Communications Specialist

Plano, TX 75024

Posted: 01/04/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: IT Job Number: 17394
 

Our direct client, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, is seeking to hire a Communications Specialist (position #694477) located in Plano, TX

Zycron, a division of BG Staffing Inc. in Dallas, offers full benefits with their contract roles. Benefit highlights include 3 weeks' paid vacation, 6 Federal Holidays, Medical, Vision, Dental, 401(k) with matching and weekly compensation.

**No Corp. to Corp. (C2C) or Sponsorship at this time**

Why Toyota?

People

“Everything we produce is a result of the hard work and talent of our people. We strive to create a company with the best and brightest employees who share our belief in respect for people, quality, and that there is always a better way to achieve our goals. Let’s go places!" - Toyota


Growth

Although this is a contract role, growth and advancement is obtainable. Contract roles "tend" to go on indefinitely, however just like any job, it's not guaranteed.  Our experience with Toyota has had us witness some of our contractors being offered FTE opportunities or in other cases our contractors have applied for FTE roles through their access to the Toyota intranet.

Description

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.

We are seeking                                              

  • Candidates who can take a complicated concept and create a simple, easy to understand and compelling storyline.
  • 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.

Responsibilities may include:

  • 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.

ONLY SUBMISSIONS WITH PORTFOLIOS / WORK SAMPLES WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Requirements:

  • 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

If interested in learning more about Zycron and this opportunity, please submit your resume for consideration to Patrick Ryan, pryan@zycron.com. 
 
Job ID Number: 694477
 (Please reference in call or email)  

Only candidates with backgrounds who match our client's requested experience will be contacted. Do not take this as a poor reflection on your experience, just a decision for the specific needs of our client's project/job. We look forward to working with you.

Zycron, a Brand of BG Staffing, Inc. (NYSE American: BGSF), is one of the largest IT solutions firms headquartered in Tennessee. We provide client-specific solutions from staffing to outsourcing across all industries, with extensive experience in health care, energy and utilities, and state and local government.

To learn more about our services, visit www.zycron.com.

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