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Corporate Communications Director

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Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1086967
Corporate Positions
Human Resources
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Updated: Jan 9, 2020

Corporate Communications Director

The Corporate Communications Director is the Company media spokesperson responsible for leading the Corporate Communications & Public Relations team in the development and execution of comprehensive, business-focused public relations strategies designed to protect and promote the Company’s brand and reputation for quality brands, customer loyalty and financial growth.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leads the corporate communications and public relations team responsible for media relations activities related to brand launches, executive appointments, financial performance, crisis issues, product recalls, employee layoffs, real estate decisions, litigation, data security, philanthropy, sustainability, supplier sourcing, etc. Manages and protects the Company's corporate brand through successful issues management, including but not limited to media relations plan development, company statements, Q&A's, press releases, talking points and scripts for executive leaders.
  • Partners with and assists the Investor Relations team to effectively create and manage all of the Company's financial communications, including the quarterly earnings release and investor call script.
  • Develops and pitches effective company/brand messaging to drive awareness of JCPenney, working closely with internal business partners as well as supporting Stores who benefit from positive local media exposure.
  • Develops and maintains close working relationships with national and major news publications and broadcast networks, retail and marketing trades, Internet and social media outlets, and opinion leaders in order to place and influence relevant editorial coverage of JCPenney brands

Core Competencies & Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, English or Marketing. Master's degree preferred.
  • 10+ Years of Public Relations in an Agency setting or Corporate Communications Department.
  • Previous knowledge and work in internal communications
  • Retail industry a plus.

What you get:

Our corporate office, located within the exciting new development of Legacy West in Plano, Texas, supports JCPenney stores and supply chain facilities nationwide. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical/dental/vision, term life insurance, paid vacation/holidays, 401(k) Savings Plan with company match, and an associate discount on JCPenney merchandise. On-site campus amenities include health clinic, pharmacy, daycare and preschool, full cafeteria service, a 24-hour fitness center and free garage parking.

About JCPenney:

At JCPenney, we share a passion for serving customers, supporting our communities and being the best retailer for all families. As a company founded on the Golden Rule, our success is rooted in the belief that we treat everyone the way we would want to be treated. At every touchpoint, customers discover stylish merchandise at incredible value from an extensive portfolio of private, exclusive and national brands. Reinforcing this shopping experience is the customer service and warrior spirit of approximately 98,000 associates across the globe, all driving toward the Company's mission to help customers find what they love for less time, money and effort.

Working at JCPenney means joining a dedicated team of associates who are encouraged to be uniquely themselves in a safe, caring and welcoming environment. It is a place where careers prosper, accomplishments are celebrated and diversity flourishes. It’s a place that’s meant for you.

For more opportunities to join our team please visit our careers page.

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Job Title: Corporate Communications Director
Location: Plano, TX, United States -
Job ID: 1086967

J.C. Penney Company Inc.
Plano, Texas

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