Communications Specialist

Austin, TX 78749

Posted: 01/16/2019 Employment Type: Temp To Hire Industry: Marketing Job Number: 46105 Pay Rate: $45-$50

Communications Specialist
Do you enjoy working in Public Relations? Are you experienced in  dealing with reporters and journalists? If this sounds like you, apply with TPI Staffing today!

We are seeking a Commnications Specialist in the Austin, TX area for one of our clients in the property insurance industry. The candidate will assist in the execution of a wide range of communications and public relations activities. This is a Temp-to-Hire opportunity paying $45.00-$50.00/hr based on experience. 


Client offers full medical, dental, and vision coverage as well as retirement savings plans, including a 401(k) plan and a defined benefit plan. Comprehensive benefits such as an employee assistance program, paid vacation and sick time, and a work-life balance that you and your family will appreciate.


  • Participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of communication strategies and campaigns for a variety of media, marketing, public relations, and change management programs.
  • Compose, verify, edit, and distribute highly optimized print and digital communications
  • Help create optimized content, support engagement, and help manage editorial calendars and digital platforms.
  • Research, compose, verify, and edit and distribute approved information to the media, including press releases, alerts, and inquiry responses.
  • Helps develops media relations strategies, including media coverage monitoring and communication, development of media lists, interview briefing sheets. etc.
  • Work with requisite media, web and social networking monitoring and analytical tools.
  • Support community outreach strategies; coordinate outreach events.
  • Estimate costs, develop specification and make recommendations on securing and accepting bids for printing; maintain contact with printing contractors to assure quality control.
  • Monitor news publications and social media for news related to the Association and recommend proactive strategies for responding to inquiries and/or preparing draft responses to news stories.
  • Create highly optimized content, support engagement, and manage organizations social media platforms.
  • Plan, schedule and maintain master editorial calendars as well as outreach and social media calendars.


  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or a related field.
  • Three to five years of public relations or communications experience, with at least three of those years within a professional setting.
  • Advanced computer skills including high level knowledge and ability with the Internet and web-based applications, Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and experience with database software and/or record keeping software and project management applications.
  • Knowledge of journalistic principles and practices and the techniques of planning, composing, and editing informational materials.
  • Knowledge of marketing and advertising practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of commercial art methods and the general principles of layout and design.
  • Ability to compose and produce a variety of informational materials for release to media or publications.
  • Ability to use a variety of desktop publishing software packages and/or internet formatting languages.

Ready to Apply? We kindly ask you to please make sure you have fully read the above requirements as determined by our client company. If you already applied with TPI Staffing, please send me an updated resume and reference the Job ID. If you are not already registered, please apply by clicking the "Apply Online" button. You only need to apply once to be considered for all of our job openings or call me for more details.

Samantha Shultis

Hi, I'm Samantha! We have offices throughout Texas, I am located at our Cypress Branch 21840 Northwest Freeway Suite E Cypress, TX 77429 open M-F 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM. Walk-Ins are welcome.

I recruit for all Texas regions, if the position is outside of the greater Houston area please email me your resume after applying online. 

Text Me at: 888-240-6456 with Your Name and Job # after you have applied.

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