Public Relations Specialist

Administrative · Lafayette, Colorado
Department Administrative
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) is leading the way in the New Space revolution!  Our state-of-the-art systems are currently on missions from low Earth orbit to the Moon, near earth asteroids, and to Mars.  We create high-reliability spacecraft with significantly greater performance, much smaller size and at a fraction of the cost of traditional space systems.  We are involved in a wide range of projects for academic, commercial, and government applications. Join our innovative and dynamic company, as we build the small spacecraft of the future.  


Blue Canyon Technologies is seeking a Public Relations Specialist  to join our growing team. This PR Specialist will commit him/herself to developing a deep understanding of Blue Canyon’s products, processes, and policies. Reporting to the BCT Senior Marketing and PR lead, the specialist will collaborate across various product lines and functions to achieve business objectives.


Title: Public Relations Specialist

Position Type: Full Time

Pay Range: $65,000 -$80,000 

Location: Lafayette, CO


Benefits:

  • 100% company paid health, dental and vision benefits for you and your dependents effective the first of the month following hire date
  • Life insurance
  • 401k (matching 4% with a 6% contribution
  • Generous PTO (3 weeks of vacation + 3 floating holidays, 2 weeks of sick time, 7 paid holidays throughout the year) and parental leave
  • Break rooms stocked with snacks, drinks, espresso machines and ping pong tables.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with the production of external content for a variety of platforms and channels, including but not limited to, feature articles, key messages, news releases, speeches and executive presentations
  • Supporting the execution of marketing and advertising plans
  • Supporting the development and delivery of effective, consistent messaging via internal platforms, e-mail, print and in-person communications
  • Collaborating with the team on multi-disciplined communication efforts to include branding, public relations, digital and social media, and employee communications


Required Skills:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in brand journalism, communications or similar
  • Demonstrated experience supporting the development and execution of strategic communications programs
  • Confident self-starter with positive energy who thrives in a collaborative work environment and is committed to continuous improvement
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills; strong command of English grammar
  • Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple priorities, while driving tasks to completion
  • Experience working independently and as part of a larger cross-functional team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.


Desired Skills:

  • Exposure to project management and/or business process principles
  • Strong creative skills
  • Marketing communications experience
  • Trade show or event marketing
  • Knowledge of the Aerospace and Defense industry


Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, advertising, public relations or related field.


Working Conditions:

This job operates in a professional office environment, but in a manufacturing company. This role uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, filing cabinets and fax machines.


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, bend, reach, and walk. The position requires some light physical effort. This would require the ability to lift or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities are required by this job which includes close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


Blue Canyon Technologies is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other protected factor. Blue Canyon Technologies is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Cathy Juntunen at 720-450-8252 or HR@bluecanyontech.com.


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  • Location
    Lafayette, Colorado
  • Department
    Administrative
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced