Communications Specialist - Part-Time, Temporary

Barr Engineering

Barr is a consulting company that integrates engineering and environmental expertise to help clients develop, manage, process, and restore natural resources across North America and around the world. We have been employee owned since 1966 and trace our origins to the early 1900s. Today, we have over 900 employees across the U.S and Canada who work with clients in the mining, power, fuels, public, and manufacturing sectors, as well as attorneys, developers, and others with complex problems.

Position Details

Communications Specialist - Part-Time, Temporary
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

As a communications specialist, you will work closely with engineers, scientists, and other communications specialists on external, internal, and marketing communications, including preparing proposals and marketing materials.

Your work will include developing content for, social media channels, the intranet and other communications channels; developing and editing communications policy documents, style guides and training materials; conducting research to support public relations initiatives; creating and updating marketing materials; helping develop strategies for proposals and opportunity pursuits; writing, editing, and designing persuasive proposals and presentations; and assisting with collection and analysis of proposals and other data.

You’ll develop communications in a range of formats, including articles, social media content, graphics, PowerPoint presentations and videos.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.A. degree in English, communications, marketing, or related field 
  • Excellent written communication, editing, and proofreading skills 
  • Attentiveness to details and deadlines 
  • Working knowledge of graphic design and document design principles 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively 
  • Proficiency with MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel software 
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without the need for sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a communications position, preferably communicating technical information to a non-technical audience 
  • Knowledge of InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, and/or MS Project software 
  • Advanced document design and graphic design skills 
  • Technical editing experience 
  • Photography experience

Why Choose Barr?

If you are looking for an employee-owned company that fosters a collaborative environment, focuses on providing exceptional client service, offers the opportunity to work on challenging projects, and makes employee safety a top priority, Barr is the place for you. In addition to a highly competitive benefits package, we offer mentor and coaching programs to help our employees develop and grow their careers, along with opportunities for volunteering and community involvement.

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