Communications Specialist

Company: Vocational Rehabilitation


Contact Person: Rachel Smith, APR, CPRC

Application Deadline: February 24, 2017


This is a part-time (20 hours a week) OPS position without benefits. This person works closely with the communications director to help coordinate VR’s internal and external communications. Duties include, but are not limited to: communication planning, social media updates, Sharepoint updates, newsletter article writing/editing, media tracking, and media relations.

Summary of essential job functions:
• Write and edit monthly newsletter articles for publication
• Interview employers, counselors, and customers for success stories
• Assist communications director in writing press releases and media advisories
• Assist with special events, media relations efforts, and publication requests
• Track, report, and organize media clips and contact lists
• Write, post, and manage social media sites
• Provide administrative support to the communications director


Minimum requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree or working towards a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in PR, journalism, English, communications or a related field
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• A creative eye and the ability to multitask
• Ability to organize work and meet deadlines to achieve team goals and objectives
• Must know how to use Microsoft Office programs

How to Apply

Send a copy of your resume and writing sample to [email protected]

Job Originally Posted on: Friday, January 20, 2017