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Senior Public Relations and Marketing Manager
General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc Fairfax, VA
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Senior Public Relations and Marketing Manager

General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc
Fairfax, VA
Expired: December 07, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $178,346 to $192,976 Yearly
  • Full-Time
Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Public Relations and Marketing Manager. This leader serves as our primary interface with all media (e.g. trade, local, regional) and is responsible for helping to define and execute public relations and marketing campaigns to support company business objectives. This includes the development and review of media campaigns, press releases, crisis communications, content strategies and curation of social media content, and coordinating PR initiatives with internal and external stakeholders. This person also manages our company wide public release process and works to ensure adequate review and consideration of materials that will be shared outside of the company.

  • Develops and executes integrated public relations and marketing campaigns to build and protect the GD and GD Mission Systems brands. Positions the company to win mind share of industry leaders, customers, competitors and all other stakeholders of our business.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for external media. Develops press releases and coordinates our public statements with Company and Corporate leadership in accordance with policy.
  • Act as primary point of contact for General Dynamics Corporate Headquarters on communications matters.
  • Plans, creates and disseminates information using appropriate distribution channels ranging from traditional print to digital and social media to drive business strategy for our capabilities and products.
  • Works to maximize earned media as a key method of increasing brand awareness.
  • Coordinates the public facing marketing efforts of our company and leverages their public relations and marketing experience to meet business objectives.
  • Serves a primary role in the crisis planning and response capability of our company. Leads the development of communications plans needed to support press responses, public statements and timely response to reporter questions when appropriate.
  • Supports the planning and execution in trade shows, technical symposiums, supplier and customer engagements and other possible public events that can increase brand awareness and knowledge.
  • Owns the company process for public release of information to ensure protection of company employees, intellectual property, customers and other stakeholders.
  • Delivers consistent, professional and well written press release drafts, marketing and sales materials.
  • Ensures all release materials and content is consistent with company branding guidance and upholds the company's reputation.
  • Responsible to supervise the work of work of other employees, outside consultants, including marketing communications, digital media and public relations agencies.
  • Ensures all company compliance and ethics standards are met.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience necessary to proactively engage public media channels to advance business objectives as well as react to events that may occur where the company may need to respond to an external request for information about the company, company operations or events that occur in our market that may have impact on the company or customers we serve.
  • Knowledge, experience and strong relationships with defense and aerospace press and media that will help GD Mission Systems build brand awareness and grow as a company.
  • Deep understanding of US DoD customer needs, missions and challenges
  • Must have experience in press release and feature writing, AP style, crisis communications, community relations, media engagement and training and other skills necessary to lead our PR efforts.
  • Will have strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively within and manage teams.
  • Establishes operational objectives and work plans, and delegate's assignments to subordinates and/or others within the organization.
  • Involved in interpreting and executing company policies that affect immediate operations and may also have company-wide effect.
  • Establishes and assures adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans, and performance requirements.
  • Regularly interacts with senior and executive management on matters concerning public relations, digital marketing, social media, digital marketing channels and crisis response.
  • Experience managing people, including performance evaluations and compensation recommendations.
  • Position requires the ability to travel on a case-by-case basis to support initiatives and projects.
  • This is a Hybrid position working in the Fairfax, VA office ~3 days a week.


Salary Note

This estimate represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors (geographic location, etc.). Actual pay may vary. This job posting will remain open until the position is filled.

Combined Salary Range

USD $178,346.00 - USD $192,976.00 /Yr.

Company Overview

At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we rise to the challenge each day to ensure the safety of those that lead, serve, and protect the world we live in. We do this by making the world's most advanced defense platforms even smarter. Our engineers redefine what's possible and our manufacturing team brings it to life, building the brains behind the brawn on submarines, ships, combat vehicles, aircraft, satellites, and other advanced systems.

We pride ourselves in being a great place to work with this shared sense of purpose, committed to a diverse and exciting employee experience that drives innovation and creates a community where all feel welcome and a part of something amazing.

We offer highly competitive benefits and a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. To see more about our benefits, visit

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran


General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc

12450 Fair Lakes Circle

Fairfax, VA
22033 USA



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