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Project Manager (Communications)

North Chicago, Illinois
Freelance | Job ID #69613 | Posted 3 months ago

Our client, a Pharmaceutical Organization, is looking for a Project Manager (Communications) to join their team in a contract role.

Project Manager (Communications) Responsibilities:

  • Writing and building out messaging support documents and briefs for internal and external opportunities, in collaboration with communications strategy lead
  • Manage entry into internal systems and tracking, including:
    • SmartSheet
    • Asana
    • Quarterly Updates
    • Campaign results
  • Support writing and project management for internal communications campaigns related to Talent Acquisition and HR functional work, including acting as project lead and having ongoing touchpoints with key stakeholders
  • Work with freelance writer in recognition application submittal process to:
    • Manage stakeholders and route for approvals, track progress
    • Help with amplification plan
    • Maintain contact with affiliates on their recognitions
    • Support non-priority recognitions (i.e., best workplaces in biopharma, best workplaces, etc..)
  • Help maintain communications assets - photos/videos and manage stakeholder needs associated with them
  • Manage and maintain updates needed to overall messaging documents and employer brand templates, with direction from recruitment marketing lead
  • Set up stakeholder meetings for employer brand and recruitment marketing purposes, with direction from recruitment marketing lead
  • Manage updates to employer brand evolution change/stakeholder project plan, with direction from recruitment marketing lead
  • Compile and send weekly employer brand email newsletter to stakeholders, with direction from recruitment marketing lead
Project Manager (Communications) Qualifications:
  • 3+ years of Project Management experience
  • A degree in Journalism, Marketing, Advertising or other relevant major OR equivalent professional experience
  • Communications project management experience
  • Prior experience in a hybrid Project Management/Communications role where writing was a function of the job
  • Stakeholder management experience
  • Recruitment marketing experience strongly preferred
  • Social media experience preferred
  • HR experience a plus

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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