Atkins North America, Inc.
Communications/Public Information Specialist (Creative Design)
Why join us?
We are hiring! The Public Information Specialist is an integral part of our Public Outreach team. In this position, you will work with clients in geographic area of responsibility to assist the public affairs program with public relations, public information, government affairs, community outreach, website design and maintenance, graphic design, and media relations for clients and their projects. This position is based out of Austin, Texas.
AtkinsRéalis is one of the world's most respected planning, design, engineering and project management consultancies. AtkinsRéalis has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. AtkinsRéalis has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.
How will you contribute to the team?
Assists with public information writing duties including press releases, newsletters, project fact sheets, statistical reports, PowerPoint presentations, public service announcements, and other public information materials.
Coordinates logistics for special events including public meetings and hearings, open houses, groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings, and project tours.
Assists public meeting organizers with meeting facilitation.
Assists with Web site design, photo gallery maintenance, database administration, statistical analysis and reporting, and monthly maintenance.
Assists with the design of project collateral materials including project displays, fact sheets, brochures, newsletters, and maps.
Takes digital photographs for photo galleries and project records.
Monitors daily newspapers and clip stories and advertising related to the firm's projects.
Performs other general administrative and coordination duties as assigned.
Performs such other duties determined necessary by the Supervisor.
What will you contribute?
Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies, Public Relations, English, Public Administration, or related degree.
Minimum two years' of related work experience.
Job requires ability to establish effective working relationships with the media, employees, managers, citizens, appointed and elected officials.
Ability to work in a team environment and to work independently.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to make persuasive public presentations.
Ability to listen and respond to citizens and other customers on a variety of issues.
Computer proficiency is required.
Minimal knowledge of Web design program (e.g., Dreamweaver) and graphic design program (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator, Publisher) is preferred.
English/Spanish bilingual is highly desirable.
Internship in consulting firm preferred.
What we offer at AtkinsRéalis:
At AtkinsRéalis, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:
Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes.
Flexible work schedules
Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities and a highly regarded tuition reimbursement program
If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!
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