Communications Specialist

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AQUENT is seeking an Communications Specialist for our client in Richmond, VA.

Here are some of the things you will do at this fascinating job:

• Conduct interviews with internal clients to develop communication strategy and plan tactical execution of messaging for initiatives
• Work with IT Communications Management team to craft messages around existing template.
• Work with end-users to gauge success of messaging
• Partner with internal and external clients to leverage relationships for optimal execution of marketing strategies
• Work with Senior Level Communication Specialists to evaluate the results of messaging and implement plan for information testing/research
• Initiate recommendations to improve routing and creative process and ways of improving the overall efficiencies

4-year degree in marketing, communications, journalism. 4+ years experience in a strategic communications or writing role, preferably in a marketing or agency environment. Preferred: internal messaging, strategy and concepting experience, works well with multiple projects for multiple customers/accounts. Product/Financial/Credit Industry experience a plus.

Industry Knowledge:
Confident in leading communications projects for multiple clients, ideally internal messaging for the financial industry or ad agency with multiple client/industry focuses. Proven ability to quickly ramp up on expectations of client. Actively researches, learns and incorporates new means and methods whenever and wherever possible to improve processes.

Technical Knowledge:
MS Word - 3+, MS Excel - 3+, MS PowerPoint - 3+, HTML - 1+ (a plus), MS Project - 1+ (a plus), Acrobat - 1+