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AECOM Communications Content Specialist in Roanoke, Virginia

United States of America - Virginia, Roanoke - VA

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a highly talented and creative full-time Communications Content Specialist. This role will support the marketing and communications activities of Marketing Communications (MarComms) team for the U.S. East & LATAM Region (East Region). We are seeking a candidate who is a seasoned, effective writer; is skilled with message and content creation; has led the development of print and digital collateral; and is capable of working on multiple, concurrent projects.

The Communications Content Specialist is a member of the East Region’s MarComms team, which services the external, client-facing marketing communications needs of all AECOM business lines within the region. This position will report directly to the Strategic Communications Manager on the East Region MarComms team, but work may also be performed under the direction of leadership representing marketing and brand, strategy and innovation, or business development and operations.

This position can be based anywhere in the East Region where AECOM has an office, however, the preferred location is Roanoke, Virginia. A flexible work schedule with a mix of virtual and office work hours can be made available.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Developing, researching, writing, editing and proofreading content for print and digital materials including creative campaigns, marketing collateral, presentations, thought leadership, social media and web

  • Writing content that tells the stories of AECOM’s industry leading projects and people, our innovative technical solutions, the cities where we work, and the initiatives that set us apart such as our Sustainable Legacies strategy for achieving environmental, social and governance objectives to deliver a better world

  • Develop and implement content for stand-alone projects like award submittals, project wins and new hires

  • Editing documents for consistency with brand guidelines and voice

  • Managing designated projects from conception through completion

  • Ensuring adherence to project deadlines, whether managing or contributing to projects

  • Working collaboratively with East Region MarComms team members to conceptualize and deliver marketing communications and client pre-positioning projects

  • Working collaboratively with staff from all levels of Marketing, Communications, and Enterprise Communications within the larger AECOM organization

  • Interacting directly with our in-house clients (business line leaders, operations and business development staff, etc.) and with select external vendors and partners


At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingdisaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Named one of Fortune magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the sixth consecutive year

  • Ranked #1 in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • Ranked #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering News-Record ’s 2020 “Top 500 Design Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, journalism, communications, or a marketing-related field + 2 years of experience developing, researching, writing, editing and proofreading content for print and digital materials including creative campaigns, marketing collateral, presentations, thought leadership, social media and web, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Proven writing and editing abilities, with writing samples provided if selected to interview.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong written and oral communication skills and effective listening skills

  • Conscientious, team-oriented, and flexible: proven ability to work independently on multiple, concurrent projects with revolving, occasionally shifting deadlines and quick turnaround requests

  • Ability to interact with fellow MarComms teammates and staff from across the AECOM organization (regional and global Marketing teams, Enterprise Communications team, business line leadership, etc.) in a professional manner

  • Ability to coordinate project needs among multiple team members with different skillsets

  • Capacity to grow into role of project manager for complex projects to include multi-media marketing campaigns

  • Experience with Microsoft Office software requires

  • Experience with writing for multiple print and digital platforms (longer form content such as brochures and magazine-style copy to shorter formats like social media posts and e-cards)

  • Experience managing multiple concurrent projects in a deadline-driven environment

  • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat

Additional Information:

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization

  • Relocation reimbursement is not available for this position

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Marketing

Business Line Geography OH

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 251414BR

Virtual: No

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.