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  Corporate Communications Director
Employer: Active Network Job Posted: 9/30/2014
Location: Dallas, TX Job Status: Full Time

Job Description:


We are the technology that powers activities, helping over 47,000 activity organizers automate, simplify and grow their business through rich data and insights. With over a decade of experience building the world’s leading registration platform, our SaaS products are changing the way the world gets active.

We are a company of passionate people that are focused on results, committed to excellence and fueled by challenge. We celebrate a culture of winning, high-performance and accountability. Our team members embrace a work-hard/play-hard mentality and bring their passion, dedication and creativity each and every day. Together, we are making the world a more active place.

ACTIVE is seeking a Director of Corporate Communications with a proven track record of strategizing, implementing and executing world-class internal and external communications programs.

Job Responsibilities:

The Director of Corporate Communications will lead global communications for 2,500+ employees in support of ACTIVE’s business objectives, core values and culture. In addition, this role will develop and implement a strategic public relations plan designed to build a favorable public image, as well as positive public and media relationships.

The Director of Corporate Communications will partner with ACTIVE’s senior executives to:

Unify the company under a single vision of being a profitable, high-performance organization

Engage and motivate employees to work hard, be accountable and win

Build trust in our leadership team and company vision

Create favorable public relations opportunities for ACTIVE and its business groups

Develop strategic public relations plans in line with ACTIVE business objectives, department goals and company vision

A successful candidate will be someone who is focused on winning, accountable for their goals and known for providing excellent customer service, strong leadership and a positive attitude.

Key responsibilities:

Utilize various communication channels to broaden awareness and understanding of ACTIVE’s business objectives, core values and culture

Partner with internal market and department functions to prepare creative, employee-focused communications that support employee morale, help attract and retain of top talent and build a “Best Place to Work” environment

Coordinate events and campaigns that support employee morale and retention, foster engagement, and increase visibility of Senior Leadership, including town hall and staff meetings, video broadcasts and feature articles/blog posts

Drive content management of corporate intranet to ensure consistent brand voice

Build and nurture relationships with vendors, partners, news media, government and civic leaders to enhance awareness of ACTIVE, company news, activities, products and services

Work proactively to understand the needs of Sales and Marketing teams to encapsulate company vision and value proposition in all communications

Develop press releases and positively represent ACTIVE to all external audiences

Who you are:

You are competent, creative, trustworthy, engaging, organized and passionate about communications in all of its many forms

You are a skilled writer, whether it’s talking points, press releases, executive communications or company newsletters

That said, you know that words are just one way to express stories and your campaign ideas go broader, including videos, events and graphic storytelling

You’re comfortable working independently, but are a team player and want what’s best for the company

You have a keen political awareness and quickly grasp the dynamics involved in interacting with people across the org chart

You excel in fast-paced work environments and are able to juggle multiple deadlines

Results and winning matter to you: you’re all about beating the highest score


8-10 years of experience in a corporate communications or public relations function

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications or related field

Experience with content management systems, SharePoint experience preferred

Strong writing, interpersonal, communications skills

Ability to set priorities and be flexible in a fast-paced, changing environment

Perks and benefits:

Competitive compensation and benefits, including medical insurance and 401k with matching

ACTIVEx, our award-winning employee participation program, helps employees grow personally and professionally

Our ACTIVE Advantage program gives employees discounts on activities, gear and travel

ACTIVE Network is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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