Sr. Corporate Communications Specialist

| Chicago
Overview of role:
 

We’re looking for a great communicator to join TransUnion as a Senior Consultant on our Corporate Communications team. This person will join a dynamic communications team that helps build and protect TransUnion’s reputation with key stakeholders worldwide. The ideal candidate will have versatile communications skills – including exceptional written and verbal communication – and the ability to help develop and execute strategic plans and content, working with cross-functional teams within TransUnion and outside agencies. 

                                                  
What we’ll bring:
  • A welcoming and energetic environment that encourages collaboration and innovation. We consistently explore new technologies and tools to be agile.
  • Flexible time off, workplace flexibility, an environment that welcomes continued professional growth through support of tuition reimbursement, conferences and seminars.
  • Our culture encourages our people to hone current skills and build new capabilities, while discovering their genius.
What you’ll bring:
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, English, or related field
  • A minimum of 5-7 years relevant professional experience, preferably at a PR agency or in a corporate communications setting
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with significant writing experience
  • Expertise in executing and measuring the success of strategic communications plans; experience developing plans 
  • The ability to form strong, collaborative working relationships with colleagues at all levels and external stakeholders
  • Extremely good prioritization and organization skills
  • Creativity, flexibility and initiative
  • A high degree of diplomacy and discretion

 

    Impact you’ll make: 

    • Help define and implement corporate communications programs that build TransUnion’s reputation.  Recommend strategy, develop compelling content and ensure optimal delivery. Deliverables may include email messages, presentations, media statements, website content, articles, video, talking points, Q&A, social media, digital signage, and more.  Communications will cover a broad span of topics such as acquisitions, leadership announcements, earnings, and more.
    • Work with colleagues from various departments across TransUnion to address communication requests and opportunities, providing input and/or deliverables regarding strategic approach, messaging and tactical execution.  Key relationships include colleagues representing public relations, marketing, internal communications, design, social media, investor relations, government relations, legal, and more.
    • Support TransUnion’s issues management program by helping to develop and practice the company’s crisis communications plan, as well as train colleagues on protocol.  In the event of an issue or crisis, support TransUnion’s response as part of a cross-functional response team.
    • Help field incoming media inquiries relating to company wide topics.  Work with colleagues to develop responses for the public relations team to deliver.
    • Support the broader corporate communications team by periodically helping colleagues with projects related to executive communication, public affairs and corporate social responsibility initiatives.  Examples might include developing a presentation for a leader or writing content for TransUnion’s annual CSR report.
    • Prepare reports and presentations that communicate communication effectiveness.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned. 
     

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability status, veteran status, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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    Location

    555 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60661

    What are TransUnion Perks + Benefits

    Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
    Dental Benefits
    Vision Benefits
    Health Insurance Benefits
    Onsite Gym
    Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
    401(K)
    401(K) Matching
    Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
    Generous Parental Leave
    Vacation & Time Off Benefits
    Unlimited Vacation Policy
    Paid Volunteer Time
    Perks & Discounts
    Casual Dress
    Commuter Benefits
    Company Outings
    Game Room
    Happy Hours
    Recreational Clubs
    Professional Development Benefits
    Job Training & Conferences
    Tuition Reimbursement

    Additional Perks + Benefits

    Start your day at TU by grabbing an Intelligentsia coffee or a tasty, hot breakfast from our onsite café. Head up to your workspace where you'll get down to business amidst the inspiring backdrop of beautiful downtown Chicago. Brainstorm onsite with team members in a variety of colorful huddle rooms or collaborate cross-functionally with our offices around the world via video conference, Skype or our intranet. Check things off your to-do list as you continually make progress on key business initiatives. Need a quick break? Challenge your colleagues to a game of ping-pong, pool, foosball, pop-a-shot or Mario Kart in one of our three onsite game rooms. Ready to hit the gym? We have one right downstairs complete with a personal trainer and a selection of free instructor-led fitness classes. Keep your energy up. Take a conference call at one of our walking or bicycle desks. Then attend the quarterly town hall to hear from the TU leadership team on progress in the current quarter and plans for the next. After a day of innovation, wind down in one of our massage chairs or join your colleagues at North Avenue for a game of league volleyball, sponsored by TU!

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