Prudential Financial is seeking a strategic Director of Communications to lead a Communications Channels, Content and Events Center of Expertise. This role is responsible for leading and developing a small, dynamic team of communications professionals, including managing the flow of work to and from the team and ensuring optimal use of communications channels to engage and inspire internal audiences. The role will report directly to the Vice President of Workplace Solutions Communications and can be based in Roseland, NJ; Newark, NJ, Dresher, PA, or Hartford, CT.
The Director of Communications will be expected to be a collaborative partner within and outside of the Workplace Solutions Communications team, and should have expertise in delivering compelling communications messages through a range of channels, including events, video, webcasts, intranet, social, etc. The role includes working closely with the entire Communications team to deliver appropriate executive messaging and employee engagement communications that align with the Group Insurance, Retirement and Workplace Solutions communications strategies and business objectives.
Day to day management and development of the team; development, deployment and measurement of internal communications programs
Hands-on involvement in key major events, video production, digital communications and oversight of intranet
Collaborate with Communications Relationship Managers to deliver engaging content.
Proactively manage Communications Channels – leveraging industry best practices for various channels and tactics and employee insights to engage and inspire employees and working with teammates to maintain key internal relationships (e.g. video production, intranet support, etc.)
Introduce creative tactics to boost engagement
Establish repeatable metrics to inform future programs
Build collaborative working relationships with senior business leaders across Group Insurance, Retirement and WSG
Provide coaching and growth opportunities to high performing team
Be an integral and active participant on the WSG Communications team
Ensure content is in alignment with corporate brand messaging
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or similar discipline
Minimum of 8-10 years of internal communications experience
Strong project and program management experience
Client service mentality and a demonstrated ability to influence others without direct authority, gain consensus among diverse groups and constituents
Outstanding interpersonal, client relationship building, partnering and collaboration skills; strong ability to work well in a cross-functional, team-based environment
Experience supporting senior leaders is critical
Strong experience directly managing people
Ability to present concepts and communicate with clarity and impact to all levels of associates
Experience managing communications or MarComm campaigns
Experience in several of the following: Events, Video Production, Social, Digital & Multi-Media communications