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Corporate Communications Specialist

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Contract role with Fortune 500 Tech company in Plano!

Seeking an experienced individual with a strong PR background, with working for or with PR agencies before, ability to manage relationships with all levels of personnel across internal business groups/cross functional teams. This individual needs to be able to get up to speed quickly on PR strategy and run with it asap, PR media strategy, pitches, engaging with media and ability/experience with how social works in relation to the role (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn).
Individual must be confident and have a voice to speak across teams while simultaneously building relationships, team player.
Since the Tax space is unique, individuals with financial industry experience/understanding is preferred but not required

Skills/Capabilities
- Builds and executes PR strategies in support of business unit goals
- Ability to manage outside agency resources to effectively execute projects
- Experience leading integrated communications programs across a large, complex business
- Demonstrated ability to deliver engaging content in social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter
- Displays excellent verbal and written communications skills, with a keen ability to engage in meaningful conversations, both online and off
- Able to initiate, build and maintain positive relationships with accounting trade journalists
- Experience serving as a brand/company spokesperson responsible for delivering key messages
- Builds measurability into programs; analyzes and assesses the effectiveness of projects and campaigns
- Works cross-functionally with organizations including marketing, product development and customer support
- Crisis communications/issues management: i.e.) something goes wrong and drafts the messaging for that (ex. Data breach, security, and messaging to media and care agents/corp affairs)

Job Requirements:
- Bachelors degree in marketing or communications
- 6-8 years experience in corporate communications, B2B/B2C public relations, social media
- Experience managing outside communications agency/vendors
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work well under tight deadlines and high pressure
- This is a contractor role based in Plano, TX reporting to a Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications

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