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Industry: Communications

Company: Olomana Loomis ISC

Job Description

Olomana Loomis ISC is an integrated globally-connected marketing, brand, communications and business consulting firm. Our services include: brand strategy, data-driven marketing, advertising, digital (web, social media, mobile) communications, public and media relations, corporate communications, crisis communications, business development, nonprofit fund development, videography and graphic design. We serve clients in a diverse array of industries, including: education, energy, healthcare, financial services, technology, real estate, retail, visitor industry, arts and culture, nonprofit, and political campaigns.

The Communications Director will report to the Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Relations, and work with creatives, marketers and clients drivers. This position is based on O’ahu.


The Communications Project Manager role encompasses three areas: Client Service, Content Generation and Project Management.

  • Client Service: The Communications Project Manager will manage client relationships and supervise work with members of the Marketing and/or Communications teams to deliver exceptional service.
  • Project Management: The Communications Project Manager will be responsible for managing projects related to his/her assigned clients, including assisting with project timelines, budgets and vendors. He/she will coordinate with other members of the agency’s team and any vendors to ensure the highest standards of quality and performance to meet or exceed established objectives.
  • Content Quality: The Communications Project Manager will oversee content development by our internal teams as well as partners in Hawaii and from around the globe.
  • The Communications Project Manager will also be responsible for managing news media relations.

Minimum Requirements:

Formal Education and Work Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Hawaiian Studies, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or related field
  • 5+ years of progressive work experience in native Hawaiian organizations or related field
  • Work experience with the news media a must
  • Work experience in an agency desirable
  • Crisis communications management experience is a plus
  • A record of increasingly greater career responsibility and accomplishment

Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of Hawaiian history, culture, values and ‘ōlelo Hawai’i
  • Detailed command of written English, word choice, tone, grammar, punctuation, spelling
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite Applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Google Suite (Drive, Sheets, Docs, Gmail)
  • Experienced with media relations (press, broadcast, social, etc) in Hawaii
  • Demonstrated experience with social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn
  • Use of project management systems such Asana and Workamajig

Also Required:

  • Keen attention to detail, organization and excellent math and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Both leadership and team player qualities are essential
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, youthful energy but mature mindset
  • Familiarity of local history, culture and marketplace a must
  • Ongoing love of learning highly desirable

Bonus Points:

Do you have experience in one or more of the following?

  • Media training
  • Crisis communications
  • Nonprofit fund development
  • Brand strategy
  • Video scriptwriting
  • Ad copywriting
  • Social media strategy
  • Language (fluency in Mandarin, Japanese, or Korean)

Do you have experience in any of the following industries?

  • Education
  • Development
  • Financial Services
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Energy
  • Technology
  • Government Policy / Political Campaigns


  • Parking subsidy or monthly Bus Pass
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Health insurance coverage (including Acupuncture and Massage) paid by employer
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance available
  • Flex Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care)
  • Year-end performance bonus
  • Paid Vacation, Holiday and Sick Pay
  • Professional development supported

Apply Now:

  • The screening process includes interviews, written and math tests, reference checks and a background check. If hired, you will be in good company as your colleagues have all gone through the same screening process.
  • Candidates must be ready to begin work within a month of offer; therefore only candidates currently on island (or en route to return/relocate to Hawaii) will be considered.
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