Communications Manager
Posted on 7/19/2023
ABL Space Systems

201-500 employees

Rockets for small satellite launches
Company Overview
ABL Space Systems was founded in 2017 by veterans of SpaceX and Morgan Stanley to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. More importantly, they're building a launch system they are truly proud of – no gimmicks or over-design, just reliable, rapidly deployable launches.
El Segundo, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Adobe Creative Suite
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or related field
  • 3+ years of relevant experience
  • Excellent communication, writing, and presentation skills-you thrive on the details and the big picture too
  • Knowledge of current and emerging employee communication tools and best practices
  • A proven track record of successfully working with the media specifically in space, aerospace, and defense & intelligence
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (SharePoint, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel)
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience in internal and external communications in diverse stakeholder populations preferred (manufacturing, engineering, finance, investors, customers, etc.)
  • Creative, hardworking, and flexible professionalism-you are able to thrive in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Strategic mindset with a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude
  • Ability to travel 25% to support key company events and conferences
  • Critical thinking: ABL employees understand the “why” behind all design decisions, operational events and test outcomes
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity: ABL engineers must be comfortable defining their own pathway to an objective
  • End-to end ownership: projects are delivered fully complete and ready for flight
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to use a computer to complete assignments
  • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in an office environment
  • Manage and execute comprehensive strategic communications plans and implement daily activities for both internal and external audiences
  • Manage freelance and agency relationships on an as-needed basis
  • Work with other members of the creative team on cross-functional projects to deliver on-time and on-message materials
  • Proactively undertake issues management and media relations
  • Maintain relationships with a network of media contacts to foster two-way communication, maintain a pulse on company sentiment, and enable strategic communications efforts
  • Effectively collaborate on strategic initiatives with executives and senior stakeholders across multiple teams including Finance, Business Development, Engineering, HR and Legal
  • Facilitate effective communications and build strategic relationships with key stakeholders in space, aerospace, and defense & intelligence
  • Support special projects and other duties as assigned