Spire is a full-service communications agency supporting innovative programs in government, technology, healthcare, and science. We seek a senior-level communications professional to work with DARPA to provide expertise in media relations and writing/editing. The ideal candidate will have experience communicating issues related to science and technology regarding ground systems, maritime systems (surface and undersea), air systems, and space systems.
This is NOT an entry or mid-level position. We seek a highly qualified individual with specific experience who can manage large, multifaceted accounts independently and with minimal supervision. Candidates must have a minimum of 7 years’ experience (10+ preferred), great interpersonal skills, and experience with highly technical and scientific material. The preferred candidate will have direct experience working with defense-related government programs.
A security clearance will be required. You do not have to hold a clearance to apply, but only U.S. citizens will be considered.
Spire’s client roster includes technology companies, government contractors, and large federal agencies working in science and technology.
Medical (CareFirst BCBS) and Dental (United Healthcare) plans paid at 100%
Monthly $50 “wellness” stipend for gym memberships, spa services, etc.
Life and disability insurance (short- and long-term)
18 days PTO and 8 federal holidays per year (+Veterans Day for those who have served)
Flexible home/office environment
Home office expense reimbursement
401(k) plan with automatic 3% of salary employer contribution
Employee referral bonuses
Annual stipend for employee and/or job-related training
We are a boutique, woman-led agency that specializes in technology, health, and science. Our clients are federal agencies and contractors charged with advanced R&D and vital national programs that make life better for all Americans. Our team is committed to the work of these pioneers and public servants. We believe in their missions, marvel at their innovations, and delight in telling their stories.
Every member of our team is a senior-level communicator. This means every assignment is an opportunity to work with and learn from the best strategists and storytellers—designers, videographers, writers, editors, media relations leads, social media managers, and web developers.
For sixty years, DARPA has held to a singular and enduring mission: to make pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies for national security. DARPA explicitly reaches for transformational change instead of incremental advances.