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Communications Director

Happy Medium

Job Posting
Apr. 3, 2017


Happy Medium is a company comprised of creators, innovators, artists, storytellers, makers and leaders. While operating as a full-service marketing firm, it also thrives on development of its own cutting-edge products and technology. We implement the same strategies for our clients that we do for ourselves, proving effective time over time. Happy Medium has had repeat appearances on the Inc. 5000 list, awarded to the fastest growing companies in the United States. It has also been awarded Best Workplace for Young Professionals by the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Business with a Bright Future by the Business Record, Best Social Media Company and many more. Company culture is priority to the agency which is demonstrated in the unique benefits, competitive pay and founding principles: Curiosity, Happiness, Integrity and Teamwork.

Job Description

We are seeking a Communications Director to position Happy Medium as a leading creative agency on a national level. This role is responsible for external communications strategy development and implementation for Happy Medium and its clients.

Position Summary

As the Communications Director at Happy Medium, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Manage external communications strategy and implementation for Happy Medium and its clients
  • Assist in defining key communications goals and strategies for Happy Medium and its clients
  • Develop media relations strategy with local, national and industry trade outlets including drafting and distributing press releases and pitching timely story ideas
  • Research, pitch and filter speaking opportunities for Happy Medium professionals including creating presentations, coaching on public speaking and coordinating logistical details
  • Research relevant awards and submit award entries
  • Manage and oversee big picture strategy for the award-winning social media department, including leading a team of young professionals
  • Direct department budget spending, finding ways to increase efficiencies and time spent on projects
  • Stay up to date on trends and information as applied to public relations, social media and the advertising industry in general
  • Act as spokesperson for the company when CEO or leadership team are not immediately available
  • Manage content strategy for the company blog and newsletter
  • Craft case studies and develop opportunities to display Happy Medium’s expertise for prospective clients
  • Oversee company involvement in industry and community organizations
  • Assist with promotion of special events, such as One on Fun, a quarterly complimentary consultation opportunity for the general public


Desired Skills and Experience

  • 3-5 years experience in a similar field/position
  • Experience crafting and implementing communications strategies
  • Excellent verbal communication and professional writing skills
  • Organized with high attention to detail
  • Self motivated - able to solve problems and make decisions in a timely manner
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously
  • Previous experience in leadership and staff management

Job Type: Full-time

Contact Information
Jill Patterson