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Communications Specialist in Plano, TX at GTA

Date Posted: 3/3/2019

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Job Description

Title: Communications Specialist
Job ID: 19-00005 (694477)
Location: Plano, TX
Pay Rate: Open and Highly Competitive
Additional Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k), company paid holidays and more!
Type of hire: Contract
Shift: 1st Shift

  • The resource will be asked to support various projects across IS with their communications efforts.
  • The most common requests for communications assistance involve creating, editing, updating, or improving images, written communications, presentations, diagrams, and one -page summaries.
  • Requests vary from touching up a stock image to translating a team's concept into the desired communication.
  • The level of involvement, direction, and assistance varies with each project, and the resource will be expected to adapt to fit the needs of each group.
  • Candidates who can take a complicated concept and create a simple, easy to understand and compelling stoJryline.
  • Candidates who have strong writing and proofreading skills.
  • Candidates who can understand complex information and can take on a journalist mindset to seek out information when it's not readily available.
  • Candidates who can build contacts and sources for use in future stories.

  • Providing consulting services to project teams and collaborate with other subject matter experts to identify solutions in an effort to meet the business needs.
  • Managing relationships with IS departments to meet objectives.
  • Proactively find, research and develop the stories within IS that can be used to highlight the IS Message as well as contribute to collection of IS Stories.
  • Identification of ownership and gathering of IS Department Data, supervision of story collection and data to ensure consistent updates are maintained.

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, or a related field
  • Five to Seven years of experience with written communications and proofing (portfolio should include writing samples)
  • Project Management experience
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to learn, understand, adapt to, and communicate context-heavy material
  • Proficiency in a variety of software applications including Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Excellent PC skills, including Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word and Excel)
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse group of professionals, and champion IS organization's communications goals to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ability to follow directions, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and respond to urgent requests in a positive manner
  • Information Systems experience strongly desired
  • Knowledge of Content Management Systems (CMS) helpful, but not required

Prescreen Questions:
  1. Please describe your previous experience as a Communications Specialist as it relates to this position.
  2. Are you proficient with Photoshop and Illustrator?
  3. Do you have prior Toyota work experience or ANY Toyota affiliation, in any capacity?
  4. Do you currently have any family members/spouse working at Toyota?
  5. What is the day and month in which you were born (We do not need the year)?
  6. Please provide the last 5 digits of your SSN (Toyota requires this information in order to create your profile).
  7. What is the highest level of education you have completed? Which field of study is this degree in and from which university did you graduate?
  8. Are you currently working? If not, when was your last day of employment?
  9. What is your 'acceptable and 'ideal base compensation for this position? We would like to make sure we don't price you out of consideration, but you know what the numbers are that you need (Please Do Not put negotiable)
  10. When would you be available to interview and start this position, if selected?
  11. If you currently do not live near the job location and the commute is too far for you, are you willing and able to relocate at your own expense?
  12. Are you able to work in the U.S. without need for a Visa, other than a TN Visa for Canadian citizens?

Please note that if you are a current GTA employee or are currently employed by one of our clients, we are unable to assist you. However, if you know someone who is seeking employment and is qualified for one of our open positions, you could benefit from our Bonus Referral Program.

Bonus Referral Program
If you refer someone we hire, we can offer up to $250 for contractors after they are on the job for 90 days and up to $500 for direct hires after they are on the job for 90 to 180 days, depending on the customer's payment terms.


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