Vice President Corporate Communications Issues Management
Posted on: September 25, 2022
Vice President Corporate Communications Issues
Chicago, IL, United States Posted on
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Position at Hill Knowlton Strategies
Hill Knowlton Strategies
Expert storytelling. Diversity of perspective. Authenticity.
H K Strategies is seeking a dynamic
and Issues Management
experience to join an elite embedded
client team in
This position will serve
as one of the lead client managers in the U
partner with inter-agency leads
members and be part of a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary
Candidates must have experience leading the execution of corporate
programs on behalf of large brands, including but not limited to,
corporate reputation, crisis communications, executive positioning,
mergers and acquisitions, and business transformation.
esponsible for supporting a proactive strategy through active media
build, protect and defend the client's reputation
on a national level
with various stakeholders, including but not limited to, investors,
suppliers, customers, employees, government agencies and NGOs.
Identifying and escalating issues where the company is at risk.
Support proactive PR and communications programs and campaigns
issues and priorities.
Coordinate and manage relationships with key external third
Help execute communications strategy and support for high-profile
corporate priorities with a direct impact on
the client's business
and standing, particularly in partnership with the Public
, Government Relations, Operations,
and Corporate Social Responsibility teams.
Independently lead day-to-day account operations and serve as a
primary client contact
account relationships with key day-to-day client
; nurture and grow the partnership over
a thorough understanding of client business, industry competition
and relevant media
Develop and deploy strategic, proactive communications that deliver
in regard to
an initiative or issue
all in the interest of
building, protecting and defending corporate reputation
and target specific audiences for communications
specific initiatives or issues and ensure that the
s response or statements are appropriate and meaningful for the
Provide client counsel and
management on communications implications of
issue and the impact it could have
on corporate reputation
innovation and external best practices to manage and translate a
range of complex ideas, issues, and initiatives into strategic
with subject matter experts in various internal departments and
outside stakeholders to determine the appropriate internal and
external communications for the situation. Formulates positions and
strategies pertaining to the execution of the communications.
Maintain an awareness and detailed knowledge of the developments in
the business, including major projects impacting the enterprise,
corporate initiatives, trade relations initiatives,
acquisitions/divestitures, and issues and controversies involving
Track and monitor the effect of the communications to ensure
continual process improvement.
The ideal candidate is a creative yet strategic thinker,
demonstrating enthusiasm and energy, an appetite to learn and be
challenged, and a solid base skill set of writing,
and team management.
10 years of PR agency/in-house experience in corporate reputation
Undergraduate degree in PR, Communications, Journalism, Media
Studies or related
Experience communicating externally to media, NGOs, financial
analysts, government officials and community groups
; strong top-tier media relationships a plus.
Experience collaborating with internal and external resources to
develop strategies that meet
on time and within budget
, problem solving and organizational
Budget and junior team management experience
Experience in pharmaceutical, pharmacy and/or retail industries.
Experience working for a large, national organization.
Bachelor's Degree and at least 7 years of experience with internal
and external corporate communication strategies using a variety of
What's in it for you?
Competitive benefits package-including healthy vacation allotment,
401(k) matching, medical/dental/vision support, fitness
reimbursement, your birthday off, professional development
opportunities and more
A career working with a growing team that is helping client's
address some of the world's toughest health challenges.
An inspiring, passionate, driven, fun, and creative team
Strong leadership with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking,
and mentoring to help you grow, expand your skills and become your
Hill Knowlton Strategies is an international public relations
company with over 85 offices around the world.
We believe that every corporation, every brand, every client has a
public and today's public is more powerful than ever before. They
have the power to topple CEO's, reshape corporate and brand
and create unicorns. Today's public demands truth,
and the highest behavioral standards.
Our client obsession means constantly evolving new products
services to help brands and the public communicate. Always in
At H K our belief is that the agency is a canvas for everyone to
write their own story. This job description is written at a moment
in time; whatever role you take at H K we expect you to evolve that
role; it should be different tomorrow than it is today and set new
standards in the industry.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Hill Knowlton Strategies does not
discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race,
creed, color, age, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation,
marital status, military status, national origin, or ancestry.
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