Communications Specialist

Communications Specialist Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Communications Specialist job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. Go to Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

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  • Graphic Designing
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Resume Skills: Planning & Strategy

Resume Skills: Research

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Your Name
Communications Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE January 2021 - Present
Senior Communications Specialist
Cultivated a unified brand voice across all platforms, leading to an increase in customer base by 20%
Creatively wrote, edited, and distributed engaging press releases, resulting in a 30% increase in media coverage
Implemented and managed strategic communications plans for internal and external communications, leading to increased positive public perception of the company
Developed and leveraged relationships with journalists and influencers for successful media campaigns resulting in enhanced company visibility
Increased social media engagement by 50% by designing and executing targeted digital marketing campaigns
Resume Worded April 2019 - December 2020
Communications Specialist
Pioneered the development of the corporate communications strategy that improved employee engagement by 40%
Coordinated with cross-functional teams to align communication messages, winning the 'Best Collaborator' internal award
Enhanced web content through creative writing, boosting the site traffic by 35% through SEO optimization
Microsoft June 2016 - March 2019
Communications Officer
Managed and improved internal communications, leading to a 10% increase in company-wide clarity and comprehension
Created compelling stories for PR purposes that positively positioned our brand, successfully creating a surge in followers by 25%
Resume Worded University December 2015
Master of Arts in Corporate Communication
Focus on strategic internal communication in corporate settings
Resume Worded Institute May 2014
Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication
Minors in Digital Media and Public Relations
Awards: Resume Worded Exceptional Communicator Reward (only 3 awarded to class), Dean's List 2013 (Top 10%)
Communication Software: MailChimp, Constant Contact, WordPress, Adobe Suite
Other Technical Skills : Google Analytics, SEO/SEM, HTML/CSS, CMS (Joomla, Drupal), CRM (HubSpot, Salesforce)
Content Creation: Copywriting, Graphic Designing, Video Production, Social Media Content, Blogging
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Conversational)
Certifications: HubSpot Content Marketing Certification, Google Analytics IQ Certification
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer, Bread for the City (2018 -2020), Lead Organizer, Campus Annual Speech and Debate Competition (2013, 2014)
Projects: Created and managed corporate blog, leading to 30% increase in web traffic
Awards: ‘Communicator of the Year’ – ABC Association (2020), ‘Best Blog Content’ – XYZ Communications Award (2019)
Your Name
Internal Communications Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded July 2021 - Present
Internal Communications Manager
Led the development and execution of an internal communications strategy, resulting in improved collaboration and a unified company culture
Incorporated storytelling in corporate communications, enhancing team performance and morale by 15%
Devised and initiated a breakthrough social media communications strategy, increasing engagement by 70%
Championed communications planning, leading to an organized and coordinated communication effort across departments
Used Adobe InDesign for the creation of effective visual communications, speeding up message comprehension by 20% October 2018 - June 2021
Communications Consultant
Designed and directed strategic communications, driving a 10% increase in business leads
Led media relations and secured features in top-tier outlets, increasing brand visibility by 30%
Streamlined company press releases to ensure clarity and precision, this improved readership by 22%
New York Times May 2015 - September 2018
Authored compelling articles that boosted website visitors by 15%
Utilized social media for marketing, expanding the reader base by 18%
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2015
Master of Business Administration - Strategic Communications
Recipient of Resume Worded Academic Excellence Scholarship for top performance
Resume Worded University May 2013
Bachelor of Arts - Journalism
Specialization in Corporate Communications
Deans List 2011 (Top 5%)
Communication Tools: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, MailChimp, Hootsuite, SharePoint, Slack
Content Management Systems: Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, SharePoint, Squarespace, Webflow
Design & Multimedia: Adobe Photoshop (Advanced), Adobe Illustrator (Advanced), HTML (Intermediate), CSS (Intermediate)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Conversational)
Certifications: PMP Project Management Professional, Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I)
Presentations & Speaking Engagements: Keynote speaker at Resume Worded Annual Communication Conference 2020
Volunteering: Literacy Advocate, Reading Empowerment Project, 2015 – Present
Your Name
Public Relations Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE April 2022 - Present
Public Relations Manager
Spearheaded the design and implementation of PR strategies, expanding company recognition by 40%
Managed crisis communication, protecting company image during major incidents
Bolstered reputation management initiatives, reducing negative online content about the brand by 50%
