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Communications Practice Leader

Clark Nexsen
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
  • Job Code
    COMMU001167

This position requires creativity, strategic thinking, excellent writing and editing skills, strong leadership skills, and the ability to effectively communicate verbally both internally and externally. The Communications Director must be a dynamic marketer with a passion for creating impactful, targeted content and experience translating complex content for different audiences and purposes. They will provide strategic insight on communications related challenges and opportunities that align with the firms vision and strategic plan. The Communications Director will be responsible for managing corporate communications, public relations, and branding at Clark Nexsen. The individual will work closely with Executive Leadership, Market Sector Leaders and Principals, the Marketing Director, Business Developers, and Marketing Managers.


General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


  • Establish and drive a multi-channel communications strategy, including both external and internal audiences

  • Oversee all external and internal communications efforts, including the website, public relations, intranet, social media, crisis communications, and any other communications needs

  • Work closely with Market Sector Leadership Teams and corporate leadership to develop communications plan(s) that align and integrate with market and firmwide objectives

  • Contribute to the implementation of the company strategic plan as directed by Executive Leadership

  • Lead the communications team, including hiring, coaching, and training of specialists in communications, social media, digital marketing, and video/graphics, and any other assigned employees

  • Create budget for communications team and ensure compliance

  • Ensure all communications materials are branded and copyedited to maintain clarity, consistency, and quality

  • Oversee the writing, project budgets, production, design, and distribution of a wide variety of publications and collateral materials, including reports, brochures, fact sheets, one-pagers, position papers, presentations, award submissions, and other materials

  • Research and write press releases and content for the company website, infographics, blogs, and newsletters

  • Manage media relations, conduct research, and develop contacts with media members, influencers, and community leaders

  • Develop brand voice and maintain brand integrity across all platforms, including ensuring adherence to the firms content style guide and brand standards

  • Represent the firm externally through participation in professional organizations and media-related activities

  • Manage the creation of digital, video, audio, and print content

  • Evaluate campaign results, track engagement across various platforms, and make data-driven decisions

  • Acquire and maintain a detailed knowledge of the companys policies, principles, and strategies, and keep up to date with relevant developments

  • Coordinate marketing/communications efforts with the Marketing Director

  • Manage the content library in collaboration with Marketing Director

  • Manage the company identity/branding and visuals as directed by Executive Leadership

  • Manage and delegate the collection of project data including key details, photography, descriptions, client testimonials, post-occupancy surveys, energy efficiency, etc., related to communications needs

  • Manage and perform regular marketing/communications audits in collaboration with the Marketing Director

  • Perform any other assignments or tasks as needed or requested by management to assist in accomplishing the organizations mission, objectives, and goals.

  • Occasional travel may be required.

Education, Technology, and Experience


  • Bachelors Degree in Communications, English, Journalism, Creative Writing, Business Administration, or a related field is required

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in related communications or public relations roles

  • Experience in the A/E industry may be given additional consideration

  • A Communications Director should be able to effectively utilize current company software programs for word processing, e-mail, information management, and digital publishing. Current programs should include:
    • MS Word

    • MS Excel

    • MS Outlook

    • MS PowerPoint

    • Microsoft Dynamics or equivalent CRM software

    • Social Media Applications (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)

    • Web Content Management System(s)

    • Email Marketing System(s) (Constant Contact, etc.)

    • Experience in the use of the following programs is desirable:

    • Adobe InDesign

    • Deltek Vision

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and professional demeanor

  • Confident leadership; strong planning, organizational, and time management skills

  • Content writing experience for all media platforms

  • Proven social media and networking expertise

  • Strong knowledge of digital marketing principles and communications best practices

  • Problem solving abilities

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and commitment to producing high-quality work

  • Ability to multi-task and stay ahead of deadlines

  • Commitment to working with teams in an engaging, positive way, with ability to work independently when needed

  • Be dedicated to their professional development as well as the success of colleagues and the firm as a whole

Physical Requirements


Work is sedentary and often performed in an office setting. Work area is lighted, heated, and ventilated. This position may require extended periods of standing, sitting, as well as some repetitive movements, bending and lifting of minimal weight. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Posted: 2023-01-21 Expires: 2023-02-19
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