Senior Corporate Communications Specialist

UL Standards and Engagement

UL Standards and Engagement:

At UL Standards and Engagement, we wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. Underwriters Laboratories stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely.

Position Details

Senior Corporate Communications Specialist
Northern Illinois
Northbrook, IL

At UL, we know why we come to work.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Communications Specialist at UL Standards and Engagement.

The Senior Communications Specialist expertly supports the communication and amplification efforts through content and campaign development for UL Standards & Engagement (ULSE). The Senior Communications Specialist will work closely with all members of the ULSE’s communications teams to support and lead project management of campaigns that include messaging, tactics and content deliverables that advance ULSE’s engagement strategy.

What you’ll learn & achieve:

As the Senior Communications Specialist, you will play a key role in the rapid growth of UL Standards and Engagement as you:

  • Develop content for distribution to applicable audiences and digital platforms – website, social media, email marketing, etc. in collaboration with communications team. 
  • Identify and implement tools, processes and systems that enable the organization to deliver a consistent brand experience while continuously improving execution, with insights into the entire engagement cycle. 
  • Expertly develop and execute integrated marketing and communications campaigns and monitor their progress. 
  • Achieve performance through data analytics for campaign tactics to inform opportunities for improvement. 
  • Collaborate with central communications team to collect and evaluate website, social media, and other marketing analytics data, compile detailed reports and translate findings into actionable insights. 
  • Ensure communications align with brand guidelines and resonate with target audiences. 
  • Work closely with ULSE leadership and other subject matter experts on the team to best communicate programs and initiatives and customize messages for various on audiences. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What makes you a great fit:

The ideal candidate will bring several qualities to the team, including:

  • Expert and disciplined communicator, with demonstrated ability to translate technical information into meaningful content for audiences in educational spaces and non-technical audiences. 
  • Demonstrated experience and capability across a variety of marketing and communications disciplines; solid understanding of earned, owned, and paid media and the types of content that would be utilized across each. 
  • Knowledge and experience utilizing different types of market research tactics to inform content development and distribution. 
  • Strong facilitation, project planning and management. 
  • Strong collaboration skills and ability to work with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills. 
  • Excellent attention to detail and proactive time management. 
  • Demonstrated experience managing agency and outside vendor relations. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

Professional education and experience requirements for the role include:

  • University degree in communication, public relations, marketing or related field. 
  • Minimum six years of related professional experiencein communications and marketing.
  • Experience in developing integrated campaigns.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL Standards and Engagement, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 128 years and is deeply ingrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL Standards and Engagement employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL Standards and Engagement. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL Standards and Engagement are eligible for bonus compensation. UL Standards and Engagement offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL Standards and Engagement contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

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