Comm. Coordinator


Valerio Dewalt Train Associates is growing and looking for a full-time Communications Coordinator in our Chicago office.

At VDTA, you will collaborate with industry-leading architects, designers, and our marketing team in promoting the firm’s cutting edge design and thinking. If you have a passion for great design, a knack for social media, experience with public relations and are a creative writer this is the position for you.

Primary Responsibilities

• Develop and manage a social media strategy for the firm
• Create and curate content for the firm’s social media platforms
• Develop press packages / releases for all press opportunities
• Coordinate with outside publicist on all press opportunities
• Coordinate and maintain an active blog on the firm’s Website
• Maintain press page on the firm’s Website
• Develop and edit narratives relating to the firm, our work and people
• Develop specialty narratives for case study documents and award programs
• Maintain publications and media outlet database

Additional Responsibilities, As Needed

• Assist with maintaining the firm’s Website
• Assist with development of various marketing collateral
• Assist with photoshoot/videography art direction

Required Technical Qualifications

• Professional degree in marketing, communications, architecture or related field
• Minimum of three years of professional experience
• Excellent writing and copy editing skills
• Experience with developing a social media strategy
• Excellent knowledge of facebook, instagram and linkedin
• Experience in managing websites
• Experience coordinating with media and press
• Graphic design knowledge and experience
• Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Additional Required Qualifications

• Collaborative working style
• Strong work ethic, quick learner, great communicator
• Proactive and organized
• Professional and personable

How to Apply

Email required below documents to Joe Lawton at Please, no phone calls or office visits. Due to the high number of applications we receive, only those shortlisted will receive a response back.

• Resume (PDF only)
• 3-4 writing samples (PDF and/or Website)
• 2-3 samples of social media related work (PDF and/or Website)
• Any additional supporting information to demonstrate your experience and capabilities

About VDTA

Valerio Dewalt Train Associates is an award winning architectural and design firm with offices in Chicago, San Francisco and Palo Alto. We offer a high energy work environment focused on producing award-winning design for a demanding clientele. Our diverse and cross-disciplinary staff enjoys the close knit character of our company culture, where they are encouraged to take responsibility for making VDTA an exciting and rewarding place to work. We offer competitive wages and benefits including health and dental insurance, transit benefits and 401K plan.