Communications Specialist in Durham, NC with Greene Resources

Date Posted: 9/28/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contractor
  • Location:
    Durham, NC
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/28/2020

Job Description


Job Number: 39198


Communications Specialist


Job Description:

Our client, an independent non-profit institute is seeking a Communications Specialist to join their team! The Communications Specialist specializes in internal communications supporting a variety of staff communications efforts, developing and disseminating news and information, and implementing communications initiatives that are aligned with business priorities. This is a full time, contract to hire opportunity!


Responsibilities:


  • Gathers, writes, edits and delivers timely news and information on a daily basis to the internal audience using various communication vehicles.

  • Manages content, including visuals, on company-wide intranet.

  • Manages communication timelines and provides support for communications campaigns.

  • Supports communications planning and roll-out for various organization-specific changes, initiatives and programs.

  • Maintains department editorial calendar and coordinates internal promotions across communications campaigns.

  • Supports internal events, both virtual and in-person.

  • Participates on cross-functional project teams, representing Corporate Communications.

  • Supports the administration of community impact programs.

  • Coordinates with corporate photographer on visual assets for communications.

  • Supports other projects as assigned.


Education Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related area from an accredited university and 2+ years serving in a professional communications capacity.


Desired Background/Skills:


  • Strong writing and editing skills, as evidenced by past experience and demonstrated performance.

  • Strong verbal communication skills, including ability to present ideas coherently and persuasively.

  • Capable of completing writing assignments quickly and efficiently in a deadline-driven environment.

  • Ability to draft copy for a wide range of media including print, online, multimedia and face-to-face.

  • Sensitivity to deadlines and production targets while flexible enough to deal effectively with changes in the situation requiring quick adjustments in work plans.

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

  • A thorough knowledge of AP style.

  • Energized by a fast-paced environment; able to deliver results on time.

  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with key work partners.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Web-savvy and experience working with content management systems.

  • Positive attitude and willingness to embrace change.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

  • Basic familiarity with photo-editing programs.

  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to judge and address sensitive issues.


Qualifications:


  • Experience in internal communications.

  • Experience with content management systems.


Other Information:




    Greene Resources is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.