Director, Communications

18 Mar, 2021


Director, Communications

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
Arlington, VA

Basic Function of the Position:

Develop and execute public relations strategy for in-person and virtual CES and CTA events (international and domestic).

Critical Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute traditional and digital media strategies, plans and tactics that drive media engagement for CES and other virtual and in-person events.
  • Support CTA’s corporate goals of maintaining high quality media coverage and attendance at CES and help lead growth in strategic markets and audiences.
  • Oversee media monitoring and reporting for CES and other virtual and in-person events.
  • Manage the CES Spokesperson program and act as an official spokesperson for CTA.
  • Provide executive support for media interviews, press conferences and speaking opportunities.
  • Write and edit messaging, press releases, video scripts and other media materials as needed.
  • Manage agency partners as appropriate.
  • Supervise and oversee professional development of a Sr. Coordinator and Coordinator.
  • Support the Communications Department’s rapid response capabilities including providing strategic counsel, developing messaging, engaging key media and securing and tracking earned media coverage for CTA issues.
  • Seek and embrace technical and professional educational opportunities by attending educational workshops, reviewing publications, identifying best practices, etc.
  • Other duties as required by business needs.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 8-10 years’ in external communications role
  • Three or more years of direct management experience, leading and developing a successful team


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, English or Journalism concentration preferred or commensurate experience


  • Strong communications skills able to understand business strategy and technology.
  • Extensive knowledge of media relations.
  • Excellent writer and comfortable public speaker/spokesperson.
  • Strong strategic thinking, leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Strong knowledge of integrated marketing.
  • Must be organized, nimble and have the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.

Additional Information:

  • Manage two full-time direct reports and one intern role.

*CTA is a highly decorated employer of choice being recognized as a Top Workplace by the Washington Post and Best Places to Work by Virginia Best Companies Group.  Our accolades also include being recognized as a Healthiest Workplace, a Best Work Place for Commuters and winner of DC Inno Coolest Company Culture award.

CTA Is an Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® to provide equal employment opportunity in full compliance with any and all relevant federal, state and local employment discrimination laws. This commitment supports our policy of developing and utilizing the abilities of all our employees, as well as selecting and promoting those who are best qualified.

CTA conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and equal opportunity. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job posted: 2021-03-18