External Communications Specialist
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At Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently.
Whether it’s helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe.
Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security.
The global communications team is the voice of Motorola Solutions, telling the company’s story of transformation and progress to employees, reporters and other stakeholders.
We work strategically and collaboratively with colleagues around the world, finding the most compelling stories to tell and bringing them to life through communications programs and activities that drive business results.
This position of the External Communications Specialist is an opportunity for a skilled communications professional with a strategic mindset, media relations experience and strong project management and writing skills to manage external communications plans and programs for a variety of International regions.
The External Communications Specialistwill join the International communications team, which is responsible for all communications activities in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), APAC (Asia Pacific) and Latin America and report to the head of International communications.
The position is based in the UK, where Motorola Solutions has its EMEA headquarters in London.
Scope of Responsibilities of the External Communications Specialist :
Serve as a strategic business partner to International sales leaders in EMEA, teams and functions globally, with a focus on building relationships and gathering insights that can be used to tell our company story externally
Partner with product and marketing teams to integrate communications activities
Lead the development and execution of strategic external communications plans and programs that tell the company’s story to reporters, investors and other key audiences
Create well-crafted, concise and highly engaging communications including pitches, press releases, thought leadership articles,blog posts and other tools needed to tell our story
Build and maintain key media relationships and regularly pitch local, regional and trade media across International markets, with a key focus on the UK and Afri
Follow public safety and technology news; support monitoring, measurement and crisis communications
Manage communications activities for product launches and trades shows for markets in the UK but also across EMEA
Specific Knowledge and Skills of the External Communications Specialist :
Three+ years of experience in corporate communications, a public relations agency or journalism
Strategic thinker who can build a network, gather information and translate it into communications projects and plans that generate coverage and clear results
Outstanding storytelling, writing, editing and proofreading skills
Excellent media relations experience , ideally in a B2B technology industry
Experience working with sales teams, marketing and company leaders
Creative thinking and resourceful attitude
Strong judgment and the ability to make decisions independently
Serious commitment to excellence, quality and attention to detail
Ability to work with a variety of media, meet tight deadlines, manage multiple projects simultaneously and adjust as circumstances change
Skilled at exerting influence, as well as collaborating, navigating and managing at all levels of the organization
In return for your expertise, we’ll support you in this new challenge with coaching & development every step of the way.
Also, to reward your hard work you’ll get :
Competitive salary and reward package
25 days holiday entitlement + bank holidays
Attractive Pension Scheme
Free Private Medical Insurance
Flexible working options
Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Pay
Career development support and wide ranging learning opportunities
Employee Health and wellbeing support EAP, Wellbeing guidance etc
Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives including support for volunteering days
Diversity & Inclusion
At Motorola Solutions we are proud of the diversity of our people. Motorola Solutions is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and is a proud sponsor of Females in Information Technology & Telecommunications.
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