Communications Specialist

Scottsdale, AZ | Contract

Post Date: 06/13/2018 Job ID: 226590 Industry: IT
Communications Specialist
Softworld's client has an immediate opening for a Communications Specialist supporting the development and delivery of a variety of communications to the organization.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’ s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  Employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.
This role works directly with Information Technology (IT) project teams to develop creative, well-crafted communications, conveying information to the target audience in an engaging manner.  Communication delivery will leverage multiple channels: email, text messaging, video, audio, posters and web postings and others. 

  • Create accurate, well written, grammatically correct communications designed to appeal to the target audience
  • Interacting with a variety of IT projects and associated team members to truly understand underlying communication objectives, target audiences and associated messages
  • Translating technical jargon from IT teams into a refined message easily consumable by the target audience
  • Selecting the most effective communication channel or determining the right mix of communication channels to leverage for the delivery of the message
  • Interacting with the IT communication and Internal Communications teams to deliver coordinated communications in the most effective and timely manner
  • Exercise organization skills to develop and execute a communication plan for each project supported.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES                         
  • Highly developed creative skills; able to think ‘ out of the box’ to make a communication connection
  • Able to take a concept and fully develop it into a communication plan with limited direction
  • Strong writing skills with an attention to detail, grammar and conciseness
  • Able to work with a project team to develop and execute a robust communication plan
  • Flexible to adapt to changes in message, dates and priorities
  • Strong listening skills to understand the message to be delivered
  • Able to learn technology constructs as applicable to individual messages
  • Ability to utilize multiple interpersonal styles to effectively pull communication requirements out of the technical project team members
  • Very knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft Office applications
  • An understanding of SharePoint sites, pages, web parts and how they can be used
  • Familiarity with video capture and editing
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Communications, Marketing, Graphic design or related education
  • 2 years’ experience developing business communications

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