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Communications Director job description

Communications directors are public relations professionals who control information between an organization and its customers. They not only manage a team to provide timely responses but also oversee the organization’s marketing strategy. 

 

Use this Communications Director job description to advertise your vacancies and find qualified candidates. Feel free to modify responsibilities and requirements based on your needs.

Communications Director responsibilities include:

  • Developing a cohesive communications strategy
  • Assembling and overseeing a diversely skilled communications team
  • Projecting a positive company image to the public

Job brief

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Communications Director to manage the image and public perception of our brand. 

The Communications Director’s responsibilities include managing public perception of a company, which incorporates developing marketing and communication strategies as well as understanding the importance of timing in setting messages. 

They will have experience responding to emergencies such as crises or setbacks with an eye on consistency across releases. This requires significant management skills that can be difficult without previous managerial roles.

Ultimately, you will be responsible for the integrity and perception of our brand through PR crises to preserve our organization’s reputation at all times.

Responsibilities

  • Establish and drive a multi-channel communications strategy
  • Prepare and manage all communications material
  • Develop a brand voice and maintain brand integrity across all platforms
  • Manage media relations
  • Develop contacts with media members, influencers and community leaders
  • Lead a team of communication, marketing and design professionals
  • Assist in the creation of digital, video, audio and print content

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a Communications Director or similar role
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with communications technologies
  • Understand principles of copywriting, graphic design, layout and publishing
  • Familiarity with social media platforms and social media marketing
  • Impeccable copywriting and copy editing abilities 
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or a related discipline is preferred

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