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Public Relations Manager

Requisition ID 123888BR Date updated 09/19/2018
Are you a Public Relations professional who’s ready to take on a larger role? Are you ready for the challenge of working with internal communications leads to develop and execute plans to drive strategic approaches to media relations across the organization? If so, we have the career opportunity for you to do just that.

When you join Raytheon’s award-winning Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) Communications Team, you are working to establish and execute impactful communications programs.

Take your career to the next step apply ­­­­­­­­­today.
  • The Public Relations Manager will lead public & media relations initiatives within the Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business unit. This is a critical role for Raytheon IDS, and requires a candidate who is proactive, creative, action-oriented and willing to immerse him/herself in the business.This individual must have the executive presence to influence and drive action across a diverse set of internal constituents.
  • The Public Relations manager is primarily responsible for collaborating with IDS integrated communications and community relations leads to develop and execute plans that support IDS’ business priorities. The Public Relations Manager will also be chartered with driving a strategic approach to media relations across the organization – ensuring we plan, message and execute in a manner that gains the most visibility and results for the organization.In addition, the Public Relations Manager will manage external PR agency relationships,
Key areas of responsibility will include:
  • IDS campaign strategy: create and execute a comprehensive public affairs plan that supports the objectives of IDS’ leading communications campaigns
  • Media story development: identify and develop storylines that support IDS business priorities, and/or communicate the organization’s technology/innovation leadership; determine appropriate assets (e.g., video, multimedia, Web, etc.) necessary to drive coverage; partner with internal teams to develop assets and execute programs
  • Media relations: serve as the primary IDS media relations liaison with key defense, technology and business media; partner with corporate public relations to engage top-tier press
  • Social media monitoring & engagement: develop and execute a strategy for engaging with key press and other influencers via social media vehicles; gather and report back key intelligence
  • Third party and thought leader: partner with corporate public affairs to engage think tanks and other third parties in support of key IDS pursuits and programs
  • Market Dynamics/Major Milestones Drive ongoing proactive responses to market dynamics (e.g., geopolitical issues, Department of Defense activity) with communications strategies that mitigate threats and/or bolster supportive positioning
  • Corporate and other Raytheon business PR: serve as Raytheon IDS liaison to corporate, as well as other businesses; partner with other PR leads to drive “one company” opportunities
  • Community relations support: partner with IDS community relations to bolster our public relations efforts related to our corporate citizenship efforts; manage local media outreach
  • Messaging/Content Development: partner with integrated communications leads and the brand journalist to hone campaign messaging as appropriate to support public affairs activities; create content (e.g., backgrounders, presentations) to support these efforts
  • Trade show support: lead tradeshow media strategy including press briefings and targeted outreach for multi-program shows; represent Raytheon IDS in media engagements at tradeshows and conferences
  • Press releases: partner with IDS communication and corporate communications leads to conceptualize, draft and finalize announcements; drive announcement outreach strategy
  • OpEds and Bylined articles: work with brand journalist to develop themes to support successful content placement; write/identify resources to write articles, etc.
  • Measurement & reporting: identify appropriate resources for measuring public relations activity; deliver consistent reporting across tier 1 and tier 2 campaigns
  • Media Training: serve as primary media trainer and coach for business’ spokespeople
  • Agency management: lead management of Raytheon IDS’ public relations agencies (domestic & international); ensure budget is managed
  • Spokesperson: serve as a spokesperson for select media inquiries, particularly those associated with IDS facilities and community activities

Do you have these Basic Qualifications?
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, organizational Communications or related disciplines.
  • 10+ years public relations experience or combined public relations/journalism experience with at least 4 years in a corporate or agency PR environment
  • Must possess exemplary, outstanding writing skills, solid grasp of Public Relations strategy and Media Relations tactics.
  • Understanding and experience how to apply social media platforms
  • Solutions orientation to bring results to develop and execute strategic communications plans
  • 30% travel required-domestic & international

In addition to the above, do you have some of the following Desired Qualifications?
  • Defense Industry/US Government Experience
  • Raytheon company knowledge
  • International PR Experience
  • Ability to interact with and influence all levels of management

All these job responsibilities are to be executed in harmony with Raytheon's Code of Business Ethics and Conduct policy which sets the standard by which we operate and how we treat others


Public Relations, communications, communications programs, communications plans, advertising, community relations, web media, social media, proposal support, media relations, storylines, narratives, organizational communication, strategic communications plans, defense industry, press releases, campaign strategy

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
None / Not Required

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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