October 10, 2011

JOB OF THE WEEK: Washington Post, Communications Coordinator

Washington Post office The Washington Post seeks an organized, energetic and detail oriented Communications Coordinator to provide support to the Public Relations team. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to; event planning, research, report generating, database management, entry-level publicity and telephone coverage. You will maximize your learning potential by assisting with the overall business objectives of the team by taking part in special projects.

Required Skills

-          Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

-          Careful attention to detail with good follow through and the ability to handle multiple priorities.

-          Expertise with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook .

-          Event planning experience with meetings and conferences.

-          You are strategic in your thinking and naturally prioritize what's important from moment to moment. Change is not a problem for you and you are always ready to change course, if needed.

-          You can easily establish rapport and develop credibility from internal employees and external business partners.

-          You will be a dynamic self-starter with strong interpersonal, communication, and decision making skills.

-          Willingness to work at events after hours or to work extended hours when required


-          Bachelors Degree

-          1-3 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant or Office Coordinator in a business environment and may be currently working as, but not limited to: Administrative Assistant, Office Assistant, Office Coordinator, Office Manager, or Executive Assistant.

TO APPLY: Please email a cover letter and resume to Kris Coratti, Director of Communications, at kris.coratti [at] wpost [dot] com. (PF tipster)

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