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Senior Communications and Event Professional

Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Closing date
30 September 2021
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Job Description:

Saab in Washington, D.C. is seeking a Senior Communications and Event Professional to join the U.S. Corporate Affairs team.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop, plan and execute a full schedule of industry trade shows and events, including managing budgets and resource plans.

  • Develop, plan and execute inspirational employee engagement events.

  • Plan and execute cross-departmental projects such as virtual exhibitions, virtual demonstrations, authentic live programming via livestream or video conferencing platforms, interactive video, etc. for external marketing and communication with stakeholders.

  • Capture photo and video content in coordination with Defense and Aerospace government and commercial stakeholders.

  • Exhibit strong understanding of various in person and virtual event technologies and applicability to business goals.

  • Implement best practices for content management and storage.  Vet and catalogs video, photo, audio and/or other digital media content for online delivery platforms.

  • Coordinate resources and assets to ensure that events and content are produced and delivered on time and in accordance with established requirements.

  • Provide detailed and clear ROI reports on events and activities associated with executed programs.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing or related discipline.

  • 5+ years of experience in event production / digital project management and knowledge of various digital delivery platforms.

  • Exceptional writing skills and meticulous attention to detail is imperative.

  • Project management experience.

  • Mastery of video production and editing equipment, tools, and software.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital content best practices and marketing fundamentals.

  • Knowledge of HTML, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, InDesign, Episerver, social media platforms.

  • Proven experience leading the development and execution in-person and virtual events.

  • Demonstrated collaboration skills, experience working across multiple organization, executive leadership, and management of external agencies.

  • Excellent organizational skills, multitasking, and time management.

  • A willingness to travel and ability to work independently.

  • Experience working with the U.S. Department of Defense is very helpful but not required.

Must be a U.S. citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder), or protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3). As a condition of employment, candidates will be required to participate in a background check that will include, at a minimum, a criminal record check, education and employment verification.

About Us:

Saab is a global defense and security company operating in the fields of air, land and naval defense, civil security and commercial aeronautics. We number approximately 17,000 employees and have operations on all continents. Technologically we are leaders in many areas, and one-fifth of our earnings are spent on research and development.

Saab is a company where we see diversity as an asset and offer unlimited opportunities for advancing in your career. We are also a company that respects each person’s needs and encourage employees to lead a balanced, rewarding life beyond work. Saab values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran, disability status, or any other federal, state, or locally protected category.