Communications Specialist

Employer
Dewberry
Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Posted
Nov 15, 2021
Closes
Dec 14, 2021
Ref
9468
Function
Communications
Industry
Consulting
Hours
Full Time
The Communications Specialist works in conjunction with the corporate communications department to meet the communications and pre-positioning goals of the organization. The specialist requires strong writing and a range of practical skills because of the varied requests anticipated with individual deadlines. Projects performed can vary day-to-day. Flexibility, creativity, attention to detail, and excellent time management are expected

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.

Responsibilities

  • Assist corporate communications in identifying and writing content for press releases, blogs, trade publications, and Dimensions . Ensure approved content is added or updated in job and employee records.
  • Support communications functions, including ads, announcements, and brochures.
  • Work with marketing and operations leadership to create and execute communications plans aligned to Dewberry's strategic goals and market segments.
  • Prepares industry ranking submissions.
  • Coordinate communications projects or campaigns as needed under the direction of the communications director or CCO.
  • Assist with storyboarding, filming, and editing videos.
  • Develop strong relationships with marketing and project management staff.


Required Skills & Required Experience

Experience:
  • Three to five years of experience in a professional setting.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; knowledge of AP Style and English grammar.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word and PowerPoint; content management systems, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, a plus. Familiarity with video editing, a plus.

Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, English, journalism, or equivalent degree.

Candidates will be required to submit two to four writing samples, demonstrating ability to write press and marketing-related content.

Preferred Characteristics:
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Superior writing, editing, and proofreading skills. Approximately 50% of the position's responsibilities involves writing.
  • Self-starter; enjoys and is able to work under minimal supervision, yet collaboratively with multiple disciplines and offices.
  • Able to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent quality control.
  • Serve as a Dewberry brand ambassador.

In accordance with applicable Executive Order 14042 and related requirements, all prospective hires for this position , performing work for the federal government, will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or qualify for an exemption to this vaccination requirement. Such proof of vaccination, or written request for exemption, will be required, following receipt of written offer.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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