Communications Coordinator

Washington, DC
Oct 01, 2019
Oct 25, 2019
Full Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history.

Job Description

The Washington Post seeks an organized, energetic and detail-oriented Communications Coordinator to provide support to the Public Relations team and to the Vice President of Communications and Events. This position is part of a fast-paced team working in a demanding 24/7 news environment. The right candidate must be able to collaborate in a team environment, discern priorities and meet deadlines, anticipate project needs, take initiative, and be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends. The candidate should have a passion for news and be able to provide outstanding customer service, be an enthusiastic professional and be able to build strong internal and external relationships.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Facilitating broadcast booking requests and producing TV/radio interviews by managing a large volume of email and incoming calls.
  • Providing daily administrative support to the Vice President of Communications and Events by managing her schedule and calendar, drafting and typing correspondence, coordinating travel, creating presentations, and serving as a liaison for internal/external contacts, among other duties.
  • Managing various PR projects, including building and updating press lists and creating comprehensive media coverage reports and assisting with corporate community partnerships.
  • Assisting with other general tasks that support the team and VP, such as maintaining supplies, managing expenses, event support, posting on PR social media accounts, and more.

Required Skills:
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Careful attention to detail with good follow-through.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work on assignments from a variety of staff.
  • Strategic thinker who can adapt and prioritize moment to moment.
  • Customer service-focused; can easily establish rapport and develop credibility from colleagues and external business partners.
  • Dynamic self-starter with strong decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including writing, proof reading and speaking.
  • Willingness to work at events after hours or to work extended hours when required; assist with managing on-site production and cleanup for events as necessary.
  • Expertise with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Bachelor's Degree and 1-3 years related experience

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