Reporting into the Director, Corporate Affairs, the Manager of Corporate Communications is a role critical to the success of Alcoa’s global operation and future growth. The role is a key member of the Corporate Affairs team charged with overseeing global corporate and media communications, including financial, sustainability, and innovation communications, to build the Alcoa brand, mitigate reputation risk, help build the Alcoa brand and drive shareholder value. The position serves as a company spokesperson, developing, cultivating, and managing top-tier media relationships with pre-eminent global news agencies. The role functions at a senior management level, exercising discretion on global external messaging and corporate communication, managing media interviews and statements on behalf of the CEO and Executives, devising strategic communication campaigns, and supporting thought leadership activities to promote the organization’s domestic and global image. The role requires interfaces daily at the highest levels of the organization to successfully align strategic corporate communications with business strategy.
Day-to-day frontline media relations to sustain and enhance Alcoa’s reputation, including serving as a company spokesperson and developing, cultivating and managing media relations with global news agencies.
Advise Alcoa executives, including Chief Executive Officer, Executive Council members and Investor Relations, on external communications at all levels, including external message development and delivery, and media relations.
Develop and implement communication strategies and messaging that resonates with customers, the news media and shareholders to promote Alcoa’s business developments, products and innovations.
Manage financial communications around quarterly earnings, Investor Days, and Annual Shareholder Meetings and advise Investor Relations on core messaging and communication strategy.
Oversee global corporate sustainability and innovation communications, coordinating strategy development, proactive media relations and executive thought leadership.
Support Alcoa’s crisis communications planning and execution.
Consult on social media strategy and messaging to ensure alignment with corporate communication goals.
Support the development of external communication products and assets as part of the Corporate Affairs team, including Annual Report, Sustainability Report, and other corporate materials
Lead and mentor regional communication teams to ensure consistent and effective delivery of the Alcoa message globally.
Represent Alcoa’s interests at external global events and forums.
Essential Knowlege and Skills
Excellent writing, editing, communication and presentation skills
Strong understanding of business and finance
Ability to establish and maintain both working-level and high-level media relationships
Thorough understanding of social and digital media and the relationship between internal and external communications
Experience in media measurement and analysis
Excellent organizational skills with a keen eye for detail
Highly competent, extremely discreet in their judgment while maintaining high levels of confidentiality
NOTE: Depending on qualifications this role could be a JG 21 or 22.
Bachelor's Degree in communication, Journalism or related field
At least 10 years corporate communications experience to within a company of global scope.