Performed strategic planning, resulting in more relevant and focused public relations campaigns
Utilized tools like Adobe Photoshop to generate engaging visual content, increasing social media followers by 30%
Resume Worded June 2019 - March 2022
Strategic Communications Manager
Guided a team of 5 in planning and executing communication strategies, which increased the reach to new audiences by 35%
Improved public perception of the brand by 25% through effective media relations
Enhanced customer engagement by 20% with impactful press releases and corporate communications
PRH Global February 2017 - May 2019
Publicity Assistant
Contributed towards editing press material, resulting in clear and precise communication, reducing customer queries by 15%
Collaborated on strategic communications campaigns that increased company visibility by 20%
Resume Worded University December 2021
Master of Business Administration - Strategic Communication
Concentration in Public Relations and Corporate Communications
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2017
Bachelor of Arts - Public Relations
Minor in Business Management
Awards: Dean's List 2014-2017 (Top 10%), PRH Journalism Scholar
Communication Skills: Media Relations, Press Release Writing, Speech Writing, Public Speaking, Corporate Communication, Crisis Management
Planning & Strategy: Publicity Campaigns, Strategic Planning, Messaging Strategy, Brand Management, Social Media Strategy
Research: Data Analysis, Media Monitoring, Public Opinions, Audience Analysis
Software: Microsoft Office (Advanced), Google Suite (Advanced), Adobe CC, Sprout Social, Hootsuite
Certifications: Certified Public Relations Consultant (CPRC) - PRSA (2022), Google Analytics IQ Certification
Volunteering: American Cancer Society (Communication Lead for Annual Walking Fundraiser Event, 2018-present)
Professional Associations: Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Member, 2017-present
Your Name
Marketing Communications Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2022 - Present
Senior Marketing Communications Specialist
Designed and implemented comprehensive marketing strategies to increase Resume Worded's social media presence by 30%, using cutting-edge digital marketing tools.
Conducted successful email marketing campaigns, improving open rates by 20% through A/B testing and advanced segmentation.
Managed the visual content strategy, utilising Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator skills, resulting in an increase in user engagement by 45%.
Worked closely with the graphic design team to effectively leverage Adobe Premiere Pro for video production, boosting video engagement by 25%.
Analysed digital campaign performance using Google Analytics, leading to a 15% reduction in cost per acquisition. June 2018 - December 2021
Marketing Communications Specialist
Revamped our social media marketing strategy, leading to a 25% increase in followers and a 20% increase in site traffic.
Coordinated corporate communication projects, improving internal communication efficiency by 30%.
Improved ad performance by implementing Google Ads optimization strategies, resulting in a 15% increase in click-through rate.
Leveraged writing skills and advertising expertise to develop compelling ad copies, increasing conversion rates by 18%.
Managed event planning for key marketing events, driving brand exposure and resulting in a significant increase in leads.
Amazon January 2016 - May 2018
Marketing Communications Associate
Played a key role in the design and execution of email marketing campaigns, leading to a 15% increase in subscriber count.
Assisted in managing social media and digital marketing avenues, which resulted in a 20% increase in qualified leads.
Enhanced brand visibility through effective copywriting and graphic design strategies.
Resume Worded University May 2020
Master of Business Administration - Marketing
Graduated with Honors, focus on Marketing Strategies
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2018
Certified Marketing Communications Professional
Part-time certification co-aligned with professional stint at Amazon
Marketing Tools: Google Analytics, MailChimp, SurveyMonkey, Canva, Adobe Photoshop, Salesforce
Communications: Brand Strategizing, Market Research, Content Development, Social Media Management, Product Launches, Campaign Management
Technical: Microsoft Office Suite, CRM Software, SEO/SEM, CMS Platforms
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: Google Analytics IQ Certified, Advanced Email Marketing Certification
Awards: ‘Outstanding Marketer’ Award –, ‘Creative Mind’ Award – Amazon
Volunteer Experience: Marketing Consultant for non-profit organizations under ProBono Partnership Program
Projects: Revamped’s brand strategy increasing website traffic by 30%
Your Name
Digital Marketing Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE April 2022 - Present
Senior Digital Marketing Specialist
Led SEO optimization initiatives that improved website ranking by 65% on Google and boosted organic traffic by 35%.
Spearheaded Google Ad campaigns and analyzed performance with Google Analytics, resulting in a 22% increase in lead conversion.
Employed advanced email marketing techniques to expand digital subscriber base by 25% within one year.
Utilized Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe InDesign to design and edit video content and visuals, driving a 30% increase in social media engagement.
Collaborated with the sales team to co-develop and execute digital marketing strategies that increased revenues by 17%.
Resume Worded June 2018 - April 2022
Digital Marketing Specialist
Developed and managed top-performing social media and online marketing campaigns resulting in a 20% increase in inbound leads.
