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Communications Specialist | PR Support

Date Posted: Mar 12
Type: Contract
Wage: $40
Job Number: 4735
Location: Houston, TX

TITLE: Communications Specialist | PR Support

CLIENT: Energy Company

LOCATION: Houston, Texas (Downtown)

TYPE: Contract (6 to 12 months)

RATE: $40/hour DOE

SUMMARY:
• Streamline the development of press releases, message points, blog posts, social media posts, media lists, media advisories, fact sheets and other written materials in support of corporate multi-brand B2C & B2B business
• Facilitate planning and implementing public relations and communications initiatives to support retail B2C and B2B business goals
• Work with external relationships with the media and outside agencies and acting as project manager for PR events; supporting the execution of the overall public relations and communication plans
• Support and effectively managing relationships with executives and media spokespeople


DUTIES:
• Helps plan and execute PR projects as part of the company’s communication plan to support business objectives
• Produces initial drafts of press releases, media advisories, talking points, briefing documents, articles, speeches and internal announcements, etc.
• Works with external PR agency to execute plans and programs and ensure quality
• Cultivates and maintains relevant media contacts across the state of Texas; handles non-critical media relations
• Collaborates and provides counsel to product innovation, community and marketing teams
• Plans and executes media events in support of business teams
• Supports executive speaking engagements including researching incoming requests, identifying appropriate spokespersons and developing briefing materials, speeches, talking points and presentations
• Interfaces with Social Media and Digital teams and ensures that announcements and community events are coordinated with and amplified through social media channels
• Reviews communications analysis and recommends executive social media posts and engagement

REQUIREMENTS:

• 3-5 years corporate communications experience coupled with strong project management skills
• MUST have online Portfolio of writing samples is required
• Strong background in media relations and/or public relations agency background is preferred


EDUCATION:
• Bachelors Degree in Communications, English PR, Journalism or related field is required

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