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PR Specialist/ Marketing Assistant

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We’re looking for a high-judgment, detail-oriented and creative communications specialist for our e-commerce online retailer for a project that consists of future delivery systems to safely get packages to customers using small drones. This is a high-visibility position where you will work directly with senior executives, helping to manage external and internal communications globally.

The successful candidate possesses exemplary writing skills and is comfortable dealing with ambiguity. She/he is an expert at translating nuanced, complex concepts into broadly digestible content, and can exercise high-judgment while acting quickly.

The Communications Specialist partners with business teams to develop and execute messaging, PR strategy and innovative communications tactics. The ideal candidate enjoys diving deep into technology and is motivated by a dynamic, highly creative culture where the challenge of breaking new ground is welcome. In this role, the candidate will have an opportunity to develop new and interesting communications and media relations strategies.

Core Job responsibilities:
Support development and execution of events and media engagements
Integrate with marketing, policy and global communications teams
Build and maintain relationships with key media
Manage complex, fast-moving, and unexpected communications challenges with high judgment and professionalism
Develop and manage approvals for news releases, promotional videos, graphics, fact sheets and related media materials for the project
Monitor and track press coverage
Help coordinate inbound press inquiries
Develop press briefing materials for spokespeople
Work quickly and precisely under tight deadlines, and prioritize and manage multiple projects at one time

Basic Qualifications
• Minimum of 6 years of public relations or journalism experience
• Exemplary written and oral communications skills
• Strong judgment and the ability to respond quickly, yet thoughtfully, to urgent PR matters
• Outstanding attention to detail and ability to communicate complex topics effectively

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience working in aviation, policy, and/or transportation PR
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
• Team player who is willing to roll up their sleeves to get the job done
• Develops creative, effective approaches to difficult communications challenges
• Thinks and communicates clearly – the ability to formulate a clear point of view on complicated issues and create a concise and well-written narrative to express it
• Pays painstaking attention to important details
• A knack for diplomacy and the confidence to engage and build consensus with functional leaders at all levels

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