Communications Specialist

Title: Communications Specialist

Reports to: Director of Marketing

Position Type: Full-time

Summary: The Communications Specialist is responsible for assisting the Director of Marketing in developing and executing the company’s annual marketing plan. Writing press releases, social media and blog posts, enewsletters, website copy and managing the production of an annual report are key components of the position. The Communications Specialist will identify content and stories through relationships with Tri-ED staff and external partners to raise awareness of the company and Northern Kentucky region, within Kentucky, the Cincinnati region and globally. This role coordinates, executes, monitors and measures the company’s marketing and communications efforts for internal reports and the board of directors.

Essential Functions/Duties

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Provide communications support to Tri-ED, including writing and designing enewsletters, collateral for events, and scheduling social media posts to heighten awareness.
  2. Ability to approach communications, keeping in mind multiple audiences and their perspectives, and design content to raise awareness of Tri-ED and the Northern Kentucky region.
  3. Develop reports on marketing activities, engagement levels, and progress.
  4. Stay current with communications and marketing trends in commercial real estate, economic development, workforce and other relevant topics to foster innovation and new approaches to marketing Northern Kentucky.
  5. Perform other duties as necessary.

Additional Duties

  1. Assist Tri-ED team with presentations.
  2. Maintain and cultivate relationships with communications and marketing professionals at companies, non-profits and elected officials in Northern Kentucky and the Cincinnati region.
  3. Manage and organize Tri-ED investor relations and community-focused events.
  4. Engage with community officials and business leaders to strengthen relationships between communities and businesses.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Diplomatic, tactful, flexible, resourceful, dependable, well-organized, and professional.
  2. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and communication with members, leadership team, and co-workers.
  3. Ability to work with diverse groups of people, embrace and engage diverse groups, and understand the importance of cultural competency in these interactions.
  4. Ability to work effectively with multiple complex tasks and balance and prioritize multiple requests with limited supervision.
  5. Ability to meet marketing target goals.

Qualification Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations or marketing from an accredited college or university, preferred, or any combination of training and experience which meet the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  2. At least two to three years of experience in communications, PR, marketing or related field.
  3. Knowledge of writing and messaging best practices for business correspondence, public relations, advertising, marketing, copy and social media.
  4. Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office, WordPress, Salesforce, Google Analytics and software.
  5. Must have strong attention to detail and excellent organization skills.
  6. Must be a self-starter, motivated, well-organized, results-oriented, and willing to learn new skills.
  7. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

About Northern Kentucky Tri-ED

Northern Kentucky Tri-ED serves as the primary economic development company for Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties, providing marketing, business retention and expansion services for the region.

Tri-ED’s vision is opportunity and prosperity for all Northern Kentuckians. Visit to learn more.

Resume Submission

Please submit your resume and salary requirements to Director of Marketing Cheryl Besl, via email at  The job posting will close Friday, July 15, 2022.

*Tri-ED provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Tri-ED complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Tri-ED expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Tri-ED’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.