Communications Design Specialist

Beverly Hills, California | Freelance | Job ID #43880 |
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Our client, a non-profit organization is looking for a Communications/Design specialist to join the team for a contract to hire role

This person will report to the Director of Communications and be responsible for:

  • Enhancing the overall public awareness of the organization with a major focus on communicating and marketing their major events
  • Develop and produce information and graphic design to promote all events, with an emphasis on brand standards and initiatives
  • Maintain annual communications and marketing calendar/Chapter Email/E-blast schedule
  • Write and coordinate weekly and as-needed updates for website, e-news, calendars, tracking, social media
  • Assist in developing social media plans, campaign and calendar with the overall objective of growing the chapter’s social media followers
  • Coordinate electronic media campaigns, from schedules to obtaining footage
  • Oversee filming, photography, graphics that support efforts to raise concern and awareness
  • Develop strong, positive relationships with media professionals, agencies, partners and the general public. Elevate brand and cause awareness through various media channels
  • Assist in the creation and execution of communications campaigns
  • Draft press releases and assist in pitching the media; interview and draft stories of people
  • Assist in scheduling media interviews and prepare talking points when appropriate
  • Maintain updated media lists
  • Design graphics and draft copy for chapter collateral for consistent branding, messaging, grammar and AP style (i.e., Walk brochures and sponsorship materials, event invitations, donor e-blasts, flyers, etc.)
  • Provide project support to the Director of Communications, including coordinating collateral requests and planning and strategy sessions, as well as tracking/maintaining data for required reporting
  • Other tasks per Communication Director’s request


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2-3 years in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, or a related field
  • Demonstrated excellent writing and editing skills with understanding of AP style
  • Excellent communications, public speaking and customer service skills
  • Experience managing social media tools and campaigns
  • Ability to film, shoot photography, edit into social media packages
  • Basic knowledge of Adobe graphics editing suites
  • Demonstrated experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Understanding of digital strategies and tools such as Constant Contact, Convio and WordPress
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Apps
  • Able to maintain productive relationships with media, donors, partners, staff, and volunteers
  • Able to work with a team, analyze information and make appropriate decisions
  • Able to work independently and meet deadlines in a dynamic fast-paced environment
  • Able to exercise sound judgment, demonstrate tact when dealing with others, accept responsibility, and give careful attention to detail
  • Committed to demonstrating integrity, diplomacy, and initiative


  • 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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