Senior Communications Specialist Job Description

Senior Communications Specialist Job Description

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Senior communications specialist provides advanced proofreading and editing support with an emphasis on AP Style (although we have an affinity for the Oxford comma).

Senior Communications Specialist Duties & Responsibilities

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Ability to provide project leadership
Plan, manage, edit and write narratives for JHM to support strategic priorities
Identify stories and produce high quality written materials for JHM electronic, print, web, video and media outlets
Stories include but are not limited to research news and translating complex business initiatives or biomedical research into language clear and comprehensible to readers unfamiliar with the subject matter
Develop and maintain relationships with faculty, staff and members of the local and national media to provide media relations services to advance public awareness of Johns Hopkins Medicine’s mission and achievements
Assist in planning, developing collateral material, and implementing media relations and internal communications to support various events including but not limited to press conferences, symposia, town halls and leadership internal communication
Develop and execute new and complex messaging for employees, partners, clients and other targeted audiences
Coordinates and leads the design and copywriting of marketing
Weave key messages into ongoing communication channels and ensure synergy between company, segment and division communications
Develop communication materials using a variety of tactics (written communications, videos, presentation materials, town halls, ) to clearly articulate key messages to the desired audience

Senior Communications Specialist Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Senior Communications Specialist

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Education for Senior Communications Specialist

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Employers hiring for the senior communications specialist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, English, Education, Business, Communication, Advertising, Writing

Skills for Senior Communications Specialist

Desired skills for senior communications specialist include:

AP Style
Electronic media
Excel
Radio
Contemporary marketing and communications practices
Financial services industry
Microsoft Word
PowerPoint
AP writing style
Communication strategies and practices

Desired experience for senior communications specialist includes:

Ability to analyze metrics (a plus)
Adaptive business writing and editing Strong writing abilities with samples
Relationship Management/Project Management The successful candidate should possess solid relationship management and project management skills
Technology The candidate should be comfortable with technology and learning new methodologies adapting to a changing environment
Excellent copywriting and editing skills and the ability to craft creative communications and develop communication plans
Own discipline.Usually determines own work priorities

