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Communications Manager

Company: Compass Group
Location: Charlotte, NC
Salary Range: $75K - $85K
Job Type: Full Time
Date Available: 1/10/2022

Communications Manager

Eurest works to provide a memorable food experience for America’s workforce every day with our talented chefs, tenured registered dietitians and outstanding team of associates. We are proud to serve companies across the country and in every business and industry setting including many of the Fortune 100, financial institutions, technology, oil and gas, healthcare, and airport lounges. Hospitality, innovation and customization are all part of what we do, offering services that include operating employee dining centers, on-site catering, vending, executive dining rooms, and other managed services.

Eurest is a division of Compass Group North America, the leading foodservice management and support services company based in Charlotte, NC. If you’ve been hungry and away from home, chances are you’ve tasted Compass Group’s delicious food and experienced our outstanding service. Compass Group’s 225,000 associates work in award-winning restaurants, corporate cafes, hospitals, schools, arenas, museums, and more in all 50 states.  Our reach is constantly expanding to shape the industry and create new opportunities for innovation.

The Opportunity

Eurest is looking for a creative, effective communicator with a passion for storytelling, influencing and connecting. This person will be a self-starter who can clearly package a message verbally, visually and in writing for a variety of mediums. Supported by and collaborating with the Sr. Director of Communications, the Communications Manager would be responsible for telling Eurest’s story across multiple communication streams including video, social media and other digital communication platforms, thought leadership, corporate social responsibility and employee and client communications. The right candidate works with a hospitality mindset, working collaboratively with people at all levels of the organization and bringing a level of positivity that is contagious among those this person works with. For this role, the ability to manage a variety of projects is just as important as a sense of humor.

Positions at this location require a COVID-19 vaccination. Where permitted by law, applicants who are offered a position for this location will be asked about their vaccination status, which must meet minimum business requirements. All religious, medical, or other legally recognized exemptions regarding vaccination status will be considered.

An Ideal Candidate

  • You are a great storyteller. You understand how stories will resonate with different audiences and what their purpose is. You know how to clearly convey a key Eurest message through the art of story and how to gather the complete story with strong supporting visuals. You are thoughtful in your planning and distribution of the content you create.
  • You understand tone and voice. You know how to adopt a voice depending on who and what you are writing for and you know the right tone to take, whether verbally or written, depending on the circumstance and audience.
  • Relationships are important to you. You know how to develop them and maintain them, building trust, buy-in and collaboration across several business lines and departments. You know how to adapt quickly and shift between various projects and priorities.
  • You are innovative and a self-starter. Keeping up with industry trends helps you spark new ideas, and you aren’t afraid to bring those new ideas to the table to push Eurest forward. You have an eye for leveling up.
  • You are a strong writer and have excellent communication skills. You know how to paint a picture with words and in a way that would make an English professor proud. You are inclusive of all audiences and think critically and strategically about how a message is conveyed and received. You are articulate in both verbal and written communication and able to explain abstract concepts concisely and effectively.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Sr. Director of Communications to drive Eurest’s content strategy, communication planning and storytelling initiatives forward – all of which convey thought leadership, industry innovation and company pride
  • Identify powerful stories, collect and write them a variety of communication campaigns that would include video, internal communications, client communications, social media, traditional media
  • Develops and executes communication programs that enhance associate understanding, engagement and active participation in company culture
  • Ideate video content and scripts as a component to managed communication plans
  • Manage awards calendar, identify opportunity and draft award submissions
  • Lead regular communication and storytelling campaigns that support company diversity, equity and inclusion and corporate social responsibility goals
  • Manage content for ESFM websites (internal and external), email distribution and other client-facing communications
  • Support Eurest’s strategic media relation campaigns

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Mass Communications and/or Journalism
  • 3+ years’ of communications or content marketing experience; Presentation of online portfolio demonstrating abilities and past projects required
  • Experience with creating copy for press releases, case studies, blogs, and other collateral; experience with speech and video script writing, project and virtual meeting planning
  • Strong technical aptitude, current on communication measuring and reporting and social media trends
  • Hospitality mindset
  • Strong proofreading abilities including attention to detail regarding messaging, audience and tone
  • Agency, corporate communications or cross-functional team experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint, Word Press, and video editing programs a plus
  • Candidate based in Charlotte, NC preferred; remote work considered
  • Must be able to travel up to 30% of the year (including overnights)

How To Apply

https://jobs.compassgroupcareers.com/USA/job/CHARLOTTE-SPECIALIST%2C-STRATEGIC-PROJ-MGMT-CHARLOTTE%2C-NC-NC-28217/830032100/

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