Public Relations Sr. Director (Work from Home) Marketing
Lincolnshire, IL  / Chicago, IL 
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Job Description

As a leading provider of human capital solutions, we help our clients and their people navigate the complexity of health, wealth and HR. We combine data-driven, consumer-centered technology with personalized care and service to deliver a superior customer experience. Our dedicated colleagues across 28 global centers help 23 million people and their 11 million family members simplify work and life, both now and in the future. At Alight, we are reimagining how people and organizations thrive.

At Alight, we believe effective communications play a central role in building our brand and driving awareness of our products and solutions in the marketplace.

We have an opportunity for a senior director of public relations who will be responsible for driving Alight's strategic public relations objectives by defining, executing and leading PR efforts across Alight's business. Working closely with Alight's CMO, VP of Product Marketing, and VP of Communications and other stakeholders, this individual will lead the execution of product oriented external communications including proactive media relations, product and solution launches, thought leadership, and external executive visibility.

The senior director of public relations provides strategic communication advice and recommendation to members of Alight's executive leadership team and other senior leaders. This includes strategy development, key message development, creation of written communications, and media and message training and preparation. The senior director of public relations will report to the VP of Communications.

As the senior director of public relations, typical areas of focus will include:

  • Developing and driving Alight's overall PR and media relations strategy across Alight's-health, wealth, and global payroll solutions in support Alight's broader brand and corporate strategy
  • Driving Alight's executive visibility strategy
  • Working proactively with business leaders and subject matter experts to develop and implement a strategic thought leadership agenda, and advise them on effective media interactions
  • Building and maintaining relationships with influential reporters and achieving strategic placements with leading outlets across broadcast, print and online media
  • Staying in tune with major industry/competitor news
  • Partnering with digital marketing to align social media content and messaging with the broader PR strategy
  • Partnering with communications and marketing to ensure communications are consistent and coordinated across key constituents
  • Supervising and collaborating with agency partners to drive measurable PR results

Personal Attributes

  • Self-motivated
  • Action-oriented
  • Organized and can prioritize work
  • Seizes opportunities
  • Hands-on work style
  • Enjoys challenges
  • Creative and proven PR ideas, strategies and approaches

Qualifications
  • 10+ years public relations experience in a corporate or agency setting with an emphasis on top tier media relations
  • Experience with SaaS and/or HR technology companies a plus
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to influence others
  • Proven track record of achieving strong media results across top tier and trade media (i.e., HR/benefits, healthcare, financial, and technology)
  • Ability and willingness to perform both strategic and tactical elements of the role
  • Creative thinker and risk taker, with a finger on the pulse of the news cycle and major media trends that create new opportunities for Alight to generate headlines and increase share of voice
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to execute programs with speed, accuracy and efficiency
  • An uncompromising commitment to quality and detail
  • Self-motivated, self-starter with a strong desire to work entrepreneurially
  • Team oriented with a strong sense of commitment to colleagues and internal clients
  • Experience working with external PR agencies
  • Flexibility to travel occasionally and work outside of standard office hours as needed

Education:

Bachelor's degree in a related discipline preferred (e.g., Communication, Journalism, English, Business) but not required

Background Check Required

By applying for a position with Alight, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Alight's employment policies. Background checks may include some or all of the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, and criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, fingerprint verification, credit check, and/or drug test. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position. Additionally, an active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Alight is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected characteristics or conduct covered by federal, state or local law. In addition, Alight takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or national origin.

Reasonable Accommodations

Alight provides reasonable accommodations to the known limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants for employment with disabilities, sincerely held religious beliefs, practices and observances, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Applicants for employment may request a reasonable accommodation/modification by contacting his/her recruiter.

Diversity Statement

At Alight, we believe that diversity should be visible, valued, and sustained throughout the organization. Alight provides equal treatment and employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to any protected status or other protected characteristic.

Authorization to Work in the United States

Applicants for [employment/this position] in the United States must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Alight.

We offer you a competitive total rewards package, continuing education & training, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization.

DISCLAIMER:


Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job to other entities; including but not limited to subsidiaries, partners, or purchasers of Alight business units.

Alight Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, veteran, marital, parental, citizenship, or domestic partner status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Alight Solutions is committed to a diverse workforce and is an affirmative action employer.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
10+ years
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