Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Basking Ridge


What you’ll be doing...
As Manager for External Communications you will be responsible for driving external communications for Verizon’s global enterprise business unit. We are looking for storytellers. In this role you will find great stories within our business, tie them to key business and sales objectives and, and tell them through traditional and non-traditional media in a way that increases brand awareness and business revenue. Results matter. You should be able to measure success through data and tie results to business impact.
Be adept at storytelling using the full complement of communications tools to achieve measurable results, including content creation for and development of social media campaigns, video scripting and production, product and customer news releases, media pitches, customer and partner initiatives, special events and tradeshows, executive speaking engagements and other growth-related PR initiatives on a national level with an eye toward the global marketplace.
Provide public relations counsel, strategy and support to line of business leads and their teams for marketing of products and services, branding, reputation management and crisis communications.
Develop succinct messaging and prepare company spokespeople for interactions with the press within the framework of the unit’s messaging and branding strategy.
Interact and work collaboratively with cross-functional PR/marketing groups, including Corporate Communications; Network Operations PR, Industry Analyst Relations; Marketing Communications, Sales, Legal and Business Intelligence.
What we’re looking for...
You’ll need to have:
Bachelor degree in Journalism, Communications, or a related field, or four or more years of work experience.
Six or more years of relevant work experience.
Even better if you have:
A degree.
6+ years of experience in public relations or relevant field providing experience in media relations, marketing publicity, community relations and crisis communications, at a relevant job level, preferably in an agency and/or Fortune 100 setting. Reporter background a plus.
Experience in framing and proactively communicating the company’s position with media and other key influencers.
Adapt at problem solving, decision-making and analytical abilities in a fast-paced environment.
Knowledge of social media space and the ability to develop multi-media materials with an active, professional social media profile and engagement track record.
Ability to work quickly and effectively while maintaining great flexibility and accuracy.
Superior written and verbal communications skills.
Highly creative with strong interpersonal skills and a keen eye toward opportunity.
Ability to work with all levels of management in a complex environment. High degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
An open-minded approach and the ability to think on one’s feet.
Experience working within one of more of the following industries: enterprise technology, healthcare/insurance, retail, hospitality, energy/utilities, manufacturing, financial services, public sector, media/entertainment.
Willingness to travel (between 10 to 20 percent of the time).
When you join Verizon...
You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.
Equal Employment Opportunity
We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees' differences, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or Veteran status. Different makes us better.

About the company

For more than 100 years, Verizon has been at the center of the communications revolution.
Verizon is one of the largest communication technology companies in the world.

We help people, businesses and things communicate better.

The digital world promises consumers a better, more connected life, and we’re the ones delivering it. We make it possible for people to stay in touch and businesses to connect with their customers. We’re also bringing technology and hands-on learning opportunities directly to kids who need it most. Our goal is to inspire tomorrow’s creators to use technology to build brighter futures for themselves, their families and the world.

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