Corporate communications associates are responsible for interacting with the general public and corporate visitors, as well as managing programs and tours for their organizations. They may be tasked with explaining products/services and history to interested parties, and also attend community events and affairs on behalf of the company and assist the marketing department in developing marketing and promotional materials, such as online content. They may also assist the public relations (PR) department with press releases, newsletters, and scripts.
Strong written and verbal communication skills are important in this position, and they must be able to work independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment. A bachelor's degree in communications or a business-related field is generally required for this position, and employers may prefer those who also have prior experience in the field or have completed an internship for a similar position. Flexible hours may be necessary for corporate communications associates, and multitasking and organizational skills are also important. Candidates must be able to interact with people from different backgrounds, and the ability to speak a second language such as Spanish is helpful but not usually required. They may occasionally be required to travel to attend community events, and some also mentor, train, or coach other staff members.
Corporate Communications Associate Tasks
Organize, create, and edit documents for internal use and public release.
Respond to media inquiries and arrange public events as needed.
Track, document, and integrate media coverage of company activities.