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Sr Communications Consultant
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contract Position
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Applied on January 25, 2021
Job Id #44543 Posted December 1, 2020

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Key Responsibilities:
•    Provide direction and coaching to IT Communication team members as they shape and execute communication strategies
•    Provide oversight and direct support for overall transformation communication activities
•    Provide oversight and direct support for ongoing communication needs
•    Partner with Comms Leader to help guide/shepherd some of the more sensitive IT communications and coordinate with Corporate Communications
•    Keep Comms Leader informed and aligned to ongoing priorities and work of the team

Basic Qualifications
•    Bachelor’s Degree in communications, public relations, journalism or marketing.
•    10+ years in a communications, public relations, marketing or public affairs role in a corporate or agency setting (8 years with Masters)
•    Mastery of modern communications tactics and capabilities, such as social and digital media, intranets, and other vehicles.
•    Knowledge of Microsoft 360 platforms, including the use of SharePoint, Teams, Skype for Video, Yammer and other associated 360 applications used in internal communications.

Preferred Qualifications
•    Seasoned communication leader
•    Solid corporate communications experience (internal/external)
•    Specific experience in IT/Technology communications
•    Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to collaborate effectively  
•    Strong executive consulting skills
•    Strong business acumen 
•    Experience creating/developing communication strategies, messaging and plans from an executive and functional viewpoint
•    Demonstrated experience providing tactical solutions as well as strategic direction in communication initiatives
•    Excellent communication, writing, editing and project management skills; proven storyteller capable of creating compelling narratives
•    Ability to thrive under tight deadlines and multi-task while quickly prioritizing projects and communicating priorities to stakeholders
•    Organizational change management experience

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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