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Senior Communications Specialist

ManTech | Reston VA 22096 USA | Full Time | Posted: 02/14/2020

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Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future

The ideal candidate has a solid mix of creativity, writing, business acumen, and a penchant to apply strategic thinking in every day settings.

The ultimate goal for this individual is to effectively and consistently create awareness and engagement within the DEFEND E Program. This person is required to think proactively and innovatively about internal communications opportunities to positively impact the success of the DEFEND E PMO Deliverables Management team, and add value-added efforts to the Program.


  • Collaborate closely with members of the DEFEND E team to drive narrative and messaging through a wide variety of channels to connect agencies to the DEFEND E solutions, services and program offerings.
  • Be a storyteller: conceptualize, investigate and produce a diverse array of content about DEFEND E technologies, and CDM capabilities. Content will range from newsletters, feature articles, Program news content, whitepapers to Q&A’s, to briefs/slick sheets, and presentations.
  • Develop and maintain an internal communications plan and strategy spanning from short-term tactics to long-term campaigns, including developing adoption plans and strategies for tools, processes or ideas into the project environment.
  • Work with subject matter experts across the Program to develop engaging employee communications, including intranet articles, video scripts, blogs, emails, and announcements using tools such as, but not limited to, Slack, SharePoint (blogs, wikis, announcements), Office365 (Outlook, Teams), etc.
  • Partner with managers to establish and then monitor CDM awareness through the development and on-going monitoring of KPIs.
  • Work with SharePoint administration team to develop SharePoint information architecture, and own content creation for Communication sites.
  • Translate complex topics/solutions/products into understandable, and compelling communication vehicles that drive CDM awareness and engagement with the DEFEND E agencies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Business or related field
  • 8+ years of experience in professional roles
  • Must have exceptional writing skills, ability to serve as a strategic advisor and possess outstanding organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines and willingness to occasionally work irregular hours
  • Are poised and approachable, able to work both independently and in partnership with other Program resources
  • Thrive in fast-paced, action-oriented environments and are able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously, reprioritize quickly and meet deadlines
  • Keenly focused and able to pay painstaking attention to important details
  • A bias for action for developing awesome communications assets (presentations, videos, scripts).
  • Ability to easily transition from high level strategic thinking to creative and detailed execution.
  • The demonstrated ability to work independently and autonomously
  • Basic graphic design is a plus


  • Ability to obtain and maintain DHS suitability
  • Candidate is required to be a US Citizen (non-dual citizenship) with the ability to obtain DHS Suitability.  


  • Office work, typically sedentary with some movement around the office.

ManTech International Corporation, as well as its subsidiaries proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with ManTech through its online applicant system, please contact ManTech's Corporate EEO Department at (703) 218-6000. ManTech is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer - minorities, females, disabled and protected veterans are urged to apply. ManTech's utilization of any external recruitment or job placement agency is predicated upon its full compliance with our equal opportunity/affirmative action policies. ManTech does not accept resumes from unsolicited recruiting firms. We pay no fees for unsolicited services.

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Location Reston, VA, 22096, United States
Categories Administrative & Clerical
Sec Clearances Public Trust

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