• Senior Specialist, Field Communications

    American AirlinesPhiladelphia, PA

    Job #750035582

  • Location: Philadelphia Intl Apt (PHL-TRML)

    Additional Locations: None

    Requisition ID: 22904

    Overview

    Join us for a career with endless possibilities.

    Looking for a job where a passion for innovation, a culture of teamwork, and opportunities for growth are valued and rewarded? You’ve come to the right place.

    You don’t have to be an airline aficionado to join American Airlines. It takes more than cool planes to keep us ahead of the curve, and thanks to our team of behind the scenes professionals, we do just that. As the largest airline in the world, American Airlines is in the business of serving the global travel needs of our customers. At the core of the Company is our commitment to each customer and each employee. We are dedicated to developing and delivering what our customers value and are willing to pay for. Customer-centric planning, innovative marketing, and an exceptional customer experience are supported by a cadre of talented people.

    What does it take to join us? We’re glad you asked! We expect exceptional skills in your discipline and a dedication to being the best as we relentlessly pursue our goal of being not just the largest airline in the world, but also the best airline in the world.

    Fortunately, we’re building on almost a century of innovation and firsts in our industry – and we plan to continue that tradition of excellence.

    About The Job

    This job is a member of the Communications Team within the Communications Division. This position will be responsible for crafting American Airlines messaging, both internally and externally, to tell American Airlines story. This role will report to the senior manager of Hub Communications and has interaction with leaders from around the company including those in operations, sales and government affairs.

    Specifically you’ll do the following:

    • Supports media relations programs, including developing and maintaining relationships with reporters, handling media on site at events, and acting as on the-record spokesperson when appropriate

    • Serves as strategic communications and reputation management advisor to American's airport leadership

    • Develops and executes communications strategies around highly volatile and fast-moving issues Assumes media "on call" duties a handful of times a year

    • Supports global communications team in communications efforts for our commercial and people program

    • Works hand in hand with the market's government affairs team to increase effectiveness, reach and communicate priorities both internally and externally

    • Executes strategy and create content for the market's employee communications programs, including regular newsletter, employee intranet, and other communications vehicles

    • Continuously Improves employee outreach and communication

    • Plans, coordinates, publicizes and recaps employee engagement activities and events, including town halls and senior executive visits

    • Helps publicize other events, including benefits/HR programs, operations events, safety fairs, etc.

    • Helps support and publicize local community relations strategy in conjunction with manager and national community relations team

    • Drafts internal messaging for employee meetings, program rollouts and senior management, as needed

    • Supports crisis communications activities that have an impact on the market; serve as "Go Team" member in the event of a crisis

    • Ability to work in a fast paced, 24/7 environment to help lead American's efforts

    Qualifications

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience/training in the Communications field

    • 3 years related experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 5 years related experience

    • Excellent writing and AP (Associated Press) style writing

    Additional Locations: None

    Requisition ID: 22904

    Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. American Airlines, Inc fully considers all qualified applicants including those with a criminal history.

    Updated 10/09/2018