Corporate Communications Director

Website Mwaacareers Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

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Salary:  $118K – $171K

As the Corporate Communications Director, you will drive the communications strategy for the Airports Authority.

Serves in the Office of Communications and Government Affairs in the Office of Revenue at the Headquarters Office in Arlington, VA.

Serves as the primary contact, and source of information, within the Airports Authority for the news media. Manages a team of Media Relations Specialists in support of building and maintaining working relationships with the print, broadcast and emerging media. Develops information strategies, campaigns and specific messages to support the Airports Authority’s key goals, strategic initiatives, daily operations, special decisions, events or incidents, etc. while maintaining or enhancing its public image. Performs related functions.


EDUCATION:  A Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Affairs, or related field..


  • Eight years of progressively responsible experience in media relations/communications that includes:
  • developing and implementing strategic media plans for corporations, agencies, or public sector organizations at the local and/or national level;
  • managing incoming media requests, pitching stories and building relationships with industry journalist; and
  • writing articles, press releases, media alerts, blogs, communication and digital materials related to corporations, industry, or services.
  • Knowledge of public relations and media relations strategies and techniques.
  • Ability to respond effectively and quickly to emergent and highly visible newsworthy, emergency, or crisis situations.
  • Well-developed skill in writing and editing, and knowledge of design, layout, and publication standards.
  • Well-developed skill in public speaking with an emphasis on persuasive communication techniques.
  • Ability to perform detailed analyses of data and information and make recommendations.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and ability to manage the operations and programs of the unit/team.
  • Ability to interact with contacts in a businesslike, customer service-oriented manner; maintain a strong presence in, and participate with, media officials.
  • Ability to use computer hardware and modern office suite software.


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