Senior Specialist, Corporate & Executive Communications
- Full Time
Our Corporate Communications team plays a critical role in sharing and evolving the special culture and values of our private, family-owned, 120-year old company. We work together every day to give important information to our employees, cover what’s happening across our global footprint, protect the company’s reputation, enhance its brand and make connections with people across our social and digital channels.
As our $20 billion company moves into a new era, we’re reimagining the way we communicate. It’s an exciting time as we embrace change and push ourselves to think differently. Each person on our team has an important role to play and that’s why are looking for a resourceful, hands-on, research-loving go-getter to help us along the way.
As a Senior Specialist, Corporate & Executive Communications, you’ll contribute to a wide range of projects, sometimes analytical, sometimes tactical. On a given day, you may craft an executive briefing and/or talking points or build an intricate dashboard to measure a project’s success and impact. The next day, you may send out calendar invites for a leadership meeting, help staff an employee event or promote a social media campaign. Almost every day, you’ll spend some time tracking down information – on the phone, online and around our businesses – to keep our communications platforms ticking.
There’s no question that executive communications can be high-profile – and we certainly expect you to have a great presence and polish. It’s also hard work – so you’ll also have to be willing to roll up your sleeves and pitch in where the team needs you. It’s not always glamorous, but it’s always mission-critical. If you’re someone who is team-oriented, eager to learn and ready to do whatever it takes to drive the team’s success – often working behind the scenes for projects that are front and center – then this role at Cox may be a great fit for you.
Employees are the heartbeat of our company, and we need you to help us connect with them in meaningful ways. These may include:
Researching leadership narratives and impactful facts, figures and insights that help tell the story behind our business and connect to market trends and world affairs
Developing briefings and talking points that prepare our leaders for a range of events – from high-profile engagements to every day volunteer activities
Collaborating on videos that portray a sense of the Cox spirit and culture
Planning and executing events that both inspire and challenge our employees in the way we approach our businesses or our roles
Developing leadership messages, quotes or letters that convey a clear message – and resonate in unexpected and meaningful ways
Help develop and execute external communications campaigns that support our strategic initiatives through social media and PR.
Be the team’s project management guru, tracking timelines and deliverables to ensure projects run on schedule and within budget.
As a writer, you’ll need to transition seamlessly between writing for the c-suite, employee campaigns, media, Cox’s social media platforms or other channels.
Bring a strong understanding of measurement. You must be able to assign and track necessary KPIs to your work and be comfortable reporting back to leadership on a regular cadence.
Partner with our Creative Studio team to ensure visual content like videos and graphics are fun, engaging and innovative. Collaborate with communicators across Cox’s business divisions.
Help manage third-party vendors, including external consultants, agencies, designers, printers and freelancers, and associated budgets to ensure we use their services strategically and cost-effectively.
Work at a fast pace and on tight deadlines. Some days, you may have a “drop everything” moment where you need to shift priorities to support unexpected needs.
Don’t be afraid to color outside the lines. We’re open to testing out new ideas, and we want your input to improve our work and impact.
To be successful, you’ll need to approach your work with a sense of resourcefulness, humility and discipline – as well as curiosity and creativity.
A team player
Excellent written and verbal skills required (samples requested)
Competency in MS Office (especially PowerPoint, Word and Excel)
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About Cox Enterprises
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. The company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, home security and automation, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions); and Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms).
The company's major national brands include Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book and Manheim. Through Cox Automotive, the company's international operations stretch across Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America. To learn more about Cox's commitment to people, sustainability and our communities, please visit www.CoxCSRReport.com.
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