SAIC Internal Communications and Design Analyst in RESTON, Virginia
SAIC is looking for an experienced Internal Communications and Design Analyst with a talent for designing and creating visually compelling messages and materials. This is a unique opportunity to join a highly motivated team helping to lead an exciting organizational transformation. We are modernizing our communications strategy, platforms and tools and we are engaging with our employees in more meaningful and effective ways.
The analyst must be eager to tackle the challenges of developing content that helps build on SAIC’s culture, engage employees and create internal brand affinity, while partnering with PR and Marketing to translate external brand campaigns, internally. Ideal candidates will be skilled at creating content that both engages employees and keeps them informed about strategic and relevant business decisions. The ability to create visual, clear communications effectively is a must.
Primary areas of responsibility include creating compelling content for strategic initiatives, executive leadership team messaging, as well as messaging to drive organizational change and implementation of new technologies and programs with the goal to reach and engage a workforce located across the country in multiple offices and client sites.
In this role, the senior manager will become a trusted advisor to all areas of the organization, with a focus on fostering the company’s culture and advancing communications approaches. The environment at SAIC is fast-paced and dynamic and candidate must regularly try to extend the limits of what is possible.
The successful candidate will:
Translate complex business concepts into clear, articulate and visually compelling mediums to engage and inform employees.
Partner with leaders and stakeholders across the organization to create and execute communications plans that accomplish desired goals, actions and employee engagement. These plans would include strategies and communication methods to reach a variety of audiences.
Influence leaders and stakeholders to use innovative, different ways to communicate to employees – ensuring that project goals are met while capturing the attention of employees to achieve desired actions.
Collaborate with stakeholders to gather information to write and create internal employee communications that deliver against SAIC’s goals of engaging, inspiring and empowering employees and managers. This includes developing communications strategies, creating and posting content on internal web sites, developing and designing creative communications deliverables, writing emails to be disseminated company-wide, producing videos, creating presentations and toolkits, and writing articles.
Support development and improvements of standard enterprise communication channels (executive emails/speeches, e-Newsletters, leadership and all employee webinars, internal web site, communications app, etc.).
Use storytelling to inspire employees and highlight business priorities.
Partner and work closely with SAIC’s Corporate Marketing & External Communications team to create and implement communications strategies and plans to effectively engage employees to raise awareness of external messaging.
This position reports to the Director of Enterprise Internal Communications and Change Management.
This role can be remote with some occasional time in the SAIC corporate office in Reston, Virginia.
Experience developing and executing detailed and complex communications plans related to strategic initiatives, enhancing company culture, transforming business processes and implementing technologies.
Must have strong written and verbal communications skills and proven track record in various writing styles; a solid command of grammar, style, proofreading and editing techniques a must.
Aptitude for translating complex topics and issues into simple, understandable and visual messages.
Ability to design visual concepts using graphic design tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, or other design software.
Experience in designing, developing, and coordinating email marketing campaigns.
Candidates must demonstrate the ability to think critically to resolve problems with creative and effective solutions, and also demonstrate initiative and innovation in their work and prove to be results oriented.
Demonstrated ability with conducting stakeholder assessments to inform the resources, communications and planning for a change initiative.
Must be able to develop relationships within the organization to become a trusted advisor.
Customer service mindset with the ability to successfully work with and influence senior leaders.
Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
Experience working as government consultant, a plus.
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Design or relevant field and six (6) years or more of related experience; or Master’s degree and four (4) years or more experience.
Ability to prioritize multiple projects.
Must be able to work independently.
Must have high standards and be committed to delivering high quality communications.
Comfortable with a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Must be able to demonstrate speed, flexibility, adaptability and ability to work under pressure.
Writing, PowerPoint and/or design samples must be provided by all candidates who are selected to interview for this position.
SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation’s most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
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