Designed and executed successful PPC campaigns using Google Ads, leading to a 15% increase in click-through rates.
Implemented effective email marketing strategies, enhancing open rates by 18%.
Created high-impact visuals using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, improving website engagement by 20%.
Facebook February 2015 - May 2018
Digital Marketing Associate
Assisted with the management of SEO efforts, boosting organic website visits by 15%.
Helped implement email marketing campaigns, contributing to a 10% growth in subscriber count.
Contributed to the development of social media marketing strategies, leading to increased brand reach.
Resume Worded University Dec 2017
Master in Business Administration - Digital Marketing
Specialization in Social Media Marketing
Resume Worded Institute May 2014
Bachelor of Business Administration - Marketing
Advertising strategy coursework
Awards: Dean's List 2012 - 2013 (Top 10%)
Marketing Tools: Google AdWords, Google Analytics, Hootsuite, Canva, MailChimp, Facebook Ads Manager
SEO/SEM Tools: SEMrush, MOZ, Google Webmaster Tools, Ahrefs, Yoast SEO plugin, Screaming Frog SEO Spider
Programming: HTML, CSS, WordPress, JavaScript, SQL, Python
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: HubSpot Content Marketing Certification (2021), Google Analytics Certification (2020)
Projects: Successfully launched digital marketing campaign that increased website traffic by 40%
Volunteering: Social Media Manager at local charity organization (2019-2020)
Awards: Recipient of 'Outstanding Digital Marketer' award at Resume Worded (2021)
Your Name
Social Media Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded May 2021 - Present
Senior Social Media Specialist
Spearheaded comprehensive social media marketing campaigns, boosting total followers by 30% and increasing interactions by 27%.
Established a dynamic content calendar that enhanced social media content distribution, leading to a 20% increase in engagement.
Incorporated Adobe Premiere Pro into the creation of monthly promotional videos, resulting in significantly increased viewer retention.
Led cross-functional teams to create advertising content and manage promotions, resulting in a 15% increase in sales.
Utilized Google Analytics to measure social media campaign effectiveness, fueling data-driven strategy adjustments to optimize ROI. January 2019 - April 2021
Social Media Specialist
Managed and grew corporate social media accounts, resulting in a 25% increase in followers and 20% spike in user engagement.
Developed and rolled out an influencer marketing plan, contributing to a 15% upswing in brand awareness.
Employed photography and Adobe Photoshop skills to create compelling visual content, generating a consistent 18% increase in post engagement.
Twitter June 2017 - December 2018
Social Media Coordinator
Conducted regular competitive analysis and market research to guide social media strategies, leading to improved brand positioning.
Coordinated with the marketing department to support product launches and campaigns on social platforms, resulting in a 10% boost in event attendance.
Monitored and reported on social media metrics using Google Analytics, providing insights for future campaigns.
Resume Worded Institute September 2016 - May 2018
Master of Arts in Communication
Focused on Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Resume Worded University September 2013 - May 2017
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
Major in Advertising and Public Relations
Dean's List 2015 (Top 10%)
Social Media Platforms: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Pinterest, YouTube
Analytical Tools: Google Analytics, Hootsuite, Buffer, Social Sprout, Keyhole
Content Creation: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Canva, Microsoft Office Suite
Channels & Techniques: SEO, SEM, Email Marketing, Content Marketing, Influencer Marketing, Blogging
Certifications: Hootsuite Social Marketing Certification, Google Analytics Individual Qualification
Volunteering: Social Media Strategist for Local Charity - Double Rainbows (2019-Present)
Projects: Developed and executed full-scale social media campaign for University Event, 2015
Awards: Winner, Best Social Media Campaign, City Advertising Awards 2019
Your Name
Communications Representative
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Communications Representative
Crafted comprehensive media relations strategy that resulted in 40% increase in brand exposure and was recognized as best in class
Developed an internal communications system, enhancing the transparency and efficiency within the organization by 60%
Spearheaded the creation and promotion of newsletters and press releases thereby expanding company reach by 25%
Orchestrated strategic events planning which boosted customer engagement by 35%
Designed and implemented a social media marketing plan that led to a 40% increase in customer conversions May 2017 - December 2019
Media Relations Specialist
Managed high-volume media inquiries, effectively cutting response time by 30%
Initiated a media relations strategy that led to a 20% increase in company press coverage
Coordinated media opportunities for company executives, boosting company image and visibility
Edelman April 2015 - April 2017
Public Relations Associate
Implemented marketing campaigns that increased client exposure by 30%
Created and edited engaging blog posts, which resulted in a 15% uptick in website traffic
Supported the PR team in organizing highly successful media events, contributing to a 20% increase in client portfolio
Resume Worded Institute January 2020
Certified Specialist in Public Relations (CSPR)
Received Merit-based Scholarship for the program
Resume Worded University May 2015
