24 days old

Communications Associate

Washington, DC 20004
Be involved in projects with our Corporate Communications Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
WSP USA is searching for a motivated and versatile self-starting Communications Associate to join our communications team and help tell the story of how WSP is designing more sustainable and equitable communities across America. This person will be based in our Washington, D.C., office.
The Communications Associate will support the full range of corporate communications, such as brand marketing, media relations, content creation and channel optimization, influencer engagement and partnerships. The ideal candidate for this role is detail-oriented and experienced at project management. This person combines creativity and critical thinking to meet challenges, with the talent to ideate on the spot. This person excels in a fast-paced, inclusive and collaborative environment. If you want to be part of a culture of proactive storytelling about the social impacts WSP delivers across transportation, climate resiliency and energy, we want to talk with you!
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop deep knowledge of WSP capabilities and projects, and transform them to creative, compelling stories for external audiences
  • Write and edit integrated materials, including pitch letters, news releases, social and digital content, white papers and fact sheets
  • Help develop and execute content strategy for company intranet, website and social media channels, as well as for marketing materials
  • Execute stakeholder and influencer engagement strategies
  • Support digital marketing campaigns
  • Create and maintain media lists, handle media inquiries and pitch media
  • Research, compile and analyze client media coverage of WSP and competitors
  • Coordinate communications and graphics support for industry conferences and events
  • Support various company events, such as webinars and hosted videos
  • Help oversee the work of interns
  • Assist with preparing and submitting materials for awards and surveys
  • Assist in the coordination of photo and video shoots
  • Undertake additional administrative tasks as assigned
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures 
 Talent drives our ability to meet our client’s needs. If this feels like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion about your joining our team.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as communications, public relations, journalism or marketing
  • 2 to 5 years of demonstrated success in a communications function
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Positive attitude (a sense of humor wouldn’t hurt!) and assertive personality
  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to change while meeting deadlines
  • Superior writing skills (clearly, concisely and PERSUASIVELY), including proficiency with AP style guide
  • Takes initiative and anticipates the needs of supervisors or business partners
  • Completes assignments with minimal ongoing direction
  • Digital fluency, particularly in leveraging social media and other platforms to advance communications objectives
  • Ability to ideate on the spot
  • Strong presenter and active participant in group discussions
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Prior internship and professional experience in public relations or communications
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies 

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa
WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base.  Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges.  Are you ready to get started? 
WSP USA Inc., WSP USA Buildings Inc., and WSP USA Services Inc. (collectively “WSP USA”) is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.
Relocation assistance is not available for this position.


Posted: 2020-09-04 Expires: 2020-10-05

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