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Raymond James Financial, Inc. Communications Specialist in St. Petersburg, Florida


Job Summary

Under limited supervision, uses specialized knowledge and skills obtained through communications education and experience to plan and coordinate communications services, programs and activities and conceptualize, create, write and edit communications. May serve as a communications advisor to others. Undertakes varied work requiring evaluation, originality and ingenuity to make moderately complex decisions. Resolves or recommends solutions to multifaceted problems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides strategic direction, message development, and planning for firm initiatives

  • Familiar with media relations strategies, tactics and fundamentals

  • Consults with internal and external constituents to identify communications goals and objectives; recommends and executes solutions for moderate impact project/initiatives

  • Uses effective verbal and written communication skills to communicate and interact effectively with all levels of the organization

  • Builds relationships with peers and superiors, including senior leadership inside and outside the department

  • Utilizes metrics to make strategic decisions in alignment with goals; analyzes audience requirements and behavior

  • Serves in a leadership capacity when representing the department on firm projects/initiatives

  • With some instruction/involvement, makes independent decisions


Knowledge of

  • Fundamental public communications and media relations concepts, practices and procedures.

  • Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint sufficient to create documents, spreadsheets, e-mails and presentations.

Skill in

  • Managing time sufficient to handle multiple tasks, prioritize workload, and meet deadlines and changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment.

  • PR software proficiency to add, monitor and employ data.

Education/Previous Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, marketing, business management or related field and one (1) year experience in a corporate setting, journalism, broadcast media and/or public relations agency.

  • OR

  • Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience approved by Human Resources.


  • None Required.

Job: Marketing

Primary Location: US-FL-St. Petersburg-Saint Petersburg

Organization Marketing

Schedule Full-time

Job Shift Day Job

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 2102576