Director of Media and Executive Communications
Corning Incorporated - Hickory, NC

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Company Description:
Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, creating and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems.
Corning’s history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played an important role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through an innovative and collaborative research and development process. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive collaborative culture.
Corning Cable Systems is a leading manufacturer of fiber optic and copper communications system solutions for voice, data and video network applications worldwide. Corning Cable Systems is wholly owned by Corning Incorporated.
Corning Cable Systems offers the broadest range of end-to-end fiber optic and copper product solutions for customers' telecommunications networks. Our customer-focused solutions include cables, connectors, and related hardware, and network services that include network design, project management, installation and maintenance, equipment rental and training programs.

To know more about Corning Cable Systems, visit us at: http://www.corning.com/cablesystems

General Description / Purpose:
Support corporate-wide initiatives, as well as manage the company’s image and reputation with internal and external audiences Manage the corporate voice using a unique set of tools and tactics to communicate with TBG’s key stakeholders including customers, employees, the local community, and all other interested parties.

Responsibilities:
Serve as point of contact for business and regional MarComm Managers regarding corporate positioning, companywide directives, recent pronouncements, etc. Manage corporate public relations activities including TBG-level press releases, community relations and handling local inquiries. Provide senior managers and C suite executives with communications support, i.e., event management, speeches, presentations, preparation for public appearances, media interviews, correspondence, etc. Work collaboratively with HR to implement company-wide, global employee communications.

Interface Points and Communication Responsibilities:
Director of TBG Communications: work together to coordinate TBG-level announcements and to provide background and support as need Senior Leadership: collaborate to develop & implement Exec. Comm. Plan for companywide directives, announcements, speeches, etc. Human Resources: collaborate to develop & implement Employee Comm. Plan Business Marcomm & Regional Managers: work collaboratively to proactively share information and corp. content for company-wide directives, announcements, etc.; collaborate in-region Executive events; collaborate to ensure proper brand usage Marketing Services Director: provides inputs for demand forecasting; accesses services via RoboHead; develops corporate content as needed; collaborate to ensure proper brand application globally

Expected Deliverables:
Plans for Group PR, Leadership Comm, Employee Comm. Successfully execute the development and distribution of all TBG-level press releases Promote and protect the company’s corporate reputation Group PR, Leadership, Employee Comm. programs are completed on schedule and on budget following prescribed processes and procedures

Resources Available:
President & ELT Director of TBG Communications Director of Marketing Services Business and Regional MarComm Managers Human Resources Local resources

Requirements:
BS Degree in Journalism, English or Communications preferred Understanding of the goals for each business unit they are supporting Min. of 10 years of relevant Communications experience Ability to function (share) in a horizontal, matrixed environment Experienced communicator with business acumen and judgment to work at all levels of the organization Excellent writing skills; strong project mgmt. / event mgmt. skills Ability to advance multiple tasks simultaneously Capable of serving as a point of contact/liaison with GLW

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Corning Incorporated is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials science and process...