communications manager resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

A communications professional with over 15 years’ of international experience in corporate communications and media relations. Focused on comprehensive communication and media management with an extensive understanding of traditional, digital media and marketing. Accomplished at meeting long-term reputation and branding goals.

Highly skilled at corporate storytelling, content creation, content planning, media management, stakeholder engagement, reputation management, issue management and internal communications. Extensive experience in the areas of diversity, equality and inclusions communications.

A tenacious consultant who advises senior leaders on complex communications matters. A strategic, innovative and creative thinker who plans and executes strategies, delivering projects on time and to budget.

  • Corporate Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Media Relations
  • Corporate Communications strategy development
  • Digital Strategy
  • Corporate content creating
  • Corporate messaging
  • Campaign management
  • Digital Communications
  • Business Decision Advisement
  • Emergency and Crisis Communications
  • Community Relationship Building
  • Corporate Events Planning
  • Stakeholder Communications
  • Internal Communications
Career Highlights
  • Over seven years experience as an investigative journalists
  • Eight years experience working with organizations, crafting their messaging and improving their public image
  • Delivered BBC documentary about the making of UK’s nuclear weapon
  • Delivered award-winning Diversity, Equality and Inclusion corporate campaigns
  • Diversified corporate channels to increase reach and segmentation for stakeholders and customers
  • Delivered complex and national security sensitive Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) communications projects
  • Executed digital transformation from strategy to delivery for AWE Plc
  • Delivered women in STEM campaigns with 100,000 + reach
  • Managed several public consultations affecting 500,000 + residents
  • Member of UK Government nuclear emergency and crisis communications team
Work Experience
Communications Manager, 06/2020 - Current
Autodesk Inc. Kentucky, AR,
  • Senior communications manager offering one-to-one bespoke service to clients
  • Delivered public relations and paid media strategies for clients to drive forward progress in brand awareness
  • Events management to increase brand awareness and stakeholder engagement
  • Content creator across multi-level media platforms - increasing reach and brand sales
  • Media training - supporting senior leaders to engage confidently with journalists
  • Partnership and sponsorships scoping and development to increase brand awareness and reach
Corporate Communications Manager, 09/2013 - 06/2020
Alkermes Waltham, MA,
  • Senior level communications manager for billion-pound science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) organization
  • Proven track record of transforming brand profile through media campaigns, PR & marketing
  • Owner of media and digital strategy
  • Managed press office, working with national and international media
  • Managed complex stakeholder relationships across public and private sectors, national and local Government officials and across UK, Europe and USA
  • Strengthened, protected and enhanced reputation and brand awareness through PR and marketing strategies and campaigns
  • Very experienced in crisis and issue management - trained c-suite and senior staff on crisis communications
  • Communications innovator - managed and created corporate content - blogs, vlogs, corporate videos, social, press releases, podcasts, website, marketing campaign collateral, corporate documents (e.g Gender pay gap report, annual reports)
  • Corporate documentary creator – delivered BBC documentary
  • Managed and created integrated communications strategies
  • Managed integrated insights across digital and mainstream media
  • Managed complex multi-level corporate campaigns – across public and private sectors, including 5000 staff across multiple sites
  • Budget holder and manager of corporate contracts; creative agencies, public relations, marketing and media monitoring companies
  • Deliver communications to multi-stakeholders, staff, media, public and elected representatives
  • Created and delivered transformation and change communications programs
Communications Executive, 03/2012 - 08/2013
Bank Of America Corporation Syracuse, NY,
  • Delivered communications strategy enhancing employee engagement across business
  • Delivered internal change campaigns
  • Content creator, corporate video and employee-wide e-newsletter to share company vision
  • Worked with senior stakeholders including to share organization vision
  • Delivered content through multiple channels
Journalist, 03/2005 - 01/2012
Perkins Will Los Angeles, CA,
  • Proven track-record as investigative journalist breaking and writing high-profile stories
  • Creatively driven to leverage content across all mediums, digital, print, radio & tv
  • Experienced stakeholder manager, building relationships across private and public sectors
  • Managed digital content strategy
  • Copywriter, subeditor and newspaper designer
Master of Science: Criminology, Expected in
Queen’s University - Belfast, United Kingdom ,
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Bachelor of Arts: International Studies, Expected in
University of Ulster - Derry, United Kingdom ,
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Post-Graduate Degree: Public Relations, Expected in
Chartered Institution of Public Relations - London, United Kingdom,
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School Attended

  • Queen’s University
  • University of Ulster
  • Chartered Institution of Public Relations

Job Titles Held:

  • Communications Manager
  • Corporate Communications Manager
  • Communications Executive
  • Journalist


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Post-Graduate Degree

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