POSITION PURPOSE -
The project manager is a key member of the Associate Communications (AC) team, responsible for developing key messages and writing and editing materials for the CEO that articulate the Company's business strategies, goals and values for delivery to a variety of internal and external audiences. The project manager is also responsible for managing various internal communications strategies and vehicles to drive associate engagement and associate awareness of key issues and topics. To accomplish this task, the project manager develops resources, meets with subject matter experts, provides editorial expertise and coordinates projects to improve and maintain consistency of message, writing style, clarity of executive voice, accuracy of content and sustainability of message. Projects and communications are submitted from the office of the CEO and various functional areas of the business.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES -
30% Write internal and external communication materials for the CEO and the executive team, including scripts and messaging for broadcasts, voicemails, speaking engagements, quotes, media Q&A and CEO internal communications vehicles. Write executive correspondence (memoranda and letters) and strategic documents such as the annual shareholder letter and quarterly CEO message to shareholders. Develop writing tools and resources for use by other departments and executives throughout the enterprise. Examples include speaking point templates, guidelines for letter writing and editing, and glossaries of phrases specific to Senior Leadership Team member
20% Provide editorial expertise and counsel to the CEO's office and CCEA, especially Executive Communications, Associate Communications (organizational announcements and special projects) and Public Relations (press releases and special projects). Benchmark best practices and develop editorial tools and resources, such as most common grammar questions and most frequent trouble spots for writers at The Home Depot.
10% Perform due diligence, sourcing data and compiling information from subject matter experts to be used by the CEO and Senior Leadership Team for speaking events, panel discussions and interviews to be incorporated in scripts, executive correspondence, speaking points and special writing projects.
10% Coordinate special projects/communication materials, from developing, writing and editing content; and interfacing with vendors and internal team on design and/or translations.
30% Manage various internal communications strategies and vehicles to drive associate engagement and associate awareness of key issues and topics. Develop communications plans, including messaging, vehicle use, timing and refining of audience, for enterprise-wide initiatives and projects, working with SMEs, executive leaders and business partners.
NATURE AND SCOPE -
Manager Associate Communications
No associates report to this role on a permanent basis, but require the technical leadership of a project work team: may select team members and assess capabilities, provide technical training, provide information necessary to meet work, project or program objectives, evaluate program or project performance.
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must pass the Drug Test.
Must pass Background Check.
Must pass pre-employment test if applicable.
EDUCATION REQUIRED -
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
YEARS OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE - 5
PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS -
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS -
Executive level writing experience, as evidenced by an extensive portfolio of communications (including correspondence, scripts and speeches)
Proofreading/copy editing expertise.
Ability to manage communications projects.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES -
Excellent command of the English language.
Ability to synthesize complex and sensitive materials into compelling and persuasive content that will content that will connect with intended audience.
Ability to capture the voice of senior executives in order to write communications effectively on their behalf.
Strong knowledge of Associate Press style and writing guidelines.
Prolific writer, operating in a fast paced environment under tight deadlines.
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