Communications Specialist

Austin, TX 78749

Posted: 08/29/2019 Employment Type: Temp To Hire Industry: Marketing Job Number: 47310 Pay Rate: $33.00

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 Communications 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 $33.00/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.


  • Provide communications support for enterprise projects so that end users are informed and have the materials they need to successfully adopt new tools and systems
  • Participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of communication strategies and campaigns for a variety of media, marketing, public relations, and change management programs
  • Collect and interpret informational material and create optimized content to support and promote association activities and services to internal and external stakeholders, policyholders and the general public
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with pertinent internal and external stakeholders to ensure the effective dissemination of informational material
  • Plan, compose, verify, edit, and distribute appropriate informational materials, press releases, speeches, presentations, articles, bulletins, presentations, newsletters, brochures, graphic and photographic illustrations, web content, and other collateral concerning the Associations programs and activities
  • Estimate costs, develop specification and make recommendations on securing and accepting bids for printing; maintain contact with printing contractors to assure quality control; review and correct printers' galley proofs
  • Support related functions of media relations including public appearances, media inquiries, etc.; prepare or edit talking points or other materials as needed
  • Support community outreach strategies; coordinate outreach events
  • Work with requisite media, web and social networking monitoring and analytical tools; analyze and interpret data, identify trends and prepare professional reports for senior leadership
  • Plan, schedule and maintain master editorial calendars as well as outreach and social media calendars
  • Act as a brand steward, upholding brand and trademark standards and consistency in all projects.
  • Perform ad hoc projects and tasks as assigned


  • 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.
  • Must be able to provide samples of online portfolio.
  • 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.
  •  Public sector experience a plus
  • Insurance Industry Experience a plus
  • Experience in Microsoft SharePoint a plus
  • Experience with Enterprise projects a plus
  • Knowledge of journalistic principles and practices and the techniques of planning, composing, and editing informational materials
  • Knowledge and skill in the use of methods and techniques of disseminating information to the public
  • Knowledge of marketing and advertising practices and techniques
  • Knowledge of commercial art methods and the general principles of layout and design
  • Ability to create and edit communications, job aids, and other assets to help end users successfully adopt new tools and systems
  • Ability to compose and produce a variety of informational materials for release to media or publications
  • Ability to conduct research and find pertinent and newsworthy information
  • Ability to use a variety of desktop publishing software packages and/or internet formatting languages
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and the general public
  • Ability to communicate and make presentations to internal and external stakeholders, employee groups, and the general public
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed to meet project deadlines and during a catastrophe

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 the Recruiter an updated resume and reference the Job ID.You only need to apply once to be considered for all of our job openings or call the Recruiter for more details.

Samantha Shultis

Hi, I'm Samantha! I recruit for all Texas regions. Visit our Cypress Branch at 21840 Northwest Freeway Suite E Cypress, TX 77429. We're open M-F 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM. Walk-Ins are welcome, please note interviews are not guaranteed. If the position is outside of the greater Houston area please email me your resume after applying online. 

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

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