Director, Communications

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Be involved in projects with our Corporate Communications Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future! WSP USA is currently looking for a Director of Communications for our Corporate Team. This individual is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a comprehensive WSP USA strategy, including digital communications and social media brand strategy, establishing and scaling effective brand communications. This position can be based out of any of our WSP USA offices. Duties and Responsibilities: -Leads the development and implementation of a comprehensive internal and external communications strategy -Serves as an on-the-record spokesperson with print, broadcast, and digital media -Handles crisis communications -Drafts and refines speeches, talking points, and other communications for company leadership, in a collaborative process -Takes primary responsibility for the timely development and disseminating of press materials, statements, and information requests -Leads polling, research, and focus group processes when appropriate -Supervises company’s social media and digital presence -Builds and maintains relationships with the relevant members of the news media -Advises senior leadership about the public-relations implications of company decisions -Manages and leads team communications team -Prepares principals and surrogates for interviews, editorial boards, and public appearances -Leads media trainings, message workshops, and scrimmages as needed -Assists with identifying, training, and deploying surrogates and third-party validators Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team. Minimum Qualifications: -Bachelor's Degree in marketing, communications or advertising -Minimum of 15 years’ experience with transportation & infrastructure sector PR and communications experience -Demonstrated leadership experience shaping a proactive business strategy with a client-centric focus -Proactive and innovative strategist establishing with creative and nimble solutions -Proven development track record with print and social media; capable of responding to the demands of the media without compromising the client’s needs or company’s objectives -Leadership experience in developing teams, strategy and crisis management protocols -Exceptional written and oral communications -Advertising agency preferred About WSP USA WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 8,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental, 401k and long-term disability insurance focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career. At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges; are you ready to get started? WSP USA Inc., WSP USA Buildings Inc., and WSP USA Services Inc. (collectively 'WSP USA') is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

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