Plant Communications Manager Part-Time, Kokomo, ID Near Indianapolis
FleishmanHillard is a leading global communications firm, specializing in public relations, public affairs, marketing communications, social media, and creative content. FH delivers on the power of true, reflecting the firm’s high values and unique ability to guide clients through a world demanding unprecedented authenticity and transparency.
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Our Automotive client has an exciting opportunity to lead communications efforts in their Kokomo,IN facility. The person will sit on-site and be the primary communications representative for employees, the media, and the Kokomo, IN community. The position will be a temporary 3-month assignment working on-site at the plant approximately 30 hours a week with competitive pay and part-time benefits.
- Develop plant communications plan to engage employees and help them understand their role in the business
- Identify and manage critical issues and plant scheduling changes in partnership with plant leaders, corporate MFG/Labor team
- Engage employee through multiple mechanisms including face-to-face meetings, newsletters, broadcasts, etc
- Tailor corporate messages/announcements for plant employees and the community
- Manage media relations and proactively place manufacturing
- Help educate employees about vehicles so they can be strong product ambassadors
- Media relations – Build media relationships through regular interaction and strategic storytelling
- Community/government relations – Support plant leaders in building relationships with community leaders and government officials
- Maintain a list of key contacts and support corporate grassroots initiatives
- Charitable giving – Provide strategic guidance on giving and promote activities to internal and external audiences
- BA in Communications or related field (Journalist, Marketing) and at least 5 years of professional experience
- Experience in developing communications plans that drive business results in a corporate environment
- Skilled in media / public relations with experience as a company spokesperson
- Experience in crisis communications
- Internal communications and employee engagement experience
- Ability to deal with ambiguity and work in a dynamic environment
- Ability to counsel and interact comfortably with senior leaders
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Self-directed or ability to work with minimal supervision, flexible and adaptable
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Interest and technical automotive knowledge helpful
- Experience in manufacturing and labor communications – a plus
FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. We have been named PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year and Best Places to Work; a “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for six years running; and among our firm’s award-winning work we’ve taken home 5 Lions in the past two years at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. We’re also more motivated by what we can give than what we receive, and in our 70th year we’ve initiated a worldwide service commitment to support social inclusion in the communities in which we work and live.
About Omnicom Public Relations Group
Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and eight specialist agencies in public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.
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