NBC Universal Director, Employee Communications and Engagement in Universal City, California

Job Number 35969BR

Job Title Director, Employee Communications and Engagement

Business Segment Filmed Entertainment Group

Sub-Business Film USHE

Posting Category Communications

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Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province California

City Universal City

Responsibilities

Role Summary

The Director of Employee Communications and Engagement will create and implement strategies that will inform and enhance the overall employee culture for Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) around the world. In this global role, the individual will liaise with the senior management team to foster frequent and streamlined communication and engaging events across the employee base, especially in Los Angeles. S/he will report to the VP of Human Resources with a dotted line into the Corporate Film Communications team, ensuring s/he is part of the broader communications and engagement team within Universal (including DreamWorks Animation) and the broader NBCUniversal business. The Director, along with his/her direct report, the Events Manager, will organize and produce all employee focused events for UPHE including quarterly employee town halls, Lunch & Learns, monthly global leadership calls, employee engagement and appreciation events, networking, and other events. The Director should be employee engagement-focused, proactive, strategic, and creative in his/her approach and suited for a fast-paced, demanding, but fun environment.

Responsibilities

  • Creates and implements internal communications and engagement strategies for UPHE regarding key company initiatives and programs, as well as positioning and strategy for overall message, tone and voice.

  • Works closely with the President of UPHE regarding senior management involvement with any employee-related communications and events, including creating dynamic presentations for him.

  • Partners with Human Resources to interpret data and determine effective communication strategies from employee opinion surveys, focus groups, event surveys, etc.

  • Writes local and global communications to employees including executive communications, departmental updates, etc.

  • Maintains and populates content for all communication channels with UPHE-related information including company updates, employee spotlights, business initiatives, event promotions, etc. Communication channels include email communications, company intranet sites (NBCU and Film), bulletin boards and flyers, as needed.

  • Continuously evaluates the most effective platforms and behaviors to share UPHE information, updates and knowledge.

  • Works closely with Film Corporate Communications to strategize and promote, educate and inform employees regarding the company at large.

  • Develops and implements creative ways to engage employees in coordination with overall Human Resources and Communication strategy.

  • Creates programs and activities that matter most to the employee culture, while driving overall business performance.

  • Through the Events Manager, direct employee events that foster positive employee morale, as well as networking activities with other Film and NBCU colleagues, to celebrate important business achievements.

  • Maintains a pulse on the latest trends in employee engagement and strives to innovate what’s new and next.

  • Oversees and coordinates UPHE town halls, executive meetings/roundtables and other key events.

  • Collaborates inter-departmentally on community outreach initiatives that support employee engagement strategies and the communities in which UPHE operates.

  • Facilitates best practice sharing on all of the above.

  • Maintains the UPHE events calendar with internal meetings and other company events and liaises with executives on event participation.

  • Manages one direct report with the responsibility for coaching, mentoring, providing feedback, and career development.

Qualifications/Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, HR, communications or journalism discipline

  • Minimum 6+ years of relevant communications and events management

  • Minimum 2+ years managing people

  • Travel within and outside of Los Angeles up to 15% of the time

Desired Characteristics

Desired Characteristics

  • Relentlessly positive and a solutions-oriented attitude

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills

  • Have an eye for page layout and the experience needed to make a PowerPoint presentation engaging, informative and creative

  • Ability to work with employees at all levels within the organization, including the President and senior management team

  • Strong bend toward diplomacy with an ability to maintain confidential information

  • Be excited to work with employees and leadership in varying locations

  • Proven team player, willing to do whatever is needed to support the team and employees

  • Be highly collaborative and have experience working across various divisions within a matrixed organization; knowledge of how to navigate various stakeholders

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