Communications Specialist - WFH during Covid-19

Starts March 2021
Duration Full-Time
Status Full Time
Rate Up to $98,000/year
Our healthcare technology client in Fairfax, VA is looking for an experienced Communications Specialist to join their team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team and work on a high profile healthcare initiative.

The ideal Communications Specialist will have experience developing copy and content for healthcare or technology companies or clients. You must include writing/media outreach samples to be considered.

Duties of the Communications Specialist:
- Work with team to develop communications plans, strategy, and timelines
- Write, edit, and proofread press releases, press kits, media pitches, blogs, video scripts, podcasts, newsletter articles, etc.
- Research media contacts and create/update targeted media lists
- Pitch media to secure high value coverage
- Assist in preparation of media training materials including briefing books to prepare interviewees for interviews - anticipate questions, talking points, reporter backgrounds
- Research and manage the execution of editorial calendar
- Monitor and respond to HARO leads
- Develop media outreach reports delivering comprehensive info on all opportunities, relationships, results and challenges
- Support event planning and coordination for media events
- Write scripts and assist with video production needs as necessary

Requirements of Communications Specialist:
- Bachelor's Degree in Communication, Marketing, Journalism
- 4+ years of relevant experience in communications, PR or marketing
- Background in health or technology highly preferred
- Knowledge of Word, Excel, PPT, Sharepoint, MailChimp
- Excellent writing skills - include samples
- Agency experience highly preferred

Submit resume (and samples if applicable) to: