Sr Communications Consultant

Chicago, IL
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Kate Gottfried

Job Description:

Our healthcare client in Downtown Chicago, is hiring a Sr Communications Consultant who will be responsible for developing and executing a variety of communications to meet the needs of multiple audiences through interaction with key stakeholders, subject matter experts and management at all levels of the organization; drafting, editing and supervising the production of communications to be distributed to a variety of audiences; in this extremely fast-moving environment, all job expectations must be met on time with a customer-service orientation, a high degree of flexibility, a professional demeanor and the ability to deal with ambiguity and rapidly shifting deadlines with a sense of urgency.

This role is responsible for project team communication and for working in partnership with the Corporate Communications function to ensure project information is shared in an appropriate and timely manner with leadership, employees and other stakeholders.

*Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications or related field of study and 4 years corporate communications experience, including strategic planning, content development and editing, project communications, and communication channel management OR 8 years corporate communications experience.
*Strong ability to work under pressure and short timelines; ability to handle multiple projects with shifting deadlines simultaneously.
*Strong knowledge of MS Office software, particularly Word and PowerPoint.
*Background in content development for intranet use.
*Ability to interact with all levels of an organization with confidence. Adept and comfortable at influencing the decision-making process.
*Willingness to work overtime to meet requirements.
*Demonstrated ability to write and edit an array of communications materials for internal/external audiences.
*Strong organizational, project management and consulting skills.
*Ability to handle highly sensitive, confidential information; adept at handling situations with political appropriateness and sensitivity while influencing positive outcomes.

* Experience with basic graphical design and website design (ex: developing and updating SharePoint-based websites).