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5 internal communications job descriptions for your next hire

Kelsey Kingdon

Having a dedicated internal communications employee or team is so important to the overall health of any organization. In fact, some would argue that internal communications is the heartbeat of any organization (and we couldn’t agree more). By having a dedicated IC team in place, companies are able to build trust within the organization, increase employee engagement, create employee advocates, improve brand management, and so much more. Seriously, the benefits of effective internal communication are endless!  

But if you’re not quite sure where to start when it comes to hiring an internal communications employee, here are a few sample internal communications job descriptions to get you started.

1.) Internal Communications Specialist
2.) Internal Communications Manager
3.) Director of Internal Communications
4.) VP of Internal Communications
5.) Chief Communications Officer


Internal Communications Specialist Job Description

As an Internal Communications Specialist, you will be responsible for developing and executing the internal communications strategy for our organization to ensure operational efficiency and support thought leadership. You will be responsible for creating and delivering compelling content that engages employees and strengthens the company’s culture. You will work closely with key stakeholders to ensure all internal communication is clear, consistent, and aligned with the company’s goals and values.
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As the Internal Communications Specialist, you will:
Develop and execute the internal communications strategy for the organization, including key messaging, communication channels, and tactics
Create and deliver internal communications content, including email updates, newsletters, intranet content, videos, and presentations
Work with key organizational stakeholders to ensure all internal communication is clear, consistent, and aligned with the company’s goals and values
Monitor and measure the effectiveness of internal communications, and make recommendations for improvement based on feedback and data analysis
Develop and maintain a content calendar to ensure that internal communications are timely and relevant
Identify opportunities to promote employee engagement and help foster a positive company culture
Design content and oversee implementation for DEIB communications, cultural and wellness calendars, meetings and other events
Assist with crisis communications, ensuring all employees are informed and up-to-date
Maintain the company’s internal communication tools, ensuring they are up-to-date, user-friendly, and aligned with the company’s goals and values
Coordinate internal events and other initiatives to promote employee engagement and strengthen the company culture
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Skills and qualifications for success:
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BA/BS
•  3+ years of experience in internal communications, corporate communications, or related field
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Excellent writing and editing skills
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Strong project management skills
Experience with content creation and delivery, including email, newsletters, intranet content, videos, and presentations
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Ability to work collaboratively with key stakeholders across the organization
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Knowledge of best practices for internal communications
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Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
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Experience managing and maintaining internal communication tools is a plus (internal email software, intranet, etc.)

Internal Communications Manager Job Description

As an Internal Communications Manager, you will lead the development and execution of the internal communications strategy for our organization to ensure operational efficiency and support thought leadership. You will work closely with senior leaders and key stakeholders to ensure that all internal communication is clear, consistent, and aligned with the company’s goals and values. You will manage a team of internal communications specialists to create and deliver compelling content that engages employees and strengthens the company’s culture.
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As the Internal Communications Manager, you will:
Develop and lead the implementation of the internal communications strategy for the organization, including key messaging, communication channels, and tactics
Manage a team of internal communications specialists, providing guidance and feedback to ensure all internal communication is clear, consistent, and aligned with the company’s goals and values
Create and deliver internal communications content, including email updates, newsletters, intranet content, videos, and presentations
Work with key stakeholders across the organization to ensure that all internal communication is aligned with business objectives and supports the company’s culture and values
Monitor and measure the effectiveness of internal communications, and make recommendations for improvement based on feedback and data analysis
Develop and maintain a content calendar to ensure that internal communications are timely and relevant
Identify opportunities to promote employee engagement and help foster a positive company culture
Manage all DEIB communications, cultural and wellness calendars, meetings and other events
Manage crisis communications, ensuring all employees are informed and up-to-date
Manage and maintain the company’s internal communication tools, ensuring they are up-to-date, user-friendly, and aligned with the company’s goals and values
Manage internal events and other initiatives to promote employee engagement and strengthen the company culture
Experience managing and maintaining internal communication tools is a plus (internal email software, intranet, etc.)
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Skills and qualifications for success:
BA/BS
5+ years of experience in internal communications, corporate communications, or related field
2+ years of experience managing a team
Excellent writing and editing skills
Strong project management skills
Experience with content creation and delivery (i.e. email, newsletters, intranet content, videos, and presentations)
Ability to work collaboratively with key stakeholders across the organization
Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Director of Internal Communications Job Description

