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Pearson Senior Manager Strategic Communications in Hoboken, New Jersey

Senior Manager Strategic Communications

Description

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Our Strategic Communications Managers provide support for Pearson’s corporate and financial communications, which includes broad communications about our strategy, transformation, and all global employee communications. We work directly with executive-level leaders across the organization and manage the day-to-day operations of the Global Corporate Affairs & Marketing function.

Responsibilities:

  • Help plan, manage, and deliver on identified plans and priorities, including company-wide campaigns and events, working with business partners and onsite leads around the world

  • Collaborate and support on communications planning for c-level executive leaders, including advising on key themes

  • Partner on drafting blogs, talking points, speeches, and presentations, etc.

  • Create videos as needed, including scripting, finding a vendor, managing transcripts and translations

  • Advise and support on sensitive communications planning (e.g. restructures, new appointments, M&A, etc.)

  • Staff and support exec leaders as needed for internal and external events, advising on schedule, travel logistics, conference and speaking invitations, etc.

  • Lead on briefs, collaborating with subject matter experts, in-market teams, and executive team

  • Provide research, such as pulling background information, liaising with c-level executives, and preparing summaries

  • Mentor more junior team members

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience in communications, marketing, or a related area

  • Educated to degree level

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal

  • Good organizational, planning, and logistical skills, able to manage a variety of projects and tasks at the same time

  • Able to manage highly sensitive and confidential information

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a good sense of humor

  • Digitally savvy and able to use data and insights to drive decision making

  • Able to travel to Pearson locations as required

  • Passionate about helping people make progress in their lives through learning

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-NJ-Hoboken

Work Locations: US-NJ-Hoboken-221 River 221 River Street Hoboken 07030

Job: Communication

Organization: Global Corporate Affairs & Marketing

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Experienced

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Sep 13, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1909303

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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