Manager – Corporate Communications

17 Jul, 2022

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Manager – Corporate Communications

United Airlines
Newark, NJ

There’s never been a more exciting time to join United Airlines. We’re on a path towards becoming the best airline in the history of aviation. Our shared purpose – Connecting People, Uniting the World – is about more than getting people from one place to another. It also means that as a global company that operates in hundreds of locations around the world with millions of customers and tens of thousands of employees, we have a unique responsibility to uplift and provide opportunities in the places where we work, live and fly, and we can only do that with a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. And we’re growing – in the years ahead, we’ll hire tens of thousands of people across every area of the airline. Our careers include a competitive benefits package aimed at keeping you happy, healthy and well-traveled. From employee-run “Business Resource Group” communities to world-class benefits like parental leave, 401k and privileges like space available travel, United is truly a one-of-a-kind place to work. Are you ready to travel the world?

Our Corporate Communications team brings our uniquely United story to life with the public, our customers and employees, across the world. From internal communications and newsletters to public and media relations campaigns, and social media strategy, we’re sharing our story with the world in a way that’s clear, consistent and inspiring. Get your pen ready, and help us continue to write our next chapter.

Key Responsibilities:

The Manager – Corporate Communications will lead local communication efforts on behalf of United with a focus on the airline’s Newark hub. In this position, you will work to conceive, manage and implement campaigns to promote the United brand both externally and internally in the NYC market.

This communicator will handle day-to-day media inquiries for Newark, serve as a company spokesperson and support internal communications as needed to Newark-based employees. The Manager will also develop and maintain relationships with local United executives as well as media outlets throughout the region and effectively collaborate with the internal communications teams to amplify positive news coverage and support employee engagement efforts. Additionally, you will:

  • Lead the development of market announcements and support cross-functional brand activations.
  • Plan and implement communications campaigns and events focused in the Newark area.
  • Serve as media relations lead for the local market, including responding to media inquiries and perform media outreach to achieve brand placement in key publications.
  • Serve as employee communications lead for the markets and develop and report unique stories that highlight our employees, operation and strategy in the market.
  • Assist United’s Social Media team with collecting local content for use across a variety of platforms.

United values diverse experiences, perspectives, and we encourage everyone who meets the minimum qualifications to apply. While having the “desired” qualifications make for a stronger candidate, we encourage applicants who may not feel they check ALL of those boxes! We are always looking for individuals who will bring something new to the table!

What’s needed to succeed (Minimum Qualifications):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism or related field
  • 3-5 years of PR/communications experience
  • Experience in a communications and/or public relations department
  • Proficiency with social media platforms and capturing appropriate content (video, photography)
  • Ability to develop messaging and integrated communications plans and strategies
  • Highly effective in a fast-paced environment
  • Expertise in the evolving media landscape and ability to work with traditional and non-traditional media
  • Outstanding writing, media relations and communication skills
  • Consistent record in balancing multiple priorities and collaborators and working with team members across various geographies
  • Superior business writing and editing skills
  • Capacity to deliver against quality and timing targets

What will help you propel from the pack (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Firm grasp and relationships with Newark area media as well as with relevant business and/or travel media

 

United Airlines is an equal opportunity employer. United Airlines recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions. Please contact JobAccommodations@united.com to request accommodation.

 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

 

Job posted: 2022-07-17