Public Relations Specialist [JRP-10262]

Space Center Houston, owned and operated by the non-profit Manned Space Flight Education Foundation, Inc., is the Official Visitor’s Center for NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.  We are currently seeking to hire a Public Relations Specialist. In this role, you will be responsible for communicating key strategic messages and promoting and maintaining a favorable public image for Space Center Houston and the Manned Space Flight Education Foundation through the use of strategic, proactive and reactive public relations programs and excellent media relations. This allows our organization to build mutually beneficial relationships with external and internal stakeholders. The selected candidate will work with local, national and international media.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop strategic media relations and media outreach plans and programs, with the director, to communicate organization’s key messages, achieve ongoing positive publicity and assist in achieving department, center and foundation goals

Use communication skills to influence, guide and motivate stakeholders internally and externally with tact, reasoning and sensitivity

Manage news media requests and other requests for interviews, stories, tours, broadcasting, photo shoots and filming in and about the center and the foundation

Meet and accompany press for on-site appointments

Serve as spokesperson and help other spokespeople present to media

Monitor, analyze and write reports of news media and publicity results from print, broadcast and digital media

Research, write, and issue/implement news releases, pitches, key messages, reports, webpage copy, presentations and other communications

Develop proactive media program using tactics including, but not limited to, researching editorial calendars and current events

Maintain news media database

Write, maintain, update, and improve the center’s website News Center

Manage crisis communications in conjunction with the director

Plan and manage special media and public relations events designed to generate positive publicity, encourage attendance, promote education and present the center and foundation favorably to current and potential donors as well as prospective employees and volunteers

Serve key internal department client(s) with its communications needs (public relations, marketing, and other messaging) by developing strategic plans for communications (marketing and public relations) and working with department colleagues to ensure plan is executed in a timely manner

Manage video library and assist with editing or producing video clips for website and social media. Work with outside video vendors

Support and collaborate with the work of Communications Team members

Work with NASA Johnson Space Center Public Affairs Office to develop a cohesive and mutually beneficial working relationship

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, English or a related field

Minimum of 5 years of experience in the field of Public Relations, Media Relations or Journalism

Excellent spokesperson to news media and excellent public speaking skills

Excellent writing skills and experience in writing news releases

Experience with crisis communications

Experience with video (editing, production, shooting) is preferred

Knowledge of using internet to promote PR

Knowledge of digital marketing and website design is preferred

Proficient in the use of social media

Available to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends and be on call at times

Able to travel occasionally

High level of professionalism, energy, enthusiasm, and collaboration

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may submit their resume via email to: annah@spacecenter.org. Space Center Houston is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Marketing Specialist [JRP-10261]

Metallic Building Company is a leading division of NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS), one of the largest integrated manufacturers and marketers of metal building components, custom-engineered metal building systems and metal coil coaters in North America.

With corporate offices in Houston, Texas and worldwide service capabilities, NCI Building Systems serves the metal building construction industry with products and services of the utmost integrity. Under well-recognized brand names, NCI develops, produces, and delivers its extensive line of metal products and services to builders and customers around the world.

We are currently seeking to hire a Marketing Specialist. In this role, you will facilitate marketing projects designed to drive sales and brand awareness.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage development of creative projects from inception through completion with minimal supervision

Maintain PR program to meet or exceed equivalency value goals

Investigate new PR and Media opportunities to drive growth and work with internal and external resources to explore PR opportunities

Establish and maintain relationships with media to leverage PR and media investments

Develop and implement brand specific marketing plans, including determining and executing the ideal mix of print media, public relations, and ancillary communications to drive results

Develop and facilitate marketing surveys

Investigate sales forecasting data to determine marketing strategy

Conduct market research to establish marketing tactics and priorities

Establish and maintain media databases/libraries and spearhead development and implementation of new process controls

Work with various internal groups and brands to implement and execute marketing programs

Provide ongoing coordination and support for National Sales Meeting Events, including campaign development, customer notices, vendor exhibitions and mailings and other duties as needed

Tradeshow planning and coordination

Copywriting/proofing, media, research, and strategy planning

REQUIREMENTS:

Minimum 5-7 years of professional advertising or marketing experience, preferably in an agency environment with a strong AE focus

Familiarity with all facets of marketing material creation, including concept development, design process management, professional printing, and various media platforms

Ability to work with various supporting groups from external vendors to brand level executives

Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising, Marketing, Writing, Communications, Journalism, or related discipline

Possess proven writing capabilities and will be required to show at least 7-10 writing/portfolio samples

Marketing experience in construction, real estate development, or related field is a plus

Proficiency in standard Microsoft Office suite of programs

Familiarity with Illustrator and Photoshop is a plus

Knowledge of design process is a plus

Familiarity with CRM management and automation tools is preferred

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may apply online by clicking here.

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Event Recap: Want to Reach Increasingly Tech-Savvy Customers? Channel Minority Report

post by: Susan Simon, Conversation Starter, Savage Brands

Last month’s AMA Houston Energy SIG addressed the question: As marketers and branding professionals, how do we reach consumers that have come to expect technology to be a part of every aspect of their lives? Presenters from Phillips 66 and Baker Hughes shared ways that their company is engaging internal and external audiences with innovative technology.

Joel Tarver, Senior Manager of Digital Marketing and Global Marketing at Baker Hughes, dazzled the audience with visions of the roughneck of the future — envision wearing a HUD-equipped hardhat that enhances reality with overlays of technical drawings, provides personnel information, points out safety violations, records work activities, and can even monitor the stress levels of the employee wearing it. Joel mentioned that augmented reality is going to be our new reality – like Minority Report. This device is just one way Baker Hughes is helping to utilize technology to change the way the O & G industry operates. Joel asked us to think about how closely we are related to the healthcare industry and the military.

