Director of Corporate Communications

Location: Boston, MA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $140,000.00 - $150,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Date: 4/8/2017
Job ID: 02470632
Job Description
We are looking for an exceptional communications leader to join our team.  As Director of Corporate Communications you will have a unique opportunity to be part of scaling a successful startup into a significant business.  Reporting directly to the CEO, the Director of Corporate Communications will responsible for developing and implementing company communication strategy, including creating, refining, clarifying, unifying and communicating our strategic positioning and messaging, both internally and externally.  The role will support executive leadership as a communications advisor and strategist and lead media, analyst and community relations, internal communications, thought leadership, and issues/reputation management.

The successful candidate will be able to apply their business, strategy, message development and communication skills, and work with a great team, to help build a important and exciting business.  We have a great story and we are looking for an awesome communicator to tell the story in order to drive sales, customer engagement and company value.

Roles/Responsibilities

Develop and execute corporate communications strategies and plans, and serve as company spokesperson
Drive and manage the creation of high impact company stories for use with news media, analysts and other key audiences and influencers
Develop new and enhanced thought leadership content and communications programs
Generate positive coverage of company, company activities and company executives
Lead media relations
Oversee creation and distribution of high quality press releases, working closely with internal experts and resources, and ensuring approvals are secured as needed and appropriate
Proactively engage media to generate high impact, positive coverage of company, products and executives, consistent with communication strategy
Handle incoming media requests in a timely, responsive and professional manner
Lead analyst relations
Create and manage outreach program and build analyst relations
Ensure we are effectively “influencing the influencers”
Enhance reach and impact of company’s messages via additional channels such as:
Creating social media content and program
Supporting Partner programs
Oversee management of awards initiatives, including identifying, submitting, marketing and winning targeted awards
Coordinate community outreach and employee volunteerism
Oversee and manage communication support consultants and agencies, as and when appropriate
Advise and support executive team on strategy and implement communication plans for important internal communication, such as messaging, branding and change management, via various company-wide communication methods as appropriate (intranet, town halls, etc.)
Advise executive team and implement plans in the event of crises/issues that may affect brand or reputation
Implement key communications policies, protocols, and guidelines
Oversee communications measurement, including the design and operation of relevant dashboards and report
Background/Experience/Education

10-15 years of corporate communications experience with enterprise software, HR tech and/or electronic marketplace company
Demonstrated success with significant news media and analyst relations programs, including success in creating and implementing programs for new and innovative products and companies and high-profile technology brands
Proven capability in creating and implementing thought leadership programs to create awareness and help drive sales and product adoption
Experience and success with traditional media and analyst channels as well as via social media and partners
Hands on experience with all aspects of corporate communications
Experienced at collaborating with cross functional teams at all levels, including senior leaders, and the ability to influence, drive consensus and implement plans to achieve desired results
Track record of working in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects and delivering strong, consistent execution against aggressive goals.
Experience with budget management and resource allocation to support success and efficiency
Familiar with the latest tools including media monitoring tools (such as Factiva or Meltwater), Media databases (such as Gorkana), Social media monitoring and publishing tools, as well as tools used for Intranets and Publishing
Bachelor’s degree in marketing or communications required; master’s degree preferred
Skills and Characteristics

Amazing creative storyteller - able to distill complex concepts into compelling stories and develop a range of platforms to tell them
Business oriented and analytical - able to use the stories and other content to create desired business outcomes, measure results and focus on the best paths for success
Great interpersonal skills and collaborative style with ability to build strong relationships with all players, internally and externally
Self-started who can thrive in a dynamic, high growth environment
Strong written, presentation and verbal communications skills
Exceptional messaging and positioning skills, both strategic and tactical
Detail-oriented and excellent project management skills
Natural leader, trusted advisor
Engaging and Articulate
Success Metrics

Media reach, frequency, and impressions
Number of impressions and coverage accuracy
Thought leadership content and coverage / exposure (articles, speaking engagements, …)
Establish positioning with and following by key analyst;
Communications program impact (network growth, share of voice, sentiment, influence)
Key Benefits