Director of Public Relations & Corporate Communications

  • location: Herndon, VA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $140,000 - $170,000 per year
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Director of Public Relations & Corporate Communications

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Director of Public Relations and Corporate Communications

Location: Herndon, VA

*Direct-Hire (Full-Time) Director-Level Opportunity with one of our largest clients in the Northern, VA area

Randstad Technologies is searching for a highly experienced (15 years or more experience) Director of Corporate Communications to come in and work for our client in Herndon, VA to manage and help to develop internal and external communications that promote the company's vision, culture, business plans and brand identity in a manner that fosters positive espirit de corps and positions the company as a premier provider of online education.

  • Reporting to and working with the Senior Vice President, SVP, of Corporate Communications, the position plays a key role in translating corporate strategy and news to both internal and external audiences.
  • The incumbent will also serve as the primary point of contact for external media inquiries regarding our client, a major publically traded organization sitting in Herndon, VA.
  • *Additionally, this role supports a majority of internal and external executive communications.
The Director, Corporate Communications will:

  • Collaborate with the SVP, outside agencies and other stakeholders to develop and manage strategic internal and external communications plans, employee communications, executive communications, media relations and corporate crisis communications.
  • Be integrally involved in reputation and brand management for the company.
  • Work with SVP to manage and grow external media coverage that currently produces over 200 media hits per quarter.
  • Manage media research, outreach and interview requests.
  • Develop talking points, white papers and other materials to support media relations and issues management.
  • Develop executive communications, speeches, and presentations.
  • Serve as a strategic communications advisor and support team for executive management as well as Marketing, Human Resources, Public Affairs, and Investor Relations.
  • Identify emerging public issues that may affect the company and works to proactively address.
  • Work with SVP to manage employee communications, including corporate intranet, in close coordination with Human Resources.
  • Manage weekly employee newsletter that includes multiple written articles and a featured video.
 
location: Herndon, Virginia
job type: Permanent
salary: $140,000 - 170,000 per year
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
  • Required: Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing or a related field; Master's Degree preferred AND Fifteen (15) or more years of experience in strategic communications and/or public relations utilizing traditional and new media avenues with responsibilities including planning, company spokesperson, crisis communications, copywriting and online platforms, OR Equivalent combination of education and experience
Other required experience, knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Exceptional written communication skills tailored for specific purposes, such as news releases, executive speeches and presentations, interviews, video scripts, and articles. Strategic thinker with the ability to translate business objectives into integrated communication strategies and tactics that drive business performance and internal culture
  • Innovative thinker, problem-solver and communicator especially in regards to utilizing new media technologies - must be very knowledgeable about social media.
  • Ability to collaborate with senior leadership to address crisis communications
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint ); Proficiency with public relations research/tracking software, social media platforms, and basic HTML
  • Ability to travel approximately up to 30% of the time
  • Ability to pass required background check
Additional Job Details:

  • This is a direct hire position
  • Up to 15% bonus potential
If you or someone you know may be interested and fully qualified for the position described above, please send your resume to zack.macdonald@randstadusa.com ASAP!

 
qualifications:
  • Required:

    • Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing or a related field; Master's Degree preferred AND Fifteen (15) or more years of experience in strategic communications and/or public relations utilizing traditional and new media avenues with responsibilities including planning, company spokesperson, crisis communications, copywriting and online platforms, OR Equivalent combination of education and experience
 
skills: Other required experience, knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Exceptional written communication skills tailored for specific purposes, such as news releases, executive speeches and presentations, interviews, video scripts, and articles. Strategic thinker with the ability to translate business objectives into integrated communication strategies and tactics that drive business performance and internal culture
  • Innovative thinker, problem-solver and communicator especially in regards to utilizing new media technologies - must be very knowledgeable about social media.
  • Ability to collaborate with senior leadership to address crisis communications
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint ); Proficiency with public relations research/tracking software, social media platforms, and basic HTML
  • Ability to travel approximately up to 30% of the time
  • Ability to pass required background check
Additional Job Details:

  • This is a direct hire position
  • Up to 15% bonus potential
If you or someone you know may be interested and fully qualified for the position described above, please send your resume to zack.macdonald@randstadusa.com ASAP!


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