Head of Employee Communications

Dow Jones
New York, NY
18 Feb 2021
19 Apr 2021
Job Type
Full Time
Job Description:

What you'll do:

As the Head of Employee Communications, you will partner with the SVP, Corporate Communications to lead a team in deepening connections between our colleagues around the world and our company's mission, strategy and priorities. You'll develop and drive Employee Communications efforts in support of a wide range of initiatives including: business updates, change management programs and other People led efforts. You will interact with colleagues and leaders at all levels. You will provide counsel, shape messaging objectives, plans and tactics to ensure that all employee messaging is aligned and coordinated, across the organization.

The ideal candidate is a strategic storyteller and culture shaper who has strong team management skills and experience working in close partnership with senior leadership, especially People teams, to develop and execute world-class internal communications programs.

Above all, you will be part of a dynamic, global communications team that has a passion for creating content that engages, informs and educates our colleagues.
  • Collaborate with the broader People team (i.e., Talent, Compensation & Benefits, Learning & Development) to effectively communicate enterprise-wide changes, policy rollouts, and any information relevant to employees
  • Maintain editorial control over all employee communication channels (i.e., digital newsletters, all-hands sessions, corporate emails, etc)
  • Assess existing communication channels and identify areas of opportunity
  • Develop and track metrics to assess effectiveness of employee communications
  • Work with senior executives to develop their communications, including written materials and speaking points
  • Think, plan and execute on multiple projects simultaneously and work with colleagues globally in a fast-paced environment
  • Develop, deliver and target messaging to a broad audience, demonstrating an enthusiasm for creative, meaningful channel implementation

Who you are:
  • Creative problem-solving skills with the ability to implement sound judgment
  • Proven track record creating effective, innovative communications channels and programs
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills; ability to execute with speed, accuracy and efficiency
  • Track record of working effectively and forming relationships with senior members of an organization
  • Ability to thrive in fast paced situations by projecting confidence and authority to senior business leaders
  • Work across functions to influence, manage, and drive communication narratives across the internal organization
  • A true story teller with a deep understanding and drive to foster a richly diverse, equitable and fearlessly inclusive culture through impactful communication

Preferred Qualifications
  • 10+ years of professional experience in a strategic internal communications role
  • Team management experience
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Crisis communications and issues management
  • Experience in partnering across large, highly collaborative internal teams
  • Fluency across social media channels

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets .

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Job Category: About Us

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world's top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 23781