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Sr. Manager, Communications & Public Affairs

Job ID: 61341
Job Views: 152
Location: DC, District of Columbia, United States
Postal Code: 20005
Job Category: Corporate Publications | Newsletters
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: 85000 per year
Posted: 04.08.2021

Job Description

General Function:
 Develops and executes comprehensive communications campaigns, programs and projects that advance and support NRF’s strategic objectives.
Essential Functions:
  • Manages the development and implementation of strategic communications campaigns that advance NRF’s agenda, increase brand awareness and advance the interests of the retail industry
  • Develops executive communications – including speeches, memos, presentations, talking points and board updates
  • Manages relationship with chairman’s communications team, keeps chairman informed of NRF activities and identifies public-facing opportunities to elevate NRF chairmanship
  • Leads the creation of annual report in partnership with external partner, including timeline development and tracking, drafting of content and distribution plan
  • Manages logistics and content for executive speaking engagements, including coordination with event hosts and NRF department leads to develop presentation and briefing documents
  • Leads planning and content development for strategic partner events including financial analysts, economists and media
  • Collaborates with NRF divisions and member companies to develop content and communications materials that advance a positive industry narrative – including talking points, videos, blog posts and other web content. Contributes regularly to NRF blog.
  • Coordinates within Communications Division on execution of social media, media relations, editorial, online, and other communications elements of campaigns
  • Serves a leading role on small business initiatives including the Small Business Spotlight program with Qurate Retail Group
  • Manages the day-to-day operations of the Retail Communicators’ Network and shares timely information with members
  • Researches and oversees award submissions for NRF staff and programs
  • Drafts internal communications, including weekly Quick Hits and Board of Directors orientation guide
  • Supports other internal and external strategic initiatives
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, or a related discipline
  • 5+ years of communications or marketing experience
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, and error free writing skills a must
  • Disciplined self-starter with the demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team, to concurrently manage and drive results on a variety of projects
  • Excellent decision-making skills, strategic insight, professional initiative
  • Produce effective, accurate and concise written product
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Positive, even-tempered, diplomatic demeanor
  • Some travel required
National Retail Federation (NRF) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  NRF is committed to the policy of an equal employment opportunity in recruitment, hiring, career advancement, and all other phases of employment and personnel practices. NRF will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, past or current military service, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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