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Senior Communications Staff Consultant

Vector Communications Corporation, a 23-year-old award-winning minority and woman owned engagement and communications consulting firm, is currently seeking a full-time senior communications staff consultant to provide their expertise and skills on a variety of projects involving transportation, economic development, education, healthcare and parks and recreation. The ideal candidate will have experience in public relations, media relations and/or engagement working at a consulting firm and possess strong written, oral and presentation skills. If you are looking for a position where you can make a difference, and work in a collaborative and supportive environment, then Vector Communications may be the place for you!

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
The communications specialist will play an integral role in the company’s success and that of its clients. Specifically, this consultant will:

  • Create and execute communications plans and strategies
  • Develop key messages for projects
  • Write press releases, newsletters, brochures, Op-Eds, fact sheets, and web pages
  • Nurture and maintain local media relationships
  • Make presentations
  • Design and facilitate small and large group meetings for engagement events
  • Provide effective crisis communications for clients
  • Monitor and analyze effectiveness of PR campaigns and communicate insights to client
  • Create project management plans
  • Maintain high quality client relations

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

At a minimum, the individual selected for this position must possess the following qualifications.

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or related field
  • 5 years minimum experience, working in public relations, communications, engagement on policy issues such as transportation, economic development, education, healthcare and parks and recreation
  • Experience in media relations (pitching stories to clients)
  • Excellent writing, speaking, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with traditional and social media monitoring tools and related metrics reporting
  • Consulting experience
  • Project management experience
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Experience in management is an asset
  • Experience in web design, content production, photo and video-editing software is a plus
  • Passion for making a difference!

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

In addition to the professional qualifications, Vector Communications expects any employee to exhibit the following characteristics.

  • Critical thinker
  • Detail oriented
  • Goal oriented
  • Multi-tasker
  • Creative
  • Time management skills
  • Professional¬†
  • Team player and collaborator
  • Community-minded
  • Problem solver
  • Maturity and confidence
  • Ability to take instruction
  • Good listener
  • Personable

SALARY AND BENEFITS

  • Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • Comprehensive health, dental, vision and life insurance after first 60 days of employment
  • Tuition assistance
  • Twelve paid volunteer community service days annually (available after 60 days)
  • Paid holiday vacation annually (December 25 through January 1)

ABOUT VECTOR COMMUNICATIONS

Reach. Engage. Communicate. For nearly 25 years, Vector Communications has been providing outreach, engagement and communications services for government agencies, nonprofits and corporations. The firm’s core competencies include: outreach and engagement; communications planning; media relations and social media; crisis communications; marketing; event planning; media training; graphic design and video production.

Vector has a diverse list of clients including: Great Rivers Greenway; the Illinois and Missouri Departments of Transportation; Greater St. Louis, Inc.; St. Louis Regional Health Commission; Webster University; St. Louis Community College Foundation; Deaconess Foundation; and McDonald’s. Vector uses a variety of techniques to achieve its clients’ goals. Our core competencies are:

  • Outreach and engagement
  • Meeting planning and facilitation
  • Media relations and social media
  • Graphic design
  • Communications planning
  • Event planning
  • Video production

Proof of Vector’s effectiveness as a consulting firm can be found in the numerous local, national and international recognition it has received. In 2019, the Missouri Department of Transportation honored Vector with its top minority consultant award. A few years ago, the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals honored Vector with its International AVA Award for outstanding graphics/design and video production for its video on the City of St. Louis. In 2011, Vector’s public engagement and communications consulting on Bi-State Development Agency’s long-range plan garnered the transit agency international recognition. It received first runner-up in the innovation category from the International Association of Public Participation. The City of St. Louis has honored Vector with its “Business of the Year” award and in 2008, Wells Fargo Bank and the National Black MBA Association presented us with its “Entrepreneur Excellence Award,” which was based on “business performance, innovation growth and personal service to the community.” Locally, Vector received the “Regional Economic Development Award” from Winning Women for advancing economic development in the region. A client, St. Louis Development Corporation, nominated Vector for the award.

Vector Communications is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

To learn more about Vector Communications, please visit the company’s website at www.vectorstl.com

CONTACT

Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Darby L. Latham
Client Services & Operations Manager
Vector Communications
401 South 18th Street, Suite 325
St. Louis, MO  63103
dlatham@vectorstl.com