2. January, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Job Opening: Strategic Writer/Public Relations-Marketing Specialist

Our Houston-based strategic communication, planning and management consulting firm is seeking an exceptional strategic writer/public relations-marketing specialist to join our dynamic team. This position is salaried. Start date is Feb. 1, 2016, or as soon as an appropriate candidate is found. To apply, email a cover letter, resume, link to an online portfolio and/or examples of work and references with contact information to: Ric Morris, Partner/Chief Operating Officer, ric@gideonstone.com.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The ideal candidate for the strategic writer/public relations-marketing specialist role is a thinker and a doer who can craft crisp language that moves people to action; who can thoughtfully and persistently pitch a story to reporters; who can convert strategic concepts into communication plans and key messages; and who can develop and implement PR/marketing plans that effectively include traditional media, social media and broader internal/external communication.

The strategic writer/PR-marketing specialist will join a team that’s passionate about using language strategically to help organizations and businesses achieve results, solve problems and gain visibility.

The role requires extraordinarily strong writing skills; strong verbal skills; a bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, marketing, English or other relevant field; a strong desire to learn; a warm personality; self-motivation; organizational skills; strong computer skills and familiarity with various social media platforms; detail and task orientation; mature judgment; high work ethic; ability to handle a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment and flex scheduling; and a collaborative, servant-hearted nature. Master’s degree, basic design experience and/or web publishing experience – nice to have but not required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Write, edit, and distribute press releases, blog posts and social posts
  • Research and craft high-level thought-leadership pieces including white papers and positioning papers
  • Research and craft fundraising case statements, proposals and letters
  • Rapidly research topics and condense findings into useful insights
  • Develop creative storylines/pitches for various clients
  • Write/update website content using content management system
  • Develop and implement PR/marketing plans
  • Craft marketing/advertising copy
  • Proofread/edit copy of all types to ensure consistent voice, style, correct grammar, etc.
  • Track social media and traditional media results and create summary reports
  • Manage complex projects, often with overlapping deadlines
  • Write executive communication, including sensitive correspondence
  • Other duties as assigned



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