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Communications Specialist

Company: Bechtel Corporation
Location: Reston
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

# Requisition ID: _255991_# Requisition Posting End Date:**Bechtel is looking for talented professionals interested in delivering work that will build a cleaner, greener, brighter future for everyone.**We execute projects that create access and opportunity, build a path to net zero, protect people and the planet, and accelerate progress.Our customers are taking on diverse, transformative challenges that will enable current and future generations to thrive. To meet their needs, we need an equally diverse team committed to driving innovation and creating a lasting positive legacy. Join us on this journey towards building a better world.# \#WeAreBechtel _, and we are shaping tomorrow together._Are you a talented communication professional with a passion for engaging others with stories that keep them informed and bring them closer together? Bechtel needs an enthusiastic communications specialist who knows how to craft compelling content about people, projects, skills, and our culture. If you are a curious, detail-oriented self-starter with an understanding of how to write and manage content from digital, print, social, webcast, and in-person channels, you may be a great fit for this opportunity!This is a springboard position aimed at preparing colleagues for additional responsibilities or field assignments in approximately two years. This is an excellent opportunity for journalists seeking to transition to a public information or corporate communications role or a college graduate with internship or hands-on writing experience.This position will be based at Bechtel's Reston office and report to the Manager of Communications for EPC Functions. This position may be eligible for part-time telework.# Responsibilities:**Performs one or more of the following responsibilities:**+ Assists in generating story ideas and writing content for our internal and external communication channels, including Bechtel.com, SharePoint, emails, online promotions, and marketing materials+ Assists in posting/publishing content to Bechtel.com, SharePoint, email via Proze, and social media pages+ Appropriately size, upload and organize images for website, intranet, and email communications software+ Collects data and metrics on a variety of communications activities and outcomes and creates reports based on those metrics.+ Assists in developing communication strategies and associated communication plans+ Fosters and maintains relationships with key internal stakeholders across the globe# Job Knowledge:+ Demonstrated capabilities in journalistic writing and researching materials for periodicals, websites, or broadcast media.+ Familiarity with writing for the web, using web content management systems, and social media.+ Knowledge of grammar and sentence structure rules.+ Knowledge of press release formulation and Associated Press style.+ Ability to learn Bechtel organization and policies in order to research and respond quickly to media inquiries.# Basic Qualifications:+ **Level 1 :** BA or BS Degree from an accredited university in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or relevant field and internship(s) or practical work experience in the Communications, Journalism, or Public Relations field such as college newspaper, content creation, or volunteer public relations activities or in lieu of a degree, 6 years of experience including but not limited to recent practical work in the Communications or Public Relations field.+ **Level 2:** BA or BS Degree from an accredited university in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or relevant field and internship(s) or practical work experience in the Communications, Journalism, or Public Relations field such as college newspaper, content creation, or volunteer public relations activities and 1 year of experience or in lieu of a degree, 7 years of experience including but not limited to recent practical work in the Communications or Public Relations field.# Minimum Qualifications:+ Must be able to complete pre-employment drug screen and background check.+ Thorough knowledge of journalism styles and thorough familiarity with English grammar rules. For example, writing for a newspaper or blog, or writing news releases on behalf of clients or organizations.+ Skills in editing and proofreading.+ Must have strong time management and interpersonal skills.+ Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.+ Ability to collaborate with colleagues and supervision for the benefit of the company and its customers.+ Ability to communicate technical concepts to internal and external audiences.+ Must be a very proficient user of Microsoft Office suite.+ Ability to help develop presentations, fact sheets, electronic newsletters and all forms of written and visual communications products.# Preferred Qualifications:+ Experience in social media for advancing messages.+ Demonstrated ability to complete writing assignments under daily or weekly deadline pressure.+ Demonstrated news judgment and story development skills.+ Ability to edit and create content for intranet SharePoint site.+ Working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite software, especially Photoshop**\#LI-LS1****_Shaping tomorrow together_****_Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we've completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live._****_www.bechtel.com_****_Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law._****_In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking._**

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