What does a Communications Coordinator do?

A Communications Coordinator is an administrative role that supports the Communications department in executing and monitoring communications strategies. This role involves creating public relations and marketing materials such as press releases, blog posts, and newsletters. This role also involves tracking and reporting analytics on marketing and communications campaigns and coordinating promotional events. Communications Coordinators may work in any industry in a wide range of different organizations including educational institutions, small businesses, and corporations. The scope of this position may vary widely depending on the size and structure of the organization.

Most Communications Coordinators hold a bachelor's degree in marketing, communications or journalism, but it is not typically required. Strong writing skills, a high level of creativity and the ability to think analytically are traits shared by the most talented Communications Coordinators.

  • Write a variety of different content to support communications and marketing efforts, including newsletters, website copy, and brochures and press releases
  • Assist communications team in developing and implementing a communications strategy designed to further company objectives
  • Monitor analytics and create reports detailing the successes and failures of communications campaigns and strategies
  • Stay up to date on industry trends and make recommendations for adjustments to communications strategies and practices
  • Respond to media inquiries and maintain relationships with journalists and other members of the press
  • Plan press conferences and other promotional events to help keep the organization top of mind
  • Coordinate volunteers, support staff, vendors and more to support promotional events
  • Perform outreach to press outlets, magazines, influencers and build strategic partnerships to grow brand notoriety
  • 2+ years experience in a communications or marketing role
  • Superior time management and organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • An analytical mind and ability to think critically
  • Exceptional writing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Familiar with MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint and capable of creating visually compelling presentations
  • Knowledge of email marketing software such as Constant Contact or a similar program
  • Proven knowledge of communications and marketing ethics and best practices
  • Proficient public speaking abilities are an asset
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Communications Coordinator Salaries

Average Base Pay

£26,768 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£20K
Median: £27K
£36K
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Communications Coordinator Career Path

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Read what Communications Coordinator professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
National Healthcare GroupNational Healthcare Group
Communications
2 Feb 2021

“Pretentious and incompetent people will definitely hinder your progress during your stint here so be wary of what awaits you.”

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Senior Communications Manager
26 Jan 2022

“My role is global and I am enjoying the experience of working with people across countries”

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Development and Communications Intern
9 Dec 2020

“It was a great learning experience and I feel much more prepared for when I get my first full”

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Communications Planning Executive
4 Aug 2020

“Really good at training and getting you to absorb information that may be outside your job role.”

Synapse SchoolSynapse School
Communications & Leadership Partner
27 Dec 2020

“starters who want to teach and administer in a way that's both effective and allows them independence and flexibility.”

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Lifestyle Communications Assistant
12 May 2020

“a lot of support and you receive a lot of responsibilities which is great for a student looking to absorb.”

Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficePalm Beach County Sheriff's Office
Communications
8 Dec 2020

“it’s a great career if you love this type of work and can get through training.”

Illinois WesleyanIllinois Wesleyan
Communications
25 Jan 2022

“My boss is excellent and I feel like they really care about me as a person.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a communications coordinator

When working as a communications coordinator, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Microsoft Office Suite, Editing, Public Speaking, Writing and Written Communication.

The most similar professions to communications coordinator are:
  • Communications Associate
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing Communications Specialist

The most common qualifications to become a communications coordinator is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.