Staff Strategist

STAFF STRATEGIST

C2 Strategic Communications seeks a communications strategist to complement its growing team of talented, creative and innovative communicators.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION: Staff Strategist

 

Summary

The staff strategist assists senior strategists and C2 officers overseeing client deliverables, work flow and processes on larger projects or contracts. Staff strategists will manage smaller projects or contracts as a path to professional growth and advancement at C2.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities

Develop and implement communications plans, including objectives, strategies, tactics and budgets to meet client needs and reach target audiences

Identify key deliverables and manage the process to achieve them, using exceptional organizational and relationship skills

Manage time effectively and efficiently to stay on budget according to terms of client contract

Develop and write news releases, newsletters, web content, speeches, talking points, presentations, other collateral marketing materials, social media posts, proposals, etc.

Plan media avails, news conferences, public meetings and professional conferences

Identify and integrate news communications capabilities and solutions

Stay abreast of emerging technology and recognize opportunities to apply the technology to meet client needs

Assist with business development: direct pitches, proposal writing, presentations, etc.

Participate in annual strategic planning for the company

Enter hours worked and reimbursable expenses incurred on a timely basis for effective project management and timely billing

Perform other duties as assigned by management

 

Skills/attributes Required:

 

Strong written and oral communications skills

Ability to interact with and gain the trust of current and prospective clients

Ability to think strategically and creatively

Proactive problem solver

Attention to detail and accuracy

Adept at collaborating, multi-tasking and meeting deadlines

Experience in communicating with media and the public

Adept at event planning, from news conferences to public meetings

Competent in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Outlook

Competent in multiple social-media platforms

Preferred:

 

Working knowledge of MailChimp, Constant Contact, Cision or other media monitoring services, WordPress, PhotoShop, InDesign and/or Illustrator

 

Education/experience

Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing or public relations

At least three years of progressively responsible experience in the communications field

Experience working in print/broadcast/digital media and/or with media relations

 

Work environment

Normal office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with an hour for lunch, Monday through Friday. Employees often work off-site, either at a client’s office or event. Reliable transportation is required. Occasionally, night and weekend hours might be required. Overnight travel is minimal.

 

Reports to: President and executive vice president

 

Interested applicants should send resume to: kerri@c2strategic.com