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Aquent Deerfield, IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Aquent's established yet innovative client is looking for a Communications Specialist to work a contract role in Deerfield. Position is slated for 1 year and may extend.
The key skill set for this position is experience with writing, e.g. newsletters, corporate communications, journalism, etc. There are a lot of pre-defined templates & this person will be responsible for updating of templates & some repetitive communications in addition to creating a PowerPoint deck once a month for dept meeting, & ad hoc communications as needed. This person must have a strong executive presence.


Executes results-focused communication that supports the Retail Transformation program.

Key activities/responsibilities:

• Executes communication plan and activities across releases/initiatives and stakeholder groups, recommends changes as needed

• Works closely with change management leads, program leaders and/or project teams to align daily activities to program strategy

• Collaborates routinely with other communications functions to ensure consistent and accurate messaging and delivery

• Coordinates executive communication and media (video presentations, etc.)

• Develops specific and targeted communications, including emails, speechwriting, video scripts, presentations, websites and newsletters

• Executes communication approval processes; raises risks or barriers

• Helps manage feedback processes/channels and develops responses and other assets such as FAQ documents

• Recommends improvements for communication effectiveness Characteristics/ Competencies

• Performs at a high level - consistently high achieving, exceeding expectations.

• Demonstrates commitment to the company & efforts are geared towards collective success rather than individual gain.

• Easily establishes successful cross-functional relationships.

• Models exceptional customer focus & leads efforts to continually enhance the customer experience.

• Knowledge of change management methodologies.


• 3-5 years of corporate communication experience (e.g., drafting speeches, executive communications, organization-wide communications)

• Experience developing messaging

• Experience analyzing and framing strategic issues and transforming into influential or persuasive language

• Experience expressing ideas in a clear and compelling way, to identify key issues in complex situations and be flexible enough to change plans when necessary.

• Experience collaborating with internal and external resources to develop and execute communication

• Experience using time management skills such as prioritizing/organizing and tracking details and meeting deadlines of multiple projects with varying completion dates

• Experience providing regular program communication support for global system implementation program

• Experience interacting with and influencing senior leaders, operational teams and employees

• Experience working both independently and in a team environment

• Position is open due to a backfill of a previous contractor. • Manager will conduct a phone first interview first & the top candidates will move to an on-site interview w/ the manager.


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Why Work Here?

Great opportunity to add a leading brand to your portfolio!

Why do you want to work through AQUENT? -We care about your CAREER GOALS. -We offer resume & portfolio review + interview prep. You'll feel set for success! -Pay it forward:​ Working with AQUENT gets you access to some pretty cool things, including: -Subsidized (up to 85%) of your health, vision and dental benefits -Access to Fidelity 401(k) and FSA Program -Direct deposit for your weekly paycheck


Deerfield, IL