Senior Communications Specialist Examples

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Senior Communications Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a senior communications specialist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior communications specialist
  • Work with the Division of Strategic Communications as needed to support University initiatives, crisis communications
  • Develops and implements dynamic MarCom plans and/or programs based on strategic business objectives, customer insight, and local market trends in order to identify, acquire and convert new business retain existing customers
  • Develops and implements an integrated strategic marketing plan based on business objectives, customer insight, and local market trends in order to identify, acquire and convert new business retain existing customers
  • Assists with day-to-day external agency management, helping to allocate assignments, create project briefs, manage budgets and measure agency performance
  • Contributes to the broader communications team by creating content for the company news blog and other owned communications channels, fulfilling media requests, evaluating project performance, and providing insight on consumer/industry trends that impact the team’s activity
  • Translate business and communication objectives into actionable communications strategies utilizing various media such as intranet, social media, multimedia
  • Works in support of the Division ELC Lead on employee and executive-level programs
  • Supports and executes employee and leadership communications strategy, planning and change management efforts to promote and support the mission, objectives and business goals of the organization
  • Works closely with the division and corporate communications team in the implementation of internal communications strategies, including support of the intranet and corporate publishing
  • Closely collaborating with global marketing managers to understand business needs and then recommending the most effective, innovative communications strategies, plans, media channels, and tools to help achieve business objectives
Qualifications for senior communications specialist
  • Expert in MS Office Suite (a plus)
  • 5+ years of progressive responsibility in the communications field, in either a corporate or agency environment required
  • Listen well and synthesize concepts from others
  • Have a highly collaborative working style
  • Interact effectively with all levels of an organization
  • Have strong communications skills in all media
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Senior Communications Specialist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a senior communications specialist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for senior communications specialist
  • Develop, manage and execute strategic marketing plans/programs to meet business objectives
  • Define and conduct market research, including employee surveys, competitive benchmarking, identification of market opportunities, and campaign/program/service/event analysis
  • Develop and execute marketing plans across the organization and/or university to educate and influence stakeholders
  • Manage internal client areas, key vendor and consultant relationships
  • Collaborate with leadership and technical experts to conceive and produce content, (e.g., webinars, white papers, infographics, videos, ) to build stature and thought leadership status
  • Lead end-to-end communication plan implementation for Commercial and Medicare strategic initiatives, including coordination with SMEs, Analytics and internal and external print vendors
  • Lead development, evaluation and implementation of communication strategies and projects to enhance external facing Pharmacy Program and Benefit information
  • Independently updates and manages content for organization’s Intranet and Internet sites, ensuring information is current and correct
  • Works with system social media team to maintain and create content for social media platforms
  • Ensure we’re aligned and on track
Qualifications for senior communications specialist
  • Working knowledge utilizing web analytics
  • Must be a self-starter, highly organized, and able to work independently, part of a team
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, business administration, organizational psychology, public affairs, or related field
  • Knowledge of current communications tools and techniques
  • Ability to analyze data of a confidential and/or sensitive nature
  • 4 year degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Media Relations or equivalent experience
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of senior communications specialist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for senior communications specialist
  • Support Global Talent Development projects and initiatives as needed
  • Implement the seasonal and annual Business Unit marketing strategy and activation plan including Key city attack plans and integrate lead sports marketing assets and EIM, landing the Global priorities and significantly improving brand KPIs
  • Execute Business Unit campaign in collaboration with Global BU and Market BU
  • Support to develop, plan and manage Business Unit event activation
  • Generate and consolidate data and assist to analyze sell-in, sell-out ROI of communication investments, to ensure they meet the financial expectations set out in the short- and mid-term goals across all channels in the Market
  • Review and monitor the media activity report and efficiency analysis
  • Support to develop and implement PR event programs to efficiently support brand activities and share the PR media coverage, events result & ROI analysis on a monthly base
  • Assist with year-round communications strategy for overall international business (events, partnership announcements, ) and basketball initiatives, driving interest and awareness for each
  • Develop and edit press materials, including but not limited to press releases, media advisories, key messages, Q&As and executive remarks
  • Establish relationships with key media contacts
Qualifications for senior communications specialist
  • 2 or more years relevant PR Experience
  • 2 or more years local and national media relations experience across multiple industries topics
  • 2 or more years writing, editing and/or news reporting
  • 2 or more years consumer technology product or service PR experience
  • Scale organization transformation focused on achieving improved results
  • Bachelor's degree with 5-8 years of experience in public relations, social media, journalism, marketing or related field
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Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a senior communications specialist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for senior communications specialist
  • Proficiency in creative design applications
  • Enthusiastic learner, with the ability to translate complex scientific models into concepts and visuals that can be appreciated by a more general audience
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and establish strong working relationships with key colleagues within across a large, global organization
  • Ability to adapt to changes in priorities, workload, and workflow
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 15% time
  • Candidates must submit cover letter including their specific salary requirements
  • Develops marketing communication plans for specific business segments based on their strategy
  • Works with marketing operations to deliver the relevant materials to support this
  • Coordinates the publication of external product communications, advertising, and collateral
  • Partners with Leadership Development team in American’s People Department to develop communications that support the company’s vision and culture
Qualifications for senior communications specialist
  • Proven ability to build and lead a strategy
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, English or related field
  • Bachelor’s level degree, preferably in a communications discipline with a minimum of 10 years of marketing communications experience, or
  • Build awareness and understanding of the SIoT (STRAP) process and the link to marketing communications strategy and planning
  • Lead development of Gas sensors communications strategy globally ensuring collaboration with Marcom teams and alignment with HON brand strategy
  • Creativity to develop and deploy new tools and communication techniques
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Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of senior communications specialist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for senior communications specialist
  • Assist with the Molecular Foundry’s strategic planning process and its implementation
  • Organize and assist with the development of agendas for scientific retreats, SAB meetings, safety retreats, and DOE reviews
  • Coordinate and participate in meetings/workshops with potential users and industry partners
  • Coordinate undergraduate research and public outreach programs
  • Organize and host Molecular Foundry tours for VIPs
  • Help staff user program development
  • Conducts interviews, gathers and organizes information necessary for creating or developing news articles for newsletters, bulletins and other marketing materials
  • Creates / edits major article write-up for sales and marketing collateral
  • Creates content for marketing campaigns and collaterals
  • Creates new marketing communication materials from customer specification/requirements to effectively represent the products, services, brands and/or organization to customers and prospects using the knowledge of layout principles and aesthetic design concepts using computer based design software
Qualifications for senior communications specialist
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, digital media, marketing, art, or related field or equivalent work experience
  • 4 years of experience in creative media, communications, or related field
  • Deadline-oriented, strong sense of design, resourceful
  • Experience working in Adobe Creative programs including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent in prior marketing/business development experience
  • Three to six years in a communications role, with experience in both internal and external communications

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