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Vice President, Internal Communications

New York, NY, USA | Weber Shandwick

  • Industry:
    Advertising/PR/Marketing/Events
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Marketing
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
    12-15 years
Job Description:
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Weber Shandwick is seeking an experienced communicator to join its global corporate communications team. This role is focused on internal communications and employee engagement, elevating and leading a strategy to deliver value for the agency’s 3,000-plus global employees and advance the company’s business objectives.


This position will sit on the global communications team and work closely with our global leadership team, business/practice leaders and regional/market leaders, and partner with marketing and client experience teams. The role will focus on strengthening internal communications to amplify Weber Shandwick’s unique culture as we shift to a hybrid environment – and, most importantly, support our employees as they craft and deliver innovative solutions that drive impact for the world’s biggest brands.


Responsibilities


Employee and Leader Engagement



  • Develop strategies and execute internal communications plans that connect our leaders and employees, engages them in our business and keeps them informed and inspired; identify and build the best platforms and channels to share information for maximum impact

  • Oversee content engine for centralized internal platforms, such as our new global intranet and our global client guidance resource, Together We Solve

  • Work with our regional and local leaders to bring our refreshed global values to life internally – to ensure awareness and engagement among our global population

  • Drive communications strategy and outreach for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, including ongoing cultural celebrations and observations important to our community

  • Continually address guidelines/protocols/structures for communications across internal stakeholders, geographies and businesses to ensure consistency in our message

  • Develop communications plans and materials for employee initiatives, client offerings and announcements (e.g,. new hires, employee surveys, award wins)


Executive Communications



  • Partner with agency leaders to build employee understanding, excitement and support for initiatives such as Juice, our global approach to wellness at work

  • Manage C-Suite communications to leadership and all employees including content strategy and execution

  • Manage global monthly virtual town halls with C-suite leaders and partner with special projects team on annual all-staff leadership meeting


Employer Branding



  • Create and deliver compelling positioning, narrative, platforms and vehicles to attract new kinds of talent

  • Help refine and promote Weber Shandwick’s employee value proposition and employer brand in partnership with agency leadership and marketing; lead initiatives and drive content for website and relevant social channels to target and recruit new talent

  • Drive agency’s employer awards strategy, identifying and leading opportunities for agency recognition that attracts new talent


Skills and abilities:



  • 10-15 years integrated communications experience in an agency or corporate setting

  • Experience building out internal communications at a large organization (global preferred)

  • Strong executive presence and demonstrated leadership, collaboration and relationship skills

  • Change management experience

  • Experience managing sensitive issues

  • Exceptional storytelling and written communications skills across a wide range of platforms

  • Strong project management expertise, with experience managing multiple workstreams, tight deadlines and changing requirements

  • Extensive knowledge and experience leveraging cutting edge technology to drive employee engagement including digital and social channels, corporate intranets and video

  • Prior experience building new internal platforms and developing content strategies for intranets, LinkedIn, other social media channels and career channels like Glassdoor and Fishbowl


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