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Communications Specialist

Date Posted: Jul 14
Type: Contract
Wage: $35-40/ hour DOE
Job Number: 5014
Location: Houston, TX

TITLE: Communications Specialist
CLIENT: Energy Company
LOCATION: Houston, TX
TYPE: Contract (6 months)
RATE: $35 – 40+/hour DOE

SUMMARY:
As a member on the online/web communications team, The PR/Communication Specialist will play an integral role in online communications, ranging from websites, intranet, social media, email campaigns, to video and multimedia projects and more, managing the custom member communications strategy and execution for the Emerging Digital Technologies program.

DUTIES:
• Advise key people, functions, and related partners by recommending the best communication approach, method and tools for their programs.
• Work directly with assigned group of clients and Executives to develop communication strategy and tactical calendar to drive commitment to program
• Provide frequent and clear communications regarding project status, while raising potential issues or key decisions needed to ensure successful project delivery.
• Produce or oversee the production of the assets needed to support each program.
• Ensure key data are collected, understood and acted upon appropriately
• Manage and execute communication projects requiring cross-functional input (account management, sales, tech, marketing, etc.)
• Responsible for increasing customer engagement (utilization) across the company
• Create and maintain communications, processes, and messaging for global internal stakeholders including newsletters, blog/vlog posts, wiki pages etc.
• Spot emerging topics and develop proactive plans with stakeholders, including crafting communications
• Customer-facing to present communication campaign opportunities, manage approvals and report out results.

REQUIREMENTS:
• MUST HAVE: online writing portfolio of applicable samples (employee emails, websites, keynote presentations, newsletters, blog/vlog posts, wiki pages etc.)
• MUST HAVE: 5+ years of work experience in Corporate Communications, PR, Marketing Communications or a related field
• Above average communication skills; written and verbal
• Innovative, with a critical/creative thinker mindset
• Excellent planning, organization and implementation skills
• Structured/analytical thinker with exceptional attention to detail
• 3+ years of Project management experience preferred
• Interest and experience in the Energy or Technology industry preferred
• Ability to conform to shifting priorities in company requirements, product demands, and timelines.
• Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources.
• Ability to understand various audiences and adapt messages as needed
• Experience in building a Brand from scratch preferred

EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in public relations, communication, marketing or a related field


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