Executive Writer

Los Angeles, California /
Corporate – Corporate /
Full-time
/ On-site
ABL Space Systems was founded in 2017 by veterans of SpaceX and Morgan Stanley to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. More importantly, we’re building a launch system we are truly proud of – no gimmicks or over-design, just reliable, rapidly deployable launches. We’re an ambitious team with big goals and, together, we’re determined to prove that reaching space can be simple, efficient, and routine.  

When launch day arrives, we want you by our side

Executive Writer
As the Executive Writer, you will have a strong sense of ownership, bias for action, and be able to work accurately when under pressure to meet tight deadlines. You will be responsible for the development of internal and external content including technical documentation, memos, briefings, whitepapers, and presentations. You will part of a very fast-paced team, entrusted to a wide range of unsupervised decisions affecting the prioritization, importance, and speed of business at ABL. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Write high-quality content for the CEO and senior company leadership
    • Build strong working relationships with cross-functional teams, including engineering, corporate development, mission management, legal, and production
    • Consolidate technical inputs from stakeholders and subject matter experts to craft memos, briefings, and presentations for both internal and external audiences
    • Improve the overall quality of written materials by responding to internal and external feedback
    • Develop finished documents and presentations with proper grammar that adhere to company style guidelines and publication standards
    • Establish and maintain comprehensive and accurate document repositories and knowledge management systems
    • Communicate complex issues clearly in a concise and organized manner under tight deadlines
    • Perform potentially confidential writing and editing duties including, drafting, editing, and updating executive memos and presentations  
    • Provide general project management support and maintain momentum on multiple high-priority projects
    • Ensure communications are clear, thorough, and specific, with attention to follow-through

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

    • 3+ years of writing, editing, and research experience, with an emphasis on quality and detail
    • Previous experience writing and editing content for senior executives and leadership teams
    • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat
    • Strong knowledge of the structure and content of the English language, including the rules of composition and grammar.
    • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
    • Solution-oriented with good judgment
    • Agility and flexibility in response to changing priorities and needs
    • The ability to handle confidential material with the utmost discretion

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Bachelors degree preferred
    • Experience working in a fast-paced, start-up environment
    • Familiarity or experience with the aerospace or manufacturing industry 

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

    • Critical thinking:  ABL employees understand the “why” behind all design decisions, operational events, and test outcomes
    • Ability to deal with ambiguity: ABL employees must be comfortable defining their own pathway to an objective
    • End-to end ownership:  Your projects are delivered fully complete and ready to execute

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENTS:

    • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
    • Ability to use a computer to complete assignments
    • Ability to communicate with individuals and groups in person, by phone and telepresence
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will typically work in an office environment
ITAR Requirement
This position requires access to information protected under US export control laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations.  As such, US person status (including US citizens, permanent residents, asylees, and refugees) is a required qualification for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work and access export-controlled data) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages.