Communications Manager

Morreale Communications

Morreale Communications is a Chicago-based female-owned public relations firm that empowers clients to elevate their voices during change, crisis and opportunity. The firm’s communication roadmap delivers the right message to the right people on the right platform to transform outcomes. Areas of focus include transportation, utilities, healthcare, higher education and fortune 500 companies. We are dedicated to operating as a strong advocate for inclusion and the elevation of diverse voices for our clients and as a firm.

Morreale is an equal opportunity employer who believes in the value of diverse voices and perspectives.

Position Details

Communications Manager
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

We are currently seeking a Communications Manager to support transportation-focused projects. Candidate must be a critical thinker with the ability to multi-task with excellent communication and client relations skills. This person will develop strategies for public education and outreach campaigns intended to reach diverse audiences using a combination of traditional and emerging resources. Experience with virtual public engagement is preferred but not required.

Must be able to work collaboratively with project and design team to develop and carry out communications strategies that shape highly technical information into digestible messaging for targeted public consumption. Will create and implement social and digital education strategies, aligning community partnerships and identifying external forums to convey client stories and support thought leadership strategies.

We are looking for both a thinker and doer who can not only provide counsel to our client but roll up their sleeves do the work. This person must be able to identify key stakeholders including diverse audiences, community leaders, elected leaders and opinion leaders to ensure the right message is being developed and delivered in an effective way.

Proven experience building coalitions, engaging stakeholders and managing communications needs is critical to this position’s success. Experience managing and analyzing customer interactions with a CRM platform like Salesforce is a plus. Experience with transportation policy preferred but not required.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create versatile and strategic messages 
  • Team player with a passion for collaboration commitment to client satisfaction 
  • Written, verbal and digital communication skills 
  • Analytical skills to solve problems and find the best way to convey a message 
  • The creativity to produce exciting and interesting content 
  • Organizational skills and the ability to multitask and prioritize projects while working on a deadline or in a fast-paced environment 
  • Lead rapid response team and protocol to respond quickly to any media or social media issues 
  • Strong communications skills and ability to meet client expectations on tight deadlines 
  • Able to track multiple tasks for multiple projects to keep projects on time and within budget 
  • Strong writing skills and ability to work with design team to produce targeted collateral materials

Job Requirements:

  • 4+ years professional experience in the areas of communications, marketing and transportation. If no transportation experience must have significant experience with stakeholder outreach and engagement. 
  • In-depth experience engaging stakeholders, building coalitions and managing communications needs
  • Bachelor’s degree

Commitment to Morreale Core Values

Our core values represent the beliefs, philosophies and principles that define who we are and how we do business. We are looking for a candidate who demonstrates commitment and character to upholding the Morreale Core Values in all they do.

  • Accountability: Own it and honor our commitment to others. 
  • Diversity: Embrace diverse perspectives and foster a culture of inclusion. 
  • Excellence: Think big. Be bold and make every action count. 
  • Integrity: Be honest, respectful and trustworthy. Always do the right thing. 
  • Collaboration: Stronger together. Elevate each other’s unique abilities to build on our collective strength.

Salary $55,000 - $75,000 based on experience.

Benefits include PTO, eligibility for healthcare, vision, dental, life insurance, 401K and profit-sharing.

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