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Communications & Public Affairs Coordinator

ICON develops advanced construction technologies that advance humanity. Using proprietary 3D printing robotics, software and advanced materials, ICON is shifting the paradigm of homebuilding on Earth and beyond.

COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS COORDINATOR

Reports to: VP of Communications & Public Affairs
Vacation: Open
Travel Requirements: Light
Start Date: Spring 2021
Location: Austin, TX

ICON is looking for a creative, resourceful, tenacious communications coordinator to join the PR and events team. You’re passionate about communications, have a keen eye for detail and are eager to grow. Bonus if you love space and technology. You will be responsible for supporting public relations campaigns, events, creative content production and public affairs across ICON’s high-visibility work as we 3D print homes on Earth, develop space-based construction systems for the Moon and partner with leading architects, designers, developers and organizations like NASA.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support in execution of creative and impactful organization-wide public relations campaigns, events and content strategies

  • Coordinate meetings, production shoots, internal and external partner meetings for Comms team

  • Support and help execute strategic events, tours, dignitary visits, investor events or other organized activities

  • Maintain robust asset calendar and work directly with robotics, materials, software, architecture, HR and other teams to gather necessary information to deliver projects on time

  • Manage ICON’s asset database of photography and video assets to keep organized

  • Lead on Research and Administration support for Communications team

  • Research target media and implement new system to tracking and updating comprehensive media lists across all ICON initiatives

  • Draft media pitches and story highlight points, source and organize assets and database storage to support pitches

  • Track and prepare press coverage reports and review and present media analytics

  • Manage Cision media database for media coverage and media contacts

  • Support in drafting and maintaining social media content calendars, blogs, newsletters and project overviews

  • Maintain calendar for awards, speaking opportunities and podcasts

  • Lead in submitting ICON for relevant awards and speaking engagements

  • Prepare media or speaking materials to aid in preparing executives

  • Support in updating FAQs and aggregate queries on brand’s social media platforms

  • Orchestrate new hire biography generation and photo archives

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2-5 years of relevant work experience

  • Passion for PR and social media with understanding of best practices

  • Strong organizational skills, and the abilities to work under pressure, meet deadlines and budget time

  • Ability to take initiative in response to direction from managers and feedback from peers

  • Great interpersonal communication skills

  • Strong desire to learn and grow with professional drive and positive attitude

  • Solid understanding of all social media platforms

  • Passionate or interest in Space, Technology and Innovation 

  • Solutions-oriented and resourceful

  • Some may describe you as a jack of all trades and willing to jump, pivot and tackle unexpected projects

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience with Cision database

  • Professional degree in related field

  • Prior PR internship or previous role experience

ABOUT THE TEAM

Solving one of the most challenging problems humanity faces requires a level of diversity across disciplines. ICON believes that by being a non-homogenous organization, we can capture unique perspectives, educational backgrounds, and ideation. We strive to be inclusive and seek team members who share our passion for the mission within the mission: building robust and diverse teams to help us prevail in the face of our challenges.

We're a team of varied backgrounds, countries, and experiences, and we believe our differences make us stronger as we tackle some of the most challenging problems of our time. Our team is full of creative minds from places like MIT, NASA, Tesla, and Caterpillar - some with science and engineering PhDs and others with more eclectic degrees like vocal jazz and psychology. This breadth of lived experience, combined with the depth of personal knowledge on our team, gives us the ability to think differently and find solutions others might miss.

MISSION-DRIVEN

Every startup wants to change the world, but we genuinely believe we're not being hyperbolic when we say this technology has the potential to reinvent human shelter, dramatically improving quality and resiliency while driving down costs to make housing affordable for everyone. We believe in harnessing the power of construction technology for the good of all humanity, both here on Earth and off-world. And while we get excited about R&D accomplishments in the lab, we get more excited when we see our work out in the real world, printing real homes for real people.

We work hard because we know what we are doing can reshape the way we live as a species. And it doesn't hurt that it's super fun. Where else do you get to play with giant robots and see the results of your work manifest in beautiful full-scale buildings that didn't exist before—and that someone can now call home?

WHAT IS NEXT?

In addition to a resume, please provide a cover letter that shows why your past experiences and future aspirations make you a solid fit for this role.

Sound good? Submit your application today!

ICON is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an innovative, inclusive, and discrimination-free work environment. Employment with ICON is based on  merit, competence, and qualifications. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), genetic trait, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law. If there are accommodations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit candidates through this application. ICON does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency submissions for candidates and will not pay fees to any third-party agency without a prior agreement with ICON.