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Communications Manager

Date: Jan 2, 2021

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43202

Company: American Chemical Society

CAS uses intuitive technology, unparalleled scientific content and unmatched human expertise to help companies create groundbreaking innovations that benefit the world. As the scientific information solutions division of the American Chemical Society, CAS manages the largest curated reservoir of scientific knowledge, and for 111 years, has helped innovators mine, assess and apply that information to keep businesses thriving. The CAS team is global, diverse, endlessly curious and strives to make scientific insights accessible to innovators worldwide.


CAS is currently seeking a Communications Manager. This position will be based in our headquarters in Columbus, OH.

The Communications Manager is responsible for the development and execution of comprehensive communication strategies and messaging that are clear and effective in engaging internal and external stakeholders. The role applies best-in-class principles and practices that exemplify world-class communication. Additionally, the role works cross-functionally with appropriate business functions and SMEs to ensure delivery of high quality content that engages key stakeholders and strengthens brand recognition. This individual will ensure uniform, brand compliant messaging throughout all CAS communications.



Position Accountabilities


  • Develop, manage and implement internal and external communication strategies and tactics in support of business objectives that reflect the company’s mission, values, brand and priorities
  • Internal communications - Create, edit and coordinate effective, relevant and consistent employee messaging aligned to goals, strategic plans and the role of employees in advancing our mission
  • External communications – Create, edit and coordinate communication deliverables such as scripts, news releases, pitch letters, talking points, thought leadership articles, white papers, newsletters, social media, etc. on a local, national, and global level
  • Executive communications – Provide support for external presentations, corporate messaging and development of executive communication with employees or other stakeholders as needed
  • Demonstrate and apply advanced knowledge of communications principles and methodologies
  • Apply critical thinking skills to help conceptualize topics and methods for communicating topics to target audiences
  • Consistently demonstrate superior written and verbal communication skills and an analytical mindset


Minimum Education/Experience/Technological Knowledge


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, or related field; graduate degree preferred
  • 10+ years’ experience in related field.  Scientific writing experience a plus.
  • 7+ years of significant executive and internal communications experience in a corporate or agency environment required OR 7+ years recommended in a communications/public relations field with history of increasing communication responsibility and support.
  • Ability to partner with leaders and subject matter experts to multi-task and flexibly manage multiple projects with competing priorities and shifting timeframes; the ability to prioritize and operate independently and strategically with a sense of urgency to meet deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of the design and layout of communications materials, and communications measurement and reporting tools
  • Proven track record securing strategic media coverage and executing successful PR campaigns
  • Skilled storyteller who communicates in concise, compelling and persuasive ways across formats - formal and informal, written and verbal
  • Experience leading and executing communications strategies on a global scale
  • Applied knowledge working with online communications, social media and content management
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint/Keynote, and SharePoint with a working knowledge of PR/Social tools
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Self-directed, action oriented, detail-oriented, collaborative




CAS offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including a generous vacation plan, medical, dental, vision insurance plans, and employee savings and retirement plans. Candidates for this position must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future. EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.

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