Defense Public Affairs Manager

Applied Intuition

Applied Intuition

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2023

About Applied

Autonomy is one of the leading technological advances of this century that will come to impact our lives. The work you’ll do at Applied will meaningfully accelerate the efforts of the top autonomy teams in the world. At Applied, you will have a unique perspective on the development of cutting-edge technology while working with major players across the industry and the globe.

Applied Intuition provides software solutions to safely develop, test, and deploy autonomous vehicles at scale. The company’s suite of simulation, validation, and drive log management software enables development teams to create thousands of scenarios in minutes, run simulations at scale, and verify and validate algorithms for production deployment. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Detroit, Washington, D.C., Munich, Stockholm, Seoul, and Tokyo, Applied consists of software, robotics, and automotive experts with experiences from top global companies. Leading autonomy programs and 17 of the top 20 global OEMs use Applied’s solutions to bring autonomy to market faster.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced and scrappy public affairs manager to join our fast-growing Government team. As a member of Applied’s government communications team, you will support Applied’s business development and public policy goals by driving brand awareness, planning communications campaigns, and building strategic partnerships.

At Applied, you will:

  • Operate proactively as a trusted and experienced communications and external affairs expert, especially to government audiences such as Department of Defense officials and legislative staffers who cover technology and national security policies
  • Develop and implement targeted communications strategies to shape conversations around defense autonomy
  • Build and foster strategic relationships with external organizations to help Applied Intuition advance its business and policy objectives
  • Collaborate with communications, marketing, and government affairs teams to develop compelling copy for use across multiple channels
  • Develop and share analysis of relevant metrics to assess communications activities and strategic partnerships in support of Applied Intuition’s government strategy
  • Demonstrate extraordinary attention to detail and enjoy managing communications processes end-to-end to deliver timely content

We're looking for someone who has:

  • 5+ years of experience in the end-to-end planning and execution of successful communications campaigns that include public speaking engagements, special events, government affairs, and work with print, digital, and television media
  • A successful track record of drafting and landing op-eds and thought-leadership articles
  • In-depth knowledge of policy issues related to defense technology, especially autonomy
  • Passion for building a deep understanding of the applications for autonomy in national security

Nice to have:

  • Experience with autonomy, artificial intelligence (AI), and related technologies and their applications to national security
  • Bachelors and/or Masters in a communications, journalism, or related field

Don’t meet every single requirement? If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Applicants will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable federal and state law. Applicants should be aware that for external-facing roles that involve close contact with Company employees or other third parties on the Company's premises, accommodations that involve remaining unvaccinated against COVID-19 may not be deemed reasonable. The Company will engage in the interactive process on an individualized basis taking into account the particular position.

Applied Intuition is an equal opportunity employer and federal contractor or subcontractor. Consequently, the parties agree that, as applicable, they will abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and that these laws are incorporated herein by reference. These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans
or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. These regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability. The parties also agree that, as applicable, they will abide by the requirements of Executive Order 13496 (29 CFR Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A), relating to the notice of employee rights under federal labor laws.