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Senior Internal Communications Specialist

Bellevue, Wa, Washington, United States

Ref#: 3420

Date published: 06/23/17

Intellectual Ventures is looking for an Internal Communications Specialist reporting to the Director, Corporate Communications. This individual will be accountable for developing and executing IV’s internal communications strategy.  

A hands-on role, qualified candidates will have proven success in adapting within a fast-paced environment where each day brings new opportunities to transform complex information into engaging employee content. Not afraid to ask questions, they will partner with IV’s corporate communications leaders and company executives to implement measurable strategic internal communications plans. They will be a team player who can consistently demonstrate strong judgment, creative problem solving, personal initiative and the ability to effectively prioritize projects and deliverables.  

Intellectual Ventures is a privately-held invention investment company based in Bellevue, Washington.  Driven by the belief that invention sparks progress, we’re committed to creating and sustaining a market for invention through innovation, partnership, licensing and sales programs.

  • Develop original, innovative editorial content for the company’s internal channels, ranging from written communications, such as intranet and social media updates, an internal newsletter, video content and brand-driven campaigns.
  • Be the main day-to-day manager of the company intranet, inclusive of content planning and creation and site administration. 
  • Manage and produce key internal content media.
  • Develop communication plans for internal programs.
  • Serve in consultative capacity for the roll-out of major organizational shifts and for other organizational communication needs.
  • Work with key internal clients to position changes appropriately, communicate relevant information and help move audience members toward awareness, understanding, and behavior goals.
  • Develop content for and support company events including company-wide meetings.
Key Qualifications and Required Skills:
  • Proven experience developing and implementing employee communications strategies.
  • Experience in applying measurement, and evaluation of internal programs.
  • Demonstrate ability for successful project management, audience assessment, internal client management and strategic planning.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to multiple internal audiences across multiple projects.
  • Must possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills, strong business acumen, interpersonal skills, be team-oriented, a consensus builder, and a persuasive communicator.
  • Must be a strong writer and editor.
  • Must pay meticulous attention to detail and be a resourceful and effective problem solver. 
  • BS/BA with a minimum of 7-9 years of communications experience including internal communications experience.
  • Capable of understanding and applying multiple nuances of a complicated business to an internal audience. 
  • Graphic design skills a plus (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
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