Marketing and Strategic Communications Specialist

Bellevue, Washington, United States | G&A | Full-time


TITLE:                  Marketing and Strategic Communications Specialist

LOCATION:         Bellevue, WA

TerraPower is a nuclear technology company based in Bellevue, Washington. At its core, the company is working to raise living standards globally through a more affordable, secure and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy along with innovations in medical isotopes to improve human health. In 2006, TerraPower originated with Bill Gates and a group of like-minded visionaries who evaluated the fundamental challenges to raising living standards around the world. They recognized energy access was crucial to the health and economic well-being of communities and decided that the private sector needed to take action and create energy sources that would advance global energy deployment. TerraPower’s mission is to be a world leader in new nuclear technologies, while developing innovators and future leaders in the nuclear field. As a result, the company’s activities in the fields of nuclear energy and related sciences are yielding significant innovations in the safety and economics of nuclear power, hybrid energy and medical applications – all for significant human health benefits.


TerraPower is seeking to hire highly motivated and forward-thinking professionals who are interested in focusing on advanced nuclear reactor research and development and influencing change within the nuclear power landscape and bringing forward the critical production of medical isotopes.  TerraPower is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. In addition, as a federal contractor, TerraPower has instituted an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) in an effort to proactively recruit, hire, and promote women, minorities, disabled persons and veterans.

Marketing and Strategic Communications Specialist

TerraPower’s Marketing and Strategic Communications Specialist will join and coordinate efforts of an integrated, though geographically dispersed, team ensuring the successful development and execution of TerraPower’s annual playbook including strategic marketing and communications planning and implementation. They will also provide an important role in the support of communications strategy and creation internally at TerraPower.


         Coordinate, with those responsible, for the execution of TerraPower communications and marketing campaigns to various audiences.

         Foster communications-based collaborations, provide guidance, and ensure team alignment and compliance with TerraPower’s strategic objectives and requirements.

         Maintain relevant marketing and communications policies and procedures.

         Responsible for scope, budget management, contract approvals and renewals for external support organizations related to communications and marketing.

         Support efforts pertaining to brand management including the Company’s messaging and work with internal and external partners to maintain brand integrity and compliance.

         Support TerraPower’s Program leads with original content and messaging creation suitable for strategic initiatives and target audiences.

         Support TerraPower marketing presence at industry conference shows by transporting materials, setting up booth and representing TerraPower as needed at such events.

         Attend internal meetings to support communications and marketing efforts. 

         Review and support creation of compelling narratives and messages for target audiences, collaborating with external content creators, ensuring consistency in communication.

         Ensure effective cross-functional collaboration involving in-house and external teams to integrate marketing efforts seamlessly with overall business objectives.

         Analyze marketing and communications trends, competition, customers and use insights and data analytics to adapt methods for better effectiveness.

         Support TerraPower’s overall engagement on public relations, media relations, and other external influencers. Coordinate crisis communication activities.

         Develop internal communications strategies and execution to cultivate an informed and engaged workforce, creating content in alignment with strategic objectives.

         Evaluate efforts with analytics to drive effectiveness and adjust and plan future activity.

         Assist or lead other emergent project initiatives.

Key Qualifications and Skills

         Minimum 7+ years of experience in marketing and strategic communications.

         Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or a related field.

         Proven experience working with multiple disciplines and outsourced teams.

         Direct experience creating content for traditional and digital marketing channels, social media in a global context.

         Preference for MARCOM experience in technology, aerospace, energy, innovation and/or first-of-a-kind.

         Work samples may be requested for applicants selected for interview.

         Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate across various disciplines.

         Demonstrated ability to create communications that are creative and cognizant of change management best practices.

         Ability to think strategically, analyze data, and make informed decisions.

         Track record of developing and implementing successful marketing campaigns in a globally distributed context.

         Proactive self-starter and team player with strong project execution focus, ability to multi-task, prioritize, meet emergent deadlines and executive a myriad of projects on time.

         Ability to successfully transport materials, set up booths and staff TerraPower booth at industry events with little direct oversight.

       The successful candidate will possess a high degree of trust and integrity, communicate openly and display respect and a desire to foster teamwork


Job Functions

Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position.  These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation.  Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations.  An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

         Motor Abilities: Sitting and/or standing for extended periods, bending/stooping, grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands)

         Physical exertion and/or requirements: Minimal, with ability to safely lift up to 25 pounds in order to transport marketing items and set up booths at conferences and events

         Repetitive work: Prolonged

         Special Senses: Visual and audio focused work

         Work Conditions: Stairs, typing/keyboard, standard and/or sitting working environment of >8 hrs./day

         Travel required: 10-15%

TerraPower’s technology is controlled for export by various agencies of the U.S. Government.  TerraPower must evaluate applicants who are foreign nationals (other than asylees, refugees, or lawful permanent residents) in accordance with U.S. Government export control requirements.  To facilitate TerraPower’s export control reviews, you will be asked as part of the application process to identify whether you are a U.S. Citizen or national, asylee, refugee, or lawful permanent resident of the United States.  Government export authorization approval times vary.  Based on the business needs for a particular position, TerraPower may not consider a foreign national from a country if it is impracticable to obtain timely Government export approval.  

Job details

Salary Range Level 9: $95,414 - $143,122

*Typically, our employee salaries are within .90 – 1.0 of the mid-point of the posted salary band.  Any salary offered within the posted salary band is based on market data and commensurate with the selected individual’s qualifications and experience.  This range is specific to Washington State.

Job Type:  Full-time


         Competitive Compensation

         Salary, eligible to participate in discretionary short-term incentive payments

         Comprehensive Medical and Wellness Benefits Medical

·        Vision

·        Dental

·        Life

·        Life and Disability

·        Gender Affirmation Benefits

·        Parental Leave

         401k Plan

         Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)

·        21 days of annually accrued PTO

         Generous Holiday Schedule

·        10 paid holidays

         Professional and Educational Support Opportunities

         Flexible Work Schedule

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