Manager, CommunicationsApply Now Date posted 01/05/2021 Requisition Number: 272989BR Location: United States - South Carolina - Greer Area of Interest: Communications Position Type: Full Time
Execute the company’s corporate social responsibility strategy in local markets. Provide regional internal communications support through the creation of content and leadership consultation. Engage in proactive and reactive media relations to enhance and defend the Charter and Spectrum brands. Serve as backup to Sr. Director of Field Communications.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Promote all aspects of the Charter and Spectrum brand in local news markets, including products and services, jobs and employment, stores and facilities, networks and technology, and community investment.
Build and establish working relationships with key media outlets. Defend the Charter and Spectrum brands in local news outlets in coverage focused on negative or contentious aspects of the business, including service outages, regulatory compliance issues, employee issues and customer service issues.
Produce multiple materials, including news releases, and manage numerous projects simultaneously under deadline pressure.
Maintain news outlet distribution lists.
Contribute content to Charter’s intranet, Panorama, and other internal communications vehicles on company initiatives in the region.
Actualize the company’s corporate social responsibility strategy through collaboration with national and local partners and charitable organizations to maximize the impact of Charter’s investment of time, talent and financial resources to strengthen the communities in which we do business and in which our employees live and work.
Develop an extensive fluency in Charter and Spectrum offerings, policies, messages and competitors.
Interact with employees in all business disciplines and at all levels in the company.
Perform other duties as requested by Supervisor.
Skills / Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write and speak the English language to communicate with employees, customers, suppliers, media in person, on the phone, and by written communications in a clear, straightforward, and professional manner
Ability to use personal computer and software applications (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with Meltwater, Cision or other media communication platforms a plus)
Excellent writing and media relations skills required; AP style preferred
Ability to attend to detail
Ability to communicate with all levels of management and company personnel
Ability to prioritize, organize effectively and handle multiple projects and tasks
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to work independently
Knowledge of television, internet and phone products and services, as well as those of our competitors in industry
Ability to analyze and interpret data
Understanding of corporate social responsibility and charitable giving
Demonstrates internet research ability
Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or related field, or equivalent experience
Related Work Experience
5+ years in communications-related position
Regional travel as required
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