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication
Specialized in PR and Media Relations
Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Dean's List 2014,15
Communication Platforms: Salesforce, HubSpot, Slack, Trello
Media Tools: Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop), Canva, Final Cut Pro
Social Media: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Hootsuite, Sprout Social
Content Management System : WordPress, Joomla, Drupal
Certifications: Google Ads Search Certification, Hubspot Inbound Marketing Certification
Volunteering: Public Relations Society of America – Volunteer Media Coordinator
Awards: 2019, Employee of the Year, 2016 Edelman Rising Star Award
Your Name
Corporate Communications Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
IBM February 2021 - Present
Corporate Communications Specialist
Synchronised corporate communications between all departments, improving internal operational efficiency by 45%
Collaborated with the Marketing Department to develop comprehensive content strategies resulting in a 25% increase in organic traffic
Developed and executed a weekly company newsletter that fostered community outreach and highlighted employee success stories
Coordinated successful event planning strategies leading to a 40% increase in ticket sales
Crafted engaging press releases that contributed to a 30% rise in positive media coverage June 2018 - January 2021
Public Relations Specialist
Developed and maintained relationships with key media influencers, increasing media coverage by 20%
Wrote press releases and other PR materials resulting in 30% increase in brand visibility
Coordinated PR events, leading to an enhanced company image and customer engagement
Resume Worded January 2015 - May 2018
Content Strategist
Developed a content strategy that boosted website visits by 35%
Worked closely with the marketing department to align the content strategy with SEO goals, increasing organic search traffic by 25%
Wrote and edited blog posts, leading to a 15% increase in reader engagement
Resume Worded University December 2014
Master of Arts in Communication Studies
Awarded the Oratory Excellence Award for exceptional contribution in the discipline of public speaking
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2010
Bachelor's Degree - Journalism and Mass Communication
Minors in Public Relations and English literature
Awards: Resume Worded Press Fellow (provided comprehensive coverage for all university events), Dean's List 2009 (Top 5%)
Software Proficiency: Adobe Creative Suite, Google Analytics, Hootsuite, MailChimp, Slack, MS Office Suite
Media Platforms: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Podcasting
Content Management Systems (CMS): WordPress, Wix, Joomla, Drupal, Kentico
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Professional Fluent), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Professional Communicator (PRSA, 2022), Digital Marketing Specialist (Digital Marketer, 2023)
Projects: Developed and implemented a social media strategy that increased followers by 200% for in 2020
Leadership & Volunteering: Content manager for nonprofit children's literature website (2018 – Present)
Awards: Rookie of the Year, Resume Worded (2015), Communicator of the Year, IBM (2021)
Your Name
Media Relations Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Google February 2019 - Present
Media Relations Manager
Established relationships with key media outlets, resulting in a 30% increase in positive media coverage
Developed a media relations strategy that increased brand exposure by 35%
Spearheaded strategic communications with investors, enhancing company image and stock value by 10%
Coordinated press releases that transformed communication with the public and boosted customer confidence by 20%
Managed high-profile media events, resulting in a 40% increase in brand awareness October 2015 - January 2019
Internal Communications Associate
Developed and executed an internal communications plan, boosting inter-departmental collaboration by 25%
Managed social media platforms, achieving a 15% increase in user engagement
Coordinated corporate events fostering a sense of community and enhancing employee engagement by 20%
Twitter June 2013 - September 2015
Social Media Coordinator
Managed and grew social media presence, leading to a 50% increase in followers
Planned content strategy leading to a 20% boost in engagement across social media platforms
Coordinated promotional campaigns, resulting in a 30% increase in customer conversions
Resume Worded University December 2012
Master in Business Administration
Specialization in Public Relations
Resume Worded University May 2011
Bachelor of Science - Mass Communication
Minors in Digital Media and Marketing
Academic Highlight: Led a class project for a successful360-degree communication campaign for a nonprofit organization
Digital Platforms: Google Analytics, SEO, Content Management System (CMS), Social Media Platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
Public Relations Tool: Cision, Meltwater, NewsWhip, Hootsuite, Sprout Social
Software: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Photoshop, InDesign
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: Google Analytics Individual Qualification, Certified Digital Marketing Professional (DMI), Crisis Management Certification (PRSA)
Achievements: PR Week Awards - Digital Professional of the Year (2018), Best Internal Communication Campaign (2017)
Volunteering: Social Media Volunteer - Habitat for Humanity, Communication Consultant - Local Non-Profit Organizations
Projects: Developed and implemented a strategic communication plan for a local political campaign, successfully enhancing public engagement and image

