Defense & Technology Writer

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Laurel, Maryland

Date Posted July 15, 2022
Industry Public Relations, Government
Specialty Business/Technology
Required Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Status Full-time
Salary Negotiable


Are you an experienced defense and technology writer?

Do you have a passion for communicating research and discoveries critical to the nation's national security?

Are you an organized deadline-driven individual who enjoys a variety of communications-oriented work?

If so, we 're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.

We are seeking a Defense and Technology Writer to help the Public Affairs team and focus on internal and external facing stories about APL's contributions to the nation's defense, technological breakthroughs that aid or could aid in ensuring national security, and innovative research enabling the Laboratory to tackle some of the country's toughest technological challenges.

As a Defense and Technology Writer...

  • Your primary responsiblility will be engaging external audiences with compelling content that focuses on the Laboratory's contributions to the nation's defense and its technological breakthroughs, along with other APL work.

  • You will regularly contribute to the Lab's internal, bi-weekly staff newsletter and its external news presence.

  • You will support strategic communications planning and rollouts for specific areas, along with other Laboratory communications campaigns programs.

  • You will work with other APL departments to ensure consistency in messaging to internal and external audiences.

  • You will follow and uphold editorial guidelines.