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Textron Communications Manager in Wichita, Kansas

Communications Manager



The Communications Manager is responsible for overall communications programs related to specific business lines and departments within Textron eAviation, designed to promote the products and company. This position works closely with members of the Senior Leadership Team on a consistent basis in developing key communications plans and materials.

The position will create and implement a comprehensive external and internal communications program, designed to inform, educate and engage customers, global media and employees on the company’s products and position within the marketplace via a number of communications channels.


  1. Create, implement, and oversee external communications programs and public relations activities, including product announcements, news release development, media events and interview execution, and news coverage dissemination. This includes travel to key domestic and international tradeshows and other venues involving media and company executives.

  2. Develop effective relationships with key members of the media and serve as an official company spokesperson with responsibility for media relations strategies for local, trade, business, consumer and international media.

  3. Coordinate projects with international public relations agencies to ensure relevant coverage in key global markets.

  4. Coordinate creation and dissemination of content for various channels, including employee, customer and social media platforms, by leveraging internal and external resources.

  5. Provide counsel and support for crisis management and executive communications, including aiding in the preparation of key external presentations, talking points and/or speeches as needed for senior leaders.

  6. Develop and sustain processes to continually improve the efficiency of the communications function and channels, including measuring impact of communications and accuracy of resulting coverage.

  7. Partner with other Textron business units to leverage communications opportunities, specifically around joint presence at tradeshows and events.



  • Bachelor’s degree required in:

  • Communications

  • Journalism

  • Marketing

  • Or related field

  • Master’s degree preferred

Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in media relations and strategic communications


  • Experience in aviation industry and global exposure preferred

  • Must have outstanding writing, editing and proofreading skills utilizing AP style

  • Excellent verbal communications skills are also essential

  • Demonstrated team building and leadership skills

  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to influence within all levels of the organization and with external stakeholders

  • Ability to assimilate information from a variety of sources, analyze information, and recommend and direct courses of action to be taken

  • Ability to take initiative, multitask and complete projects, all while remaining flexible and responsive when faced with multiple, time-sensitive requests

  • Excellent project management skills to include organizing, planning and execution experience, including experience managing outside agencies and vendors

  • Motivated, detail-oriented and self-directed to deliver high quality results

  • Creativity, interpersonal savvy and the ability to manage diversity

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe products, as well as knowledgeable in social networking and content marketing forums

  • Job located in Wichita, Kansas and includes domestic and international travel (20%)

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements, including US Citizenship, for access to classified information.

Job: Communications
Primary Location: US-Kansas-Wichita
Recruiting Company: Textron eAviation
Schedule: Full-time
Job Level: Manager without Direct Reports
Shift: First Shift
Job Posting: 11/10/2023, 1:09:46 PM

Req ID: 319049