Lead Public Relations Specialist
Discover
Riverwoods, IL
3d ago

Discover BackgroundWe’ve been around since 1986 changing the game in company culture by building a place where over 16,000 incredible individuals love to come to work.

It’s our mission to help people spend smarter, manage debt better and save more for a brighter financial future and we provide innovative banking and credit products to help people realize those goals.

From establishing good credit, to paying for a college education or consolidating debt, Discover wants you to succeed.

Job Description :

At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-

focused as it is on its customers and is consistently awarded for both. We’re all about people, and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work.

Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

We’re all about people, and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work.

Responsible for organizing external communications efforts and pulling together frameworks for earned media. Manages social media campaigns, conducts meetings, oversees research, and leads external communications.

Responsibilities

The Discover College Commitment

  • Plans and directs the development of communication programs.
  • Provides public relations counsel and coaches the business. Creates public relations project timelines.
  • Responds to requests for information from the media or designates a spokesperson. Pitches stories and answers requests for information from reporters.
  • Serves as a media contact for investor relations, corporate visibility, acquisitions, legal proceedings, business continuity, and product support.

  • Partners with management to create public relations plans, events, and campaigns. Attends briefings with the business, creates draft plans, and collects historical media coverage background related to the projects..
  • Skills : Minimum Qualifications

    At a minimum, here’s what we need from you :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or related field
  • 4 years of experience as Journalist, PR Agency Account Representative, Communications Coordinator, or related field
  • In lieu of a degree, 8 years of experience in Public Relations Agency, Journalism, or related field
  • Preferred Qualifications If we had our say, we’d also look for :

  • Experience working with company spokespeople and with national, local, trade and social media
  • Exceptional communicator with superior writing skills, as well as strong verbal, presentation and editing skills
  • Understanding of organizational communications, media and trends to clearly communicate relevant news to key stakeholders
  • Adept at communicating in innovative ways and across a wide range of channels and mediums, including print, video, web and social media
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to influence stakeholders across all business units
  • Demonstrated ability to translate business strategy into clear and compelling communications
  • Strong track record of handling confidential / sensitive company information and adhering to the highest ethical standards
  • Ability to foster effective and collaborative relationships across all levels of the organization
  • Curiosity to learn and adopt the latest communications trends, strategies, tools and techniques to improve communications effectiveness
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and effectively handle demands from multiple business units
  • Advanced knowledge of media monitoring and measurement tools
  • Familiar with suite of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.)
  • Experience managing outside agency teams
  • And by the way, while you’re waiting to hear from us, don’t forget to check out the great benefits Discover offers.

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