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Manager, Communications

Date: Sep 22, 2021

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28273

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

OUR COMPANY

JELD-WEN (NYSE:JELD), founded in 1960, is one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, with more than 22,000 employees operating in 24 countries globally. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, JELD-WEN designs, produces and distributes an extensive range of interior and exterior doors, wood, vinyl and aluminium windows and related products for use in the new construction and repair and remodelling of residential homes and non-residential buildings. 
Our products and services afford us the opportunity to enter peoples’ workplaces, homes and daily lives. With this privilege comes great responsibility to ensure that the products we deliver are reliable and enrich the places and lives that they touch. We bring beauty and security to the spaces that touch our lives.

We act with integrity, invest in people, inspire through innovation, deliver on our promises and improve every day. We are seeking talented individuals who share this purpose and values and want to excel in their field of expertise. We offer excellent benefits, a collaborative environment in which to apply your talent and a dynamic and growing company, with exceptional career progression opportunities.

The Storytelling & Content Manager is responsible for developing and sharing dynamic multimedia stories that reinforce JELD-WEN’s compelling brand across internal and external platforms to reach key audiences. He/She will create and manage an external-facing storytelling digital newsroom that houses stories about JELD-WEN’s people, business operations and impact in our global communities, reinforcing our commitment to the environment, our people and our operations. Reporting the VP of Global Communications, he/she will work closely with communication leaders across the globe, the head of ESG, HR and marketing leaders to plan and execute corporate content on our internal and external channels, including social media. He/she will work with marketing and HR to support the employee value proposition and align on any paid social media campaigns.

 

He/she will need to be a creative storyteller that uses digital media to engage audiences on our content, using a research and data-driven approach. He/she will work with global and regional communication leaders to source, create and amplify stories that demonstrate our impact as a responsible corporate citizen. He/she will also work closely with the head of ESG to ensure our ESG report content is optimized for digital channels and shared with key audiences.

 

 

Essential Functions:

  • Develops and executes a cohesive, proactive content strategy that positions JELD-WEN as a company that customers want to buy from, employees want to work for, and investors want to invest in
  •  Leads the development and management of an external storytelling newsroom in collaboration with IT, communication leads, investor relations and human resources; makes recommendations for corporate content on the website and makes recommendations to build brand awareness
  • Leads editorial content planning across the global organization in partnership with global and regional communication leaders, marketing and HR
  • Directly manages one employee and oversees a team of internal/external resources and works with a team of internal and contract writers, videographers and graphic designers to develop compelling content based on channel
  • Develops content for executive positioning/thought leadership on social channels
  • Adapts corporate communications plan and messaging to social and digital channels
  • Works closely with the global team to ensure message consistency and effective cross-region communication
  • Measures and reports performance of all digital channels, and assesses against goals (SEO, ROI and KPIs)
  • Provides recommendations on new ways to share our stories to increase reach and impact; continuously optimizes user experience
  • Provides ongoing communications support in a variety of capacities

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Digital Media, Journalism or related
  • 5-10 years of experience in content management, writing/communications, creative digital experience, digital/social strategy and content development
  • Demonstrated strong writing, editing and proofreading skills, particularly for web & social
  • Demonstrated storytelling experience in a corporate, agency or new media organization
  • Outstanding communication and organizational skills and able to work independently
  • Solid knowledge of website analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics, WebTrends)
  • Ability to collaborate and influence in matrix environment  
  • Able to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple projects simultaneously with appropriate sense of urgency 
  • A track record demonstrating the ability to formulate and implement strategic communications plans 
  • Deep knowledge of technology space and how to effectively utilize each channel to engage stakeholders
  • Critical thinking and strong interpersonal communication and presentation skills   #LI-TG1 

 

 

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties or responsibilities associated with the job. Other job-related duties may be assigned.

JELD-WEN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.

Unless explicitly requested or approached by JELD-WEN, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services


Nearest Major Market: Charlotte