SVP, Chief Communications Officer
Company: Meredith Corporation
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: October 17, 2020
JOB SUMMARY - Major goals and objectives.
The SVP/Chief Communications Officer will be responsible for
defining and developing an integrated Communications strategy, and
a plan and platforms to articulate the Company s mission, vision,
strategy, and culture to a wide spectrum of stakeholders, including
employees, Board of Directors, investors, media outlets and other
external constituents. Leads a team of Communication professionals
that support the business in the areas outlined below.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
ACCOUNTABILITIES, ACTIONS AND EXPECTED MEASURABLE RESULTS
30% - External PR/Communications Develop and maintain relationships
with a broad spectrum of external stakeholders, including
journalists and institutional investors. Serve as key spokesperson
and media contact for the organization with business and financial
press. Anticipate reputational risks and develop appropriate
communications solutions and crisis management plans. Create a
consistent voice/messaging for Meredith. Identify and secure
speaking engagements for key personnel and assist in the
preparation of speeches for senior executives.
30% - Internal/Employee Communications work with the President &
CEO, senior leadership and HR to develop and manage internal
communications strategies, programs and processes that will provide
a high level of employee communication and education, foster
employee engagement and drive a positive corporate culture.
Coordinate annual All Employee meetings including scheduling,
recommending meeting content and preparing presentation
10% - Board of Directors work closely with the President & CEO and
other senior leadership to plan and prepare Board meeting agendas
and materials. Coordinate all Board Meeting logistics, including
travel, meals and events. Produce periodic Board update letters and
other Board communications.
10% - Strategic Planning In conjunction with the Chief Strategy
Officer, coordinate monthly Long-Range Strategic Planning (LRSP)
meetings, and annual Strategic Planning process, including
establishing the strategic planning calendar, producing strategic
planning materials, and attending all meetings.
10% - Community/Government/Customer liaison responsible for all
Community Relations activities, including the Business
Contributions budget. Manage Government Relations and the Meredith
PAC. Oversee the coordination of customer visit and product preview
5% - Corporate Social Responsibility/ESG With the President & CEO,
determine Meredith s short and long-term ESG philosophy and
strategy, and provide high-level coordination of ESG activities,
working closely with functional leaders who have day to day
responsibility for areas that fall under ESG. Produce and
communicate the annual ESG report.
5% - Intranet and social media presence Develop, maintain and
evolve Meredith s Corporate Intranet and Social Media strategies
and presence across all platforms.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS - All must be met to be
College degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism,
English, Marketing or related field or equivalent experience
preferred. Master s degree in related field desirable.
Minimum 10+ years direct experience building, leading and managing
communications team and strategies preferred. Previous experience
working in the media industry helpful, preferably in a corporate
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
* Ability to develop plans and programs to address complex
corporate issues in an evolving media landscape.
* Multidimensional strategist and advisor who can collaborate with
leaders and other stakeholders to develop, integrate and align
Communication strategies across Meredith.
* Ability to manage multiple, high level and visible projects and a
team of Communications professionals.
* Proven delivery of clear and concise communication strategies and
campaigns that have exceeded anticipated results.
* Demonstrated track record of building strong customer
* Ability to successfully collaborate and drive results.
* Strategic, innovative thinker with strong communication and
* Proactive, passionate, flexible and high-energy collaborator with
strong multitasking abilities.
* Excellent judgment with the ability to analyze, critique and
offer recommendations for improvement.
* Above-reproach honesty, integrity and ethics practices.
% Travel Required (Approximate):
Meredith Corporation is committed to the principles of equal
employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to
candidates with disabilities.
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