As the Internal Communications Director, you will lead the development and execution of the internal communications strategy for our organization. You will be a key member of the communications leadership team and work closely with senior leaders to ensure that all internal communication is clear, consistent, and aligned with the company’s goals and values. You will be responsible for creating and delivering compelling content that engages employees and strengthens the company’s culture.
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As the Director of Internal Communications, you will:
Develop and implement an employment value proposition and branding strategy focusing on retention and recruitment
Manage and provide strategic guidance to a team of internal communications specialists, ensuring that all internal communication is clear, consistent, and aligned with the company’s goals and values
Partner with senior leaders across the organization to ensure that all internal communication is aligned with business objectives and supports the company’s culture and values
Monitor and measure the effectiveness of internal communications, and make recommendations for improvement based on feedback and data analysis
Develop and maintain a content calendar to ensure that internal communications are timely and relevant
Identify opportunities to promote employee engagement and help create a positive company culture
Manage all DEIB communications, cultural and wellness calendars, meetings and other events
Manage the company’s internal communication tools, ensuring they are up-to-date, user-friendly, and aligned with the company’s goals and values
Manage internal events and other initiatives to promote employee engagement and strengthen the company culture
Manage crisis communications, ensuring all employees are informed and up-to-date
Serve as the company’s spokesperson on internal communications matters
Provide leadership and guidance to the broader communications team, ensuring that all internal communications are aligned with external communications and marketing efforts
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Skills and qualifications for success:
BA/BS
8+ years of experience in internal communications, corporate communications, or related field
3+ years of experience managing a team
Excellent writing and editing skills
Strong project management skills
Experience with content creation and delivery (i.e. email, newsletters, intranet content, videos, and presentations)
Ability to work collaboratively with key stakeholders across the organization, including senior leaders
Experience managing and maintaining internal communication tools is a plus (internal email software, intranet, etc.)

VP of Internal Communications Job Description

As the Vice President of Internal Communications, you will be responsible for developing and executing the internal communications strategy for our organization. You will lead a team of internal communications professionals and work closely with senior executives and key stakeholders to ensure that all internal communication is clear, consistent, and aligned with the company’s goals and values. You will be responsible for creating and delivering compelling content that engages employees and strengthens the company’s culture.
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As the VP of Internal Communications, you will:
Develop and implement an employment value proposition and branding strategy focusing on retention and recruitment
Manage and provide strategic guidance to a team of internal communications specialists, ensuring that all internal communication is clear, consistent, and aligned with the company’s goals and values
Partner with senior leaders across the organization to ensure that all internal communication is aligned with business objectives and supports the company’s culture and values
Monitor and measure the effectiveness of internal communications, and make recommendations for improvement based on feedback and data analysis
Develop and maintain a content calendar to ensure that internal communications are timely and relevant
Identify opportunities to promote employee engagement and help create a positive company culture
Manage all DEIB communications, cultural and wellness calendars, meetings and other events
Manage crisis communications, ensuring all employees are informed and up-to-date
Manage the company’s internal communication tools, ensuring they are up-to-date, user-friendly, and aligned with the company’s goals and values
Manage internal events and other initiatives to promote employee engagement and strengthen the company culture
Serve as the company’s spokesperson on internal communications matters
Provide leadership and guidance to the broader communications team, ensuring that all internal communications are aligned with external communications and marketing efforts
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Skills and qualifications for success:
BA/BS
10+ years of experience in internal communications, corporate communications, or related field
5+ years of experience managing a team
Excellent writing and editing skills
Strong project management skills
Experience with content creation and delivery (i.e. email, newsletters, intranet content, videos, and presentations)
Ability to work collaboratively with key stakeholders across the organization, including senior leaders
Experience managing and maintaining internal communication tools is a plus (internal email software, intranet, etc.)

Chief Communications Officer Job Description

As the Chief Communications Officer, you will be responsible for developing and executing the internal communications strategy for our organization. You will lead a team of internal communications professionals and work closely with senior executives and key stakeholders to ensure that all internal communication is clear, consistent, and aligned with the company’s goals and values. You will be responsible for creating and delivering compelling content that engages employees and strengthens the company’s culture.
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As the Chief Communications Officer, you will:
Develop and implement an employment value proposition and branding strategy focusing on retention and recruitment
Manage and provide strategic guidance to a team of internal communications specialists, ensuring that all internal communication is clear, consistent, and aligned with the company’s goals and values
Partner with senior leaders  and key stakeholders across the organization to ensure that all internal communication is aligned with business objectives and supports the company’s culture and values
Monitor and measure the effectiveness of internal communications, and make recommendations for improvement based on feedback and data analysis
Oversee content calendar to ensure that internal communications are timely and relevant
Identify opportunities to promote employee engagement and help create a positive company culture
Manage all DEIB communications, cultural and wellness calendars, meetings and other events
Manage the company’s internal communication tools, ensuring they are up-to-date, user-friendly, and aligned with the company’s goals and values
Manage internal events and other initiatives to promote employee engagement and strengthen the company culture
Manage crisis communications, ensuring all employees are informed and up-to-date
Serve as the company’s spokesperson on internal communications matters
Provide leadership and guidance to the broader communications team, ensuring that all internal communications are aligned with external communications and marketing efforts
Stay up-to-date on trends and best practices in internal communications, and continuously improve our approach
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Skills and qualifications for success:
BA/BS
15+ years of experience in internal communications, corporate communications, or related field
8+ years of experience managing a team
Excellent writing and editing skills
Strong project management skills
Experience with content creation and delivery (i.e. email, newsletters, intranet content, videos, and presentations)
Ability to work collaboratively with key stakeholders across the organization, including senior leaders
Experience managing and maintaining internal communication tools is a plus (internal email software, intranet, etc.)


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