• Pearson
  • $177,070.00 -177,070.00/year*
  • Westwood, NJ
  • Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
  • Full-Time
  • 415 Old Tappan Rd

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Director PR & Corporate Communications (Learning Services)


At Pearson, we're committed to a world that's always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always reexamining the way people learn best, whether it's one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.

We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology - and each other to surpass these boundaries - we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world's innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Pearson Learning Services is constantly looking to add to our AMAZING team! We are aggressively searching for an exceptional Director for PR & Corporate Communications to lead corporate communications and public relations specifically for its K-12 education solutions business and launch initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity for one to work with various internal stakeholders on a broad range of initiatives and projects!

In this highly visible and strategic position across the company, one will play a critical role leading both internal and external communications programs and will report directly to the Head of Marketing.

The Director of PR & Corporate Communications will lead public and media relations initiatives to generate press coverage to attain brand and product visibility. Being a creative thought leader, you will be charged with driving a strategic approach to media and community relations across the organization to maximize results. Additional responsibilities will also include managing external PR agency relationships and leading employee communications programs, ensuring that employees are informed and kept up to date on the latest developments.

The Director of PR & Corporate Communications will work out of the company's Bergen County, New Jersey and New York City offices!

Here is what you will get to do:

Supervisory Responsibilities

* Build and develop 1-2 direct reports

* Lead day-to-day management of external PR and communications agencies

Public Relations

* K-12 Campaign Strategy : Create and execute a comprehensive public relations plan that supports business objectives

* Media Story Development : Identify and develop storylines that support K-12 business priorities and/or communicate the company's technology/innovation leadership

* Media Relations : Serve as primary media relations liaison with industry media and press

* Social Media Monitoring & Engagement : Develop and execute a strategy for engaging with key press and influencers via social media vehicles

* Community Relations Support : Partner to bolster public relations efforts related to our corporate citizenship efforts

* Trade Show Support : Lead tradeshow media strategy including press briefings and targeted outreach

* Press Releases : Partner to conceptualize, draft and finalize announcements and drive outreach strategy

* Measurement & Reporting : Identify appropriate resources for measuring public relations activity

Corporate Communications

* Campaign Strategy : Partner with internal stakeholders to develop and implement internal marketing campaigns and projects for various company initiatives

* Content Development : Create, write, and edit content for the company's communication channels.

* Manage internal editorial calendar and overall publication schedule

* Cross Functional Communications Leader : Serve as the internal communications lead across functions/programs including Human Capital Management, Legal & Compliance, Business Technology, etc. Help to oversee the firm's internal digital communication mediums, vehicles and tools

* Measurement & Reporting : Identify appropriate resources for measuring employee engagement activity


Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

* Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or English

* 8-10 years' successful experience in Corporate Communications (internal and external), Public Relations, and Media Relations

* K-12 Education industry experience is required!

* Exceptional experience in driving communications programs, events, and platforms

* Excellent communication, messaging and storytelling skills

* Strong writer with proofreading and editing proficiency; writing samples required!

* Demonstrated experience working with and providing communication guidance to senior executives and mid-level managers

* Proven track record developing new ideas and campaigns across a broad spectrum of today's media and marketing channels

* Strong project management skills; highly organized with a strong attention to detail

* Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to build and develop relationships across levels

* Exceptional talent with managing a high volume of work in compacted timelines with multiple priorities simultaneously, and operating in a demanding work environment

* Ability to travel 10 - 20% of time

* Reliable and punctual is highly critical to successfully perform in this role!

Pearson fuels the growing demand for effective education and high-quality information in the global knowledge economy, and share a common goal: to help people get on in their lives through education. For more information, visit www.pearson.com.


Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-New Jersey

Other Locations US-NY-New York

Job: Communication

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Mar 1, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1902894

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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