Thursday, October 16, 2014

Communications Specialist

Communications Specialist

Boy Scouts of America - Irving

The Boy Scouts of America is seeking an energetic, self-starting,
communications specialist to join the new corporate communications
practice. This position provides the opportunity to work in a fast-paced
environment to assist multiple internal clients with their external public
relations and internal communications activities.

Primary Responsibilities:
Recommends and implements strategies to achieve communications goals for
assigned products or services for departments, markets, segments or
volunteers.
Prepares proposals and presentations, writes press releases, and develops
messaging points for promotional projects and executive communications.
Participates in the development and design of internal and external public
relations efforts.
Work within a collaborative team on corporate positioning and reputation,
market positioning, internal communications, issues management, crisis
situations, and sustainability.
Prepares and plans for projects; owning elements of client programs, from
concept to execution.
Develop and edit high-quality written materials, including press releases,
pitch letters, background materials, planning documents and executive
communications.
Proactively engages in media pitches and secures stories across relevant
industry trade publications and national business media.
Qualifications/ Experience:
Bachelor's Degree is required. Degree concentration in Communications or
similar field highly desired, an internship or three to four years of
communications experience.
Applicants must have excellent written and verbal communication skills;
experience in media relations and story pitching; product publicity and/or
corporate communications experience.
An entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to work as a part of a team in
the development of internal client programs.
Strong media relations experience with proven program results and success
in building relationships with media.
Proficiency in social media and experience in developing and implementing
strategies via content and channel management.
Results-focused approach and committed to going the extra mile for internal
clients.
A high level of energy, excitement and enthusiasm, as well as vision and
creative problem-solving skills.
Attention to detail and the ability to meet deadlines without sacrificing
quality.
Works effectively within a team, demonstrating coordination, communication,
and problem-solving contribution.
Compensation:

The National Council, Boy Scouts of America is an equal opportunity
employer. In addition to offering a competitive annual salary of $50,000
the BSA offers benefits to include major medical, prescription coverage,
dental, vision, life-insurance, long-term disability, accidental death, and
a defined benefit retirement plan. We also offer a generous vacation policy
(begins after completing one month of employment) and 11 holiday
observances.

Qualified candidates must email a resume with examples of your writing
sample of proposals, presentations, social media campaigns, press releases
or executive communication or include links to websites with your work to:

Resume.Exempt@Scouting.org

The subject line of the email should include the words, Communications
Specialist. Only candidates with examples of work included with resume
submission will be considered.