Communications Specialist

Yes& – Alexandria, VA

Job Description

Job Title: Communications Specialist

Reports To: Director of Account Services -Exempt status

The Communications Specialist will focus primarily on the management of accounts. As a Communications Specialist, you will fill essential roles:

Interpreter: Translating client wishes into creative language;

Ambassador: Serving as a liaison between the client and the agency;

Leader: Keeping the team on track and guiding the creative process;

Organizer: Keeping client contracts up to date and establishing organizational methods for the team.


  • Manage strategic communications and marketing campaign projects to include communications planning, discovery and research, branding, website design, interactive and social media initiatives, print design, and public relations.
  • Write substantive content for products ranging from overviews, brochures, resource catalogs to infographics, newsletters, bulletins, and more.
  • Set and adhere to deadlines and manage deadlines and due dates of and for clients.
  • Maintain effective client relationships through proactive management.
  • Schedule, manage, and facilitate client and internal meetings.
  • Report project status, including schedule, costs, risks, resources, and client satisfaction.
  • Perform quality control and assure overall quality of work products.
  • Prepare and deliver client and internal presentations.
  • Mentor and manage junior staff.
  • Develop new business and expand business within existing accounts.
  • Required Experience

  • Five-plus years of experience in project management, program management, or account management in the strategic or marketing communications industry in both the public and private sectors.
  • Seven-plus years of experience in communications planning, discovery and research, branding, website design, interactive and social media initiatives, print design, and public relations production.
  • General consulting experience, including critical thinking, analysis, and planning.
  • Ability to manage multiple complex projects and accounts.
  • Superior writing, research, and oral presentation skills.
  • Experience with managing internal creative, digital, and strategic communications teams, as well as external vendors and freelance consultants.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent in communications, marketing, or related field.
  • Preferred Skills

  • Multitasker, team player, personable, and goal-driven.
  • Detailed-oriented, deadline-driven, budget-conscious, and customer-focused.
  • Flexible and organized with a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Please apply at:

    Job Type: Full-time

    Job Type: Full-time

    Job Type: Full-time


  • Communications Planning: 7 years (Preferred)
  • Project Management: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Work Location:

  • One location
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