Internal Communications Specialist


About BDO:

Exceptional service. Worldwide.

BDO delivers assurance, tax, and financial advisory services to clients throughout the country and around the globe. We offer numerous industry-specific practices, world-class resources, and an unparalleled commitment to meeting our clients’ needs. We currently serve more than 400 publicly traded domestic and international clients.

  • Unparalleled partner-involvement 
  • Deep industry knowledge and participation 
  • Geographic coverage across the U.S. 
  • Cohesive global network 
  • Focused capabilities across disciplines

BDO brings world-class resources and exceptional service to each and every one of our clients. BDO USA is a member of BDO International, the world’s fifth largest accounting network.

Position Details

Internal Communications Specialist
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Job Summary:

Creative. Organized. Has exceptional writing skills. If this describes you, apply to join BDO’s dynamic Internal Communications team. Through strategic communications, creative collaboration and innovative thinking, the team works to advance the goals and strategies of the firm while driving positive culture and engagement.

As an Internal Communications Specialist, you will partner with a variety of internal clients to develop and execute powerful communications. Your day might include:

  • Developing a communications plan to promote the firm’s newest wellness initiative.
  • Interviewing a Tax manager to learn about an award they received and writing an article about it to post on the firm’s intranet-based news site.
  • Reviewing and editing a team member’s work to ensure it meets the highest standards.
  • Pitching in to help with a last-minute request.
  • Coordinating an internal promotional campaign.
  • Brainstorming!
  • Drafting an email to send to the firm’s community involvement coordinators about an upcoming service opportunity.
  • Programming a photo and articles using the firm’s content management system.
  • Creating a PowerPoint presentation.
  • Collecting and analyzing email and video data.

Still intrigued? Excellent! Here are a few additional requirements and nice-to-haves for the person best suited for this role:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, English, Journalism, Public Relations or other related field, required


  • One (1) or more years of related strategic internal communications, journalism, marketing or public relations experience, required
  • Experience with online and traditional communication mediums, required
  • Experience using Intranet and content management systems, preferred
  • Experience working in a professional services environment, preferred


  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, required, with advanced knowledge of Word and PowerPoint, preferred
  • Knowledge of SharePoint and OneDrive, preferred
  • Knowledge of standard design applications, preferred
  • Knowledge of content management systems, preferred

Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong written communication skills with an understanding of grammar and AP style guidelines
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Knowledge about emerging communications trends and tactics
  • Basic photo and video editing skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to producing high-quality work
  • Strong editorial judgment and effective decision making
  • Creative individual who knows how to grab readers’ attention and works to bring new ideas to the team
  • Capacity to effectively manage evolving priorities, multiple projects and deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of best practices in Internal Communications
  • Proactive and enthusiastic approach to taking on responsibilities and demonstrating initiative
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment

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