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Senior Public Relations Specialist

Date: Aug 9, 2022

Location: Charlotte, NC, US, 28273

Company: Jeld-Wen Inc.

OUR COMPANYJELD-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. 

The Sr. Public Relations Specialist will be a key member of the Communications Team and will report directly to the Director, Corporate Communications. They will support local, regional, and national media relations efforts to build corporate reputation for JELD-WEN, Inc. and develop strategic PR plans to build JELD-WEN reputation across assigned regions, topics, or media outlets.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Writes/develops and distributes press releases and media kits.
  • Researches, organizes, and maintains key messages, talking points, and background information on key corporate initiatives and programs.
  • Drafts speeches and arranges interviews for designated spokespeople and thought leaders.
  • Leads planning and development of compelling content for digital newsroom on assigned topics or regions.
  • Leverages paid, earned, shared, and owned media to proactively share JELD-WEN’s story while working collaboratively with internal stakeholders and channel owners.
  • Works collaboratively with marketing, legal, internal communications, and global regions to develop corporate messaging.
  • Establishes metrics for public relations activities and reports on progress.
  • Monitors media for industry news and trends relevant to JELD-WEN.
  • Reviews product or regional press releases for corporate and AP style.
  • Other duties as requested or assigned.


Desired Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred, or combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in communications within a corporate environment.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in media relations.
  • Experience with PESO strategy for public relations and leveraging content across media channels to drive awareness among external audiences.
  • Experience partnering with senior leaders and excellent executive presence.
  • Ability to build relationships and work in a cross-functional team environment across a global enterprise.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including a highly effective writing style with expertise in simplifying concepts and messages for a broad audience and creating compelling narratives.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate business strategies to the written communication format.
  • Experience in digital/intranet content management systems.


Key Competencies

  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making ability.
  • Able to perform under tight deadlines and shifting priorities and can successfully navigate a complex, fast-paced organization.
  • Ability to work autonomously and prioritize projects for results.
  • Able to look around corners and anticipate future needs.
  • Strong attention to detail.


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.


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