MPA and MPP Job listStrategic Communications/Public Affairs Associate

Melissa Hall melissa.hall at
Wed Sep 12 09:45:15 MDT 2012

Strategic Communications/Public Affairs Associate

Fast-paced public relations firm, the Exoro Group, is seeking a fulltime Public Affairs/Communications Associate to work at its office in downtown Salt Lake.  Employment is fulltime and will be considered permanent upon satisfactory completion of a three-month probationary period.

Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or a related field (Master's degree a plus); a minimum of two years' of relevant experience; Significant communications experience that includes a blend of advocacy and media relations.

You must be a detail oriented, hands-on person who enjoys working in an informal collegial workplace.  Ideal applicants will also have a strong track record of positioning an organization to achieve tangible outcomes in a competitive communications environment.

Job Description
The Public Affairs/Communications Associate Problem solves and quickly identifies the strengths/weaknesses associated with various courses of action. Writes and edits press releases, white papers and other print materials; synthesizes information effectively in his or her writing. Establishes and maintains cooperative relationships with representatives of community, consumer, employee, and public interest groups. Possesses a strong understanding of social media trends/applications and best practices, and suggests ways of integrating them to benefit project objectives. Is organized; creates and follows effective task lists; successfully coordinates with internal and external team members; tracks details and follows timelines. Is aware of others' reactions and understands why they react as they do. Works well alone or as part of a team; offers and welcomes constructive criticism;  Gives full attention to what other people are saying and take time to understand the points being made.

Required Knowledge of Software
Candidates must have extensive experience with Microsoft Office/Windows 7, especially Excel and Word.  (A familiarity with PhotoShop, Access, Visio or Fireworks is a plus.)

To Apply
Please send resume and a 2-4 page writing sample to Kameron at Kameron at<mailto:Kameron at>.  The writing sample should be comprised of one or several documents related to the fields of Public Relations, Communications, or closely allied fields.  Examples of acceptable writing samples include press releases, white papers, or newswriting.   Please address cover letters to "Maura Carabello, Managing Partner."  If you have questions about this position, please call 801-537-0900.

Please also visit our website to find out more about what we do.<>

Melissa Yack Hall, MPA, ABD
MPA Program Manager
University of Utah
P:  801.585.7985
F:  801.587.7861
Orson Spencer Hall 214

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