Employee communications consultants are primarily responsible for managing and implementing staff for assigned projects at the professional level. These consultants must have exceptional writing skills, project management skills, and strategic thinking ability, and they are also tasked with coordinating and planning each project within the company and accomplishing objectives within set deadlines.
Employee communication consultants oversee the progress of projects and ensure that they are running smoothly, and it's important that they provide input and take clients' needs into consideration. They typically work in an office setting with various project staff to outline plans and assign all necessary duties, and they also oversee the budget, take financial responsibility for projects, and plan the necessary time-frames for each.
An associate's or bachelor's degree in a communications field and several years of experience in management are generally required for this position. Hours and shifts can vary greatly depending on the projects at hand, and some weeks may be longer than others depending on deadlines.