April 07, 2013

JOB OF THE WEEK: Senior Manager, Internal Communications - Global Talent (Mountain View, CA)

LinkedIn logoJob Description

We’re currently seeking an experienced Senior Manager of Internal Communications to primarily support the Global Talent Organization (GTO) and strategic projects. This role helps to ensure that LinkedIn employees are well informed about the company’s talent/HR programs and offerings, feel connected to the strategy, and are inspired to do their best every day. This position reports to the Head of Internal Communications, and is a member of the global Corporate Communications team.

The ideal candidate has proven communication and relationship-building skills, the ability to be strategic and to execute, great instincts, brilliant ideas, and a knack for connecting the dots. They must be at ease working with execs and virtual teams; have a good understanding of different cultural nuances; and able to demonstrate a track record for developing and implementing innovative internal communications and related programs that help drive business results, build culture, and inspire employees – preferably for a global organization. Knowledge of current internal communication approaches and tools for talent communications is also important for this role.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, manage, and execute global internal communication strategies and plans that support LinkedIn’s aspirational “best on planet” talent practices and programs, including: recruiting, performance management, learning & development, bi-annual pulse survey, total comp and benefits, among others.
  • Partner with GTO to develop consistent messaging and relevant approaches for talent organization/communications worldwide.
  • Write, edit, and produce a wide variety of internal communication materials for various voices and global audiences in diverse job functions via multiple channels (e.g., email, toolkits, FAQs, video scripts, presentations, etc.).
  • Provide communication support for various employee engagement and culture programs and events; company meetings; M&A activities; and strategic projects.
  • Develop and manage communication channels and materials for informing and engaging people managers globally.
  • Identify, draft, and curate employee stories from across the organization that will help to reinforce the talent brand and company culture internally and externally.
  • Proactively identify internal communication opportunities at the company, make recommendations, and develop supporting programs/materials.
  • Create and maintain mechanisms for gathering feedback from leaders and employees to measure communication effectiveness.
  • Advise and support business leaders in developing various employee communications, presentations, and programs.
  • Build strong working relationships with business leaders, internal clients, and colleagues across
    the company and at all levels.

Relevant Experience, Education and Skills:

  • A bachelor’s degree and 8-10 years of internal communications experience, preferably supporting talent/HR initiatives (global and/or technology company experience preferred)
  • Extensive experience developing and executing measurable, multi-channel, internal communication strategies that include traditional and social media
  • Outstanding writing, editing, and verbal communication skills; able to understand complex material and translate to various audiences
  • Strong attention to detail and high expectations for quality
  • Solid business acumen
  • Strategic, energetic, self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and team orientation who thrives in a fast-paced and unstructured, deadline-oriented environment; able to scale
  • Well-developed project management and decision-making skills; able to execute multiple high-quality communication programs simultaneously with speed, accuracy, and efficiency
  • Must be creative, innovative, proactive, collaborative, flexible, a quick study, and have a great
    sense of humor
  • Flexibility to travel and work outside of standard office hours as necessary

Leadership Competencies:

  • Must be able to work independently and accomplish projects with little supervision
  • Must have outstanding organizational and prioritization skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects at once
  • Able to influence others in order to create alignment and achieve business results
  • Possess a high degree of integrity, tact, and sense of confidentiality
  • Demonstrate good judgment at all times
  • Building and maintaining relationships is critical to this position

TO APPLY: Visit this page.  (LinkedIn website)

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