Communications Director (New Orleans, LA)

Lewis James Professional

 Communications Director

Lewis James Professional is a woman-owned staff augmentation, project consulting and direct hire search and placement firm. We are currently seeking a Communications Director for a direct hire opportunity with a financial services client.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish and implement a public relations strategy and plan to foster an accurate, consistent, and positive corporate image and serve immediate and long-term business goals.
  • Establish and implement a media relations strategy to lead media relations.
  • Oversee all outbound and inbound media efforts.
  • Build and leverage connections with key media organizations and journalists through creative mix channels.
  • Create narratives that reinforce the bank’s brand and strengthen connections and trust between the company and its stakeholders.
  • Serve as the company spokesperson and handle media inquiries strategically responding to public relations matters that pose a reputational risk.
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and best practices in communications.
  • Understand the competitor landscape and threats to the bank’s brand position.

Qualifications:

  • Create and execute public relations and media strategies and plans.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to develop messaging and content for various communication channels.
  • Responsible for outbound and inbound media efforts, including press releases and interviews.
  • Create content for executives and key leaders for interviews, speeches, meetings and events.
  • Monitor, analyze and document media coverage on the company and competitor activity to provide regular reports to management.
  • Work closely with social media team on content.
  • Establish and manage strategies to mitigate reputational risk in crisis situations.
  • Established relationships with media organizations and journalists.
  • Experience with traditional, digital, and social media channels.

For immediate consideration, please click “Apply” and use Job Code BHJOB11837_4065. You may also send a copy of your resume to: resumes@lewisjamesprofessional.com and enter only the following job code in the subject line: BHJOB11837_4065. Lewis James Professional is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V