Communications Specialist

McLean, Virginia | Freelance | Job ID #44694 |
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Onward Search is seeking a Communications Specialist for a Fortune 500 client in McLean, VA.

Day to Day:

  • Conduct interviews with internal clients to develop communication strategy and plan tactical execution of messaging for initiatives
  • Work with IT Communications Management team to craft messages around existing template.
  • Work with end-users to gauge success of messaging
  • Partner with internal and external clients to leverage relationships for optimal execution of marketing strategies
  • Work with Senior Level Communication Specialists to evaluate the results of messaging and implement plan for information testing/research
  • Initiate recommendations to improve routing and creative process and ways of improving the overall efficiencies

Ideal Candidate:

  • 4-year degree in marketing, communications, journalism
  • 4+ years experience in a strategic communications or writing role, preferably in a marketing or agency environment
  • Preferred: internal messaging, strategy and concepting experience, works well with multiple projects for multiple customers/accounts
  • Product/Financial/Credit Industry experience a plus
  • Industry Knowledge: Confident in leading communications projects for multiple clients, ideally internal messaging for the financial industry or ad agency with multiple client/industry focuses
  • Proven ability to quickly ramp up on expectations of client
  • Actively researches, learns and incorporates new means and methods whenever and wherever possible to improve processes

Technical Skills:

  • MS Word - 3+
  • MS Excel - 3+
  • MS PowerPoint - 3+
  • HTML - 1+ (a plus)
  • MS Project - 1+ (a plus)
  • Acrobat - 1+

Apply Today!!



  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

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