Communication Specialist

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Job Code: 54144416
Last Updated: 1/3/2017
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Location: Schaumburg, Illinois
Category: Communications Specialist
Job Type: Direct Hire

Communications Specialist job in northwest (NW) suburbs of Chicago
Paladin is seeking a Communications Specialist for our client, a premiere educational association, to join their growing development and marketing team.   If you love coordinating the creation and distribution of print publications, this could be your opportunity to make an impact for this well-respected association.
You will be supporting the marketing department by writing engaging copy on behalf of the organization, along with editing and proofing all department and organization materials. The ideal candidate will be outgoing, driven and open to learning new skills. Candidates with a passion for the healthcare industry highly encouraged to apply!

Role: Communications Specialist
Location: Schaumburg, IL
Salary Target: $50k - $55k
Benefits:  health, dental, vision and 401K
Start Date:  ASAP
•Coordinates the production of print publications, including the Quarterly magazine and all preliminary programs and program books, working with other departments to meet project deadlines.
•Writes engaging copy on behalf of the organization, aligning key messages to target audiences, for print marketing that may include direct mail, advertisements, posters, brochures, flyers, and meeting signage.
•Edits and proofreads all department and organization materials to ensure consistency with CNS style guide and messaging strategy.
•Writes articles and blog posts on current issues or events in neurosurgery.
•Coordinates printing of promotional materials with other departments as applicable, overseeing print and production schedules with outside design, print, and mail/fulfillment vendors.
•Assists with communications related to marketing and membership activities such as sponsorship pitches, membership campaigns, etc., as directed by the Manager of Marketing & Communications.
•Drafts and distributes news releases, and handles media relations during the Annual Meeting.
•In the absence of the receptionist and/or back-up, answers, screens, and transfers incoming phone calls as needed.
•Three to six years’ experience, preferably in a medical/physician association.  
•Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication, or related field.
•Excellent project management, writing, and proofreading skills.
•Strong project management skills. Must be able to successful manage multiple projects with competing priorities and meet deadlines.  
•Ability to effectively interact and collaborate with volunteer leaders, coworkers, press, and vendors (including graphic designers and printers/mail houses).
•Work with minimal supervision and exercise independent judgment and tact.
•Strong computer and typing skills, including expertise with Microsoft suite of software: Outlook, Word, and Excel.
•Knowledge of AP, CMoS, and AMA style.
•Experience using Basecamp or similar project management software.
•Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat editing/proofreading tools.
•Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
•Some HTML or Drupal skills.
If you are interested in being considered for this position after reviewing the requirements and responsibilities, please send the following to
1. Current resume (Word Doc.)
2. Brief summary of your experience
3. Target compensation for this role

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