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Manager of Communications and Public Affairs

The Judge Group • Newport News, VA

Posted 1 month ago

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Experience - 3 years
Degree - 4 Year Degree
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Management, Media - Journalism - Newspaper

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Job Description

Job Req # 599124

Global Manufacturing Company is looking for:

POSITION: Manager of Communications and Public Affairs  

LOCATION: Newport News Virginia

SALARY:   $80-100K + 20% + Pension

DEGREE:   Required

EXPERIENCE:  3+ Years Communications and Public Affairs Experience

RELOCATION:  Relocation Package

The Manager of Communications and Public Affairs will drive strategic communications and public affairs initiatives to protect and enhance the reputation of  the company. This person will serve as a counselor, adviser and service provider to senior management team, recommending strategic communications and executing on key initiatives for the business, and overseeing external communications for its manufacturing sites in the U.S


  • Develop strategic communications programs to advance Company’s business objectives.
  • Provide communications counsel on the impact that business decisions may have on Company’s and Company’s reputation and positioning.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Company’s management and plant personnel.
  • Manage incident communications as part of Company’s response team.
  • Develop and maintain relations with media outlets that cover the industry.
  • Develop content for Company’s website, intranet and other collateral.
  • Collaborate with Corporate Affairs team on projects and contribute to department programs and strategic planning.
  • Maintain collaborative relations and assist with Company-related communications involving other departments



  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications is desired and an advanced degree is a plus.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience with proven success in PR, communications and media relations.
  • Experience representing a complex, publicly held, global company is desired.
  • Experience in the chemical or other global manufacturing industries preferred.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with reputation management, crisis management and issue-based communications.
  • Maturity, confidence, poise and presence necessary to interface effectively with senior-level executives, as well as external constituencies, such as business partners, media, special-interest groups and local government officials.
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage priorities and meet deadlines in a high-performance environment.
  • Resourceful problem solver with ability to formulate and execute plans efficiently and effectively.

Job ID: 599124
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