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Communications Associate 6/21/2018

Applied Engineering Management Corporation Herndon, VA

Herndon, VA
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General Summary

Responsible for delivery of strategic content to support growth of AEM Corporations divisions and subsidiaries.

Reports to the Director of Marketing and collaborates with many teams. Manages inbound and outbound marketing content strategy and execution and provides substantive support to business development / proposal teams.

About AEM

AEM Corporation, headquartered in Herndon, VA, is a medium-sized company with employees in 26 states. Were leaders in areas as diverse as data management in education and risk assessment in engineering, but we also operate subsidiaries that work on an interesting array of challengesincluding property management and financial planning.

For two years in a row, The Washington Post has recognized us as one of the top places to work in the DC metropolitan region, and Inc. Magazine has recognized us as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Learn more at

Ideal Candidate

This is a job for a writer/editor who wants to work with a network of dozens of subject matter experts to tell our story in a compelling and concise way. The Communications Associate is expected to help grow the role, advocating for, guiding colleagues in, and supporting positioning, brand proposition, personality, voice, and execution.

In short, we want someone fired up to tell our story in a way that deeply appeals to our prospects, customers, partners, and stafftaking the time to really understand our culture, our areas of work, and the set of stakeholders for each internal and external client.

Ability and hard work are important, but AEM is set apart by more than that. The ability to communicate with large groups and senior leaders is highly valued. We want people who have an eye towards maximizing their time through prioritization and smart process; who have new ideas and want to try new ideas from others; who will grow the business in a smart way; who enjoy working with, teaching, and learning from others; and above all, who keep a patient and positive attitude.


Develop close relationships with practice leads and subject matter experts
Lead the development and implementation of content strategies for priority teams to meet defined and measurable business goals
Manage content calendars (blog, social media) and ensure delivery of content on time
Work intensively with practice leaders on development and editing of proposals and annex documents so that they are accessible and compelling to both technical and non-technical audiences
Assist with the drafting of content for each team (blogs, ebooks, webpages, case studies, webinars, videos, newsletters, reports, etc.)
Edit content to match corporate style guide and ensure high quality
Own, develop, and promote use of the AEM style guide
Collaborate with colleagues in design to ensure highly compelling materials
Assist with the development and management of inbound and outbound channels, as appropriate
Identify and make the case for innovative tools and technologies to help tell stories about AEM and our clients
Identify potential partners and new channels to expand the reach and impact of content
Collaborate in pitches to win new marketing business
Provide ongoing, constructive feedback to colleagues

Minimum of 3 years experience as marketing or communications writer
Demonstrated experience working with multiple clients, internally or externally
Demonstrated experience managing processes with high levels of content outputs
Superior written and verbal communications skills
Minimum bachelors degree required
Preferred but not required

Experience with federal contracts

Herndon, VA

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.