Gensler is a global architecture and design firm grounded in the belief that design strategy optimizes business performance and human potential. Our 5,000+ practitioners networked across 46 offices use global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. Whether we are refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning a new urban district, or designing a super tall building, we strive to make the everyday places people occupy more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.
The Communications Specialist will be responsible for working with the Office of the CEOs studio and Senior Leadership including the Co-CEOs to drive strategic messages throughout the firm as they relate to internal vision, programs and initiatives and communications that connect our people to the firm, our purpose and the work that we do. The Communications Specialist will also be responsible for researching, writing and storyboarding external presentations in support of key thought leadership campaigns for both Co-CEOs. Additionally, the Communications Specialist will be responsible for writing blogs and managing various social media channels on behalf of the Co-CEOs.
What You Will Do
Work closely and collaboratively with the Director of the Office of the CEOs, the Communications Strategist, and Graphic Designer to conceptualize, design and develop key strategic communications working with our senior-most firm leadership including the CoCEOs
Provide content creation, project management, reporting, and measurement on a consistent basis
Collaborate with the Studio Director and CoCEOs to produce bi-annual all-firm broadcasts, including design and development of the format, messages, and presentation (visuals)
Enrich the experience of working at Gensler and foster engagement by developing creative and engaging communications plans and messages utilizing multiple channels such as email, intranet posts, Inside Gensler articles, broadcasts, posters, etc.
Ability to be creative and engaging in written communication, while adhering to brand voice guidelines
Commitment and ability to stay on the cutting edge of industry best practices
Comfortable working with all levels of an organization
Flexibility and the desire to stretch across Gensler’s Global Platform of 44 offices is key
3-5 years of communications or marketing experience
Strong communication skills and eagerness to learn new channels and creative ways for communicating and measuring the success of programs, including interpreting analytics
Proficient in managing multiple tasks with varied deadlines, a self-starter who can keep projects moving
Enthusiastic about working in a fast-paced environment and with a dynamic leadership team
Solid project management skills; ability to coordinate, prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously and often independently
Highly motivated with a strong work ethic
Degree in Communications, Marketing, or Journalism preferred
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, basic html editing skills preferred
Must have an appreciation for design, an eye for layout and the willingness to create materials using the tools in the Adobe Creative Suite, basic desktop publishing skills
Life at Gensler
At Gensler, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From curated art exhibits to internal design competitions to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.
We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer a 401k, profit sharing, employee stock ownership, and twice annual bonus opportunities.
As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.
Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply.