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Become An Internal Communications Specialist

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Working As An Internal Communications Specialist

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Stressful

  • $44,891

    Average Salary

What Does An Internal Communications Specialist Do At Aaron's Inc.

* Assists in the development and execution of internal communications plans which support our internal brand, company objectives, and engage associates
* Responsible for producing weekly company digital newsletter and company magazine
* Regularly consult with internal client on projects ranging from day-to-day communication needs, major launches to sustaining long-term initiatives
* Collaborate with Internal Communications team to build creative and comprehensive communication solutions and launch communication plans based on the communication calendar
* Create, write and edit meaningful content for a variety of internal communication channels including, but not limited to: company email, weekly digital newsletters, company magazine, company intranet, video production, PowerPoint presentations, digital signage and manager toolkits
* Monitor, measure and report on the effectiveness of internal communication vehicles
* Work with external partners to support internal communication and brand needs

What Does An Internal Communications Specialist Do At Aecom

* Draft compelling, targeted content across multiple regions and business lines on message and on time
* Organize and run virtual as well as onsite town halls and meetings
* Increase employee participation in internal social media and interaction in virtual town halls
* Conduct interviews, research leads and creatively source content
* Maintain and develop internal websites, monitor metrics and continuously improve user experience
* Help create a culture of collaboration and engagement
* Make recommendations for improvements based on insights, best practices and business objectives
* Other duties as assigned

What Does An Internal Communications Specialist Do At SHRM

* Translates business and operational objectives into internal communications, programs and strategies utilizing a variety of channels including but not limited to SHRM's social intranet, email, video, print collateral, and meetings/events.
* Analyzes and improves existing -- or develops new -- channels for communication such as SHRM's social intranet, collaborative networks, etc. to inform and strengthen the SHRM employee community across business units, departments and functions.
* Increases, sustains and engages SHRM's employee community on SHRM's social intranet.
* Demonstrates exceptional business writing capability in order to develop talking points, blog posts, executive messages, staff updates and other content for SHRM's social intranet, as well as other materials for employee information and use.
* Serves as an advisor on cross-departmental projects and organization-wide initiatives from planning to execution in order to ensure successful communication roll-out to employees.
* Gathers information and stays abreast of organizational priorities, objectives and news to manage internal announcements and drive staff engagement and alignment.
* Maintains relationships and coordinates with all internal stakeholders; including key human resources and technology departments, to successfully execute internal communications.
* Evaluates internal communication strategy, programs and channels and drives continuous improvement based on feedback and best practices

What Does An Internal Communications Specialist Do At McDonald's

* Responsibilities for this role will include, but are not limited to the following:
* Serves as a SharePoint expert for the company, providing expertise with operations, maintenance, and upgrades to a multi-farm SharePoint environment.
* Must be self-starter.
* Takes initiative to implement continuous process improvements.
* Comfortably operates with minimal direction.
* Demonstrates skills in the area of customer relationship management
* Establishes and builds relationships with key individuals around the company and in all areas of the world; seeks to build trust through a professional attitude, confidence, and a strong work ethic.
* Effectively communicates with all levels of staff, including teammates, leadership, customers, and vendors/partners.
* Understands the importance of change management, and works to ensure customer understanding and ownership over solutions.
* Responds to requests for assistance from users; completes user requests in a timely manner.
* Demonstrates strong project management skills – delivers on-time and within project budget, manages scope, appropriately sets customer expectations, provides regular status reports, and resolves issues quickly.
* Engages in continuous learning - proactively researches software upgrades and new functionality.
* Innovates and makes recommendations for latest SharePoint software.
* Expand and optimize current capabilities by implementing Enterprise Edition features, including dashboards, KPIs, and reporting services

What Does An Internal Communications Specialist Do At General Atomics and Affiliated Companies

* Create time-sensitive presentations in MS PowerPoint.
* Prepare illustrations for PowerPoint presentations.
* Strong attention to detail and propensity for multi-tasking a must.
* Exercise strong follow-up skills and track work efficiently.
* Must be comfortable working directly with upper management.
* Collaborate with staff to ensure compliance with customer format requirements.
* Interface with teammates, other departments within the organization, as well as external customers.
* Assist with designing layouts, and coordinating illustrations and creative artwork for Internal Communications following specific formats.
* Proof graphics for integration into desktop publication programs following specific formats.
* May make minor edits in some graphics using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
* Edit, design, and print internal publications/media.
* Must display a keen eye for layout and graphic design.
* Edit material for spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
* Maintain electronic and physical files for all publication materials.
* Perform other duties as assigned or required

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How To Become An Internal Communications Specialist

Public relations specialists typically need a bachelor’s degree. Employers prefer candidates who have studied public relations, journalism, communications, English, or business.


