Sr. Director, Corporate Communications

| Chicago
If interested, please email our Sr. Recruiter with Conversant, Hanna Andreski, at [email protected]
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What's the Role?
This role will lead Epsilon-Conversant’s Corporate Communications team that is focused on driving brand awareness by educating stakeholders and positioning Epsilon-Conversant as an industry leader in martech/adtech that is turbocharging Publicis Groupe.  Stakeholders consist primarily of media/reporters, Epsilon-Conversant and Publicis Groupe employees and social influencers.

This leadership role will report into the Vice President of Analyst Relations & Corporate Communications.  The role will be based in Chicago or Boston.

Strategic Value of Role

Epsilon-Conversant is a diverse business with comprehensive platform suite consisting of digital media and marketing solutions designed to appeal to C-level executives and senior marketers. This role must develop an umbrella communications strategy appropriate for all audiences, while delivering consistent, tailored messaging for each platform solution and audience.

The candidate must be a dynamic, 360-communicator and natural storyteller, responsible for guiding and implementing a range of activities from media relations, executive and internal communications, brand marketing and cross-platform initiatives to enhance and preserve Epsilon-Conversant and Publicis Groupe’s industry position. 

Key responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Building a cross-organization team; manage, hire, direct & mentor a team to evolve the department role, focus and success metrics.
  • Shaping and gaining alignment how to evolve the department, including PR, corporate communications and internal communications functions.
  • Developing and overseeing end-to-end execution of Corporate Communication strategy, driving increased awareness and improved company positioning across a variety of internal and external stakeholders. Ensure messaging is differentiated, defensible, clear, drives action and leverageable by sales, marketing and broader Publicis Groupe.
  • Building a plan to prove PR and communication impact, defining, aligning on reporting, supporting platforms, success metrics and communicating impact on a quarterly basis.
  • Handling reputation management including sensitive crisis/issues communications.
  • Developing and nurturing strategic relationships with key external partners, including editors, reporters, event organizers, industry organizations, outside agencies, sister company executives, etc.
  • Leading implementation plans for Epsilon-Conversant’s internal communications campaign across executive, editorial, video and social content touchpoints.  Epsilon-Conversant’s internal communications program is designed to unify, engage and motivate employees.
  • Participating in the planning, execution and approval of a variety of communications activities, including but not limited to: media pitches, press releases, talking points, executive memos, op-eds, events, executive speaking opportunities, executive memos, awards submissions and more.
  • Determine resources, budget, external partners and team make-up to translate the vision and strategy into clear communications plans
  • Serving as a trusted advisor to C-suite level executives.
  • Managing a team of 5+ communications professionals.
  • Collaborating closely with Publicis Communications team on assignments as needed.

Let’s Talk About Who You Are

  • You are located in Chicago or Boston.
  • You have 15+ years’ experience in a B2B marketing organization, preferably in fast-moving marketing services, enterprise SaaS companies or advertising technology organizations.
  • A Bachelor's Degree from a four-year college or university.  Master’s Degree desired.
  • More than 2 years of direct experience managing 4 or more people.
  • You have a passion for media relations. Experience in building and nurturing relationships with press; proactive planning/storytelling/pitch work; crisis press relations experience; proven success in landing stories in key business and trade outlets, spanning platform.
  • You are able to demonstrate strong speaking, business writing and editing skills – able to write clearly and concisely to a wide variety of audiences (investors, government contacts, clients, employees, reporters/editors).
  • You are adept at supporting and counseling C-suite level executives, including CEO, COO, General Counsel, Chief Privacy Officer and presidents.
  • You are a natural leader that can both inspire and empower staff, while gaining the respect and buy-in from cross-functional partners.
  • You are a strong storyteller with a passion for technology, digital marketing, data, innovation and start-up culture.
  • You can distill complex and highly technical messages and ideas into meaningful content, adapted by audience and sector.
  • You thrive in fast-paced environments, are flexible and able to adapt to changing scenarios, someone who rolls up their sleeves and gets the job done.
  • You are a change agent: see ‘ambiguity’ as an opportunity as opposed to a hurdle, thrive on challenging yourself to push beyond conventional thinking.
  • You are detailed orientated with an eye and passion for creative, ensuring the content not only is written well, but the output looks amazing.
  • You are results-driven: want to show the impact that you’re driving and are passionate about demonstrating that value to your stakeholders.
  • You are proactive and have the intellectual curiosity to surface insights and implications and use this knowledge to think creatively about solutions.
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Location

101 N Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606

An Insider's view of Conversant

What's something quirky about your company?

We have a company band, made up of anywhere from 30 to 40 employees at a given time. The band has a large following and performs at charity events around Chicago. They also perform a full set at Conversant’s holiday party each year at the House of Blues. My jaw hit the floor when I saw my peers up on stage rocking out.

Paul

Associate Automation & Infrastructure Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

My days are a mix of execution, idea generation and collaboration. Our focus on executing revenue-generating strategies for clients requires attention to quality while looking to automate and innovate our processes. My creative mindset comes into play daily when discussing how we should approach a client campaign and other objectives.

Omair

Client Integration Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Conversant is deeply invested in helping you grow your career. I started as a Database Administrator and was promoted to Senior Database Administrator. After a brief stint away from the company, I was re-hired as a Senior Client Integration Engineer in Operations and am now a Senior Solutions Integration Engineer.

Susan

Senior Solutions Integration Engineer

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Conversant has a very good work-life balance, including unlimited PTO. As a young adult, traveling around the world is one my top priorities and working with a company that aligns with that is a huge plus. I have had the flexibility to visit 7 countries. That flexibility is one of many things that has kept me at Conversant for five years.

Alba

Team Lead, Engineering

What are Conversant Perks + Benefits

Conversant Benefits Overview

At Conversant, we offer benefits and perks that enable our associates to thrive and foster a culture of innovation.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Conversant participates in local community activities such as the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Off the Street Club, Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon, Habitat for Humanity and Ronald McDonald House.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Conversant has a Social Committee that organizes social, charitable and sports activities.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Conversant's team fitness initiatives include intramural softball, volleyball and soccer.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Conversant provides back-up care benefits.
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Conversant hosts an annual summer boat party on Lake Michigan and a holiday party at the House of Blues, where our employee-run band performs the live entertainment all night.
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Our game room includes Foosball, Shuffle Board.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Conversant offers employees professional development opportunities like on-site training courses and the ability to attend job-related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Conversant hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program and career mentoring.
Time allotted for learning
Conversant encourages employees to complete 48 hours of professional development training per year.
Online course subscriptions available
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