Senior Specialist, Internal Communications

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US
Job ID
2022-4444
Category
Marketing
Remote
Yes

At Wipfli, people count

 

Our people are core to everything we do — the catalyst behind our ability to create exceptional impact and extraordinary results.

We believe in flexibility. We focus on relationships. We encourage each individual to follow their own path. And we seek feedback openly, from all.

 

People matter here and they feel it.

 

And we value curiosity.  Curious is more than a personality trait. It’s a way of thinking. Of learning. Of working.

There’s purpose in this wonder. It makes us better. It makes us Wipfli.

 

If you want to be in an environment where you can make a difference — and make a professional home — Wipfli is the place for you.

 

Check out our Glassdoor Reviews to hear what people are saying about employment at Wipfli! 

 

The Role 

 

Wipfli is a fast-growing professional services firm with a dispersed global workforce. The internal communications team manages a multi-channel communications strategy increasingly focused on message segmentation, change management, data-driven decision making and building/supporting our culture in a virtual environment. 

 

The Internal Communications Senior Specialist reports to the head of internal communications and is a growth position supporting the design and execution of a multi-channel employee communications strategy. Both strategic and tactical, the role works cross-functionally with internal teams and our service line/industry teams to create and execute initiatives that support firmwide goals. 

 

The ideal candidate will have experience designing, executing and scaling employee-centric communications at our rapidly growing firm. You should be comfortable interfacing with and supporting C-suite leadership, providing editorial oversight of our award-winning intranet and weekly newsletter, managing junior team members and working with colleagues virtually. There is tremendous opportunity to impact our firmwide communications strategy. 

Responsibilities: 

 

  • Manage internal communications programs that create alignment with the firm’s vision and priorities 
  • Advise on and contribute to the weekly multi-channel content calendar (intranet, Teams channels, Yammer communities, email) 
  • Act as a key contributor to our communications channels, including implementing best practices, driving user adoption, partnering with content creators and guiding community engagement  
  • Identify additional opportunities to share key milestones, business updates, cross-functional projects, diversity/engagement/inclusion programs, and talent & culture initiatives with the broader firm 
  • Meet regularly with the internal communications team, the marketing team and client teams to develop content, review strategic priorities, manage workload and discuss roadblocks 
  • Ensure consistency of messages across all internal communications channels 
  • Write and edit high-visibility content and executive messaging keeping our brand voice in mind 
  • Design and manage surveys, focus groups and other channels of feedback 
  • Help drive firmwide meetings from planning through production 

Qualifications:

 

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of communications or marketing experience. 
  • Requires strong oral and written skills; journalism or other short form writing preferred 
  • Requires experience in campaign management, project management/coordination, event planning or other experience with multiple deliverables over different deadlines 
  • Requires ability to interface with people of all levels, roles and experience, including Wipfli’s leadership team 
  • Requires background in data collection and reporting: preference for experience with Google Analytics/Data Studio 
  • Prefer experience with the following types of communication: C-Suite, global/dispersed workforce, HR, DEI 
  • Prefer experience in professional services or service delivery marketing 
  • Prefer experience with SharePoint online and Microsoft Teams or Slack 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive information 
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness, accuracy, self-direction and dependability 

 

Wipfli is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All candidates will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.

 

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