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Senior Corporate Communication Associate (Evanston, IL)

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results. From R&D to portfolio strategy, customer insights, marketing and sales strategy, operations and technology, we leverage our deep industry expertise and leading-edge analytics to create solutions that work in the real world. Our most valuable asset is our people—a fact that’s reflected in our values-driven organization in which new perspectives are integral and new ideas are celebrated. ZSers are passionately committed to helping companies and their customers thrive in industries ranging from healthcare and life sciences, to high-tech, financial services, travel and transportation, and beyond.

ZS’s Enterprise teams operate the firm’s core corporate functions. Our global teams comprise team-oriented, pragmatic and results-driven people who thrive in a challenging work environment. Our people come from diverse backgrounds but share a passion for quality customer service and dedication—whether our customer is a client or another ZS colleague. .

Marketing and Communications group helps build the ZS brand, champion thought leadership, support business development and inform, engage, inspire and empower past, present and future ZS people.

SENIOR CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE

We seek an experienced communications associate to join the team in our Evanston, IL headquarters. This role will report to the global corporate communications manager. The senior corporate communications associate will focus primarily on the development and delivery of effective internal communications, supporting employer brand and recruitment marketing efforts as needed. In addition to an enthusiasm for company culture, employee engagement, corporate social responsibility, and inclusion and diversity, this candidate should possess a talent for transforming virtually any topic into attention-grabbing content. 

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to and support the execution of an effective global communication strategy for ZS, which will be driven by the corporate communications associate director;
  • Create and strategically execute content for internal and external channels, such as internal newsletters, the intranet, digital signage, town hall meetings, videos, social media, website copy, etc.;
  • Proactively identify opportunities to streamline content and appropriately amplify and/or cascade messages; 
  • Liaise and partner with key stakeholders from across business units, enterprise functions such as IT, HR, finance and legal, and business resource groups/affinity networks to understand their business objectives and communication needs, working with them to develop and implement communication plans;
  • Ensure consistency of messaging as well as adherence to editorial and brand standards;
  • Consistently evaluate and measure existing practices, making thoughtful recommendations for improvement where appropriate;
  • Develop toolkits and templates to empower communication champions across the firm;
  • Research and document current communication strategies and best practices;

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing or related field required; advanced degree preferred;
  • 4+ years of work experience in business writing and editing, preferably in a complex, matrixed environment;
  • Experience with AP Style and strong writing and editing abilities;
  • Superb written and oral communication skills, including previous experience with multifaceted message development and conducting interviews;  
  • Demonstrated ability to manage internal client relationships, including with senior leaders;
  • Able to lead multiple projects simultaneously, effectively prioritize and consistently meet competing deadlines; 
  • Experience managing online communication (publications, portals, intranets); prior experience with the Jive platform is a plus;
  • Video production experience preferred;
  • Familiarity with design and graphics production preferred;
  • Experience in social media preferred;
  • Enthusiastic self-starter eager to learn from and contribute to a dynamic team;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and adept at building strong partnerships across a global organization.

 

ZS is a global consulting firm; fluency in English is required, additional fluency in at least one European or Asian language is desirable. 
Candidates must possess work authorization for their intended country of employment. An on-line application, including a cover letter expressing interest and a full set of transcripts (official or unofficial), is required to be considered.
ZS offers a competitive compensation package with salary and bonus incentives, complete medical/dental/life insurance programs and retirement savings benefits. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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