Senior PR Specialist

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Company Overview

At Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently. Whether it’s helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security.


Department Overview
The global communications team is the voice of Motorola Solutions, bringing to life the company’s rich history in innovation and commitment to technologies that keep communities and businesses safe, productive and thriving. Our customers are everyday heroes – from police officers and firefighters to utility workers and educators – and we proudly tell their stories through thoughtful campaigns that span earned and owned media, thought leadership and stakeholder engagement.
Job Description

This position is an opportunity for a skilled communications professional, with a passion for storytelling and media engagement, to help drive external communications plans and programs across North America. This team member will report to the head of North America Communications.

Scope of Responsibilities
  • Lead the development and execution of strategic external communications plans that drive key storylines with reporters, investors and other key audiences.

  • Build and maintain key media relationships and pitch national, regional and trade media outlets.

  • Create well-crafted, concise and highly engaging communications including pitches, press releases, blog posts and other tools needed to tell our story.

  • Serve as a strategic business partner to sales leaders and teams with a focus on building relationships and gathering insights that can be used in messaging and media pitching.

  • Partner with product and marketing teams to integrate PR activities into product campaigns.

  • Support media monitoring, measurement and crisis communications.

  • Manage communications activities at and around priority North America trade shows

Specific Knowledge and Skills

  • Outstanding writing, editing and proofreading skills

  • Media savvy and passion for media relations; hunger for securing top-tier coverage

  • Strategic thinker who can build a network, gather information and translate it into communications plans and materials that generate coverage and clear results

  • Strong judgment and the ability to make decisions independently

  • Serious commitment to excellence, quality and attention to detail

  • Ability to work with a variety of media, meet tight deadlines, manage multiple projects simultaneously and adjust as circumstances change

  • Skilled at exerting influence, as well as collaborating, navigating and managing at all levels

Preferred Skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree; journalism, communications or English majors preferred

  • 3-5+ years of experience with a corporate communications department, PR agency or in journalism


Basic Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience


Travel Requirements
Under 10%
Relocation Provided
None
Position Type
Experienced
Referral Payment Plan
No


EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.

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Location

Located in the West Loop, one block from Ogilvie Train Station and Union Train Station. The office is also close to multiple CTA stops.

What are Motorola Solutions Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
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401(K) Matching
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Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
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Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes telecommuting at Manager discretion.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
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Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
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Casual Dress
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