IHG Corporate Communications Manager in Atlanta, Georgia
Do you see yourself as a Corporate Communications Manager?
What's your passion? Whether you're into sports, shopping or gardening, at IHG we're interested in YOU. At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team. This exciting opportunity has overall responsibility for managing all public relations programs, promotion and publicity of brand initiatives, media relations activities, and participate in crisis management issues for the hotel.
IHG Americas Regional Corporate Office iscentrally located at the beautiful Ravinia Complex just outside Atlanta sPerimeter (I-285), offering a convenient commute from all areas of MetroAtlanta. In addition to being easily accessible from all major highways, thecomplex provides a free shuttle service between the office, the nearbyPerimeter Mall and MARTA train station for alternative commuting options duringbusiness hours. Our office complex offers many amenities and personalconveniences, including and on-site dry cleaner, private health club, wellnesscenter and restaurants. Atlanta, situated near the North Georgia Mountains, hassomething for everyone, world class educational institutions, interactivevenues, historical sites, beautiful performing arts facilities, professionalsports teams Braves, Falcons, and Hawks, and is home to unique venuesincluding CNN, the Georgia Aquarium, The King Center, World of Coca-Cola, TheCarter Center, High Museum of Art, and Zoo Atlanta.
Job Summary (Role Summary)
As part of the Americas External Corporate Communications team, the Corporate Communications Manager will develop communication strategies and implement programs that are aligned with business objectives and drive effective delivery of messages that enhance and protect the company s reputation among key stakeholders. This person will ensure communications activities are aligned with regional and global priorities and partner with assigned business functions to serve as trusted communications consultant. A key area of focus for this role will be to lead the company s corporate social responsibility communications strategy in the Americas.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Key Activities)
Partner with assigned senior executives and teams to devise and execute communications programs and strategies to support the company s strategic objectives
Lead company s corporate social responsibility communications strategy in the Americas, positioning company as a leader within industry and beyond
Protect company s reputation through effective issues management and crisis communications; provide support to operations field teams and/or individual hotels during crisis and issues, as needed
Serve as a company spokesperson
Build deep relationships with media, influencers, bloggers, analysts and other external stakeholders; research and develop unique content, conduct proactive media outreach and strategic story development and respond to and evaluate inbound media inquiries
Manage a broad range of proactive and reactive projects and coordinate across the broader Americas External Corporate Communications team
Write and edit corporate press releases, media kit materials, briefs, and other communications materials and develop key messaging for various corporate initiatives
Partner effectively with colleagues in brand PR and internal communications within the region and the global communications team to ensure maximum alignment and integration on programs and individual media opportunities
Manage any outside vendors, including external PR agencies to support execution of PR program
Drive the performance mindset of the team through a focus on measurement and regular research and knowledge sharing of the company s key competitors and travel industry as a whole
Bachelor s or Master s Degree in a Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing, Advertising, or similar relevant field required, or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience.
Candidate should have at least seven years of progressive work-related experience, preferably including roles within a corporate and an agency setting, with demonstrated proficiency related to the position. Specific experience in corporate social responsibility communications is preferred.
Technical Skills and Knowledge
Demonstrated strong writing, communication and interpersonal skills.
Crisis communications and issues management, advocacy group and industry association relationship management
Experience is social media for business use
Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion in handling confidential information
Demonstrated excellence in preparing clear and concise written business communications for all types and levels of audiences
Must possess excellent time and project management and organizational skills
Strong customer-focus orientation
Demonstrated ability to influence and communicate with all levels of management and employees
Strong business focus with ability to think strategically (3-5 years out) and research pertinent business trends
Must have the legalright to work in this country
Relocation support isNOT provided for this role
In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which may include healthcare support, dental, vision, disability and life insurance support, and a matching 401k plan. Hotel discounts worldwide are available as well as access to a wide variety of discount programs and the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.
So what's your passion? Please get in touch and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG.
IHG is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans.
Job: Executive / Corporate
Requisition ID: R129334