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Communications Specialist

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Our Fortune 500 client is seeking a Communications Specialist to join the Corporate Communications team. This position will dual report to the PR/External Communications Manager and a Communications Business Partner.

The specialist will provide 60% support to help build and protect the company’s reputation through external communications programs, including executive visibility and speaking engagements; thought leadership; financial communications; media relations; corporate reputation awards/rankings; social media; community relations and philanthropy; issues management and crisis communications; and corporate reputation event management. The specialist will provide 40% support to the functional communications business partners supporting internal leader and employee communications for finance, legal, global supply chain, engineering and sustainability, information technologies, and human resources.


Communications Materials Development
• Assist in editorial review for enterprise-wide external materials (news releases, byline articles, etc.)
• Assist in creation of presentations and speeches for executive visibility and thought leadership programs
• Write drafts and incorporate edits through the review process, including news releases, byline articles, media pitch materials, media background documents, briefing documents, scripts, presentations and Q&A’s

Project Management
• Develop leader communications milestone calendars for the company’s six enterprise functions
• Support the development and dissemination of milestone communications from business leaders to employees and other parties
• Support and monitor communication tools/channels (e.g., Sharepoint sites, mailboxes, blogs, newsletters, MyIR portal articles, recognition programs, etc.)
• Assist in organization and content management of the Annual Report and Sustainability Supplement projects
• Assist with Ingersoll Rand Foundation activities
• Assist in organization of logistics and executive briefing materials for corporate reputations events as needed, including investor days, community relations events and signature thought leadership events

Content Management
• Monitor Ingersoll Rand-owned communications channels and work with content owners across businesses to identify, create and make necessary changes to content that enhance corporate reputation, thought leadership and brand favorability
• Assist in maintenance of corporate content including corporate overview presentations and company fact sheets

Crisis and Issues Management
• Assist in identifying issues occurring in social media

Metrics Generation and Competitive Intelligence
• Track company’s social media presence across relevant sites and platforms
• Research and provide competitive intelligence benchmark data on best practices for a variety of communications disciplines

SKILLS • Must possess strong project management, problem solving, listening and written and oral communication skills • Must be able to work well with diverse groups, be a team player, possess analytical and “client service” skills, be an innovative thinker, and a self-starter • Must excel and thrive in fast-paced environments; global experience a plus • S/he will have the ability to manage project timelines and determine work flow effectively and appropriately • Computer proficiency in Word, PowerPoint and Excel required EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE • Undergraduate degree or equivalent, preferably in communications, business management or marketing. • 5+ years directly related experience (i.e. public relations, employee communication, corporate philanthropy, financial communications), preferably for a Fortune 500 company with diverse product categories and customer segments • High technical proficiency

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