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Account Executive Team Leader [JRP-10199]

Pointsmith is a Path-to-Purchase, Shopper Marketing Agency. We help brands convert passive shoppers into active customers. Founded in 1947, Pointsmith services an elite client roster of nine national client brands with annual revenue exceeding 40MM.  At Pointsmith, our attitudes are our greatest assets.  We aren’t afraid to push the boundaries. We live by the belief that the minute we feel “comfortable,” is the minute we are no longer relevant.  In a nutshell, we are a highly experienced and keenly creative bunch; dedicated to the relentless pursuit of understanding the shifting trends within the markets our clients serve…in identifying the shopping preferences and opportunities associated with key consumer groups…and translating that collective data into focused and actionable marketing strategies that drive shoppers to buy.

We are currently seeking to hire an Account Executive Team Leader. In this role, you will be accountable for managing client promotions, client onboarding, and other strategic initiatives. You will be instrumental in acquiring new business opportunities, managing high profile projects, managing logistics, providing strategic support, and ultimately driving revenue. This dual-role position is highly dynamic, requiring direct project management responsibilities as well as supervisory responsibilities. The selected candidate will have the ability to oversee a small team of Account Executives as well as personally manage their own book of client business. This is a highly dynamic and complex role that requires someone who is a creative thinker, a proven leader, logistically savvy, organized, extremely detail oriented, assertive, and has the ability to perform under extreme pressure.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Accountable for ensuring quality, on-time, error free execution and positive revenue growth for assigned client accounts as well as the client accounts being managed by direct report(s)

Planning, coordinating, and executing for the entire lifecycle of a program including but not limited to: (Idea conception – Creative development, Production, Fulfillment, Inventory, Shipping, Installation, and Field level support)

Maintain a detailed project calendar and coordinate all logistics and timelines

Interact and work with high-level exec’s, marketing, creative, sales, production, and other internal and external customers on a daily basis

Work directly with multiple client contacts and third party partners throughout the entire project lifecycle

Maintain all project related tracking documents for updating the teams and their respective business units

Manage internal cross-functional teams to ensure project quality, accuracy, on-time and in-budget completion

Create and implement master schedule and issue deadlines and cost analysis should deadlines not be met by the business units

Review internal systems and processes throughout each project and develop new ideas and improvements when identified

Manage budgets allocated for each specific project

Monitor and maintain inventory

Create and maintain positive working relationship with client

Manage forecasts and internal communication with Sr. Leadership

Grow sales

Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in retail, marketing, and/or advertising is highly desired

2-5 years of experience in retail marketing, event planning, or advertising industry

Experience with and understanding of in-store marketing strategy, shopper flow, etc. highly desired

Highly professional with the ability to be persuasive and assertive

Have an ability to investigate issues to identify solutions to problems in an efficient manner

Exceptional oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively across the organization and with the client

Strong project management, analytical skills, and budget management experience

Demonstrated strong relationship building with customers and internal partners/departments

Proven ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently under aggressive timelines in a dynamic environment while maintaining strong attention to detail

Must be able to work 40+ hours per week

Able to travel for client relationships and/or projects

Accessible on non-work hours to discuss and work on projects

Able to pass a Color Blindness test

Excellent communication skills (both written and spoken)

Digitally savvy with advanced skills in Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may submit their resume via email to: leslie.qualls@pointsmith.com.

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Technical Communications Specialist [JRP-10198]

One of the largest oilfield services companies, Weatherford operates in more than 100 countries and employs more than 70,000 people worldwide. With a product and service portfolio that spans the life cycle of a well— well construction, formation evaluation, completion and production— and a robust research and development effort, we are well positioned to meet the ever-evolving needs of the oil and gas industry.

We are currently seeking to hire a Technical Communications Specialist. In this role, you will develop graphics, animations and lay out of training, marketing, and internal/external communications materials (delivered electronically and/or in classroom settings). The selected candidate will design and maintain the SDS Training and Development SharePoint site.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develops and prepares communication and instructional materials to support the work of Secure Drilling Services

Supports the Instructional Design and Marketing teams with image preparation, motion graphics, and animations

Prepares layouts, drawings and other graphic products using established Weatherford templates and design standards using computer graphics and page layout software, graphic elements and photography

Designs and helps maintain the SDS Training and Development SharePoint site

Adheres to all corporate identity guidelines when preparing graphic materials

Sees material through final production

Recommend techniques, methods, and media best suited to produce desired visual effects and successfully communicate Secure Drilling Services message

Carries out work assignments to the highest quality level

Performs various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job

REQUIREMENTS:

Applied knowledge of graphic design principles

Applied knowledge in both creative and technical design

Proficient in graphics software including 3d Studio Max, After Effects, Flash, Photoshop, and Illustrator

Proficient in rapid e-learning development software such as Articulate, Captivate

Excellent written, oral, and visual media communication skills

General computer knowledge and ability to use programs such as Outlook and Lync for internal and external business communications

Proficiency in the development of training documents using MS PowerPoint and MS Word

Good interpersonal skills

Able to work well with others in a team setting

Good organizational skills

Able to multi-task and work on several projects running simultaneously

Ability to work within design guidelines, such as defined design templates, graphic styles and color palettes

Able to work within deadlines and handle edits quickly in an environment where collateral creation projects receive many edits and often needs a quick turn-around

Basic understanding of an Oilfield Service company

Associate level education in graphic arts and/or illustration

At least 3 years of relevant professional experience

Skilled in the design of SharePoint sites is preferred

5 years of relevant professional experience is preferred

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may apply online at: http://j.mp/WFTpd43618.

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