• Communications Specialist

    Job Locations US-CA-City of Industry
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Sales / Marketing
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  • Overview & Essential Job Functions

    Position Summary:


    The Communications Specialist is responsible for Company’s communication/marketing efforts and community/branding awareness in franchise and open markets. The Communications Specialist will handle various public relations issues, information output, press releases and media requests, social media and/or advertising and reports directly to the Director of Sales & Marketing.


    Essential Job Functions:

    • Proactively manages all media across all divisions and departments
    • Works with outside firm to communicate Company’s brand awareness and identity
    • Communicates and monitors message consistency across all communication materials and maintains Corporate Brand Guides (Signage, Brochures, Door/Barrel Hangers, Banners Trucks, Letterhead, Business cards, E-mail, Newsletters, Proposals, Press Releases, etc.)
    • Build relationship with local media to achieve frequent, timely and positive media coverage across local publications.
    • Partner with outside firm to manage Electronic Media (Web-site, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tweets/Blogs, etc.)
    • Coordinate and attend Trade Shows, Marketing Campaigns; set up booths, displays, and order and keep track of giveaways and marketing materials
    • Responsible for writing, tracking, preparing, and submitting proposals and city RFP’s
    • Create and maintain a database of materials/data available to be used for proposals
    • Keep track of Company’s events and stories about superior performance in the field and excellent customer service provided to our customers.
    • Proactively manages the internal company newsletter and other required newsletters for cities

    Qualifications & Environmental Demands

    Required Qualifications:


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, or related field
    • Minimum two years of experience in a public relations or related field
    • Knowledge of advertising and sales promotion techniques
    • Proven track record with social media campaigns
    • Excellent written and strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to perform physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodations 

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    • InDesign experience preferred
    • Constant Contact, Mail Chimp or similar experience preferred
    • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred  

    Physical/Environmental Demands: 

    • Physical:
      • Sitting, seeing, hearing, & smelling continuously
      • Problem solving, oral/written communication, analytical ability, calculating, concentration, & interpersonal abilities continuously
      • Eye/hand coordination, fingering (typing), handling, & wrist motion continuously
      • Lifting ≤ 50 Lbs., Bending, reaching, stretching, standing, & walking occasionally
    • Environmental:
      • Exposure to dust, smoke, fumes, odors, & noise occasionally
      • Exposure to grease, oil, chemicals, & wet conditions occasionally
      • Works inside only. Position considered office only



    • Competitive wages
    • Comprehensive benefit package Medical, Dental, Vision
    • 401K
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Life Insurance
    • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
    • Career plan
    • Recognition programs
    • Professional development learning
    • An exceptional work environment

    Athens will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and any other applicable state, federal or local laws. EEO/M/F/disability/veteran


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