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Be an integral member of a fast-paced strategic communications team focused on supporting all communications needs for the corporation’s operating centers. Support the Communications Business Partners and internal customers, developing and writing key products to help achieve the organization’s communications objectives.

Key Functions:
• Develop employee-focused communications for a range of internal strategic communications needs, including employee engagement initiatives, new policies and procedures, social events and activities, diversity and inclusion programs, information technology and software updates, and more.
• Tailor messaging to a variety of communication channels, including intranet sites and digital media, to meet audience needs and achieve internal customer goals.
• Coordinate and work with corporate organizations to communicate services, programs, and policies.
• Write and edit a variety of communications pieces, including employee news articles, promotional pieces for events, emails and announcements for managers and groups such as Human Resources, and other assignments as needed.
• Work with graphic designers and creative services teams to produce effective employee communications pieces for online and print media.
• Develop and produce external communications products as needed. Examples include writing project stories and employee profiles for the external website, preparing submissions for awards programs, and developing fact sheets and information materials for industry conferences.

Required Education/Experience:
• Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of communications experience or the equivalent in job-relevant work experience (ideally with a strong focus on employee or internal communications mixed with related external communications work).
• Demonstrated project management experience, including communications planning and execution.
• Proven ability to communicate with employees at all levels.
• Demonstrated experience in working closely with executives and managers to develop and implement communications programs.
• Ability to write about complex technical topics in a simple and clear manner applicable to a general audience.

Desired Education/Experience:
• Master’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or related field.
• 6–10 years of experience in the communications field.

Required Skills:
• Outstanding project management, time management, and organizational skills.
• Ability to direct and manage teams to accomplish work assignments.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Strong writing and editing skills. Ability to adapt content developed by subject matter experts for a general audience.
• Experience working in a fast-paced environment and juggling multiple priorities.
• Ability to adapt to changing requirements and evolving needs, often on short notice.
• Excel at working independently and with little oversight but also comfortable working as part of a team.
• Ability to understand and write about information technology or other complex technical topics from a user perspective.
• Experience developing and implementing communication plans.
• Experience in a Corporate Communications department and working with corporate organizations such as Human Resources and Finance as well as graphic designers and other creative services teams.
• Intermediate to advanced experience with Microsoft Office (2010 or 2013), specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lync, and Outlook.
• Experience using multiple communications platforms, including online, print, face-to-face interactions, and events.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact comfortably with employees at all levels, including senior leaders.

Desired Skills:
• Ability to analyze a problem or process and suggest improvements.
• Willingness/ability to learn new technologies.
• Familiarity with SharePoint.
• Experience with a technology company or organization

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