Senior Communications Specialist

Plano, Texas | Freelance | Job ID #46495 |
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Our client, a premiere financial institution, is seeking a Sr. Communications Specialist to join their growing team. The ideal candidate is passionate about storytelling and creating content for all to enjoy in an easy to read format with catchy taglines. If you a creative, clear, and concise thinker with a strong passion and background in writing then this might be the role for you. Apply today and one of our associates will be in touch!

Who we are:

This division is comprised of a team of intentional, passionate and eager problem-solving storytellers who deliver awesome experiences. We constantly look for new ways to improve our output and methods, while maximizing those that are tried and true. We start with the why, raise the bar and focus on the outcome without getting bogged down in what it takes to get there.

We find the heart in every story, and in everyone with whom we work, because relationships matter. We have an “Even Better If” mentality that allows us to achieve greatness with the ordinary, and blow people away with the extraordinary.

What we’re looking for:

This role provides day-to-day communications support to an internal audience. Additionally, it supports projects, events and internal campaigns by developing and implementing strategic communications plans.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Push the envelope and strive for the extraordinary
  • Execute and build communications strategies around internal projects and events
  • Research, compile and distribute relevant news through various internal channels
  • Ensure communications:
  • Tell an articulate, consistent story, with a strong voice and in the right channels
  • Are focused, accurate and aligned with the higher-level business objectives
  • Openly and actively contribute as a member of the Financial Services Communications team
  • Possess excellent writing and editing skills with the ability to produce original, brand-elevating content
  • Have deep focus, exceptional judgment and the ability to pay painstaking attention to detail and deliver against aggressive timelines
  • Be highly motivated, proactive, flexible and results-oriented – willing to roll up your sleeves and get the job done, even in situations where the work is outside of the scope of your respective role
  • Retain strong organizational and prioritization capabilities
  • Hold experience in communicating to a broad audience
  • Have knowledge of AP Style

Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
  • At least four years of experience in writing or communications
  • At least three years of experience in developing a communication strategy for a department or company
  • At least two years executive communication support

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, English or Journalism
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products and the Google Suite
  • Five years of experience in writing or communications
  • Four years of experience in developing a communication strategy for a department or company


  • 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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