Writer, Client Communications

Herndon, VA
Jun 20, 2017
Jun 21, 2017
Full Time
At K12 Insight, our mission is to create a world where schools and communities work better together. As a member of our client communications team, your job is critical: To help school district leaders tell their stories and engage their communities.We're looking for a talented writer and communications professional who is confident writing in a variety of mediums. You know how to write in a personal and formal style. You can juggle multiple requests and keep your content fresh - and you're a master at adapting your message to meet the specific needs of your audience.Why this job is differentIf you're looking for a job that gives you a range of writing and communications experience, this is it. We need a wordsmithing communications dynamo who can think strategically and apply the right message to the right situation for our school district clients - every time.You'll have the opportunity to work alongside PR directors and media relations professionals to create targeted communications, from press releases to website news to social media to marketing collateral. We work with hundreds of school districts nationwide. You'll create communications and awareness campaigns that help them connect with their communities and build strong, trusting relationships.Your responsibilities:Write. School districts are always communicating. You'll be challenged to create engaging copy that cuts through the noise to reach people where they are.Strategize. We're always looking for great ideas to help our school district clients achieve their engagement goals. You'll collaborate with our internal communications and marketing team to brainstorm new ways for school districts to improve community engagement and messaging.Advise. Some school districts are masters at communications. Others don't have the staff - or the bandwidth - to do this work effectively. You'll serve as an extension of our clients' communications teams, helping these leaders create compelling campaigns that meet their different engagement needs. Must-haves Bachelor's degree in communications or journalismRecent college grad with strong internship or at least one year of public relations or marketing writing experience in a professional settingStrong portfolio, with writing samples for a variety of mediumsExperience talking to and interviewing executives and professional leadersDemonstrated ability to craft engaging and professional messagingStrong attention to detailAbility to successfully work independentlyAbility to write on deadlineAbility to manage multiple projects at onceExperience with K12 education writing preferredExperience writing for the news media, web, and marketing campaigns preferredExperience with Microsoft OfficeExperience with InDesign and the Adobe Suite a plus What you getAll the goods - and then some.* Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Paid Vacation, Life Insurance, Disability* Free snacks and drinks, weekly catered lunches, technology options, volunteer opportunitiesCompetitive pay, commensurate with experience.About the teamK12 Insight works with more than 30,000 school administrators nationwide to strengthen the relationships that power education. Through a unique blend of cloud-based technology, research and expert advice, we provide school leaders with the tools - and the confidence - to make, better more-informed decisions on behalf of students and their families.

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