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Advancing technology through pioneering physical science research.
HRL Laboratories, LLC stands out as a leading-edge technology company with a 70-year history of pioneering research and real-world solutions, particularly in ultra-high-performance circuitry, robust computing and communications, automated data extraction, and innovative architected materials. The company's collaborative approach with LLC Member companies, government, commercial and academic institutions has led to groundbreaking advances in technologies that operate in space, on aircraft, in automobiles, and in consumer products, enhancing safety, national security, and quality of life. With a team of leading experts in their fields, HRL offers challenging work and exciting career opportunities in a prime location overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
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6 month growth↑ 6%
1 year growth↑ 19%
2 year growth↑ 33%
Malibu, CA, USA
- 5-7 years of PR/communications experience
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
- Highly skilled writer, editor, and communicator with excellent interpersonal skills
- Strong project management skills with a heightened attention to detail
- Skilled in Microsoft Office applications, including PowerPoint
- Contribute to the development and implementation of communications strategies
- Develop news announcements and thought leadership content
- Translate complex scientific topics into understandable content
- Work closely with functional departments to develop and implement communication programs
- Manage internal events such as All-Hands Meetings and Award Ceremonies
- Develop best practices/KPIs to enable continuous improvement of the communications function
- Coach executives and spokespeople, providing media training, key message development, and interview preparation
- Contribute to the evolution of organization’s brand guidelines and develop content within the constructs of the brand profile
- Stay current on communications best practices/trends and integrate into communications programs
- Experience in a technology-oriented environment
- Experience in external, internal, and executive communications
- Interest in science and technology
- Experience in amplifying content via external media relations and digital/social media efforts
Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.
The growing communication function at HRL Laboratories needs a talented, results-oriented communications professional with experience in a variety of communication disciplines including external, internal and executive communications. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, persuasive storyteller, critical thinker and problem solver. They are an excellent writer, highly-organized and detail-oriented with a demonstrated interest in science and technology.
Contribute to the development and implementation of communications strategies that support company objectives for both external and internal audiences.
Develop news announcements and thought leadership content in collaboration with subject matter experts from concept through approval process. Maximize opportunities to amplify content via external media relations and digital/social media efforts.
Translate complex scientific topics into understandable content and determine the right channels to deliver them.
Work closely with functional departments, especially Human Resources, to develop and implement communication programs, procedures, and initiatives around significant internal initiatives (such as new program roll-outs or important company milestones).
Partner with creative team to develop impactful multi-media assets that support company storytelling.
Manage internal events, such as All-Hands Meetings and Award Ceremonies.
Augment and amplify external event opportunities with additional tactics such as speaker proposals, social media, or traditional media engagement.
Manage an editorial calendar with a focus on making the most of every opportunity and keep the communication flow of the company organized.
Develop best practices/KPIs to enable continuous improvement of the communications function and demonstrate effectiveness of communication programs.
Coach executives and spokespeople, providing media training, key message development, and interview preparation as well as providing feedback to help them enhance their effectiveness at internal communication as well.
Contribute to the evolution of organization’s brand guidelines (verbal and visual) and develop content within the constructs of the brand profile.
Stay current on communications best practices/trends and integrate into communications programs.
5-7 years of PR/communications experience — in-house and/or agency — preferably within a technology-oriented environment.
A highly skilled writer, editor, and communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.
Strong project management skills, with a heightened attention to detail.
Supportive teammate who is eager to make their mark in an evolving organization.
Skilled in Microsoft Office applications, including PowerPoint.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
The base salary range for this full-time position is $117,200 - $143,500 + bonus + benefits.
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Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single desired qualification. At HRL, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.
HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, age, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.