Deloitte Communications Manager, PR & Media Relations in Chicago, Illinois

ExternalComms/PR Manager

Working from within Deloitte s Green Dot Agency, the PublicRelations manager for Audit will helpdeliver innovative external communications strategies that buildand protect the firm s brand and reputation, help position the firm as theundisputed leader of the audit profession, ensure consistent messaging aroundaudit quality and innovation, and position audit professionals as luminarieswhose commentary enhances the Deloitte brand.

The successful candidate is a team player, creativethinker, and proactive practitioner who has an execution-oriented mindset andcan work at both strategic and tactical levels to deliver high-valuecommunications results.

Whatyou will do:

Collaboratewith senior leadership to develop and drive external communications plans thatstrategically position Deloitte Audit in the marketplace, with academia andother external influential stakeholders.

Work withAudit Industry Marketing leads to assist with eminence-building strategies andtactics.

Source,develop, manage and complete various writing and editorial projects, includingpress releases, bylined articles, messaging and talking points

Driveexternal eminence for Deloitte by proactively pitching stories positioning Deloitteleaders as experts on specific topics.

Becomeaccepted as a trusted advisor and provide strategic communications counsel tosenior leadership.

Serve as a keymedia contact and actively work to enhance and cultivate relationships with themedia, particularly within top tier business press and leading tradepublications, and facilitate media interviews with leadership.

Engage andparticipate in client-facing activities (e.g. conference participation,sponsorships) to further strengthen Deloitte s brand in the marketplace.

Preparespokespeople and practice leaders for media interviews and speaking engagementsby creating detailed briefing books - including key messages and talking points- and providing refresher media training as appropriate, facilitating and coordinating more in-depth media training for spokespeoplewhen required.

Manageexternal PR agency resources.

Employ strong project management skills and juggle multipletasks simultaneously, consistently delivering high quality results.

Proficiencies:

Excellent writtenand verbal communication skills.

Strong mediarelations skills.

Ability tointeract and communicate across a variety of stakeholder groups (technicalsubject matter experts to business owners), with ability to present complexinformation in easily understandable format and tailored to audiences.

Organizational,analytical and problem-solving skills.

Leadershipand management skills.

Ability towork in a matrixed organization with a virtual team, experience in largecorporate setting and/or professional services a plus.

Organizedwith ability to prioritize and manage client expectations across multiple,competing projects/priorities with aggressive due dates and quick turn-aroundtimes.

Demonstratedproficiency in facilitating, delegating and motivating cross-functional groupsor activities.

Executivepresence, professional client service manner, demonstrated ability to takeinitiative and interact with all levels of management and adapt to businessneeds.

Interpersonal,verbal and presentation skills, including ability to interact with and coachsenior leaders and highly intellectual thinkers.

Persuasiveskills and able to gain consensus through influence.

Negotiationand problem-solving skills; flexibility and adaptability.

Financialmanagement skills and ability to manage budget.

Conceptualand strategic thinker with the ability to balance innovative approaches withbusiness objectives.

Provensuccess in developing and executing external communications strategy andcommunications plans for a large business, preferably in professional services.

Experiencein corporate communications and working closely with and writing for seniorexecutives.

Theteam

Deloitte s Communications team provides value to the U.S.Firms by delivering innovative communications strategies and approaches forinternal and external audiences. We build and protect our brand, and help ourleaders influence positive behaviors, drive change, reinforce successes, andpromote a strong sense of community through coordinated, consistent messaging. From concept to execution, we help our leaders reach their audience andachieve a consistent standard of excellence using proven communicationmethodologies.

Category: Business Development / Sales / Marketing

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