The average salary for a Director of Communications with Strategic Planning skills in Seattle, Washington is $100,402.
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Job Description for Director of Communications
Communications directors are responsible for the communicating a positive image of a company to the public. They often advise executives on public relations and how to effectively communicate the company’s message. Communications directors can work in any field, including nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Communications directors are the spokespeople for the company. They manage media relations and often are the primary point of contact for journalists. They create press release…Read more
Director of Communications Tasks
- Act as primary spokesperson and liaison for the company with media in all markets.
- Supervise news releases and the implementation of public relations programs.
- Manage press conferences and press coverage at all company events.
- Devise and implement the strategy, messaging and tools needed to build the image of the company.
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Popular Skills for Director of Communications
Media / Public Relations
Web Content Management
Skills in Corporate Communications are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, Web Content Management, Marketing Communications and Media / Public Relations.
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Employees with Director of Communications in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 44.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Boston, Massachusetts (24.5% more) and Los Angeles, California (11.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (18.9% less) and Dallas, Texas (12.4% less).
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