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Director of Corporate Communications
Herndon
VA
Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
Communications
5/8/2019

Seeking a US Military Veteran, National Guardsman, Reservist and/or Military Spouse for a Director of Corporate Communications position. Manage and help develop strategic internal and external messaging that promote the company’s vision, culture, business plan and brand identity. A Bachelor’s in journalism, public relations, communications, or marketing; 15+ years in strategic communications/PR; and ability to travel up to 30% of the time are required.
Responsibilities: Veteran Military
  • Collaborate with outside agencies and other stakeholders to translate corporate strategy
  • Be integrally involved in reputation and brand management for online educational company.
  • Manage and grow external media coverage that currently produces 200+ hits per quarter.
  • Manage media research, outreach and interview requests.
  • Develop talking points, write papers and other materials to support media relations and issues management.
  • Develop executive messaging, speeches, and presentations.
  • Serve as a strategic advisor and support team for executive management, marketing, human resources, public affairs, and investor relations.
  • Identify emerging public issues that may affect the company and work to proactively address.
  • Assist in addressing all corporate crisis events.
  • Work with SVP to manage employee communications, corporate intranet, in coordination with HR.
  • Manage weekly employee newsletter that includes multiple written articles and a featured video.
Requirements: Veteran Military
  • US Veteran, National Guardsman, Reservist or Military Spouse.
  • Bachelor’s in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing or a related field (Master’s preferred)
  • 15+ years in strategic communications and/or public relations utilizing traditional and new media avenues with responsibilities including planning, company spokesperson, crisis communications, copywriting and online platforms OR equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency with public relations research/tracking software, social media platforms and basic HTML
  • Exceptional writing skills tailored for specific purposes, such as news releases, executive speeches and presentations, interviews, video scripts, and articles.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to translate business objectives into integrated strategies and tactics that drive business performance and internal culture
  • Innovative thinker, problem-solver and correspondent especially in regards to utilizing new media technologies – must be very knowledgeable about social media
  • Ability to collaborate with senior leadership to address crisis messaging.

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