Sr. Public Relations Specialist at Motorola Solutions

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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
At Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifelines. Our technology platforms in communications, command center software, video security and analytics and managed and support services make cities safer and help communities and businesses thrive. At Motorola Solutions, we are ushering in a new era in public safety and security. 
The global communications team is the voice of Motorola Solutions, telling the company’s story of transformation and progress to employees, reporters and other stakeholders. We work strategically and collaboratively with colleagues around the world, finding the most compelling stories to tell and bringing them to life through earned, owned and paid media, thought leadership and stakeholder engagement.
Job Description

Job Description

This position is an opportunity for a skilled communications professional with a strategic mindset, media relations experience and strong project management and writing skills to manage external communications plans and programs. The team member will join the North America communications team, based in Motorola Solutions’ Chicago headquarters, and report to the head of North America communications.

Scope of Responsibilities

  • Serve as a strategic business partner to North America sales leaders, teams and functions across North America, 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 communications activities 

  • Lead the development and execution of strategic external communications plans and programs that tell the company’s story to reporters, investors and other key audiences

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

  • Build and maintain key media relationships and regularly pitch local, regional and trade media with North America stories

  • Read public safety and technology news; support monitoring, measurement and crisis communications

  • Manage communications activities at and around priority North America tradeshows

Specific Knowledge and Skills

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

  • Outstanding writing, editing and proofreading skills

  • Excellent media relations experience, ideally in a B2B technology industry

  • 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 of the organization

  • Experience working with sales teams, marketing and company leaders preferred


Basic Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree; journalism, communications or English is preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in corporate communications, with a public relations agency or in journalism


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
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
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
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes telecommuting at Manager discretion.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Our game room includes Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted At team's discretion.
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications
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