Marketing & Communication Specialist


At Hoerr Schaudt, we design beautiful, purposeful gardens that connect people, site, and season. Based in Chicago, with offices in Kansas City and Los Angeles, Hoerr Schaudt continues its 30-year mission to create gardens that thrive and delight. We share a common passion for the work we do and are always looking for colleagues who can add to our collaborative work environment.

Hoerr Schaudt is seeking a highly creative, detail-oriented individual to create compelling communications that support content marketing and business development pursuits. The ideal candidate will have a passion for marketing and be able to generate engaging and refined content and collateral within a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment. The Marketing & Communication Specialist reports to the Director of Marketing & Business Development.

If you are interested in this position, we encourage you to e-mail us at

Role description

  • Lead coordination and manage the pursuit process from kickoff to submittal, including interview prep and development
  • Work with principals and senior staff to create, write, and produce proposals, presentations, statement of qualifications and other marketing collateral in alignment with brand guidelines & standards
  • Manage and maintain library of proposals, resumes, project descriptions, and boilerplate content to ensure that it’s up to date and accurate.
  • Manage, produce and post content to social media platforms
  • Provide support to external PR team for the development of press releases, pitches, key events and targeted campaigns.
  • Track coverage and engagement on digital platforms to deliver key performance indicators to Director of Marketing and recommend new ideas and targets
  • Ensure consistency, quality and usage of best practices in all communications
  • Update and maintain content calendar
  • Write content and update the firm’s website on an as needed basis
  • Support the creation, content and publication of internal communications
  • Assist with coordination of project photography and maintain image library
  • Assist in research of markets and clients


  • 5 years of experience in marketing, communications, or public relations preferably in the design industry
  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism or related field. In addition, graphic design experience would be desirable
  • Be a talented writer and storyteller with the ability to gather information from various sources to craft cohesive and compelling narratives
  • Have a love for content marketing and a passion for developing fresh and creative approaches to conveying information
  • Strong visual and storytelling abilities that would be used to develop marketing collateral and presentations
  • Ability to tell our story and share our work in compelling and engaging ways
  • Experience managing social media platforms
  • Experience working independently, as well as within cross-functional teams and leaders of the firm in a collaborative, professional environment
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects with minimal supervision, meeting deadlines and working well under pressure, while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office & Adobe Creative Suite
  • Experience in CRM software a plus
  • Thrives in a multi-tasking, deadline-driven, fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail, prioritization, time management and organization skills