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Watco Companies L.L.C. Marketing Communications Specialist - Overland Park, KS in KS, United States

Now Hiring: Marketing Communications Specialist

Watco, a leading transportation and supply chain services company, is looking for a Marketing Communications Specialist in Overland Park, Kansas, with a strong marketing and PR acumen, project management, and copywriting skills.

The Marketing Communications Specialist will be responsible for developing quality content, leading cross-functional projects, and executing public relations activities. Critical skill sets include content development and project management in a diverse, deadline-driven organization.

Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Write original copy and edit content that reflects our brand’s voice for a range of key audiences and communications channels

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritizing work and problem solving to meet defined objectives, measurable outcomes, and timelines

  • Collaborate with internal teams across the organization from concept development to delivery of final product

  • Produce error-free content that aligns with strategic communications goals and adheres to the company’s style guidelines

  • Research, analyze, and interview to gather information as needed

  • Support media relations outreach efforts and other activities to bolster the company’s reputation

    Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ability to work under pressure and manage workloads effectively

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

  • Exceptional project management and organizational skills

  • Obsessive when it comes to the details, balancing both high-quality and speed of execution

  • Proofreading experience and familiarity with AP Style

  • Experience interviewing subject matter experts and distilling their knowledge into logical and understandable copy

  • Skilled in writing clear, concise, and grammatically correct copy with high attention to detail t o ensure strategic marketing and business outcomes

  • Experience with project management software or digital asset management software is desired

    Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or related discipline

  • Minimum of four years of marketing and/or PR experience

  • Exceptional writing and research skills

  • Must be organized with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Pro

  • Ability to work independently and with a team to meet deadlines

  • Mix of agency and in-house experience desirable but not required

    Working at Watco

    Watco has a reputation for putting people first. In fact, our company was named to Forbes’ 2021 list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.

    Working at Watco means working in the exciting field of transportation and supply chain logistics. We’re involved in domestic and international operations that are expanding all the time. Working at Watco also means a supportive, collaborative environment where you can learn and build a career.

    And you’ll find that safety is at the heart of everything we do. We look out for our team members’ safety and the safety of the people in the communities where we work.

    In addition to these strengths, we offer competitive pay and industry-leading benefits that include health insurance and a company-match 401(k) plan.

    Come to Watco and join a team where you’ll leave each day knowing you’ve made a difference.