Alaska Airlines People Team Comms Spec in Seattle, Washington

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job ID: 31943

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Location: Seattle, WA

Job Title: People Team Comms Spec


Vice President of People


Alaska Airlines is one of the most respected names in aviation and flies throughout its namesake state and the Lower 48, as well as to Hawaii, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. Our roots date to 1932 and are symbolized by the Alaska Native painted on the tails of our aircraft. Guided by what we call the "Alaska Spirit", we pride ourselves on providing a lifeline to remote communities while delivering renowned service to everyone we fly. This commitment has brought us national and international recognition. We've been honored with a variety of awards by readers of Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, USA Today and others. Alaska, with Virgin America, is the premier airline for people on the West Coast, and together with its sister carrier Horizon Air, flies to more than 115 destinations. The two airlines are subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE:ALK) with annual revenues exceeding $7 billion.


Role Summary The People Team Communications Specialist works in partnership with the People Team Communications Manager to develop and execute communications for the People Team. This Specialist will design effective and impactful messages that thread the "what" and the "why" of the Alaska Airlines purpose, values, and strategy. The ideal candidate demonstrates a genuine passion and excitement for our people, our business, and the history and future of Alaska Air Group (AAG).

Scope & Complexity

  • This individual contributor role is responsible for executing communications to inform, engage and motivate employees. This includes partnering with Corporate Communications to ensure strategic alignment of the message and delivery approach.

Key Duties

  • Supports the execution of communications for People Team owned and managed programs (e.g. talent acquisition, compensation, benefits, employee travel, retirement, recognition, etc.) and key projects/initiatives.

  • Coordinates and maintains the People Team communications calendar to track and manage communication activities across the division.

  • Collaborates with the team to provide recommendations for effective employee messaging, collaborating on communications, strategic messaging, and tactics for People Team communications.

  • Develops communication plans and strategies in support of events, projects and initiatives, shaping and implementing internal communication strategies to inform, connect, and engage employees.

  • In partnership with the People Team Communications Manager, creates and builds news articles, newsletters, intranet content, and communications/presentations for internal meetings, town halls, focus groups, etc.

  • Assists People Team Communications Manager with communication in support of project/program roll outs, including preparation and distribution of talking points, memos, key message points, fact sheets, and FAQs.

  • Delivers best in class communication collateral through varied formats (e.g., emails, stories, websites, flyers/posters, videos, presentations).

  • Collaborates with People Team Communications Manager to improve messaging, clarity, and consistency across the division.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Skills & Education Required

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience developing and delivering communications.

  • Outstanding communication (e.g., verbal, written, and listening) and presentation skills, with a demonstrated commitment to clear and transparent communication.

  • Knowledge of content management and communication methodologies.

  • Collaborative and customer service-oriented.

  • Strong organizational skills, with exceptional follow-through and attention to detail.

  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, SharePoint and Prezi.

  • Ability to deliver prompt and calm responses to unexpected issues or change.

  • Professional and resourceful, with a high level of integrity and confidentiality.

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree.

  • Experience managing projects of varying complexity.

  • Demonstrated understanding of change management.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

  • Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.


The location for this position is in Seattle, Washington


For eligible employees, our company offers a unique total rewards package that few companies can match, including insurance coverage for medical, dental and vision care, 401(k) retirement savings plans, monthly and annual incentive bonus plans, time off and a generous employee travel program. Our values reflect who we are at work and in our communities: Own Safety, Do the Right Thing, Be Kind-Hearted, Deliver Performance, and Be Remarkable. Alaska Airlines also fosters a diverse and inclusive culture and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air do not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants are also protected by law.

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