Communications Officer in Detroit, MI at Hire Road

Date Posted: 6/27/2019

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Job Description

Position: Communications Officer / Writer
Location: Detroit, MI

Our client, one of the top 25 philanthropic organizations in the nation, services southeast Michigan supporting a wide variety of activities benefiting education, arts and culture, health, human services, community development, and civic affairs. They are looking to add an experienced and professional Communications Officer / Writer to the team. As part of the team, the Communications Officer / Writer will be responsible for strategically leading the storytelling initiatives for the Foundation through research and writing of newsletters, annual reports, brochures, press releases, special reports, speeches, and other materials promoting the services and impact of the Foundation

The Communications Officer / Writer must have at least seven years of progressive experience in communications with superior writing and editing skills

Communications Officer / Writer Requirements:

  • Superior writing and editing skills with experience in different research, topics, formats, and audiences
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English or related major field
  • Minimum of 7+ years progressive experience in communications or related function
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage ambiguity and demonstrated success in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong collaboration capabilities
  • Experience working with foundations and nonprofits a plus
  • Speech writing is a plus

Communications Officer / Writer Description:

  • Lead the storytelling initiatives for the Foundation
  • Research, write, edit and produce the Foundation’s three newsletters, annual report, brochures, press releases, special reports and other materials promoting the services and impact of the Foundation
  • Develop and write e-newsletters in support of key programs
  • Support the delivery of a comprehensive communications strategy, with annual goals and work plan that support the Foundation’s objectives and aligns with the overall Marketing & Communications objectives
  • Develop effective policies/practices to facilitate internal and external communications
  • Work with Foundation management and staff on communication needs and special projects and initiatives support
  • Contribute content to website
  • Implement consistent branding and internal/external messaging
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Choosing the Hire Road is about shared success, active and committed partnerships and relationships that last.  Hire Road is solely focused on connecting highly skilled professionals with leading organizations. We are a solutions-based, results-oriented staffing company specializing in a wide range of industry specific practices. To put it simply, we recruit, screen and hire talented people for temporary and full-time positions.

This classification description is intended to indicate the general kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that are required of positions given this title and should not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be.  It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of the employees under her/his supervision.  The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not exclude other duties not mentioned that are of a similar kind or level of difficulty.

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