Stamford, Connecticut

PNC External

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Job Profile

Position OverviewSolebury Trout requires an Associate to join its corporate communications practice. The Associate will serve as mid-level support for the corporate communications team developing media plans, drafting press releases, award submissions, executive remarks and other written materials, as well as proactively pitching media.
Role / Responsibilities:
* Provide drafts of communications materials including press releases, by-lined articles, talking points and social media copy, among other written content
* Develop communications strategies, plans and activities
* Create presentations for clients and prospective clients
* Organize logistics for press events, analyst days, reporter meetings, etc.
* Conduct research to identify potential media opportunities and applicable outlets/reporters
Requirements for this position:
* 2-5 years experience working in communication either in-house or at an agency
* B.A. degree, ideally with course work in public relations, marketing or journalism
* High energy, self-starting, hard worker
* Strong writing with careful attention to detail / an excellent proofreader
* Analytical thinker with impeccable judgment
* Top-notch computer skills - including proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, presentation creation, database management, etc
* Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
* Experience using PR distribution and research tools a plus
* Potential for travel to client meetings, conferences and events

Job Description

  • Supports senior members of the communications team on the development and execution of communications plans. Provides first drafts of a variety of internal and external communications. Conducts influencer outreach.
  • Plans, researches, and develops communications content.
  • Ensure clarity, accuracy, and strategic alignment of client plans and materials.
  • Conducts media outreach and monitoring. Collaborates on communication events, initiatives, or presentations.
  • Possesses attributes of creativity, flexibility, adaptability and resourcefulness. Has a solution-oriented mindset and thinks strategically.

PNC Employees take pride in our reputation and to continue building upon that we expect our employees to be:

  • Customer Focused - Knowledgeable of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions and able to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions.
  • Managing Risk - Assessing and effectively managing all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure they adhere to and support PNC's Enterprise Risk Management Framework.
CompetenciesClient Relationship Management - Knowledge and ability to determine and satisfy client needs and maintain a partnering relationship during engagements; includes influencing, communicating, presenting, facilitating, managing and developing others.Copywriting and Editing - Knowledge of a variety of formats, styles, and techniques for publishing materials; ability to develop and review these materials to promote business related activities.Decision Making and Critical Thinking - Understanding of the issues related to the decision-making process; ability to analyze situations fully and accurately, and reach productive decisions.Effective Communications - Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.Influencing - Knowledge of effective influencing tactics and strategies; ability to impact decisions within and outside own organization.Media Channel Management - Knowledge of different media channels (e.g. TV, radio, press, etc.); ability to evaluate and select the most preferable media outlets to ensure information is effectively delivered to target audiences.Planning: Tactical, Strategic - Ability to contribute to operational (short term), tactical (1-2 years) and strategic (3-5 years) planning in support of the overall business plan.Public Relations - Knowledge of organizational practices and considerations for communicating in the public arena, from the community to global public relations (PR); the ability to communicate to various forms of media outlets effectively and establish favorable public relations.Resource Management - Plans, mobilizes and distributes resources to fulfill business objectives and plans.Work ExperienceRoles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 3+ years of relevant / direct industry experience. Certifications are often desired. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered.EducationBachelors

Additional Job Description


PNC offers employees a comprehensive range of benefits to help meet your needs now and in the future. Depending on your eligibility, options for full-time employees include medical/prescription drug coverage (with a Health Savings Account feature); dental and vision options; employee and spouse/child life insurance; short- and long-term disability protection; maternity and parental leave; paid holidays, vacation days and occasional absence time; 401(k), pension and stock purchase plans; dependent care reimbursement account; back-up child/elder care; adoption assistance; educational assistance and a robust wellness program with financial incentives. To learn more about these and other programs, including benefits for part-time employees, visit > New to PNC.

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