Communications Manager

Date:  Feb 17, 2024
Location: 

Birmingham, AL, US, 35242

Onsite or Remote:  Hybrid
Company Name:  EBSCO Industries

EBSCO Industries, Inc. (EBSCO), headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is one of the largest privately held and family-owned companies in the United States. EBSCO was founded in 1944 by an entrepreneur who was passionate about honoring our commitments to our customers, rejecting the status quo, and seeking to continuously improve our team. We continue to operate that way today, with a passion for our people and our businesses succeeding together. EBSCO has grown and evolved over time into a holding company with a global portfolio comprised of dozens of entities in over 15 separate industries/markets, including Information services, outdoor products, real estate, manufacturing and distribution, and insurance services. We provide valuable support services to our subsidiaries to support their growth. We hire passionate people, driven to grow, because we know the success of EBSCO depends on the long-term success of our businesses and our teams.

 

The Communications Manager reports to the VP of Corporate Communications and works collaboratively with the Corporate Communications team to develop effective, integrated, communication, and marketing campaigns. This position plans, develops, manages, and executes internal and external communications for EBSCO Industries, as well as marketing initiatives for its business units.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Works with the Corporate Communications team to support EBSCO’s initiatives by developing strategy; ensuring brand consistency; and executing projects
  • Works with the team to develop internal communications campaigns and programs to support employment branding, employee engagement, and the education of new initiatives and programs within EBSCO
  • Works collaboratively with Service Centers to support key initiatives, including event support and project execution
  • Works collaboratively, as needed, with the businesses in the development and execution of plans that support the overall goals of the business
  • Creates consistent themes, messaging, and branding in all communication touch points, including corporate communications and external communications.
  • Develops project plans, including project briefs, for marketing and communication initiatives
  • Writes internal communications for EBSCO Industries and provides writing assistance for other communications and marketing deliverables. (Internal Communication Emails, Intranet and Internet Articles, External News Releases, etc.)
  • Supports change management initiatives for EBSCO and maps out plans to facilitate employee communications to achieve awareness and adoption.
  • Collaborates on the development of the corporate newsletter
  • Runs the development of the Bugle, EBSCO’s internal communications publication
  • Works with VP Marketing Corporate Communications to allocate resources
  • Develops and creates presentations and case studies
  • Presents ideas, creative work, and marketing plans for approval and/or review
  • Responsible for oversight EBSCO’s external website
  • Coordinates production where needed for execution of internal communication projects- photography, video, print, etc.
  • Stay current and up-to-date on technological advances within creative and communication platforms
  • Eagerness to learn new skill sets and keep skills current
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and continuous improvement initiatives related to communications and integrated marketing
  • Seeks to accomplish organizational goals by embracing new and different requests and projects; exploring continuous improvement opportunities to add value to the job/role

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, advertising, public relations, or related field
  • 4 – 7 years of experience in a corporate communications role, marketing, advertising or public relations agency or equivalent experience in an in-house marketing team

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  • Experience managing large-scale projects and/or programs
  • Experience working with and presenting to Executive level employees
  • Outstanding organizational, interpersonal, and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Experience in content strategy for print, web, digital, and social media marketing
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven writing skill set
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workload
  • A collaborative spirit
  • Willingness to assist and mentor others on the team
  • Initiative to lead
  • A sense of urgency
  • Positive attitude
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Project management software experience a plus

 

COMPETENCIES/SKILLS

 

  • Project Management
  • Communication Planning
  • Content Development
  • Marketing Communications

 

 

 

 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex, pregnancy status, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

We comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.


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