Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism or other related field of study is required.
3 to 5 years work experience writing a wide range of materials for general public readership or the news media; demonstrated ability to execute editorial prudence and process.
Thorough knowledge and command of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Thorough knowledge of and experience with copy, feature and promotional writing; coordination of publication production; and dissemination techniques and methods including alternative ways to inform via written, oral, social and visual media.
Strong computer skills with knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Strong written communication skills with the ability to effectively convey information geared for targeted readers as well as mixed audiences.
Strong verbal communications and interpersonal skills with the ability to build long-term constructive and cooperative working relationships with co-workers, vendors, management and outside agencies.
Must be familiar with all news media channels of communications; have detailed knowledge of major company operations; extensive experience in dealing with many kinds of people and organizations; and well-developed creative, analytical and writing skills.
Experience working directly with members of the media, including pitching stories and arranging interviews.
Firm understanding of social media tools and technologies that can be used within a company environment.
Must be flexible with the ability to work smoothly under pressure producing high quality results on short notice.