Senior Communications Manager, Editorial


As a Fortune 50 company with more than 350,000 team members worldwide, Target is an iconic brand and one of America's leading retailers.

Working at Target means the opportunity to help all families discover the joy of everyday life. Caring for our communities is woven into who we are, and we invest in the places we collectively live, work and play. We prioritize relationships,fueland develop talent by creating growth opportunities, and succeed as one Target team. At our core, our purpose is ingrained in who we are, what we value, and how we work. It’s how we care, grow, and win together.

Position Details

Senior Communications Manager, Editorial
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis or Remote, MN

The Enterprise Communications team builds confidence, pride and advocacy for Target, connecting and counseling companywide to move our $100-billion business forward. Using our wide-reaching access and influence, we shape Target’s culture and protect and strengthen its reputation, and we help to drive traffic, sales and guest loyalty.

We’re looking for bold communicators and relationship-focused pros who think strategically and creatively, and are committed to excellent execution and top-quality storytelling for all stakeholders. Comprised of everything from public relations, internal editorial, and experiential and multimedia production, to executive communication and crisis management, Enterprise Communications offers a world-class canvas for communicators to serve Target’s millions of stakeholders.

As a Senior Communications Manager, Editorial, you will:

  • Participate in the communication planning process and forms close partnerships with strategists 
  • Have expert knowledge across a series of key retail/business subject areas and maintain a “beat” relationship with key partners 
  • Concept, report and write stories for content channels based on assigned beats, with minimal editorial oversight 
  • Take content packages from ideation to creation, reviews and ultimately, publication 
  • Continually explore new ways to tell stories across multiple platforms in collaboration with key partners across Enterprise Communications 
  • Contribute to social and creative content and initiatives 
  • Gain fluency in – and advocate for – voice, tone and audience needs across Enterprise Communications’ email vehicles, social media, press releases and corporate site 
  • Drive special projects for the ongoing evolution of editorial channels 
  • Bring outside trends and ideas for new communication and storytelling approaches 
  • Consistently demonstrate behaviors aligned to Target’s values of Inclusivity, Connection and Drive 
  • Other duties as assigned

Core responsibilities of this job are described within this job description. Job duties may change at any time due to business needs

About You:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience 
  • Minimum 8 years of professional communications experience 
  • Strong editorial judgement, with ability to focus on both broad, strategic vision and small, critical details 
  • Expert on communicating information clearly and creatively 
  • Strong team player, highly effective at collaborating and influencing internal partners 
  • Highly organized with the ability to independently adapt, prioritize and successfully manage multiple tasks or projects in response to changing, ambiguous or competing priorities 
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage projects simultaneously, maintaining appropriate prioritization and ensuring adherence to deadlines

Key Skills:

  • Corporate communications 
  • Enterprise messaging 
  • Creative writing 
  • Feature writing 
  • Copy editing
  • News editing

This position may be considered for a Full-Time Remote or Hybrid work arrangement based on Target’s needs. A Hybrid work arrangement means the team members core role will be a blend of virtual and onsite at a Target location. A Full-Time Remote work arrangement means the team member works full-time from home or an alternate location that’s not a Target location, does not have a desk at their primary HQ work location and may travel to HQ up to 4 times ayear.

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