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Thursday, February 17, 2011

ShopNBC - Communications Specialist

Position Overview:
Act as the corporate communications liaison between marketing teams and key company stakeholders, including vendor relations, investor relations, consumer, customer service, employee teams and community. Provide communications planning, writing and support for major corporate initiatives across these stakeholder areas. When applying to this role, please send in a few short writing samples for review.

Success Attributes:

  • Strong knowledge of corporate communications and PR
  • 2-3 years of communications experience in retail with general business understanding
  • Very strong writing skills with consumer and/or corporate writing
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Able to multi-task and detail-oriented
  • Team player with charismatic personality
Essential Functions:
Principle Accountabilities & Authorities:

  • Communications by stakeholder area
  • Writing letters in the name of executives for a variety of audiences
  • Writing policy letters
  • Writing customer service oriented letters and communications
  • Writing employee newsletters
  • Writing internal announcements
  • Writing corporate press releases
  • Creating presentations in PowerPoint
  • Management of communications calendars by stakeholder area
  • Assisting in consumer communications
  • Participation in naming exercises for new brands, new concepts, and new products
  • Participation in cause & community initiatives
No travel required.


  • Education:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.), or equivalent (Journalism degree preferred)
  • Experience:
  • 2-3 years Marketing/Communications/Public Relations experience in Retail or BtoC environment
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Fluent in Windows applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) 
 Apply online now.