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General Dynamics Information Technology Senior Communications Specialist in Olathe, Kansas

Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret

Public Trust/Other Required: Other

Job Family: Communications

Overview

GDIT’s Strategy and Performance Group (SPG) is looking for a versatile and experienced midlevel communications professional to support an array of communications and outreach activities for multiple functional areas of a federal government organization. The successful candidate will work on a team of highly skilled professionals to accomplish a diversity of communications

messaging and artifacts, and welcome the chance to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, distributed work environment.

What you get to do …

  • Collaborate with technical staff to help translate requirements from complex concepts to technical language into content comprehendible by a general audience

  • Conceive and develop print and digital content for internal and external audiences

  • Prepare, edit, revise presentations, talking points, news articles and other documents

  • Prepare, edit, revise materials promoting and supporting external events that raise awareness for system users of technical enhancements to program capabilities

  • Execute quick-turn communications tasks or initiatives for senior leaders

  • Plan, write and edit content on deadline and to a high standard of quality

  • Plan, create and distribute outreach print and digital outreach materials to support outreach events

  • Manage and execute multiple assignments simultaneously

  • Develop and execute communications plans designed for specific initiatives

  • Conceive and present recommendations and strategies for specific initiatives to government staff for approval

  • Adhere to standards and quality-assurance resources such as style guides and federal plain language requirements

  • Plan and facilitate meetings on various platforms (in-person, Webex, etc.) with cross-functional stakeholders

  • Develop and adhere to processes and procedures

What you need to have …

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related discipline

  • At least seven years of experience in a communications and publishing enterprise

  • Ability to obtain a Level 5 public trust clearance with background investigation

  • Editorial comms abilities (strong writing and editing skills, and publishing enterprise experience)

  • Experience working in government space

  • Excellent writing, editing and content development abilities

  • Extensive experience writing and editing on deadline for publication

  • Experience conceiving and developing content for print and digital platforms

  • Competency in use of standard office tools (e.g., MS Office suite, SharePoint, etc.)

  • Familiarity and experience adhering to common content standards and quality-assurance resources such as style guides and federal plain language requirements

  • Task-management experience

  • Comfortability working directly with and advising customers and senior staff

  • Comfortability working on a distributed team while working remotely

  • Experience and comfortability working in a fast-paced work environment with rapidly shifting priorities

COVID-19 Vaccination: GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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