Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Vice President, Communications and Public Relations','1719079','','CMG Corporate Services','!*!POSITION PROFILE:
As the Vice President of Communications and Public
Relations, you will serve as the senior most communications leader for Cox
Media Group and will be responsible for developing, implementing, executing and
adjusting the communications strategy for the entire organization internally
and externally. This role has a high
level of visibility and influence across the organization and the executive
leadership team. You will be expected to lead and manage the communications
team with direct responsibility for people, activities, and initiatives across
Assuming the Vice President of Communications and Public
Relations role requires an experienced self-starter with the confidence and
capability to guide and shape a communications agenda while securing executive
endorsement along the way. You will
provide leadership with a line-of-sight to potential challenges and issues that
may impact the business or its people through thoughtful competitive analyses,
stakeholder feedback and insights.
Through proactive stakeholder management, you serve as a true business
partner to senior leadership; understand all aspects of the business; provide
counsel and at the same time, drive results.
To excel in this role, you must have a track record of successfully
managing stakeholders in a diverse, distributed organization in a complex
change management environment.
The Vice President of Communications and Public Relations
acts as both a strategic thought leader and a hands-on communications
professional. In this role, you will
lead a team responsible for:
& Industry Relations (serving as spokesperson)
and Leadership Communications
& Crisis Management
& Communications Channels
Bringing to life the Cox Media Group (CMG)
corporate narrative and increasing the visibility and positive messaging of
CMG, the company’s portfolio of brands, and its visibility as an Employer of
Choice for all key stakeholders.
Reporting to the Chief Human Resources
Officer, this position works closely with the President, Executive Leadership
Team, and other key stakeholders to create an overarching corporate
communications strategy, ensuring it is closely aligned with business
objectives and is integrated and consistently articulated to both internal and
external Company stakeholders.
Favorably positioning the company and top
executives through proactive messaging, strategically leveraging both internal
and external communication strategies.
Partnering on Employment Branding strategies
to help ensure company is an employer of choice.
Facilitating and driving clarity of corporate
vision, strategy and values while ensuring consistency of the narrative across
Creating and implementing a proactive media
relations strategy, identifying unique opportunities to favorably position CMG
within the trade, business and financial press.
Working alongside the Executive Leadership
Team and Chief Human Resources Officer to develop and drive communications
strategies/support for any confidential and time sensitive M&A initiatives.
Creating a strategic and proactive internal
communications plan to educate, align and engage employees around the mission
and business objectives, including change management communications
Developing and managing an effective crisis
and issues management program, proactively signaling the organization when
unexpected scenarios can potentially be disruptive to the business.
Creating and maintaining relationships with
key, top-tier business, trade media and PR agencies that can lead to increased
visibility for the company, its key initiatives and campaigns in market.
Designing and developing processes and
standards to effectively monitor and analyze communications campaigns and
15 years of progressive communications/public
relations experience, leading the corporate communications function in an
organization with a well-known brand(s) with a demonstrated track record of
success. Expert ability to craft meaningful
communications aligned with business strategy and executive voice.Executive presence, a polished, articulate
leader with “low ego,” and the ability to inspire confidence among senior
leaders and all stakeholders with whom you will interact.Passionate, high energy executive with the
commitment and enthusiasm to take on complex, challenging situations in a
dynamic organization; and the ability to envision, articulate, and realize both
process and program improvements within the communications department. Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to
build rapport with associates at all levels of the organization. Ability to
positively motivate, lead, and build consensus across all corporate business
units. Strong strategic planning skills, solid
understanding of the business, and ability to build and nurture relationships
at the highest levels in a corporate environment. Development and maintenance of internal
operational procedures and processes supporting the communications programs
within the company and its vertical segments.Experience advising and coaching executive
leadership on communication-related issues. Experience in media and crisis communications.
Extensive network and positive working
relationships with regional and national media contacts in consumer, business
and trade press. Fundamental communication expertise is a must,
especially exceptionally strong writing, editing and presentation skills. Strong experience/knowledge of social media
tools and techniques for driving reputation and brand, and advancing messaging
in the market.
accessible, down-to-earth style preferredStrong
ability to influence colleagues at all levelsAgile,
with ability to adeptly shift course, if neededExcellent
drive, initiative and creativityExceptional
judgment in making sound decisions quickly and efficientlyConfidence
and effectiveness in dealing with senior leaders and in public speakingOutstanding
organizational and time management skillsShows
passion, energy, intensity, and excitementAdheres
to the highest standards of integrity and maintains strict confidentiality of sensitive issues
Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing,
journalism, or related field is required.
An advanced degree such as an MBA is highly desirable.
','','Cox Media Group','US-GA-Atlanta-6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd','','Regular','Executive','Day Job','','Yes, 25 % of the Time','Full-time','Ongoing','Vice President, Communications and Public Relations
Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Website : http://www.coxenterprises.com
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of nearly $16 billion and approximately 50,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms); and Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions). The company's major national brands include AutoTrader.com, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, Savings.com and Valpak.