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Communications Specialist

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Sep 18, 2019

Tysons Corner McLean, VA 22102

Freelance

Agent: Chelsea C.

Job #: 152176

Salary: $30-34/hour W2 + benefits

Job Description

Are you a natural at taking big ideas and distilling them into relatable human terms? Are you a passionate storyteller with a knack for knowing what to say? Do you obsess over creating awesome, intuitive copy for a variety of communication channels? AQUENT is seeking a Communications Specialist in McLean, VA / Tysons Corner - who has a background in copy writing, copy editing and can work across channels!

This is an INCREDIBLE opportunity for a Communications Specialist with an eclectic skill-set. This role will allow you the opportunity to work with a brand that writes in  a unique, conversational, human tone. This is really a dream job to join a team of 15 creatives who love what they do! 

MUST HAVE WRITING SAMPLES:  Newsletter writing, blurbs & social media, emails for leadership, etc. 

Successful candidates in this Communications Specialist opportunity will always bring enthusiasm to their work – whether writing for a social media post, an email for an Executive, a script for a commercial  or a monthly newsletter. They straddle the line between the dreamers and the doers. They think big, collaborate and have a creative eye while also communicating thoughtfully and concisely with a fine eye for detail. They’re autonomous and reliable managing multiple projects and driving strong results for our internal customers and teammates.

The ideal Communications Specialist will: 

  • Have excellent writing and editing skills with the ability to produce original, brand-elevating content
  • Be comfortable writing for a wide variety of communication channels: Slack, social media, internal websites, newsletters, emails, scripts for commercials, signage, the list goes on! 
  • Have deep focus, exceptional judgment and the ability to pay painstaking attention to detail and deliver against multiple deadlines
  • Be highly motivated, proactive, flexible and results-oriented – willing to roll up your sleeves and get the job done
  • Be well-managed and highly organized
  • Be comfortable navigating through a large organization with teammates at all levels
  • Exhibit prioritization capabilities
  • Have basic knowledge of journalism writing and communicating to large audiences

Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ Degree
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint) and Google Suite
  • (docs, slides, sheets, etc).
  • At least two years of experience in writing or communications
  • Basic knowledge of communications planning
  • Experience working across multiple levels from executives to key performers
  • Project Management experience
  • Experience with editorial calendars, distribution lists, calendar invites. 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, English or Journalism

Client Description:

This client puts its money where its mouth is. As a leading financial services and tech company, they’re constantly pushing the envelope to adapt and stay ahead of trends - whether it’s trends in financial products or in the way they treat their customers. Our client sets the bar in customer experience.

Our Talent are working with “best-in-class” global marketing teams on omni-channel campaigns, leveraging innovative technologies to drive customer engagement. AQUENT Talent work alongside full-time employees presenting ideas to stakeholders and influencing business decisions every day.

Working here:

  • You’ll be pushed to bring thoughtful creative and marketing ideas to the table

  • You’ll be collaborating in an Agile environment to deliver purposeful projects

  • You’ll be working with a global brand - meeting customers where they live by leveraging AI, ML and VR

Want more details about this and other opportunities?
Meet Chelsea Caudill!