Orbital ATK Careers

Assoc Communications Rep

Dulles, VA
Communications and Public Relations

Job Description

Job ID: VAC20181405-45671

With projected annual revenues of $4.5 billion, approximately 12,500 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission ? whether it?s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world?s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation?s largest manufacturer of ammunition. United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential. If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.


The qualified candidate will be responsible for assisting in the setting and implementation of communications programs at the business division level of the Space Systems Group. Duties include performing external and internal communications specifically relating to media relations, employee communications, branding, event planning and community relations policies and practices for Divisions within the Group. They will also support Business Development exhibits and events within the guidelines and in coordination with the Operating Group and Corporate communications functions. The position directly reports to the Head of Communications for the Space Systems Group.

Responsibilities Include:

Assist the Head of Communications in implementing proactive media relations strategies for Group and (4) Divisions.Includes tracking editorial calendars of national, local and industry media outlets.

Develop and write press releases, web articles, fact sheets, brochures, social media content as needed at Division level.

Manage internal communications activities at Division level including generating content for intranet and digital monitors and posting the material on communications platforms.

Assist in guest operations and media relations for launches and other prominent events.

Assist in community relations efforts at Division level with input from Division GM’s and input from Head communicator.

Maintain and post editorial calendar for Group with input from Group Head Communicator.

Ability to travel.


A Bachelors Degree (BA/BS) in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field with 2 years of experience.


Advanced Knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Familiarity with SharePoint and other intranet capabilities. Proficient with social networking sites and blogs. Ability to work with new tools and communications technology.


Excellent writing and communication skills, ability to meet strict and frequent deadlines, self-motivated with ability to work independently, problem-solver, inclusive, team player who can generate measurable results in promoting accomplishments of the Space Systems Group.

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products ? and your ideas ? into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you?ll be amazed at what you can do!We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: 25-50%
Years of Experience: 0-1 Year
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Communications
Group: Space