The Communication Department is responsible for informing the public of SHRM’s mission, policies, practices and programs in a positive, consistent and credible manner. The Communication Department is also responsible for publicly protecting and defending SHRM’s reputation and brand. Typically, this means working directly with news organizations and journalists responsible for producing the news and features in mass media. In other instances, it means utilizes social media to exchange information about SHRM directly with the press, key audiences and influencers. The Communication Department encompasses Media Relations, Social Media Engagement and Corporate Communications. Members of the Media Relations team serve as on-the-record spokespeople and manage a variety of work related to managing SHRM’s reputation and brand image among the SHRM membership as well as elevating the reputation beyond of the organization and the HR profession on a broader, more global scale.
The Senior Specialist, Media Relations will partner with the media to tell the stories of a changing world of work. As a core member of the SHRM’s Communication Department, the Senior Specialist will promote the brand, define SHRM’s reputation and support SHRM’s business goals through powerful storytelling.
Experience with a news-clip database or PR software
Exceptional writing and oral communications skills
The ability to write on deadline for a variety of audiences is required
Ability to develop messaging and contribute to a strategic communications plan is required
Creativity and initiative
Bold and curious sense of purpose
Strong customer-service orientation and team-work approach
Ability to develop productive relationships with internal clients and the media
Ability to appropriately and positively represent SHRM to external constituents
Fully computer literate
Social media fluency
Exemplary organizational skills, judgment, ability to balance multiple priorities with attention to detail, and adherence to deadlines
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Video and video-editing skills
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Regularly required to sit; talk and hear, use hands to type, file, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment. This job requires occasional travel 0-10%.
The Society for Human Resource Management is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).
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