Manager, Corporate Communications

Newark, NJ, United States Posted 16 days ago
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We believe the spoken word has the power to change people’s lives. Audible has reinvented a media category, becoming a powerhouse of creative and original content. We create sensational entertainment experiences that absorb the listener and enhance the character and quality of daily life. Because nothing can inspire, provoke and challenge like a gripping story – and this could be the beginning of your Audible story.

Audible is seeking an enthusiastic, collaborative, and detail-oriented Corporate Communications Manager to develop and execute Corporate Communications programs that shape awareness and perception of Audible. The Manager will develop communications materials to build awareness and affinity for Audible’s values; support positioning efforts across external-facing communications and identify content development opportunities. Reporting to the Vice President of Global Corporate Communications, the role contributes cross-functionally across the Global Corporate Affairs team in support of an integrated communications strategy to advance Audible’s reputation and in support of Audible executive leadership. Join the company that re-invented a media category and, as the world’s largest seller and producer of in the audiobook category, is a leading destination for digital media and entertainment serving millions of listeners around the world.


The role requires exceptional communication and presentation skills (both written and oral), superior time management, and a passion for Audible’s disruptive, high-energy technology-driven culture. While serving as an enthusiastic ambassador for Audible, our innovative audio content, and our deep commitment to Newark’s revitalization, the ideal candidate will be able to build and manage relationships with Audible executive leadership. The ideal candidate completes complex tasks and projects quickly, reacts with appropriate urgency to situations that require a quick turnaround, demonstrates the ability to work successfully in a team environment, and shows extreme attention to detail. As this position is tethered to the office of the CEO, a high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information is critical.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
· Draft high-level written materials, including press releases, memos, pitches, statements, Q&As, and other press and corporate materials
· Develop and foster strong relationships with executive leadership, offering support to maximize the time and commitments of leadership
· Support the early detection, identification and proper handling of opportunities or situations that may have a direct impact on Audible’s corporate reputation
· Sustain an in-depth understanding of the media and social media landscape, industry trends, current events and competitor’s efforts
· Connect dots across and collaborate across Audible’s community, content, marketing, PR, customer service, creative and product teams
· Support the creation of FAQs about known and potential customer service issues that impact the company’s reputation
· Serve as a core member of the Corporate Communications team, working cross-functionally with the Global Corporate Affairs practice

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· Interpersonal skills – Soft skills, active listener, attuned sense of diplomacy and discretion, interest in engaging leadership
· Written communication— Demonstrated short and long form writing skills, strong line-editing, copyediting and proofreading skills, varies writing style to meet needs
· Oral communication—speaks clearly and persuasively; possesses ability to engage others; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; actively participates in meetings
· Capacity to work with executives at the highest levels of the Audible organization and maintain professionalism
· Superior attention to detail
· Ability to think innovatively and creatively, and change course if necessary, to achieve desired results
· Technical skills—strong Word, Excel and PowerPoint ability
· Passion for Audible’s core mission to improve lives through storytelling, the company’s commitment to urban revitalization and its disruptive, technology-driven culture
· College degree in social sciences or humanities required
· 3-5 years of hands-on work experience in a Communications capacity
· Passion for and strong interest in the audio spoken-word category

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