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Coordinator, Communications

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 32860 

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

The communications coordinator for American Airlines plays a critical role in ensuring company news, announcements and events are reported accurately for internal and external audiences. Staffing media interviews and events, participating in emergency response efforts and drills, and drafting and assisting with the development of internal and external communications also are key components of this position. To be successful, this individual must be able to perform these responsibilities in a high-pressure environment with tight deadlines. They must be comfortable working closely with both company leadership and frontline employees in a wide variety of positions working in locations throughout the company’s global network to gather information and craft statements and other materials for internal and external distribution. This person must be adept at information sharing with other team members and possess the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. A successful candidate will be interested in and able to develop a thorough understanding of American’s commercial practices and the important role communications plays in driving the business. This will position the individual for future opportunities in Corporate Communications or other areas of the airline.

About The Job (Continued)

Specifically, you’ll do the following:

  • Pitch stories that positively position American’s corporate and commercial interests
  • Draft press releases and statements to share with media and external audiences
  • Draft stories and other materials for internal company newsletter and employee intranet site
  • Staff and assist with the planning of media interviews and events
  • Work with journalists and other members of the media to facilitate the development of their stories to positively influence coverage
  • Collaborate with Commercial and Corporate communications teams and related departments throughout the company to gather information for news, announcements and events
  • Assist with strategic communications projects, as needed
Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of one to two years of communications experience
  • The proven ability to work in a collaborative team environment with tight deadlines both during normal business operations and after hours as warranted
  • Developing an in-depth understanding of American’s operations and business practices and the broader airline industry
  • Ability to make independent judgments and decisions while taking ownership of job responsibilities
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • A high level of proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • A strong understanding of AP style
  • Flexibility to work an irregular schedule as needed
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25 percent
  • Must exercise sound business judgment and handle confidential information with sensitivity

 

Qualifications (Continued)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working as a reporter or journalist or in corporate communications or media relations for a large, multi-national organization is a plus

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 32860 

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Posted: 2019-09-07 Expires: 2019-10-07

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