Want to be a part of the team?

Project manager working in her officeAt StratComm we’re always looking for good people who fit seamlessly into the controlled chaos.

We seek the early risers, the go-getters, and the multitaskers. The people with high energy and extreme attention to detail, who can manage multiple tasks on a tight deadline with enthusiasm and a sense of humor.  StratComm staff members are smart, savvy, and enjoy a challenge.

And we can promise, it is not just a nine-to-five position. From late night calls with clients in Indonesia to early morning emails from court recorders across New England, we don’t rest until the job is complete and the client is satisfied.

If you feel you have what it takes, we would love to hear from you!


Actively Seeking:

  • Web Developer 
  • Graphic Designer
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Verbatim Hearing Recorders

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Job Announcement: WEB DEVELOPER

Want to build a new website for VA or the U.S. Department of State, redesign a website for the Department of Defense, or build a microsite for the National Park Service with Angular?

Join our team.

We have an incredible team that is looking for the right person to help support a critical and growing aspect of our business. Given that much of the work performed by StratComm involves building websites for our 17 federal agency clients, a successful applicant must have significant and varied web development experience.

We are a company with a core group of in-house staff, supported by a large network of freelance designers, technologists, and contractors. It is important that every member of the team shares a positive attitude, and has an entrepreneurial spirit and a dedicated work ethic.

This job requires a go-getter who takes ownership of a project, someone who doesn’t need to be micromanaged, someone who loves to continue to learn.

The right person will be comfortable speaking to clients, all levels of management, staff members, vendors, freelance graphic designers, contractors, and with whomever the company interfaces. He/she will be able to work on tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment and be very comfortable analyzing business requirements, making technology and security recommendations, engineering solutions, and debugging system errors. This individual will possess excellent interpersonal skills, an exemplary phone manner, and strong organizational skills, ensuring schedules are always maintained. 

We work on exciting, cutting-edge projects with some of the largest public and private sector companies in the world. If that sounds like something you are interested in, we would like to talk to you!

Requirements:

● Strong technical leadership skills

● Entrepreneurial mindset (will work closely with New Business Development)

● Knowledge of a variety of CMSes, such as ExpressionEngine, Drupal, and WordPress. Drupal experience in particular is required.

● Proficiency in HTML5, Ajax, JQuery, CSS3, and JavaScript for rapid prototyping

● Proficiency in PHP, MySQL, Java, and Python. Angular experience a plus.

● Excellent written and spoken communication skills

● Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process preferred

● Excellent visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction

● Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively

● Up to date with the latest Web trends, techniques, and technologies

● Ability to scope and help develop proposals

● Knowledge of ADA Section 508 compliance regulations preferred

● Minimum of 5 years of web development, software architecture/design, or related work experience required

● Professional experience with both back-end and front-end programming

● Master’s degree in computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering or similar preferred

● Experience with cloud technologies such as AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Engine

 

Must be local and available to work in our Natick office.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and link to LinkedIn page if available.

Competitive salary, health care and dental insurance, and 401(k).

Starting at $80,000. Salary commensurate with experience. No calls please.

 

 

Job Announcement: GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Want to design a report to Congress for the U.S. Department of State, or create visual design concepts for a VA website, the layout for a book project for the Department of Agriculture, or a brochure for IBM?

Join our team.

We have an incredible team that is looking for the right person to help support a critical and growing aspect of our business. Given that much of the work performed by StratComm involves creating graphic design for our 17 federal clients, a successful applicant must have significant and varied design experience. 

We are a company with a core group of in-house staff, supported by a large network of freelance writers, technologists, and contractors. It is important that every member of the team shares a positive attitude, and has an entrepreneurial spirit and a dedicated work ethic.

This job requires a go-getter who takes ownership of a project, someone who doesn’t need to be micromanaged, someone who loves to continue to learn.

The right person will be comfortable speaking to clients, all levels of management, staff members, vendors, freelance writers, contractors and whomever the company interfaces with. He/she will be able to work on tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment and be very comfortable creating distinctive front-end website design concepts, logos, e-books, and coordinating brochures, pamphlets, publications or similar layouts and frameworks for our customers, who represent a broad range of industries, in both the public and private sector. This individual will possess excellent interpersonal skills, an exemplary phone manner, and strong organizational skills, ensuring schedules are always maintained. 

We work on exciting, cutting-edge projects with some of the largest public and private sector companies in the world. If that sounds like something that you are interested in, we would like to talk to you!

Responsibilities:

● Execute all visual design stages from concept to final hand-off

● Conceptualize original design ideas in print and for the web that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex ideas

● Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps to communicate interaction and design ideas

● Present and defend designs and key deliverables to peers and executive-level stakeholders

● Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices, and standards

Requirements:

● Proven work experience as a graphic designer, with a strong portfolio

● Proven web experience in creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps

● Proven print experience designing brochures, reports, branding collateral etc.

● Proficiency with the Adobe Creative suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) or other visual design and wire-framing tools, and Microsoft Office applications, on a PC or Mac platform is preferred.