Public relations specialists typically need a bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications, English, or business. Through such programs, students produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates their ability to prospective employers.


Entry-level workers typically begin by maintaining files of material about an organization’s activities, skimming and retaining relevant media articles, and assembling information for speeches and pamphlets. After gaining experience, public relations specialists begin to write news releases, speeches, articles for publication, or carry out public relations programs.

Other Experience

Internships at public relations firms or in the public relations departments of other businesses can be helpful in getting a job as a public relations specialist.

Some employers prefer candidates that have experience communicating with others through a school newspaper or a leadership position in school or in their community.

Important Qualities

Interpersonal skills. Public relations specialists deal with the public and the media regularly; therefore, they must be open and friendly to maintain a favorable image for their organization.

Organizational skills. Public relations specialists are often in charge of managing several events at the same time, requiring superior organizational skills.

Problem-solving skills. Public relations specialists sometimes must explain how a company or client is handling sensitive issues. They must use good judgment in what they report and how they report it.

Speaking skills. Public relations specialists regularly speak on behalf of their organization. When doing so, they must be able to clearly explain the organization’s position.

Writing skills. Public relations specialists must be able to write well-organized and clear press releases and speeches. They must be able to grasp the key messages they want to get across and write them in a short, succinct way to get the attention of busy readers or listeners.

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Real Internal Communications Specialist Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
SR. International Policy Communications Specialist Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Washington, DC Jul 02, 2015 $82,350
Senior Internal Communications Specialist Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Irvine, CA Nov 29, 2013 $74,900
International Communications and Acquisitions Mana Caracol Television, Inc. Coral Gables, FL Jun 10, 2013 $70,000
International Communications and Acquisitions Mana Caracol Television, Inc. Coral Gables, FL Jun 15, 2013 $70,000
Senior Internal Communications Specialist Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Irvine, CA Nov 29, 2010 $70,000
Internal Communications Specialist Cargill, Incorporated Wayzata, MN Nov 24, 2009 $69,208
International Communications Specialist EURO Vat Refund, Inc. Culver City, CA Oct 09, 2016 $66,900
International Performance Specialist Pharmacy Development Services, Inc. Palm Springs, FL Jun 12, 2016 $64,230
Internal Communications Specialist The Louis Berger Group, Inc. Washington, DC Apr 15, 2013 $61,360 -
International Communication Specialist Unistar Logistics, Inc. Doral, FL Nov 02, 2016 $54,746
Internal Communications Specialist Kent State University Kent, OH Sep 06, 2014 $52,020
Internal Communications Specialist Kent State University Kent, OH Sep 06, 2011 $50,000
International Communications Specialist MR. Mudd LLC Los Angeles, CA Oct 03, 2009 $46,862 -
International Communications Specialist MR. Mudd LLC Los Angeles, CA Oct 07, 2009 $46,862 -
Corporate Internal Communications Specialist AGC0 Corporation Duluth, GA Dec 15, 2009 $45,000
International Communications Specialist EURO Vat Refund, Inc. Culver City, CA Sep 11, 2013 $44,871
International Communications Specialist PHD Media LLC New York, NY Sep 19, 2012 $43,035
International Communications Specialist R2 Systems Inc. New York, NY Sep 05, 2015 $41,740
Internal Communications Specialist Midwestern Regional Medical Center, Inc. Zion, IL Oct 01, 2012 $41,500 -
International Communications PR Specialist Michael KORS USA, Inc. New York, NY Aug 26, 2013 $41,371
International Communication Specialist Vivid Navigation, Inc. CA Aug 16, 2016 $40,884
International Communication Specialist Unistar Logistics, Inc. Doral, FL Sep 01, 2013 $39,903
International Specialist University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI Nov 01, 2010 $39,041

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Top Skills for An Internal Communications Specialist


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Top Internal Communications Specialist Skills

  1. Company Intranet
  2. Human Resources
  3. Communication Plans
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Manage and produce content for the company intranet and helped launch the site in 2012.
  • Balance and support communications plans for every department, including human resources, leadership, events, strategic initiatives, etc.
  • Served as company photographer and worked with communications team in branding collateral initiatives and communication plans.
  • Created web content for company Intranet (over 100 pages, updated annually).
  • Ship, track, trace, and provide customer service for import and export air and ocean shipments

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