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Senior Corporate Communications Associate

Company: ZS
Location: Evanston
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people-a fact that's reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.SENIOR CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATEWe seek an experienced communications associate to join the team in our Evanston, IL headquarters. The senior corporate communications associate will focus primarily on the development and delivery of effective internal communications. In addition to experience in internal communications and employee engagement, this candidate should possess a talent for transforming virtually any topic into attention-grabbing content. Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to and support the execution of an effective global communication strategy for ZS
  • Serve as managing editor and primary content owner of ZS's weekly newsletter
  • Partner with the global corporate communications team to ensure consistent global messaging
  • Create and strategically execute content for internal channels, such as internal newsletters, the intranet, digital signage, town hall meetings, videos, social media, website copy, etc.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to streamline content and appropriately amplify and/or cascade messages
  • Liaise and partner with key stakeholders from across ZS to understand their business objectives and communication needs, working with them to develop and implement communication plans
  • Ensure consistency of messaging as well as adherence to editorial and brand standards
  • Consistently evaluate and measure existing practices, making thoughtful recommendations for improvement where appropriate
  • Develop toolkits and templates to empower communication champions across the firm
  • Help ensure leadership is attuned to the voice of the employee
  • Research and document current communication strategies and best practices
  • Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, marketing or related field required
    • 4+ years of work experience in business writing and editing, preferably in a complex, matrixed environment;
    • Experience with AP Style and strong writing and editing abilities
    • Superb written and oral communication skills, including previous experience with multifaceted message development and conducting interviews
    • Demonstrated ability to manage internal client relationships, including with senior leaders;
    • Able to lead multiple projects simultaneously, effectively prioritize and consistently meet competing deadlines
    • Experience managing online communication (publications, portals, intranets); prior experience with Microsoft SharePoint and Yammer is a plus
    • Video production experience preferred
    • Familiarity with design and graphics production preferred
    • Experience in internal social media preferred
    • Enthusiastic self-starter eager to learn from and contribute to a dynamic team
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills and adept at building strong partnerships across a global organizationZS is a global consulting firm. Fluency in English is required; additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable.Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, complete medical/dental/life insurance programs and retirement savings benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.NO AGENCY CALLS, PLEASE.

Keywords: ZS, Evanston , Senior Corporate Communications Associate, Other , Evanston, Illinois

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