Service First Mortgage

Communications Specialist

US-TX-McKinney
1 month ago
Job ID
2017-1280
# of Openings
1
Category
Marketing

Overview

At Service First, our unique values serve as a compass for our actions and are the foundation of our culture.

  • We promote innovation and are purposefully dynamic in our growth processes. We change, not just for the good of ourselves, but for the good of everyone involved.
  • We hire people with the ability to think creatively, who use inspiration and imagination to solve problems by looking at them from unexpected perspectives.
  • We hire people with the ability to question assumptions and offer solutions that seem impossible; take calculated risks; take what might be seen as a problem and turn it into an opportunity; are able to bring paradigm shifts in product, processes or systems because of their thoughts and new ways of thinking; give feasible ideas and not just tangent thoughts.

We are honored to recognized among mid-size Companies as a Top 100 Places to Work in 2015 and 2016 by the Dallas Morning News.  Service First Mortgage is the first company to be ranked as high as #4 in its first year of nomination. We are also honored to have received a special award in the category of Best Direction.

 

Service First Mortgage is currently hiring for a Communications Specialist.

Responsibilities

The Communications Specialist is a MarCom professional who assists in the development of communication strategies and plans that advance the business goals of Service First.   Duties include:

  • Assist in the coordination and development of internal and/or external communication content, materials and events, including newsletters, press releases, and internet/intranet pages.
  • Create overall communication plans, key messaging and content, provide writing, editing and execution support, measure success and report on insights, as part of developing communication strategies.
  • Create compelling content and communication strategies for various projects and company initiatives.
  • Partner within the company to provide consistency of voice and visual design for all materials.
  • Support marketing and branding efforts via a communications strategy that engages the intended audience.
  • Provide innovative internal communications strategies, programs and activities; identify and apply new technology and tools meaningfully across the organization.
  • Utilize communication expertise for projects across web, mobile, social, search and content publishing and management, as well as other mediums.
  • Develop web content as needed.
  • Create and manage communications toolkits, including messaging and data points.
  • Assist in providing communication consultation as needed to various leaders and departments.
  • Assist in content placement via digital and social media advertisements.

Qualifications

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • 2-4 years’ experience in a communications or public relations role; mortgage experience is a plus, but not required.
  • Ability to provide a portfolio demonstrating past work experience and expertise.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, English or a related discipline.
  • Experience in Mortgage, Real Estate, or Title industries preferred but not required.

 Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate and present effectively with various audiences.
  • Understanding of best practices in content creation on platforms such as social media, blogs and other digital marketing avenues, and the ability to translate best practices to implementation.
  • Ability to work and contribute in a team environment.
  • Motivated self-starter who can work and learn quickly, while maintaining a positive demeanor.
  • Strong organizational and prioritization capabilities.
  • Strong attention to detail, combined with accuracy and speed, and the ability to work against aggressive timelines.
  • Ability to proofread and edit various forms of content while adhering to company tone and style guides.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret documents, news and information from a range of internal and external sources.
  • Experience generating email campaign content and intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Creative Suite, MailChimp and other graphic software is strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity working within websites and CRM’s.
  • High level of integrity, ethics, discretion and professionalism in handling confidential and sensitive information.

Service First Mortgage provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.  Service First Mortgage complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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