Communications Specialist


About Us:

ReaderLink is the largest full-service distributor of hardcover, trade and paperback books to non-trade channel booksellers in North America, including the biggest names in retail across multiple retail channels.

This broad customer base is unique in the industry and highlights our unmatched ability to service many different types of retailers: mass merchants, warehouse clubs, department stores, drug stores, grocery stores, military bases, transportation centers and others.

ReaderLink is a recognized leader in book industry distribution logistics, value-added category management services, field services and business analytics.

ReaderLink’s award-winning team can help you design a fully-customized book program to help you delight your customers. From development of your assortment, to department layout, to fixture design, to point-of-sale signage, to distribution, to in-store merchandising, to reverse logistics, ReaderLink does it all!

Position Details

Communications Specialist
Northern Illinois
Oak Brook, IL


This position will work within the Human Resources department to deliver an organization-wide communication program via different channels. The specialist will contribute to the overall employee engagement strategy by constructing and curating relevant content and then delivering that content. He/She will also have a solid understanding social media tools and governance practices, as well as the ability to identify, recommend and post engaging content on a daily basis.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan, create, edit and publish content for a variety of internal communication channels, such as the intranet, employee memorandums, email, quarterly newsletters, social media and flash-report type communications. 
  • Collaborates with marketing to design appropriate graphics such as posters, word clouds and info-graphics to convey a variety of messages. 
  • Assist in the design and implementation of social media campaigns to promote ReaderLink’s emerging employer value proposition. 
  • Assist in deploying video as a viable source of appropriate communications. 
  • Provide communications support to HR in town halls, leader briefings and other community events, helping communicate with employees as business strategies evolve. 
  • Provide support to distribution center Human Resources in implementing social media strategies as a communication vehicle for a diverse employee populations. 
  • Identify authentic opportunities to tell the ReaderLink story, initiatives, priorities and actions. Deploy appropriate communications in coordination with senior leadership.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position:


  • Creative Thinker – able to think in the abstract, but then translate the abstract into practical solutions
  • Tech savvy – researches and takes advantage of technology
  • Analytical – seeks out and uses information and data to ensure that the the right messages are delivered and absorbed
  • Planning/Organizing – balances multiple priorities and abates priority conflicts through proper planning and organization
  • Team Player – works well within a matrix organization, appreciating the interdependencies and relationships required in a connected organization


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Communications, Business, or related field is required. 
  • Three to five years in demonstrated experience within a Corporate Communications environment. 
  • Prior experience in corporate culture implementation/social media engagement required. 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Adobe Suite is required.

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