Verizon Public Relations Manager in Basking Ridge, New Jersey

What you’ll be doing...

In this role, you will be responsible for promoting the Verizon brand and the company’s wireless business unit, the Manager of External Communications will designing communications strategies that create storytelling opportunities that resonate with key media, social and digital influencers. This individual must be results oriented and have strong writing, pitching and relationship-building skills. Securing meaningful media placements that reinforce Verizon’s strong brand equity and motivate people to explore and use Verizon’s suite of services is required.

The ideal candidate will also have the opportunity to serve as an official spokesperson with news media and various stakeholder groups, or as company representative when dealing with public relations agencies, conference sponsors, and other external agencies. The position is based at Verizon’s headquarters location in Basking Ridge, N.J.

  • Develop PR strategies, campaigns, and initiatives to improve public perception of Verizon’s wireless business unit.

  • Draft and distribute articles, content for social networks, press materials, Q&As, internal briefing documents and other materials.

  • Create and maintain relationships with the influencers, media, editors and reporters.

  • Manage speaking opportunities for senior leadership and subject matter experts.

  • Manage media inquiries and interview requests.

  • Monitor, analyze and communicate PR results.

  • Maintain a keen understanding of industry trends and make appropriate recommendations regarding communication strategy surrounding them.

What we’re looking for...

You will need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, a related field or four or more years of work experience

  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

  • Six or more years of journalism, media or communications experience.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.

  • Proven track record designing and executing successful public relations campaigns at both a local and national level for a consumer technology company.

  • Highly creative with outstanding written and verbal communication skills, problem solving, decision making and analytical abilities.

  • Significant project and program management experience.

  • Ability to plan and execute complex projects both autonomously and collaboratively.

  • Strong relationships with both local and national business and industry media outlets.

  • Strong understanding of current social media channels and influencer programs.

  • Preferred experience within a Fortune 100 consumer, technology or retail company, major agency or communications company.

  • Video and image editing experience.

  • Willingness to travel.

  • Willingness to attend evening functions/events.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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