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Manager, Policy Communications

Aerospace Industries Association
Arlington, VA 22209
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The Aerospace Industries Association's (AIA) communications team is a key driver of the organization's advocacy and outreach strategy, sharing the story of how the aerospace and defense industry contributes to America's safety, security, and economic success. The Manager of Policy Communications is an energetic, entrepreneurial, and capable writer who will help the communications team tell and sell that story. In this writing-heavy position, you will work with policy and legislative teams to craft the message and draft compelling, accessible content, including op-eds, press releases, blog posts, and speeches, to reach policymakers, the media, and the public. You will also help support and coordinate AIA media outreach, ensuring the organization reaches the right audience at the right time.

Core duties and responsibilities:

Work across the communications team and broader organization to advance AIA priorities, align its message, build its brand, and support its members and team

Develop key AIA written deliverables including op-eds, press releases, speeches, testimony, talking points, and blog posts to introduce, emphasize, and/or maximize key messages

Contribute creatively to AIA editorial calendar and identify ways to amplify AIA's advocacy and outreach efforts

Help build AIA reporter relationships by maintaining press lists; staying current on relevant news outlets, reporters, and their areas of focus; and brainstorming creative avenues to pitch AIA experts, members, and their stories

Assist in the preparation of AIA experts and members for media interviews and speaking engagements

Track communications outputs and monitor effectiveness of AIA communications strategies

Manage vendor support for media database and other relevant communications tools


2-5 years of communications experience, ideally within the legislative or executive branch as a speechwriter or comparable role

Excellent writing and editing skills

Ability to multi-task under tight deadlines

Strong customer service and relationship-building skills

Proficient in applicable technology programs and applications

Experience in measuring the effectiveness of communication strategies

Self-starter who is able to work independently and as part of a collaborative team

Experience with Cision or other PR platforms a plus


Bachelor-level degree in communications, marketing, English, or related field or equivalent experience

To apply, please send the following documents to jobs@aia-aerospace.org:


Cover Letter

Three writing samples

Three (3) References [Name, Title, Contact information]

AIA is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity/expression or Veteran status.


Posted: 2023-01-05 Expires: 2023-02-05

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