Sr. Specialist, Social Media & Thought Leadership

05 Oct, 2021


Sr. Specialist, Social Media & Thought Leadership

Nestle USA
Arlington, VA

What to expect from this role: 

  • You will manage an ever-evolving calendar of content, events, and launch announcements for employee ambassadors
  • You will design a training and support program for employee ambassadors to create increased competency and confidence in digital communications
  • You will lead employee communications efforts to attract employee ambassadors
  • You will create daily social media content for ambassador use
  • You will develop event/campaign-specific strategies for high-impact ambassador moments
  • You will establish feedback loops to continually improve both ambassador experience and digital KPIs

Thought Leadership

  • You will design thought-leadership communications strategy, positioning, planning, engagement, and content development for senior executives and leaders
  • You will help to counsel client senior leadership in articulating their vision, strategy, and brand story in an effective way that engages with their key audiences
  • You will develop executive editorials on key themes, including positioning, crafting storylines, talking points and content
  • You will contribute to both short-form and long-form writing for leaders, managing the review process and leader content calendars
  • You will monitor and help to manage digital engagement on thought leadership posts


  • You will collaborate with key stakeholders, internal communications managers, and digital and content development colleagues, as well as external contacts
  • You will provide regular and ad-hoc reporting on both executive and ambassadorship program results and ROI
  • You will report to the digital corporate communications team, upholding the mission and values of Nestlé


  • This role receives direction from the Manager of Corporate Communications in Arlington, VA.


  • This role ensures that projects/implementations go more smoothly, effectively and efficiently by removing barriers to employees’ understanding and achievement of the change required.
  • It also ensures any changes or improvements to current operations are fully understood, adopted and sustained by employees

We’re looking for someone:

  • With at least 5 years of hands-on experience in digital communications for internal, external, or specialized audiences, especially in issues management, reputation management, or behavior change content
  • With exceptional content strategy, messaging, writing, editing, and journalistic skills.
  • With impeccable professionalism and the ability to provide a high level of service to internal clients including senior level executives
  • Who is a skilled navigator of complex organizations with proven experience working with cross-cutting teams
  • With outstanding interpersonal skills and a strong affinity for building cooperative relationships including with senior experts
  • Who is ready and willing to work hard and learn fast, especially in an entrepreneurial, flexible environment
  • Who is collaborative with an understanding of how to leverage and support existing content, initiatives, and contributions
  • Who is highly organized and able to manage multiple projects and understand and adjust to changing priorities, circumstances, and personal styles
  • Who has big ideas and is resourceful and fearless in executing on those ideas

Preferred Experience:

• You have experience in speech or editorial writing for organizational leaders
• You know your way around Dynamic Signal, Social Chorus, Elevate, or a similar system
• You’re highly experienced writing and testing social copy for diverse audiences
• You’re well versed in food industry trends and stakeholders, or you’ve worked in corporate social responsibility in any
• You’ve led brand ambassador, influencer, or advocacy campaigns in the digital sphere
• You are a pro in social media analytics and outside-the-box ROI measurement

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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Job posted: 2021-10-05