Communications coordinators handle an organizations' marketing communications inside and outside the business. One of their main responsibilities is to maintain a business' reputation with employees and with the general public outside the company. They often work closely with the communications manager to creative and execute projects, create marketing publications, coordinate events, and maintain guidelines set by the company.
This type of work often takes place in a volatile, stressful environment; tat means the communications coordinator must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and handle a large workload. In addition, communication coordinators must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be able to handle stress while keeping a positive attitude, and have excellent customer service skills. They must be able to deal with conflict in a professional manner, and they need to be able to follow through on projects with little to no supervision.
Communications coordinators typically need a bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, or a related field. Experience in communications often is preferred.
Communications Coordinator Tasks
Design effective and innovative communication copy and materials, including new modes of electronic communication.
Support creation and execution of employee communication campaigns.
Assist in production of employee communication newsletter.