Ackerman Estvold
  • Minot, ND, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

100% company-paid full family medical coverage, Short-term and Long-term disability, 401K, Vacation and Sick Leave, Annual Bonus, Voluntary Supplemental Benefits, Overtime


The Director of Communications will be responsible for overseeing ongoing public relations-related projects, managing third-party agencies, building relationships with targeted media, drafting press materials, and executing proactive brand-building campaigns. The Director of Communications is passionate about crafting compelling communications to raise brand awareness and thrives in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.


Reports to: Director of Finance


  • Work collaboratively with our Marketing Team to develop and implement public relations strategies to help grow brand awareness and customer engagement.
  • Coordinate media interest in the organization and ensure regular contact with target media and appropriate response to media requests.
  • Developing and implementing organizational publicity strategies for company events.
  • Analyzing all media coverage of the organization and drafting appropriate responses.
  • Draft and edit corporate communications, press releases, speeches, presentations, FAQs, etc.
  • Develop deep understanding of Ackerman-Estvold's business including general business strategy, industry issues, products and services, key customers, and competitors in the marketplace.
  • Develops and leads proposal process including planning, review, and production of statements of qualifications and proposals.
  • Participate in business building activities, including the development of new and existing client relationships. Participate in strategic planning processes to identify and pursue clients and projects.
  • Provide direction on crisis response and oversee team coordination.
  • Stay up to date on current PR best practices, industry trends, and innovative strategies.
  • Coordinate volunteers, support staff, vendors and more to support promotional events.
  • Leads and Participates in presentations; both internal and external
  • Manages/Approves media requests, donations, and sponsorships.
  • Serves as the Public Information Officer for clients.
  • Ensure that the Organization regularly conducts relevant market research.
  • Leads projects as assigned, such as cause-related marketing and special events.


You have a bachelor's degree in marketing, journalism, public relations, or a related field.

You have at least 8 years of experience in marketing, communications, or public relations with demonstrated success.

Demonstrated ability to work in a high-pressure, deadline-oriented environment, handling multiple projects and priorities.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Superior customer relationship management skills.

Good creative writing skills.

An analytical mind and problem-solving skills.

In-depth knowledge of industry best practices.

Strong project management skills.

Excellent attention to detail.

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