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Communications Associate

Job Description

Job Summary:

The communications associate focused on regional/local communication is responsible for maintaining and executing communications plans and programs in support of RSM’s strategy.  This position is responsible for executing regional/local communications for their assigned region, working closely with regional communication leader, local leaders and local communication liaisons to support the firm's business objective to drive consistent enterprise messaging down to the local level and increase local connectivity to our firm and its vision, purpose, values and strategy. Reports to regional communications leader.


Essential Duties:

 

Responsible for the development and distribution of regional/local communications, as needed

  • Word processing and formatting articles in accordance with internal brand compliance 

  • Creating internal templates per new RSM branding guidelines 

  • Proofreading and editing of documents 

  • Composing communications for internal and external distribution

Managing distribution, to include: 

  • Preparing internal and external communications and managing distribution lists using the firm’s tools 

  • Posting content to intranet site and external internet site and RSM Power platform

Compiling and evaluating reports on content performance.


Coordinate with local communications liaisons to execute local office communication for their assigned regions.

  • First point of contact to surface communication needs and story ideas

  • Maintain contact with liaisons to stay engaged with local office happenings and provide guidance on routine office related events (i.e., office moves, partner announcements, weather-related incident response, etc.) that require communication support, leveraging toolkits whenever possible

Publish local office content in RSM Power, including developing stories, editing, tagging, publishing content.

  • Gather informal feedback and share with regional communication leader

Monitor local office communications for consistency and compliance with brand standards and style guidelines, and ensure timely distribution of messages.


Develop internal communications strategies, tactics and deliverables to engage, motivate and align employees with various projects and programs. May support regional and local leaders for one or more regions with internal communications on a regular basis. 

  • Collaborate with counterparts on the public relations team and in other functional areas (marketing, human resources, finance, etc.) to ensure that communications are planned, sequenced and integrated across the enterprise. 

  • Coordinate the logistics of internal communications campaigns to ensure that all communications and materials are delivered on time and through the proper channels. 

  • Post and deliver content through the firm’s internal communications platforms, such as SharePoint, RSM Power, Yammer.

Work closely with internal stakeholders to effectively communicate announcements to the firm’s client servers; play a key support role in the development and implementation of marketing campaigns/events.

  • Assist internal stakeholders with the coordination of special presentations and projects, such as:   PowerPoint or other materials; create talking points, Q&A; announcements; and recording scripts podcasts or internal video.

Provide assistance to other ad hoc projects. Examples include:  

  • Assist in content migration and maintenance in SharePoint as needed

  • Create documents and templates for other groups / projects

  • Communications project assistance, may include interviewing, drafting, editing and publishing

Actively participate in communication team meetings to share ideas and insights to continually improve communication processes, tools and results.


Actively build relationships with team members and key stakeholders.


Other duties as assigned.


Education:

  • Requires B.S. or B.A. in Communications, English, Journalism or Marketing (Preferred)

Required Technical/Soft Skills:

  • Advanced Microsoft Office and social media skills required
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to adapt writing style to the intended audience(s)
  • Proven track record of exercising sound judgment in communicating with various internal and external audiences
  • Ability to operate with a sense of urgency
  • Ability to foster and execute solutions

Required Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience working with business teams to develop communications that help achieve desired results
  • Effective presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to learn new subject areas quickly

Required Leadership Skills:

  • Ability to work autonomously and exhibit a professional demeanor to internal and external clients
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple requests from different sources
  • Very strong organizational and time management skills

You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective.

Experience RSM US. Experience the power of being understood.

RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Job Requirements

 

Job Snapshot

Location US-IL-Chicago
Employment Type Full-Time Employee
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Marketing
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Company Overview

RSM US LLP

Effective Oct. 26, 2015, McGladrey united with fellow members of our global network under the common brand name RSM. RSM US LLP is the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with more than 8,000 people in 80 offices nationwide. It is a licensed CPA firm and the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 37,500 people in over 110 countries. RSM uses its deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of clients to help them succeed. For more information, visit www.rsmus.com. Learn More

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RSM US LLP
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Full-Time Employee
Employment Type:
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Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Marketing
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Job Description

Job Summary:

The communications associate focused on regional/local communication is responsible for maintaining and executing communications plans and programs in support of RSM’s strategy.  This position is responsible for executing regional/local communications for their assigned region, working closely with regional communication leader, local leaders and local communication liaisons to support the firm's business objective to drive consistent enterprise messaging down to the local level and increase local connectivity to our firm and its vision, purpose, values and strategy. Reports to regional communications leader.


Essential Duties:

 

Responsible for the development and distribution of regional/local communications, as needed

  • Word processing and formatting articles in accordance with internal brand compliance 

  • Creating internal templates per new RSM branding guidelines 

  • Proofreading and editing of documents 

  • Composing communications for internal and external distribution

Managing distribution, to include: 

  • Preparing internal and external communications and managing distribution lists using the firm’s tools 

  • Posting content to intranet site and external internet site and RSM Power platform

Compiling and evaluating reports on content performance.


Coordinate with local communications liaisons to execute local office communication for their assigned regions.

  • First point of contact to surface communication needs and story ideas

  • Maintain contact with liaisons to stay engaged with local office happenings and provide guidance on routine office related events (i.e., office moves, partner announcements, weather-related incident response, etc.) that require communication support, leveraging toolkits whenever possible

Publish local office content in RSM Power, including developing stories, editing, tagging, publishing content.

  • Gather informal feedback and share with regional communication leader

Monitor local office communications for consistency and compliance with brand standards and style guidelines, and ensure timely distribution of messages.


Develop internal communications strategies, tactics and deliverables to engage, motivate and align employees with various projects and programs. May support regional and local leaders for one or more regions with internal communications on a regular basis. 

  • Collaborate with counterparts on the public relations team and in other functional areas (marketing, human resources, finance, etc.) to ensure that communications are planned, sequenced and integrated across the enterprise. 

  • Coordinate the logistics of internal communications campaigns to ensure that all communications and materials are delivered on time and through the proper channels. 

  • Post and deliver content through the firm’s internal communications platforms, such as SharePoint, RSM Power, Yammer.

Work closely with internal stakeholders to effectively communicate announcements to the firm’s client servers; play a key support role in the development and implementation of marketing campaigns/events.

  • Assist internal stakeholders with the coordination of special presentations and projects, such as:   PowerPoint or other materials; create talking points, Q&A; announcements; and recording scripts podcasts or internal video.

Provide assistance to other ad hoc projects. Examples include:  

  • Assist in content migration and maintenance in SharePoint as needed

  • Create documents and templates for other groups / projects

  • Communications project assistance, may include interviewing, drafting, editing and publishing

Actively participate in communication team meetings to share ideas and insights to continually improve communication processes, tools and results.


Actively build relationships with team members and key stakeholders.


Other duties as assigned.


Education:

  • Requires B.S. or B.A. in Communications, English, Journalism or Marketing (Preferred)

Required Technical/Soft Skills:

  • Advanced Microsoft Office and social media skills required
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to adapt writing style to the intended audience(s)
  • Proven track record of exercising sound judgment in communicating with various internal and external audiences
  • Ability to operate with a sense of urgency
  • Ability to foster and execute solutions

Required Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience working with business teams to develop communications that help achieve desired results
  • Effective presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to learn new subject areas quickly

Required Leadership Skills:

  • Ability to work autonomously and exhibit a professional demeanor to internal and external clients
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple requests from different sources
  • Very strong organizational and time management skills

You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective.

Experience RSM US. Experience the power of being understood.

RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Job Requirements

 
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