● Excellent written and spoken communication skills

● Excellent visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction

● Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively

● Up to date with the latest graphic/visual design trends, techniques, and technologies

● BS/MS in graphic design, the visual arts, or similar degree preferred

● Ability to scope and develop proposals

● Knowledge of ADA Section 508 compliance regulations preferred

● An online portfolio, recent resume, and minimum of 5 years of graphic design or related work experience are required.

Must be local and available to work in our Natick office. Competitive compensation. No calls please.

 

 

Job Announcement: ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

Natick-based publishing, training, and project management firm seeks a high-energy assistant project manager eager to wear many hats. Must be local and available to work in our Natick office.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Immediate opening for a very high-energy, extremely well-organized assistant project manager who is able to manage multiple tasks on tight deadlines and learn quickly.

This job requires a go-getter who takes ownership of a project and will allow nothing to slip through the cracks, someone who is extremely reliable and doesn’t need to be micromanaged, someone who has a “worry-factor” and will invest whatever time and energy is required to see a job through.

This extremely detail-oriented person should have a positive attitude, an enthusiastic demeanor, and a willingness to take on challenges. He/She should be a solutions-oriented self-starter who is able to adjust to the rhythm of the office and its workflow: some days will be calmer while others can be harried.

Reporting to the Director of Client Services, this person should be comfortable working with clients, staff members, vendors, freelance writers, designers, technologists, contractors, and whomever the company interfaces with. He/She should be able to work on tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment, build rapport with clients and contractors, exhibit excellent attention to detail, and be comfortable working with data. In addition, this individual should possess excellent interpersonal skills, an exemplary phone manner, and strong organizational skills.

As a company with a small in-house staff, it is important that every member of the team shares a positive attitude and has an entrepreneurial spirit. No job is too big or too small for the assistant project manager. This is not always a 9 to 5 job; the assistant project manager must be someone who is willing to stay until the job is done.

This person should be reasonably comfortable when dealing with technology. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications required and Adobe Professional on a PC or Mac platform is preferred. Previous staff scheduling experience a plus.

Through it all, the assistant project manager must have a can-do attitude, enjoy the variety, relate well with all levels of management and, most important, have a willingness to learn and the ability to remain calm when unexpected situations arise. To succeed, this individual should be eager to learn and not easily discouraged by challenges.

ABOUT STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.

Based in Natick, Mass., Strategic Communications (StratComm) is a 35-year-old publishing company serving the marketing, communications, training, and project management needs of nationwide Fortune 500 companies, 17 federal agencies, and all branches of the Armed Forces.

We manage programs creating high-quality publications, both print and electronic, and training platforms for leading corporations and organizations such as IBM, VMware, Goldman Sachs, the United States Navy and Air Force, the U.S. Department of State, the Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Treasury, and many other important agencies and organizations. We also manage large programs for the federal government utilizing emerging technologies to create, for example, online training and testing programs for VA and for all U.S. Embassies worldwide, as well as provide hearing monitoring services to the Social Security Administration.

Our headquarters house a small core team of seasoned professionals who manage a large group of offsite contractors. Together, we interact with clients spanning all sectors, projects, and communications challenges; to succeed we rely on each member of the team. At Strategic Communications, we all have a very strong work ethic, an entrepreneurial spirit—and most importantly: a sense of humor.

For the right person this is an ideal entry level position as it provides the opportunity to learn all aspects of project management and publishing.

Please submit resume, cover letter, and link to LinkedIn page if available. No calls please.

Salary: $40,000.00 /year

Required experience: 3 years

 

 

Job Announcement: VERBATIM HEARING RECORDERS
 

Part-Time Position

StratComm, Inc. manages Verbatim Hearing Recorder (VHR) services (similar to Court Recording) for the Social Security Administration's Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR).

We are seeking dependable and detail-oriented people to work part time in these freelance positions to record the proceedings and take notes during SSA appeal hearings held at ODAR locations. The hearings are scheduled one month in advance.

Responsibilities:

  • Learning the required procedures and the use of the equipment and software
  • Escorting claimants to the hearing room, ensuring they understand the process of the
  • Setting up the digital recording equipment and ensuring it is functioning properly prior to the start of each
  • Operating the equipment and annotating the digital recording in order to provide an index of events during the hearing
  • Submitting a complete and audible digital recording of the hearing, including exhibits offered by the claimant or representative.

Requirements:

Candidates must be comfortable with technology, including the use of computers, digital recording equipment, teleconferencing equipment, and smartphones. Excellent typing skills (minimum 60wpm), a professional demeanor, and good communication and listening skills are essential. Candidates must display compassion when dealing with claimants and maintain the confidentiality of their personal information. This position requires vehicle ownership for certain locations and a smartphone, since reliable transportation and communication with the home office and Team Lead is critical. Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED. Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is a part-time position. Previous experience as a transcriptionist is helpful, but not required.

Training will be provided. It will be necessary to apply for and obtain a security clearance, which will include fingerprinting. StratComm will assist in this process.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and two references as soon as possible.

StratComm is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.

Required education:

  • High school or equivalent

Specifically, we are currently seeking candidates in the following regions of New England:

  • Boston, Mass.
  • Providence, R.I.
  • Hartford, Conn.
  • New Haven, Conn.