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Communications Advisor & Trainer

Company: Wixted & Company
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

*Firm Overview*

Wixted & Company, a full-service communication strategy, counsel and training firm, is looking to hire a communication advisor and trainer to join our growing team. We have a results-oriented culture that values professionalism, collaboration, kindness, and resilience. This position is integral to the day-to-day operations within our firm, and the chosen candidate will be responsible for conducting communication training sessions, enacting communication strategies, providing counsel, handling trade/industry media relations and writing content for various client communication deliverables.

As a top 100 communications agency, our success is driven by delivering real results for our clients. At Wixted, we are committed to delivering the best experience for our clients and providing team members with a great place to work, build a career and grow within the firm. You will be working with a smart, friendly group of people who love what they do and appreciate our collaborative culture.

We offer:

* Competitive compensation and benefits
* Hybrid work schedule that supports work-life balance
* Professional development opportunities
* Promotion and growth opportunities

If you are looking for a career-defining opportunity, share similar values and are ready to make a difference, look no further. Wixted is where top communicators want to work, stay and grow their careers.

*Position Summary*

The ideal candidate will possess a client service mentality, strong presentation and communication coaching skills, strong writing, communication and problem-solving skills, and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. The success of a candidate in this position will lie in their attention to detail, discipline in processes and the ability to assist team members and deliver multiple requests to clients under hard deadlines. As a client-facing team member, the candidate will need to have a friendly, outgoing attitude coupled with an engaging presence, strong problem-solving abilities and a willingness to travel.

*In this role, responsibilities include: *

* Communicate with clients as the main point of contact for selected accounts. Excellent verbal communication skills are required, including experience putting strategic communication counsel in writing.
* Conduct communication training programs - leadership, presentation, media and tailored curriculum - to strengthen the communication skills of clients. This candidate must be comfortable and thrive on presenting in front of a large group and on-camera.
* Develop, manage and implement training content, including research, reading and creating slides for use in training programs offered by the company.
* Manage training content library, including PowerPoint slides and video examples, keeping information up-to-date and serving as the go-to source for content and recent best practices.
* Create written materials, including strategic communication plans, news releases, talking points and other collateral for client use. Outstanding business writing skills are required.
* Research, create and pitch client stories to the media, working with outlets across the country to garner media results.
* Develop and provide media lists and reports for clients, using Meltwater, Google, etc.
* Ability to think conceptually and strategically to develop written materials that will help drive business results.
* Team player with a focus on high-energy, and a friendly and engaging internal and client communication style.

*Skills, Knowledge and Abilities*

* Experience working IN the media.
* Previous communication training and/or communication plan writing experience strongly preferred.
* Experience managing multiple projects on tight deadlines.
* The ability and willingness to travel is a requirement of this position.
* High-energy and engaging internal and client communication style.
* Exceptional in all Microsoft Office products, including Excel and PowerPoint.


Five or more years of experience working IN the media.


Four-year college degree in journalism, public relations or a similar field required.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $75,000.00 per year

* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Paid time off
* Vision insurance

Work Location: Hybrid remote in West Des Moines, IA 50266%58047475%

Keywords: Wixted & Company, West Des Moines , Communications Advisor & Trainer, Human Resources , West Des Moines, Iowa

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