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Public Relations Specialist
St. Paul, Minnesota  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on January 28, 2022
Job Id #52573 Posted December 6, 2021

Job Description:-

The impact you’ll make in this role
  • As a PR issues management specialist on the external communications team, you will have the opportunity to be part of a vital team that is dedicated to protecting and advancing Client reputation.
  • As part of our organization, you will use sound judgement and strong communication skills to advise our various global businesses and departments on mitigating risks to our corporate brand.
  • The ideal candidate is one who thrives in a fast-paced environment, can effectively collaborate with others, and is eager to hone and expand their skills at a global Fortune 500 company.
What your day-to-day will look like:
  • Work with company leaders to provide expert communication strategies and recommendations to manage reputational risks
  • Serve as a communications lead or back-up on company working groups for issues management and activations
  • Write clear and compelling content, including key messages, statements, talking points, press releases and stories for a variety of channels
  • Work collaboratively with our partner teams, including employee communications, paid & social media, government affairs, human resources and investor relations
  • Simultaneously manage communications for multiple sensitive issues at one time
  • Maintain and improve crisis communications playbooks on a variety of scenarios
  • Collaborate with and guide the work of external vendors as needed
  • Develop and implement strategies to train local and global partners on issues communications
  • Conduct media monitoring on key issues and collaborate with team members to escalate information to others
  • Track and measure communications results
Your skills and expertise
  • To set you up for success in this role from day one, Client is looking for candidates who must have the following qualifications:
  • Possess an undergraduate degree or higher from an accredited university in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing or related field
  • 5-7 years of public relations or other external communications experience
  • Experience with crisis communications and/or reputation management
Additional qualifications that will help you succeed even further in this role include:
  • Strategic stakeholder mindset and the ability to navigate through ambiguity with strong judgement
  • Capability to translate complex information into clear and compelling communications
  • Experience working with global teams and adapting plans to fit their unique audiences
  • Can thrive in fast-paced environments and deftly navigate demanding situations to provide solutions
  • Experience advising company leaders and sharing insights in a meaningful way
  • Entrepreneurial and curious spirit that leans into asking “what if,” and results in innovative ideas and actions
  • Loves engaging with and motivating people
The role of corporate issues management
  • This role will help allow Clients vision and purpose to resonate with our stakeholders as we strategically manage the issues that have potential to pull focus from our goals.
  • Individuals will work with division executives, marketing leaders and department managers to identify, evaluate and develop strategic communication plans to advance and protect Client global reputation.
  • The work interfaces daily at high levels of the organization to successfully align Client corporate communications goals with business strategies.

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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