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DATE ADDED: Tue 18/09/2018

External Communications Specialist

Houston, USA


Job Description

 Job Description:

• Provide media relations and communications support to the company’s network of more than 2,000 funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers
• Promote brands in all proactive external communications
• Execute proactive regional public relations campaigns in support of the corporate marketing plan
• Manage public relations logistics for community outreach initiatives of the network
• Research and draft AP Style press materials including press releases, media advisories, media pitches, talk points and articles in support of regional events and activities
• Research and compile media lists, conduct proactive outreach to reporters to secure media coverage in support of company initiatives
• Compile media clip reports with analytics and distribute
• Establish, maintain and manage cooperative relationships with vendors on specific communication projects and initiatives


• Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications or related field
• Minimum two years of experience in corporate communications and/or public relations
• Client service mindset; corporate or agency background
• Media relations experience, experience pitching and responding to reporters
• Strong written and verbal skills, attention to detail, presentation skills and an ability to manage multiple projects and multiple deadlines
• Ability to draft compelling pitches for media outreach to reporters
• Able to work across all levels of the organization including field and corporate leadership
• Experience developing, writing and distributing a variety of public relations materials, developing targeted media lists and pitching story ideas to the media
• Strong organizational skills and strict adherence to accomplishing tasks on deadline
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Experience in media list building, compiling media clip reports and monitoring service tools - Muck Rack, Cision, etc.
• Strong interpersonal skills


Role: External Communications Specialist
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Location: Houston,

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