AECOM Media Relations, Global Communications Specialist in New York City, New York
AECOM is seeking a dynamic Communications Specialist to plan, develop and execute external communications campaigns that are told across AECOM’s owned channels and in the press – working with cross-functional and geographically-dispersed members of the enterprise communications team as well as internal clients. This position can be flexible for hybrid remote work options from a variety of locations in the US close to AECOM office locations.
The successful candidate will be a high-energy, reliable and enthusiastic team player who is excited by the opportunity to be part of a company delivering many of the most iconic and impactful infrastructure projects around the world.
Candidates should possess excellent media relations, storytelling and writing skills along with the acumen to advise others on communications strategies and initiatives, contribute to crisis management and response. With long term goals in mind, will develop plans, messaging and tactics with an understanding of business objectives through:
Creating and delivering engaging, high-quality and compelling communications that tell the AECOM story.
Supporting external content development, including articles/blogs, social media posts, press releases, emails, press materials and additional content as needed.
Overseeing incoming media inquiries, global media relations calendar, media relations processes and press release approvals.
Providing strategic support for crisis communications and issues management.
Researching, outlining, writing, editing and proofreading communications materials.
Leveraging communication programs, message platforms, assets and channels to support business priorities.
Developing, managing and publishing pages and content for the company’s website.
Supporting efforts to ensure messages reach target audiences.
Measuring and analyzing the impact of campaign activities.
At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.
We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.
Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.
- Bachelor’s degree in communications, English, marketing, journalism or related discipline plus at least 2 years of relevant communications experience, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
3+ years of professional, agency or corporate communications experience, managing media relations efforts, preferably in a global, multi-site company.
Strong written and oral communications skills, including copyediting and familiarity with AP style.
Ability to synthesize complex materials and to craft creative, persuasive language and compelling messaging for a variety of global audiences.
Experience building and maintaining strong internal relationships.
Ability to represent Enterprise Communications in a collegial, cooperative and collaborative manner.
Strong attention to detail to ensure accuracy, completeness and thoroughness of all work.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi-task and work effectively on a variety of projects concurrently in a demanding, deadline-driven environment.
Proven ability to ensure accuracy, completeness and thoroughness of all work products.
Self-starter capable of assuming responsibility for several tasks at once with little supervision.
Project management and organizational skills.
Experience with podcasts, video editing, graphics, and/or social media content is a plus
Proficiency with Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Word and Excel as well as Wordpress
Experience with email and content management systems (e.g., Poppulo, SharePoint, Salesforce), as well as Adobe Suite (e.g., Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign) is a plus, but not required.
Sponsorship for US work authorization is not available for this position.
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
What We Offer
We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.
We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.
We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.
When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Communications
Business Line Corporate
Business Group Corporate
Country United States of America
Position Status Full Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 258645BR
Additional Locations US - Arlington, VA - 3101 Wilson Blvd, US - Atlanta, GA - 1360 Peachtree St NE, US - Boston, MA - One Federal St, US - Chicago, IL - 303 E Wacker Drive, US - Dallas, TX - 13355 Noel Road, US - Houston, TX - 1130 John Freeman Blvd, US - Los Angeles, CA - 300 S Grand Ave
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.