Corporate Communications, Vice President-10020534-WD
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The communications professional in this role is responsible for a wide range of internal and external communications activities in support of the Consumer Banking group, the largest business within the Regional Bank. S/he must be an excellent writer who can efficiently draft crisp, accurate and engaging communications, including, but not limited to: communications plans, leadership messages/presentations, speeches/remarks, blogs, talking points, Q&A/briefing documents, news and feature articles for the company’s intranet or other purposes, press releases, biographies, web content, survey instruments, and other materials as required. The successful candidate will also provide strategic communications support for internal company meetings/conferences, live events, select corporate/business line video content and other messaging. This individual will have demonstrated success in serving as an influential, trusted communications advisor to business leaders and others at all levels across a variety of communications activities. This role requires someone who is a strong self-starter, exhibits professional confidence, and has the ability to work effectively on multiple projects under tight deadlines. This role has some responsibility for media relations activities, so the successful candidate must have demonstrated success in effective media relations coaching, outreach and response.
As a sole producer, support a high volume of internal and external communications needs for Consumer Banking, with a primary focus on Branch Banking and Private Banking. These activities include but are not limited to: the development of communications plans (strategies and tactics for all internal and external communications); the development of a wide range of written communications, including but not limited to executive messaging (speeches, organizational announcements, blogs, etc.); some aspects of media relations (reactive and proactive) related to the business lines; and other communications duties as required. Position may also support additional lines of business within the Regional Bank as needed and may occasionally provide communication support to the company during special initiatives, i.e., reorganization, M&A activity.
Establish and maintain strong relationships with key executives, serving as a trusted communications advisor who strategizes with leaders and others at various levels on a range of communications topics in support of business line and bank strategic initiatives and goals. Will require spending time with business executives throughout California and occasionally Washington State and Oregon. Seek opportunities to build relationships with colleagues across the business and in key business partner roles (strategy, marketing, sales, risk, legal, compliance and others).
Continually gauge the effectiveness of all communications activities, adjusting strategies and tactics as appropriate. Communicate results to management and track results for KPI purposes.
- B.S. or B.A. in Communications, Marketing Communications, Journalism, English or a closely-related field.
- A minimum of 10+ years of combined experience in corporate communications, either in a corporate communications division or in a consultancy role.
- Prior experience with a publicly traded and/or financial services company, such as insurance, banking and/or investment management, is strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated ability as a strong writer who can draft accurate and engaging written materials under tight deadlines.
- Demonstrated success in effective media relations coaching, outreach and response.
- Excellent copy writing and editing (including accurate grammar usage and spelling).
- Strong computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets).
- The ability to create effective PowerPoint presentations.
- Be a confident, skilled and persuasive communicator – verbal, written and presentation.
- Write clear, accurate, concise and engaging copy under demanding deadlines.
- Possess excellent organizational / project management skills.
- Be a strong self-starter and comfortable sole-producer.
- Demonstrate strong critical and strategic thinking / analytical skills.
- Understand the role and responsibilities of serving as a trusted communications advisor.
- Project professional confidence.
- Calmly manage multiple projects under tight deadlines.
- Execute projects in a timely, cost effective and efficient manner.
- Work comfortably and effectively with all levels of employees.
- Successfully influence peers and internal clients to achieve objectives.
- Appreciate the value of collaboration and teamwork.
- Use sound judgment to gather, manage and impart information to the media and various internal and external audiences, consistent with the bank’s messages and positioning.
- Operate independently to prioritize work plans and tasks to meet agreed-upon timeframes and deliverables.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.
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