Communications Specialist and Senior Writer

If you’re passionate about serving the greater good, have proven communications experience, and want to work with innovative, results-driven professionals, then come join our team!

We’re Outreach Strategists, a Houston-based media and public affairs firm with a reputation for excellence built over two decades of driving our diverse portfolio of clients’ ambitious agendas. We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and accomplished Communications Specialist & Senior Writer. 

Our Communications Specialist & Senior Writer position is ideal for an ambitious, experienced writer interested in continuing to grow their career in marketing, public affairs, and media relations.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Writing and editing high-quality, substantive, professional content 
  • Synthesizing ideas into written content, developing copy for print/digital products
  • Developing industry, sector, and product focused public relations, marketing, social media, and news media campaigns
  • Managing the needs of clients and their accounts
    • Expertly supporting and managing the delivery of client work including planning, content development, media relations activity, tracking key performance indicators, and reporting
    • Developing news angles, stories, and pitches to further the client’s profile, products and services
    • Contributing to daily meetings, and collaborating with clients on PR, marketing, and news media activities
    • Fulfilling the client’s key performance indicators and growing accounts
  • Maintaining a network of media contacts including journalists and industry experts
    • Point of contact with key media representatives
  • Keeping abreast of current PR, marketing, and news media trends and tools
  • Being involved in pitching for new business, developing communications proposals and responding to RFPs
  • Assisting junior writers in creating compositions and digital content.

We’re looking for:

  • Extensive journalism experience
  • Strong writing skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with implementing digital and social media campaigns
  • Ability to handle multiple and complex projects simultaneously under deadlines and changing priorities/conditions.
  • A strong communicator who’s able to express ideas clearly and who is convincing in meetings and presentations
  • Proven understanding of communications including marketing, PR and news media
  • A calm and confident approach to client engagement and team management
  • Impressive emotional intelligence and interpersonal expertise
  • A passion for the media, including social media
  • Flair for creativity, strategic thinking, and innovation
  • Strong copywriting and marketing mastery
  • Commercially aware and business savvy
  • Good industry knowledge and experience in building influential networks
  • Solid computer prowess and project management skills
  • Outstanding organization with an ability to manage multiple projects and portfolios
  • Service focused and sensitive to confidential information

Relevant experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, Communications or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills may be obtained
  • Experience with directing business to business (B2B) or business to consumer (B2C) communications accounts
  • 5 years of progressively responsible professional writing and editorial experience 
  • Evidence of copywriting, marketing and report writing, social media, and client liaison skills
  • Industry knowledge and contacts are beneficial
  • Extra consideration will be given to those with demonstrated Spanish language fluency.

We’re motivated by our commitment to drive outcomes and prioritizing relationships.  If our role sounds interesting, please send a cover letter and resume to