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Junior Product & Technical Communication Strategist

Description:
The product and technical communication strategist will workwith senior staff to engage directly with engineers during the development ofnext generation mobility products, and develop and execute communicationstrategy in small teams. This position will be part of the Corporate andTechnical Communication department that encompasses public relations, marketingand corporate/internal communication functions at Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
The focus of this position will be in three main areas:integrating with development teams to gain a deep understanding of newtechnologies as they move through the product creation process, concurrently supportingthe creation and execution of strategic communication plans, and contributingto marketing communications from outside agencies through editing and feedback.While this role will be responsible for a significant amount of strategic coordination,the position also requires hands-on execution of written and visualcommunications. Drafting press materials, creating and editing presentationsand other visual communications, and writing for internal publications are examplesof such hands-on execution.
Successful candidates will have a range of aptitudesincluding the ability to interpret and internalize technical information, message-drivenwritten and visual communications, and event and project coordination. Stronginterpersonal skills and the ability to convey messages to both technical andgeneral audiences will be necessary for effective collaborations with both B2Cpartners and within the R&D environment. The ability to work well andmaintain an extremely high level of accuracy while under pressure is essential.
Responsibilities:
Engage with multiple development teams, gaining directknowledge of processes, technologies and products
Support identification of products andtechnologies with strategic communication value at the earliest stages
Propose communication plans to senior staff
Collaborate with other Honda companies andagencies to maximize correlation and assure efficient, accurate and consistent developmentcommunications
Review press kits, releases and marketingcommunications
Coordinate visual communications with 3D, still,and animation specialists, illustrators, photographers, and videographers
Create on-brand and on-product presentations forkeynotes, auto shows, and product launch events of the highest production valuewith other department members
Support engineers through telling theirinternal, academic, and public stories
Requirements:
3 years of experience in public relations,marketing or related field of communication
Product communication experience, includingcommunicating the technical aspects of products
Expert message and/or copywriting skills,including press release writing and advertising copy/message integration
Visual production experience, includingexperience in both the creative process and business execution of visualcommunication assets creation
Advanced project management capability
Executive and spokesperson preparationexperience, including briefing book preparation (experience writing remarks orspeeches a plus)
Experience launching products
Expert command of PowerPoint (Keynote a plus)
Competent to expert in Photoshop and Premiere,including ability to direct others in these programs with proficiency enough tobe specific, and personally make small edits to existing work onsite ifnecessary
Event production planning and executionexperience (experience "behind the curtain" during large scale presentations a plus)



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