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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

CommScope - Corporate Communications Manager

CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) helps companies around the world design, build and manage their wired and wireless networks. Our network infrastructure solutions help customers increase bandwidth; maximize existing capacity; improve network performance and availability; increase energy efficiency; and simplify technology migration. You will find our solutions in the largest buildings, venues and outdoor spaces; in data centers and buildings of all shapes, sizes and complexity; at wireless cell sites and in cable headends; and in airports, trains, and tunnels. Vital networks around the world run on CommScope solutions

Job Description
Due to our continued growth and customer demand, we are currently recruiting for a qualified, interested and available Corporate Communications Manager for a position located in Shakopee, Minnesota. 

Job Summary:
Provide high quality, high impact corporate communications support for CommScope’s businesses—including media relations, industry analyst relations, social media and other strategic content/programs—that positively influence external audiences in support of the company’s business priorities.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Public Relations: Create and implement public relations activities for CommScope’s   businesses, primarily enterprise and telecom that improve the perception, reputation and market positioning of the company. Actively develop, coordinate and create content for product/solution publicity efforts, including press releases, social media content and media/analyst outreach and responses.   Oversee efforts to identify and secure appropriate industry speaking opportunities that are matched with company presenters/SMEs.
Social Media: Serve as primary point-of-contact for all social media activity involving CommScope’s enterprise and telecom businesses.   Work with SMEs to practively plan, develop, schedule and support creation of content for blogs, videos and social posts, coordinating responses to followers, and helping the department use social media tools and strategy to improve the company’s reputation and relationships.

Messaging and Content: Support department’s efforts to create communications content, branding and messaging that can be used effectively with various external and internal stakeholders, including social media channels.   This will include blog posts, fact sheets, award applications, speaking submissions, press releases, videos and ongoing writing and development of byline articles.

PR Tools: Create and maintain various documents and tools to assist the department in carrying out an effective and world class public relations function, including corporate fact sheets, media lists, online newsroom resources, team intranet site, measurement and reporting, and more.

Industry Analyst Relations: Lead efforts to establish ongoing two-way dialogue with influential technology industry analysts that cover the enterprise and telecom business.
General Communications: Utilize outstanding writing and editing skills to support department with preparation of various corporate communications materials. 

  • Completed Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in communications, journalism, public relations or related discipline.
  • Superior communications ability, with highly developed journalistic writing and editing skills. Proficiency in messaging and clear articulation of messages in all media.
  • Demonstrated success in making a positive impact on external audiences through the news media and/or industry analysts. Experience in creating publicity opportunities in support of new product introductions, new markets, or overall company positioning.
  • Ability to develop plans and ideas that creatively support the marketing and business plans of the company. Ability and experience in providing communications counsel to executives, management and product teams.
  • Experience in writing for corporate blogs and other social media, with knowledge and expertise in use of PR technology and social media tools.
  • Experience in supporting international, multi-location companies highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of telecommunications and networking industries highly preferred.
  • Knowledge and expertise in use of PR technology and social media tools is highly preferred.
  • A self-starter who can effectively support CommScope's communications strategy. This includes the ability to evaluate situations quickly, process information rapidly and convey it accurately. This person works well under pressure, is detail oriented and is capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously.

Post Job Description:
It is the policy of CommScope to provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals based on merit, qualifications and abilities. CommScope does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age or any other characteristics as protected by law. Furthermore, this contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities.

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