Senior Director, Executive Communications

Hilton Worldwide
Mc Lean
Mar 31, 2014
Apr 30, 2014
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Full Time
The Senior Director of Executive Communications will provide strategic communications support to our CEO and the company’s Executive Committee.

What will it be like to work for this Hilton Worldwide Brand?

Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton Worldwide is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its ten global brands, which include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.

If you appreciate the impact global travel can have on the world and know how to offer an exceptional hospitality experience, you may be just the person we are looking for to work as a Hilton Worldwide Team Member.

What will I be doing?

The Senior Director of Executive Communications will be a gifted writer for multiple platforms such as print, digital and broadcast as well as a strategic thinker who is able to manage executive priorities in a highly matrixed, global business environment. The Team Member must have outstanding interpersonal and communications skills, strong experience in speechwriting, preferably with a background in political campaigns, public policy or corporate communications. The Senior Director will demonstrate business acumen and will have deep experience in developing and executing CEO and executive positioning programs to support an organization's business objectives. The Team Member will work in close collaboration with the CEO's executive office, the Global Corporate Communications team and subject matter experts, this role will help ensure the effective and appropriate management of the CEO's speaking engagements and communications vehicles reaching internal and external stakeholders to maximize the CEO’s effectiveness and contributes to the success of Hilton Worldwide.
Other key priorities are listed below:
* Under the direction of the Vice President and in collaboration with other key business functions, develop and maintain the CEO Communications and Engagement Plan

* Research, identify and secure appropriate speaking opportunities both internally and externally in which to place the CEO and other senior executives that align with the company’s business and communications strategic priorities

* Conduct historical, current, and future trends and social research to provide facts, insights and context for speech and CEO written communications

* With support from Corporate Communications team, research audience expectations, event agenda, topics and remarks, and need for audio and/or visual support to assist executives to tailor messages for audience appeal and impact. Provide on-site event support as needed Guide and/or oversee appropriate messaging, style and context for communications deliverables that support the overall communications strategy, and reflect the needs of audience groups

* Research and draft appropriate editorial pieces for senior executives that align with the company’s business and policy agendas for internal and external audiences

* Oversee the planning, research and writing of high quality communications deliverables for the CEO, including select written communications to Team Members, internal/external audiences

*  Oversee the planning, research and writing of high quality communications deliverables for the CEO, including select written communications to Team Members, internal/external speeches and talking points, meeting presentations, panel remarks, articles and executive perspectives, blog posts, and scripts

* Work closely with Corporate Media Relations team on CEO media relations efforts including interview preparation and, guidance on relevant messages, style and tone

* Collaborate with the Corporate Responsibility, Industry Relations, Human Resources and Government Relations teams, among other internal teams, to inform and/or provide perspective to CEO communications efforts to ensure alignment of messages and appropriate management and use of CEO time

* Proactively seek recognition for the CEO and other EC members

* As required, provide speaker coaching to executives

* Develop and implement evaluation process and pipeline for managing CEO communication requests from internal and external stakeholders

*  In partnership with the Office of the CEO, manage overall CEO communications and/or events calendar

* Provide summary reports of executive speaking opportunities for CEO and EC review

* Ensure consistency, timeliness and professionalism of all CEO briefing materials to support CEO Communications and Engagement plan


JOB REQUIREMENTS: What are we looking for?
Since being founded in 1919, Hilton Worldwide has been a leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Hilton Worldwide remains a beacon of innovation, quality, and success. This continued leadership is the result of our Team Members staying true to our Vision, Mission, and Values. To fulfill this role successfully, you must possess the following minimum qualifications and experience: 
* BS/BA Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Journalism, Advertising or a related field

* Excellent writing and editing skills

* Ability to work closely and effectively with both senior executives as well as a larger team

* Ability to research and synthesize information

* Strong business acumen with a fluency in topical news

* Willingness to listen to feedback from others and find the best ways to incorporate that feedback

* Flexibility to deal with unanticipated projects by managing priorities

* Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline and results driven environment

* Demonstrated success and track-record in working with senior executives

* Minimum of seven (7) years of experience writing for senior leaders in governments or public sector organizations

* Minimum of five (5) years of managerial experience

* Ability to travel as required

It would be advantageous in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:
* MS/MA Master’s Degree

What benefits will I receive?

Your benefits will include a competitive starting salary and, depending upon eligibility, a vacation or Paid Time Off (PTO) benefit. You will instantly have access to our unique benefits such as the Team Member and Family Travel Program, which provides reduced hotel room rates at many of our hotels for you and your family, plus discounts on products and services offered by Hilton Worldwide and its partners. After 90 days you may enroll in Hilton Worldwide's Health & Welfare benefit plans, depending on eligibility. Hilton Worldwide also offers eligible team members a 401K Savings Plan, as well as Employee Assistance and Educational Assistance Programs. We look forward to reviewing with you the specific benefits you would receive as a Hilton Worldwide Team Member. The above information is provided as a highlight of the major benefits offered to most full-team team members in the United States. All benefits listed may not be offered at all locations. This is not a summary plan description or official plan document.

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