Senior Communications Specialist

Marketing Oakland, California


XL is seeking an experienced, enthusiastic communications professional to join their team! This position reports to the VP of Marketing & Communications and will be responsible for managing communications activities. This will include leading communications initiatives that increase brand visibility; developing compelling content that keeps our employees informed and engaged; and helping guide communication strategies to position XL for future growth.


External Communications

  • Works with VP of Marketing & Communications to develop and execute XL’s external communications plan
  • Plans and oversees regular and timely updates to all company websites and monitors performance
  • Assists with identifying PR opportunities and creating informative and interesting articles, newsletters, press releases, and related marketing materials
  • Identifies speaking and award opportunities and develops winning abstracts and responses
  • Develops messaging and materials for product / service launches, events and other promotions
  • Assists with identifying advertising and sponsorship opportunities and developing ad messaging and content
  • Supports development of social media strategy and maintains social media properties

Internal Communications

  • Works with VP of Marketing & Communications to develop and execute XL companies’ internal communications plan
  • Assists with management of company intranet (MILO)
  • Oversees production of internal newsletter
  • Supports communications activities (presentation development, invitation messaging, social media, etc) associated with key corporate events, including quarterly All-Hands Meetings, annual holiday gatherings, Coffee Chats
  • Coordinates ongoing capture of stories and visuals from projects, including project photography and videography
  • Explores new and creative opportunities to enhance employee engagement

 Other Responsibilities

  • Accountability for supporting communications schedule of activities
  • Coordinates with communications team members and external vendors (i.e., PR agency, video production agency, writers, etc) as needed
  • Ensures branding is consistently and accurately presented both externally and internally
  • Prepares reports on communications performance for VP of Marketing & Communications
  • Assists with coaching and developing Marcom team members
  • Maintains ongoing awareness of industry news and trends
  • Maintains visibility to current communications trends, including through participation in marketing/PR organizations

Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in communications, preferably in the AEC industry
  • Degree in communications, journalism, public relations or relevant field
  • Strong knowledge of current communication practices and techniques
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to multitask and work well under deadlines
  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities

Skills and Abilities

  • Technical Ability: able to plan, schedule and execute meaningful communications programs; excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills; keen attention to detail
  • Industry Knowledge: strong understanding of the business of the AEC industry
  • Collaboration: ability to build constructive and effective relationships at all levels internally and externally
  • Organizational: excellent organization skills, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively while managing multiple demands
  • Teamwork: team player with a can-do attitude and willingness to pitch in to help get the work done, even if it requires overtime
  • Continuous Learning: desire to learn and continually seek opportunities for growth
  • Values: Aligned with our values of We Not Me, Be True, and Go Beyond
Location: Milpitas or Oakland, CA
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE AA M/F Vet/Disability)

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