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Sr Manager Communications

Date: Jan 25, 2019

Location: Winston Salem, NC, US

Company: RAI

The Senior Manager Communications develops and implements internal and external communication strategies to promote the organization’s objectives and positions.  The position will prepare issue briefings, presentations, advocacy materials, media materials and other communications that advance the organization’s corporate, legislative and regulatory messaging.  The position will work collaboratively across a variety of internal and external stakeholders to promote the activities and initiatives of the organization.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Prepare clear, thoughtful and effective issue briefings, presentations, speeches, event scripts and other written communications to explain or convey the company's policies or positions on issues while ensuring consistent framing of messages

Prepare effective communications, including compelling advocacy materials, for regulatory and legislative issues

Write and edit press releases, statements, interviews, press kits, and other media communications

Support organization’s media spokesperson by fielding calls and working with internal stakeholders to develop responses to media inquiry

Develop and maintain relationships with the media and identify suitable outlets - including print, online, broadcast, and social media – in which to promote company reputation and messages

Manage media monitoring and internal reporting of external news

Work with marketing teams to align brand communication with organization’s overall communication

Work collaboratively across a variety of internal and external stakeholders to support communications goals and ensure alignment with the Company’s overall strategy

Work with third party groups to communicate organization’s messages, positions and priorities

Work with department and other internal stakeholders to address both current and emerging communications opportunities

 

Education:

Four-year degree required with preference in journalism, English, communications or related field

 

Experience:

  • Five plus years of experience in a communications or related field required

 

Required skills:

  • Excellent written, editing and proofreading skills
  • Confident communicator and presenter
  • Critical thinker that exercises sound judgement
  • Proven experience in communications, public relations, journalism or related field, including a proven ability to deal with media or investor inquiries quickly and effectively, writing press releases and communicating business strategy
  • Experience with managing relationships with a range of journalists, analysts or other external stakeholders
  • Proven experience of using social media, media monitoring services and digital communication channels, with understanding of current trends in digital media/social media
  • Strong research skills and proven ability to understand, analyze and effectively articulate policy issues
  • Excellent written, editing and proofreading skills
  • Confident communicator and presenter
  • Critical thinker that exercises sound judgement
  • Proven experience in communications, public relations, journalism or related field, including a proven ability to deal with media or investor inquiries quickly and effectively, writing press releases and communicating business strategy
  • Experience with managing relationships with a range of journalists, analysts or other external stakeholders
  • Proven experience of using social media, media monitoring services and digital communication channels, with understanding of current trends in digital media/social media
  • Strong research skills and proven ability to understand, analyze and effectively articulate policy issues
  • Proven ability in developing communications related to regulatory and legislative issues
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with the political and regulatory process
  • Energetic and effective team player who enjoys working as a member of a dynamic team, making thoughtful contributions and establishing good working relationships
  • Able to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and solve problems timely
  • Effective project management skills with a focus on delivering results
  • Sound organizational and planning skills
  • Passion and drive to excel and be creative

 

Limitations and Disclaimer:

The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  The Company reserves the right to change or modify job descriptions and employee job duties.

 

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities.  To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

 

Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

 


Nearest Major Market: Winston-Salem

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