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Director of Communications
Chicago, Illinois  |  Remote
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Applied on August 2, 2021
Job Id #47323 Posted May 3, 2021

Our client, a membership-based organization in the technology space, is looking for a Director of Communications to join their team. The perfect candidate will have a passion for technology, influencer marketing and engagement, social media, public relations, and executive communications. This is an exciting opportunity to join both an established organization and to create a communications strategy for our client’s new venture!


  • Create communications strategy including media and public relations, blogs, social media, online publications, executive communications, and internal/external communications.
  • Build and maintain relationships and secure placements with influencers in the industry
  • Responsible for media relations including securing media placements, participating in live interviews, writing for keynotes, speaking engagements, and more.
  • Develop and maintain the voice of the CEO and executive communications including speaking engagements, preparing for media interviews and appearances, live speeches, etc.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to deliver on the communications and PR strategy


  • Bachelor’s Degree required. MBA or MS/MA is highly preferred
  • 7+ years of communications experience with B2B, technology, and/or membership-based organizations.
  • Passion and knowledge about technology (ERP, SAP, Google Cloud, etc.) is important
  • Strong experience in Social Media, Public Relations, and Executive communications
  • Proven track record of developing communications plans that drive results
  • Energetic leader and persuasive influencer with excellent verbal communications skills. This is a hands-on position requiring writing and speaking to our client’s community, analysts, and members of the organization.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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