Communications Director

Brighthouse Financial Charlotte , NC 28201

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Communications Director

Req Id: 2071

Job Location:

Charlotte, NC, US, 28277

Brighthouse Financial is on a mission to help people achieve financial security. As one of the largest providers of annuities and life insurance in the U.S., we specialize in products designed to help people protect what they've earned and ensure it lasts. We are built on a foundation of experience and knowledge, which allows us to keep our promises and provide the value they deserve.

At Brighthouse Financial, we're fostering a culture where diverse backgrounds and experiences are celebrated, and different ideas are heard and respected. We believe that by creating an inclusive workplace, we're better able to attract and retain our talent, provide valuable solutions that meet the needs of our advisors and their clients, and deliver on our mission of helping more people achieve financial security. We're seeking passionate, high-performing team member to join us. Sound like you? Read on.

How This Role Contributes to Brighthouse Financial:

The Communications Director will report directly to the Chief Communications Officer and Head of Talent and Learning and is an experienced communications professional who provides strategic public relations and communications support across Brighthouse Financial.

Key responsibilities include creating and executing public relations and internal communications strategies that influence a wide range of audiences. The Communications Director is responsible for public relations, including supporting the financial reporting requirements of the company, as well as internal communications that support the strategic objectives and culture of the company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop press releases, key messages and other external-facing communications tools

  • Act as a spokesperson for the company and conduct proactive and reactive media relations to ensure that Brighthouse Financial is accurately represented in the media

  • Develop key messages and prepare spokespeople for all press interviews

  • Support the crisis and issues management processes at the company

  • Serve as a partner to the Brand and Marketing teams to support product launches and campaigns

  • Partner with the social media team to ensure consistency of communications across all channels

  • Support executives at external speaking engagements, which includes message development and presentation/media training, where appropriate

  • Internal communications support as needed

Essential Business Experience and

Technical Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, or related field

  • 8 -10 years of experience in corporate communications (both external and internal), with experience at a publicly-traded company

  • Track record of success in developing and executing public relations and internal communications strategies

  • Ability to explain complex concepts and make them relevant to multiple audiences.

  • Experience working with senior business leaders.

  • Ability to work as a team player who willingly shares knowledge and information with others, and partners with team members outside the communications function to achieve shared goals.

  • Sound judgment as a communications professional.

  • High proficiency in written and verbal communication.

Travel:

Less than 5%

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

Job Segment: Communications, Marketing Communications, Corporate Communications, PR, Marketing


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Communications Director

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