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Vice President Communications and Public Relations

Company name
Cox Enterprises, Inc.

Atlanta, GA

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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

the enterprise.

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:


•           Communications


•           External/Internal


•           Media

& Industry Relations (serving as spokesperson)

•           Executive

and Leadership Communications

•           M&A/Integration


•           Social


•           Issues

& Crisis Management

•           Reputation


•           Content

& Communications Channels


Overall responsibilities



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

all audiences. 

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

efforts.','','','!*!Professional characteristics:

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.



Personal characteristics:


accessible, down-to-earth style preferredStrong

ability to influence colleagues at all levelsAgile,

with ability to adeptly shift course, if neededExcellent

business acumen/skillsStrong

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

Company info

Cox Enterprises, Inc.
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Company Profile
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, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, and Valpak.

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