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Brand and Content Journalist

Requisition ID 123892BR Date updated 09/19/2018
As a member of the Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems Communications team, you will be producing AP- or Reuters-quality articles/content with minimal oversight or editing. Candidate should be a curious, driven and enthusiastic reporter who can cut through jargon and find the “cool factor” in any subject that helps with educating employees, recruiting talent or informing customers.

A critical part of this role is contributing to the new business proposal process. The right candidate will be able to take very technical data, determine the features and benefits and present them as key discriminators in the writing and editing of the Executive Summary portion of new business proposals.

This is a critical new role that requires a candidate who is proactive, creative, action-oriented and willing to immerse him/herself in Raytheon’s business. The successful candidate will partner with team members to ensure that fresh and compelling editorial content is regularly posted and shared from various media channels.

Please send six published examples of your writing.

Key areas of responsibility:
  • Write 1-2 feature articles a week for Raytheon’s external and internal websites. Topics may include program wins, employee profiles, technology advancements and community relations work in education and veterans’ affairs
  • Write/edit executive summaries for new business proposals
  • Write thought leadership content for the Business President
  • Write op-eds/thought leadership for external channels
  • Write occasional press releases
  • Some travel required. Must be willing and able to attend events during evening hours and weekends when necessary.
Required Skills:
  • Experience as a print, broadcast, online or brand writer and an aptitude for news and feature stories.
  • Proven editing skills. Outstanding command of English and experience writing for the web and social channels. Content/copy editing skills. The successful candidate will be an arbiter of best practices in grammar and AP style.
Desired Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
  • Proven research skills.
  • Project management skills to track editorial schedules and deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with and influence all levels of management.
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities while driving tasks to completion.
  • Demonstrated active involvement in social networking – actively demonstrates best practices via participation in a wide variety of social media.
  • Experience with video production and photography
  • Experience with writing proposal responses
  • Raytheon company knowledge
  • Defense industry experience
Required Experience and Education:
  • Minimum 8 years related experience and Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications or related disciplines Or Master's degree with 6 years of related experience.

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will need a U.S. Security Clearance within 1 year of start date.

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Here at Raytheon, we work together as one global team creating trusted, innovative solutions to make the world a safer place. Our innovation spans all domains: from land and sea to air, space and cyberspace. We’re inspired by a noble mission that’s shared by Raytheon employees around the globe and an inclusive culture that empowers employees and celebrates their contributions.

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Business Unit Profile
Headquartered in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, IDS has 32 locations around the world. Its broad portfolio of weapons, sensors and integration systems supports its customer base across multiple mission areas, including air and missile defense systems; missile defense radars; early warning radars; naval ship operating systems; C5ITM products and services; and other advanced technologies. IDS provides affordable, integrated solutions to a broad international and domestic customer base, including the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Armed Forces and the Department of Homeland Security.

Relocation Eligible

Clearance Type

Public Relations
Publications & Graphic Arts

Type Of Job
Full Time

Work Location
MA - Tewksbury

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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