Mid-Level Communications Specialist

Reston, VA
Aug 03, 2018
Aug 17, 2018
Full Time
Experis is partnered with a health insurance support provider in their search for a Comunications Specialist for a 6 month contract to hire role located in Washington, DC or Reston, VA. This associate will be charged with developing and executing communication strategies for a high visibility, multi-year technology infrastructure program and underlying projects that will transform future state technology infrastructure and business processes for this client. Will produce precisely crafted messages, using a variety of existing communication channels to reach and influence key stakeholders, including Federal Employee Program leadership and staff nationwide. Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities: Business Focus Create and execute integrated, strategic, creative communication plans for NG projects. Develop, refresh and execute program communication strategy and critical messaging. Lead and create integrated, strategic, creative communication plans to support strategy. Attend project meetings, providing strategic insight, presenting overview of initiatives to other associates and ensuring all commitments are met according to timelines and budgets. Think logically and strategically to advance the effectiveness of various communication vehicles in delivering and reinforcing key messages. Coordinate communication campaigns to ensure optimum benefit from communication and promotion initiatives through prudent use of resources. Managing Resources Ensure communications comply with contract obligations. Manage production schedules of all communication deliverables Coordinate content development contributions of subject matter experts to communications deliverables. Leverage existing communication channels and identify new and more effective communication channels and methods, as needed. Effectively write and edit clear, concise copy and executive communications, including, but not limited to, PowerPoint presentations, articles, notifications and speeches. Develop and implement methods to track effectiveness of all communication. Refine strategies and tactics based on tracking results and analysis. Report tracking results to senior management and peers to educate and persuade. Required: A proven track record for superb written and oral communications; excellent proofreading and editing skills, and a passion for creating engaging and relevant web and print content. A proven ability to write with varying tone and the ability to translate technical and industry jargon into copy that is of interest to the reader. A keen attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and manage a variety of tasks simultaneously; sometimes under pressure and often tight deadlines. Ability to establish strong relationships across departments and an understanding of client needs, the consumer experience, marketing strategy and operational capabilities. Ability to work independently and be able to manage multiple projects with time sensitive deadlines. An understanding of graphic design, print production and electronic communications. Exceptional oral and presentation skills. Must be professional, organized, enthusiastic and a team player who can work independently. A creative thinker who embraces and drives change. A strong relationship builder and influencer who is comfortable working with leaders at all levels. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet targeted deadlines. Thorough understanding of communication strategies and planning; strong understanding of electronic communications, promotions; ability to write for marketing communications, oral and presentation skills; ability to lead a team and work independently and in collaboration with associates across departmental lines. Education & Experience: A Bachelors degree in communications, journalism, marketing or a related field and a minimum of 5 years of professional, strategic communications experience. Interested candidates please submit your resume to [Click Here to Email Your Resume]Experis is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA)