Regional Comm. Director
Aetna - Chicago, IL

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Regional Communications Director will support Aetna's Mid-America region with the core responsibilities of raising Aetnas visibility in key local markets with a variety of external audiences, primarily the news media. Responsibilities: -Provide strategic communications counsel and support to regional business leaders, including proactive efforts to fully understand local and segment business objectives. Serve as part of the regional management team for strategy discussions/planning;-Manage and enhance visibility with a strong emphasis on PR and the news media, including media relationships, serving as company spokesperson, developing/pitching news stories, building regional and corporate executives relationships with the media;-Support community relations in the region working with Aetna's community relations colleagues, in the market in which the position is based, including supporting philanthropic projects and regional leaders in their community involvement and speaking engagements;-Provide PR support for legislative/regulatory and public affairs initiatives;-Assist in the creation and execution of effective corporate and enterprise-wide PR strategies to help Aetna achieve strategic goals.Critical Success Factors: -Best in class communications strategist with extensive experience in external communications and media relations.-Ability to work collaboratively across all levels of the organization. -Savvy at building relationships and gaining influence.

The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

Functional - Communications/Communication Development - press releases/7-10 Years
Functional - Communications/Communication Development - Executive level presentations/7-10 Years
Functional - Communications/Media relations/7-10 Years

Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Word/7-10 Years/End User
Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft PowerPoint/7-10 Years/End User
Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Outlook/7-10 Years/End User

General Business/Communicating for Impact/ADVANCED
Leadership/Collaborating for Results/ADVANCED
Leadership/Developing and Executing Strategy/ADVANCED

Leadership/Driving a Culture of Compliance/ADVANCED
Finance/Delivering Profit and Performance/ADVANCED
Service/Working Across Boundaries/ADVANCED

Please note that benefit eligibility may vary by position. Clickhereto review the benefits associated with this position.

Aetna does not permit the use of tobacco related products or drugs in the workplace.

Job Function: Communications

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