How do I add skills to a Communications Specialist resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Communications Specialist posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Media Relations, Corporate Communications and Press Releases are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Communications Planning and Writing.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Social Media, Internal Communications and Strategic Communications - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Journalism, Public Relations and Advertising - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Describe your experience with public speaking.

Public speaking experience shows Communications Specialist hiring managers that you are able to communicate effectively, to audiences small and large.

Show how you have strong attention to detail.

A good Communications Specialist has strong attention to detail, so try to include examples of where you handled complex projects or processes.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Communications Specialist, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Communications Specialist Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Communications Specialist job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Communications Specialist Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

Communications Specialist Soft Skills

Here are common soft skills that appear on Communications Specialist job postings. Unlike hard skills, which refer to tools, software or techniques, soft skills focus on character traits and interpersonal skills. Instead of listing these phrases on your resume, try to show them through your bullet points like in the examples below.

Tip: Do not list these words or phrases on your resume, and instead focus on the hard skills we described above.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What skills should you add to a Communications Specialist resume?

Some popular Communications Specialist hard skills are Strategic Communications, Corporate Communications, Internal Communications, Social Media, Writing, Press Releases, Media Relations and Communications Planning.

Depending on the job you apply to, skills like Public Relations, Journalism, Advertising, Digital Marketing and Marketing Strategy can also be good to include on your resume.

How do resume skills compare between a Marketing Communications Specialist and a Corporate Communications Specialist?

Popular skills we often see on resumes for Marketing Communications Specialist positions include:

  • Social Media
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Advertising
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Marketing Strategy

In comparison, skills we see on Corporate Communications Specialist resumes include:

  • Internal & External Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Event Management
  • Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Social Media Communications
  • Editing
  • WordPress
  • Crisis Communications

What are good resume skills to include for different Communications Specialist roles and job titles?

Depending on the specific role you apply to, you may need to emphasize different skill sets. Here are a few examples:

  • Corporate Communications Specialist: Corporate Communications, Public Relations, Internal Communications, Social Media and Strategic Communications
  • Marketing Communications Specialist: Digital Marketing, Marketing, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Advertising
  • Department Communications Specialist: Journalism, Blogging, Social Media Marketing, Online Advertising and WordPress

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