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Communications Specialist

St. Louis, MO

Relocation expenses: Negotiated

Full time
1 - 2 years of experience
Associate Degree

Published on 30 Nov 2021

Expires on 30 Nov 2021

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Communications Specialist

By bringing people and organizations together to solve our region’s most pressing issues, United Way of Greater St. Louis is making our community a better place to live, work, and thrive. It’s more than a day job. It’s a mission. Come work with us!

The Communications Specialist works under the direction of the Vice President of Communications within the Marketing Department to help develop and execute communications for United Way and its family of brands, such as United Way 2-1-1 and the Volunteer Center.

General Responsibilities: 

  • Write and edit solicitation emails and letters to various donor and stakeholder groups
  • Write and edit media materials
  • Ideation of news stories and pitches
  • Assist in planning and coordinating media opportunities and interviews
  • Produce monthly and yearly reports and recaps that show communication and media activities
  • Write and edit long-form and short-form success stories as assigned
  • Provide communications and writing support during crisis
  • Proofread emails, letters, proposals, presentations, speeches, etc.
  • Take photos at events
  • Support internal communications
  • Contributes to the overall success of United Way and the marketing department by preforming other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned

Key Accountabilities: 

  • Write compelling press releases, media kits, background materials, talking points, etc.
  • Write speeches, letters, emails, blog posts and other communications designed to reach stakeholders and communicate a specific call to action
  • Writing or ghost-writing editorials, letters to the editor, articles, etc.
  • Monitoring reputation both online and offline

KSA (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • A minimum of two years experience
  • Exceptional writing skills: for media, B2B, B2C, and AP style
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, communication, public relations or similar field strongly preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Additional skills in: editing, communications, media pitching, public speaking, crisis management, online marketing, social media, and creative thinking
  • Ability to take direction and work closely with a team
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks


Please submit at least 2 recent writing samples with your application.


To apply, please submit your resume and/or cover letter to

Employment is contingent upon passing a screening for illegal drug use.

Due to  the COVID-19 situation, employees may work from a remote location or the office. In the future, employees may work remotely up to two days per week.

United Way of Greater St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.