Publication

  • Excellent writing ability

  • Experience successfully planning and executing events/town halls

  • High degree of attention to detail

  • Ability to collaborate, work as part of a high energy team

  • Perform in a fast paced environment

  • Agility, flexibility and calm under pressure

  • Crisis communications experience a plus

  • Bachelor's Degree and 12 years experience or equivalent experience

Preferred Skills and Education


  • Prior experience directly supporting sector executives

  • Experience with SharePoint, Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign/Photoshop a plus

  • Bachelor's degree in the following fields: Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, English, Political Science or Business

About BAE Systems Intelligence & Security

BAE Systems Intelligence & Security, based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do-from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels. That's BAE Systems. That's Inspired Work.

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Communications Manager

McLean, Virginia