The Communications Specialist is responsible for supporting internal and external communications activities for North America. The primary focus of this role is the effective use of communications to drive employee engagement in support of Ericsson’s strategy, culture, brand and other internal initiatives. The position also will support the creation of content for social media channels and media relations.
The right candidate will be a strong writer and proofreader with the ability to work on multiple projects with varying deadlines. Projects will include writing articles and press materials, covering events, producing newsletters, developing digital signage, coordinating meetings/events, monitoring social media platforms and supporting other internal and external projects as needed.
You will be a part of the Market Area North America Marketing & Communications team and will report to the Head of Internal Communications.
You will have the opportunity to:
Contribute to and execute the region’s strategic internal and external communications plans
Draft communications that clearly and concisely articulate the intended objectives and calls to action
Ensure all communications are consistent with the company’s brand and vision
Write news stories and create digital content
Take pictures at events for internal and social media use
Compile and edit newsletters targeted to specific audiences
Support events – internal meetings, trade shows, philanthropic activities – through communications tactics
Support webcasts and video shoots
Design basic graphics and email layouts in alignment with Ericsson’s brand
Act as the voice of internal communications in our internal social media platform – Yammer – helping to foster conversations and share important news
Work collaboratively with local and global Marketing & Communications in support of company-wide programs and initiatives
The right candidate will have:
Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, Creative Writing, or related field
Two or more years of experience in the communications field
Experience in the ICT industry is desirable
Exceptional writing, editing, proofreading and oral presentation skills
Creative thinker with extreme attention to detail
Comfortable working in a diverse environment
Ability to manage multiple projects and work within deadlines
Highly-proficient in PowerPoint and Word
Experience driving information sharing in digital channels, including social media
Knowledge in online publishing tools
Ability to initiate and manage projects strategically as well as operationally
Proficiency in the Adobe creative suite (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Premiere, etc.) preferred
Position is located in Plano, TX. Local candidates preferred as there is no relocation offered for this position.
Why is Ericsson a great place to work?
Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business and is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency, find new revenue streams, and create new user experiences. Ericsson’s investments in innovation have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world ensuring our solutions – and our customers – are at the forefront of innovation. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. With over 100,000 employees and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and service leadership. 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over an Ericsson network. And, our Technology for Good and Connect to Learn programs include creating technology that makes it easier to save lives, feed societies, bring technology to emerging markets and connectivity to remote areas, and grow businesses and prosperity.
At Ericsson, we give our employees the freedom to think big and navigate their career, on a global scale. We create technology that helps others, from helping people enjoy their favorite content to helping people recover from natural disasters by enabling better communications between rescue workers. Your ideas and innovations can turn into achievements that impact society and change the world, creating new connections, new possibilities, and new capabilities. We find that Ericsson is at its best when we bring together the diverse skills of our people, working across business areas, across cultures, across geographical borders and across technical disciplines. Next-generation technology can be staggeringly complex. But the simpler it is to use; the more people benefit from it. Join us and help build technology that makes it simple to connect with information, business, societies
and each other.
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Primary country and city: United States (US) || || Plano || SalesStratMkt&ComMgt
Req ID: 263135