What you’ll be doing...

We are seeking a Public Relations Manager to develop and lead the communications strategy to support Verizon’s corporate social responsibility initiatives within the sustainability and STEM education sectors.

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the CSR team to create and implement a communications plan around Verizon’s sustainability and STEM education initiatives that also drives business objectives.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with influential audiences including media, social influencers and internal/external stakeholders.
  • Oversee PR agency to execute communications plans that drive business results.
  • Develop communication tools - press releases, key messages, FAQs, etc.
  • Serve as communications counsel to senior CSR leadership, i.e. Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, Chief Sustainability Officer.
  • Drive collaboration cross-functionally with a wide variety of stakeholders, including the employee communications, policy and social teams, to ensure an integrated approach to all campaigns and launches.

What we’re looking for...

You are an experienced communicator with expertise in CSR. You have strong executive presence with the ability to pivot quickly in a fast-paced, high-volume environment.

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience in developing and implementing integrated communications plans that go beyond traditional CSR public relations.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment on multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines and consistently delivering high-level work.
  • Seven or more years of experience working with traditional, digital, and social communications platforms.
  • Ability to be a strong self-starter who is able to conceive and achieve results independently.
  • Effective communicator at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong background in corporate social responsibility – especially within the sustainability and education sectors. Strong understanding of United Nations Sustainability Goals.
  • Experience working with and selling in ideas to senior management.
  • Strong media relations skills and relationships.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Willingness to travel some of the time.
  • Consumer experience.

    When you join Verizon...

    You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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