Communications Manager - Work from Home

Date Posted: Posted30+ days ago

Job Description

Job Description:

Responsible for developing and delivering impactful communications across a range of mediums and channels to support Scholastic Book Fairs’ business goals, elevate employee experiences, and increase favorable awareness for the company and its products, programs and services. Ideal candidate will be a culturally competent and strategic thinker who possesses excellent writing skills and consistently delivers high-quality results.


  • Ensure communications are compelling, culturally resonant, tailored to target audiences, and aligned to the needs of the business and its goals
  • Develop, deploy, and refine multi-channel internal communications that will shape employee experiences and keep them informed, connected and engaged
  • Proactively build and manage relationships with key internal stakeholders across a range of functions and geographies; cultivate strong working relationships with internal business partners
  • Plan and execute meaningful virtual internal events and messaging to engage and motivate teams and promote a sense of community across disparate audiences
  • Use data insights to guide decision making and offer proactive solutions to reach a diverse and remote workforce and support a strong culture of engagement
  • Develop and manage external communications deliverables, e.g., Online Press Kit, staff bios, key messages, talking points, etc., to increase earned media opportunities
  • Proactively identify opportunities to garner positive media coverage and work with company publicists to plan and pitch target outlets
  • Reactively manage interview requests and respond to media inquiries, as needed
  • Assist with communication response to crisis situations that could affect organization's reputation; help proactively identify and mitigate issues
  • Identify and recommend new ways of reaching audiences to grow communications reach; find innovative ways of bringing a dispersed workforce together using new and existing technologies
  • Measure and communicate the impact of communications activities on company results to internal business partners and senior leaders



  • Minimum 7 years of communications experience, writing and tailoring content that demonstrates a deep understanding of messaging, positioning and stakeholder needs
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to craft messages with clarity and a strong sense of purpose and develop concise narratives that engage the audience
  • Ability to manage a variety of multi-faceted communications projects and programs simultaneously
  • Proven ability to build and manage relationships with the media and key external stakeholders
  • Superior client-service skills; strong collaborator; can work effectively with stakeholders at multiple levels of the organization
  • Proven crisis communications experience
  • Flexible and adaptable, able to react quickly to changing requirements and new challenges
  • Demonstrated ability to champion new ideas, approaches, and solutions
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Occasional travel required

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, or a related field

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Full time

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