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Communications Specialist

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Vitamin T is currently in search of a Communications Specialist for our client in Metro Detroit. This is a long term role!

Major Responsibilities:

  • Act as the lead writer for the College.
  • Conceptualize, write, and edit impactful feature articles, blogs, web copy, social media posts, press releases, media talking points, speeches, letters/emails, presentations, brochures, event program flows, and other collateral material.
  • Prepare project plans and timelines; manage workflow, editing, and approval process.
  • Assist in locating and establishing strategic communication vehicles, such as presentations, videos, and blogs.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining College-wide communication schedule, ensuring strong alignment with marketing and public relations activities.
  • Act as a consultant to other departments; assist with writing and editing projects.
  • In collaboration with key internal constituents, develop and maintain key messages.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with reporters and media professionals.
  • Develop and execute media pitches to secure relevant media placements and interviews.
  • Act as a back-up media spokesperson.
  • Track and measure effectiveness of communications.
  • Ensure brand guidelines are followed. 

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in English, journalism, public relations or communications.  
  • A minimum of one year professional marketing oriented writing experience required.
  • Superior writing, editing, proofreading, and grammar skills required.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills with track record of meeting deadlines required.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team oriented environment required. 
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word and basic Excel skills required; PowerPoint and project management software skills a plus.
  • Ability to write for various communication channels preferred.
  • Ability to design impactful programs and messaging preferred.
  • Experience in speechwriting a plus.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information required.
  • Occasional coverage of evening/weekend events required.

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