Title
COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
Employer
KELLEN COMPANY
Location
Atlanta, GA
Date Posted
04/30/2012
Description
Responsible for being part of the team that develops, organizes and implements communications, public relations and marketing strategy and plans for client trade association. Working under the direction of the Communications Director, responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Write press releases, bylined and feature articles
• Write and edit copy for association magazine
• Be a key player in the overall communications, PR and marketing efforts for the association
• Staff and contribute to various volunteer committees and other projects as appropriate
• Promotional and membership brochures and other materials
• Annual meeting & tradeshow marketing and communications materials
• Ensure that items under purview are completed within established timeframes
• Media relations activities to provide placement within industry publications
• Prepare timelines, write articles and coordinate production of industry newsletters
• Develop and maintain media metrics
• Develop periodic activity reports to report on client successes and results
• Provide weekly/monthly project reports and manage task lists and deadlines
• Assure high quality of written materials
• Work closely with association committee members to develop and coordinate projects
• Develop and maintain strong relationships with the clients and media
• Coordinate development and placement of trade/professional journal advertisements
• Web site promotion activities
• Promote industry awards programs


QUALIFICATIONS

• BS/BA in a discipline related to Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or related field
• 3-5 years of experience as a writer, editor and/or business communicator
• Experience working for trade publications a plus
• Excellent writing/editing/proofreading skills on all levels: newswriting, features, bylines, letters, e-mail blasts
• Detail-oriented
• Excellent project management skills
• Ability to work independently and in groups with solid organizational and time management skills
• Association/non-profit experience a plus
• Excellent oral communication skills
• Self-motivated team player who is accountable for initiating and directing projects through to completion with a minimum of management direction
• High energy, versatile and multi-task oriented, self-directed and good analytical skills with consistent attention to detail and deadlines.
• Must be a positive team player in a challenging and changing environment; includes working with a broad range and levels of personnel.
• Flexibility under competing time requirements and changing deadlines.
• Excellent focus and a good sense of priorities.
• Computer literate with a “Can Do” approach to different and diverse software packages.


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