Vice President of Communications Roles
The Vice President, Communications role is to help lead the strategic development and execution of top-level communications activities for a Company.
The person in this role will work closely with internal stakeholders and external partners to enhance and uphold the integrity of a company’s brand and reputation in alignment with their company values.
The executive will serve as a key adviser on communications issues to corporate-level executives and communications leaders and teams across the Company and will provide guidance to the executive team members in related communications strategies and messaging.
Key areas of responsibility include media relations, issues management and crisis communications.
To be considered for this role, companies like to see whether a candidate has experience in the following:
- Communications experience at a Fortune 500 company, preferably supporting corporate-level functions and executives.
- Experience leading and managing communications teams
- Proven experience and expertise in developing communication strategies that drive value for the company
- Significant Media Relations experience
- Deep experience in issues management and crisis communications
- Superb verbal and writing skills, with demonstrated ability to effectively and rapidly deliver information in a complex, multi-business global company
- Adept at leveraging social and digital platforms for communications goals as well as issues management
- Executive presence
- Ideal candidate possesses in-house corporate communications experience, communications experience in government, or agency experience
- Creativity, diplomacy, and ability to juggle heavy volume of diverse projects, including both strategic and tactical assignments
- Demonstrated track record in working with senior communications executives and c-suite principals