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Communications Manager

Columbus, OH 43215
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Position Title: Communications Manager
Reports To:
Director, Communications
Position Type: Full-time
Schedule and Hours:
Varies as necessary

About JobsOhio

JobsOhio is a private, nonprofit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention, and expansion efforts. Economic development is about creating a place where companies can thrive, and individuals can enjoy a higher standard of living. JobsOhio plays a leading role in economic development and serves as a catalyst to accelerate growth by investing in communities, helping Ohio's businesses expand, and attracting new companies to the state all contributing to job creation, greater payrolls, and more investment.

Summary of Position

The Communications Manager manages all aspects of media communications in accordance with the company's marketing and communication strategy. Primary responsibilities include crafting the communication plan, writing content consistent with the plan, editing the work of others to ensure factual and grammatical accuracy, and working with the marketing team to deliver on company objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and execute a strategic communications plan that reinforces company values and promotes transparent communication
  • Advise and coach company leadership on communication strategies, including clear message alignment and channel selection
  • Work with company leadership to create, draft, edit and distribute articles, speeches, press releases, editorials, talking points, and monthly newsletters about Ohio for business or JobsOhio performance
  • Work collaboratively with various teams, including Marketing, Projects, Business Development, Research, external partners, and Leadership to ensure message consistency and brand standards
  • Create and oversee PR materials, including fact sheets, media pitches, Q&As, FAQs, executive bios, press releases, whitepapers, blog posts, interview/presentation prep materials, and measurement reports
  • Engage on crisis communications topics and be able to drive the team in a given direction quickly
  • Maintain an always-current list of JobsOhio contacts, including the media, civic leaders, economic development leaders, and elected officials
  • Share/seed news stories that build Ohio for business and the positive image of JobsOhio
  • Work with Content and Social Media team members to develop social media messaging that may be picked up by the press to create positive messaging about the state or the company
  • Participate in special events where the media may be present groundbreakings, Board Meetings, trade shows, governmental meetings, or events

Experience Requirements

  • 8 years of experience in Communications/Public Relations/Media Relations
  • Mastered composition techniques in producing polished final pieces
  • Strong presentation, listening, and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Effectively handle multiple assignments at one time
  • Ability to manage challenging situations and stakeholders
  • Strict attention to detail
  • Capable of independent and strategic thought with excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Engaged, flexible, motivated, and success-driven

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications or related discipline

JobsOhio is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, familial status, or veteran status.


Posted: 2021-09-16 Expires: 2021-10-18

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