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Technical Communications Specialist
Ref No.: 17-14159
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Position Type:Contract
Develop and implement an integrated strategic communications plan for a large technical department comprised of 500 employees.
Engage with executive leadership to understand communications needs, collect information, and produce well-written and compelling deliverables conveying the voice of the leaders
Plan, research and write internal communications for technical departments, focusing on client and customer success stories
Drive awareness of important departmental messages throughout the company
Develop the department's online strategy. Own and maintain the department's internal website, keeping content relevant, fresh and up to date
Work with external publications and Akamai PR to coordinate feature articles as well as the submission of applications for various industry departmental awards
Maintain an annual communications calendar as well as specific editorial calendars
Develop, track and follow up on measurements to assess effectiveness of

Basic Qualifications
* 5+ years experience working with executive leadership to producing executive communications, internal web and print communications
* 3+ year of communication in a technical environment
Desired Qualifications
* Excellent writer
* Excellent proofreader and editor
* Experience in executive and client-facing roles
* Ability to express complex technical concepts in an easy-to-understand manner
* Creative storyteller to multiple audiences, across multiple platforms
* Ability to manage to tight deadlines
* Persistence and strong follow-up abilities
* Attention to detail
* Organized and independent
* Basic proficiency in web design, specifically using Jive
* Experience in Graphic Design and printing