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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wells Fargo - Mountain Midwest Regional Communications Consultant



Job Description


The Communications Consultant 4 position in the Mountain Midwest Regional Communications group supports the development and execution of internal and external communications strategies that protect and enhance the company’s reputation.

The Communications Consultant 4:
·         Demonstrates critical thinking and strategic consideration for all internal and external stakeholders.
·         Develops knowledge of the organization, business, industry and marketplace.
·         Defines and executes external communications strategies to support Wells Fargo in Chicago, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.
·         Serves as a trusted strategic communications advisor for the Regional Bank leaders for WI-MI-Chicago and IN-OH by taking the initiative to understand and meet their internal and external communications needs.
·         Works across all LOBs in Wells Fargo that have a presence and/or operate in WI-MI-Chicago and IN-OH to collaborate and support critical external communications.
·         Delivers media relations with a One Wells Fargo approach.
·         Builds strong relationships with the LOB communicators to improve PR effectiveness in local markets.
·         Collaborates with support groups, including Government and Community Relations, Marketing, HR and others for effective communications planning and implementation.
·         Stays abreast of issues impacting WI-MI-Chicago and IN-OH.
·         Maintains strong media relationships with local, regional and national reporters.
·         Manages social media initiatives for WI-MI-Chicago and IN-OH.
·         Pitches positive company news and secures placements.
·         Media trains and coaches select leaders to effectively deliver information.
·         Handles day-to-day media interactions and acts as a reliable company spokesperson on local, regional and, when approved, national media inquiries.
·         Assesses related risk and benefit for each media opportunity and recommends appropriate actions to manager of communications and regional leaders.
·         Keeps internal audiences informed about upcoming media events and issues that will impact their reputation management efforts.
·         Writes and produces presentations, letters and other communications for external stakeholders.
·         Writes, delivers and supports internal communications and related initiatives.

Core Skills:
·         Strong written and verbal communication skills
·         Ability to effectively work independently
·         Exceptional competency in multi-tasking, follow through and time management
·         Demonstrated leadership capability with strong inter-personal effectiveness



Minimum Qualifications

·         6+ years of recent media relations with print, broadcast (radio and television)
·         1 year of experience with social media, including use of Twitter, Facebook and blogging
·         6+ years recent experience with executive communications, including speechwriting


 

Preferred Skills

·         Financial services expertise
·         Proven ability to secure positive news coverage and mitigate negative news to minimize the impact on reputation
·         Demonstrated strategic thinking and tactical execution skills
·         Experience in crisis management and preventative planning a plus
·         Demonstrated ability to manage and conflicting priorities
·         Webwriting
·         Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related field
·         PRSA and/or IABC accreditation



Join our team. Visit our careers site at wellsfargo.com/careers and search Requisition #3739872 to apply.