Communications Specialist Job Description

Communications Specialist Job Description

Communications Specialists help businesses by managing all internal and external communication of a company, and represent the company to the outside world. They draft media statements, answer media inquiries, compile publications, plan events and press conferences.

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We are looking to employ a Communications Specialist with exceptional public speaking and writing skills. A Communications Specialist is expected to be a strategic thinker with a meticulous attention to detail, working well under pressure and meeting deadlines.

You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to multitask and adapt in a fast-paced environment. To ensure success, Communications Specialists should be innovative, organized and self-motivated with a keen interest in driving strategic messages to key internal and external role-players.

Communications Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a communication strategy that includes media outreach and social media content creation.
  • Research and write press releases, and content for the company website, infographics, blogs and newsletters.
  • Acquire and maintain a detailed knowledge of the company’s policies, principles and strategies, and to keep up-to-date with relevant developments.
  • Arrange and coordinate press conferences, and plan events.
  • Facilitate the resolution of disputes with external role-players.
  • Adhere to the company’s style guide, ensuring that we produce high-quality and error-free copy.
  • Work with key internal role-players to brainstorm content ideas, in line with the company’s strategy and in support of various brand initiatives.
  • Support and evaluate results of communication campaigns with the team.
  • Build and maintain relationships with journalists and key external role-players.

Communications Specialist Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field (essential).
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in communications strategy development (essential).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Works well under pressure and meets tight deadlines.
  • Highly computer literate with capability in email, MS Office and related business and communication tools.
  • Content writing experience for all media platforms.
  • Proven social media and networking expertise.
  • Strategic and creative mindset.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • A portfolio of work available for review.

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