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.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
22%
2 - 4
33%
5 - 7
14%
8+
31%

Common Skill Sets

User Interface
Adobe CS
Effective Communication
Coding
Writing
Microsoft Office Suite
Editing
Microsoft Powerpoint

Communications Associate Seniority Levels

Communications Coordinator
88% made the transition
Software Developer
25% made the transition
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Communications Associate Salaries

Average Base Pay

$53,361 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$38K
Median: $53K
$75K
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