What does a Communications Associate do?

Communications associates are responsible for a broad range of duties related to content and messaging. They develop communications that may be delivered in many formats including via email, online, print distribution, video, or other mediums. They may also play a role in social media campaigns. They often collaborate with other teams and stakeholders to develop communications goals and a messaging strategy, and then identify the best tactics to deliver that information. Their goal is to educate, inform, and motivate the audience while supporting the organization’s marketing objectives.

Communications associates typically have a bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, or a related field. They often have a background with a heavy emphasis on writing or marketing. Social media expertise and experience with digital communications are helpful. Requires excellent writing and editing abilities.

Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Communications Associate Salaries

Average Base Pay

$54,141 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $54K
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Communications Associate Career Path

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Aug 10, 2021

“The first vob manager was great and I wished I had been able to stay under her.”

Graduate Digital Communications Officer
Jul 12, 2021

“Silva is an ambitious housing association and an excellent place for anyone looking to further their career.”

Full Sail UniversityFull Sail University
Internal Communications Specialist
Jul 21, 2021

“The leaders here really want everyone to succeed and provide many opportunities to do so.”

Surplus Line Association of CaliforniaSurplus Line Association of California
Communications Specialist
Jun 4, 2019

“smart industry leaders who truly care not only about the success of the association but about the well”

Communication Specialist
Sep 11, 2020

“I am rather pleased to validate that Helm360 is a really good organization to work with.”

Taylor Financial GroupTaylor Financial Group
Communications Specialist
Sep 30, 2021

“I've been working at Taylor Financial Group for about a year now and it is the best learning experience I have encountered.”

Inter-American Development BankInter-American Development Bank
Staff Senior Communications Specialist
Feb 11, 2021

“There isn't great job security (I was offered a buyout in a sudden downsizing prompted by a change in government of a donor country).”

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