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Englewood, CO

Head of Wireless Public Relations (Greater Denver Area, CO)

| Greater Denver Area
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Department Summary
Our communications team is made up of a variety of storytellers with a united purpose. They work cross-functionally to communicate the DISH story to journalists, colleagues, thought leaders and industry experts. From media relations to internal message building, they tell DISH's unique story of innovation.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
What you will be doing
The Head of Wireless PR sets and oversees the strategic goals for the Public Relations Team supporting DISH Wireless' B2C and B2B media communications. This dynamic leader will be responsible for communications with media outlets, external stakeholders and coordination with internal communications to build the brand narrative of DISH Wireless.
This individual leads all aspects of our external communications and public relations activities with the goal of building our brand as an industry innovator and leader. S/he works closely with the C-suite, executive team, marketing, product, government affairs and sales teams to identify opportunities to tell our story, and ensure the message lands with the right audience at the right time.
Day-to-day job responsibilities
Strategic Thinking and Business Acumen:
  • Supervise, develop and manage the talent serving our Wireless communications team.
  • Serve as a key counselor to our Chairman, Wireless leadership team, Head of Corporate Communications, and other key business executives.
  • Align the Wireless teams, partners and others on the company's strategic path.
  • Develop and oversee development of media strategy plans, including executive overviews, goals/objectives, defined KPIs, pitch angles/message positioning, social media plans, and other relevant materials/plans.
  • Partner with relevant business units and support teams (marketing, sales, product, government affairs, etc.) to develop compelling strategies for storytelling that amplify DISH's leadership position and raise awareness about the company's retail offerings and network development.
  • Establish and implement the overall strategic plans for the team that is consistent with organizational values and goals.
  • Oversee monitoring and reporting of traditional and social media outlets for coverage of DISH news and competitor developments. Provide strategic communications counsel and constructive feedback to executives; develop messaging and prepare executives for speaking engagements; staff interviews and presentations.
  • Serve as communications subject matter expert and follow public relations best practices for integrated campaigns, measurement, trends and media opportunities.
  • Anticipate and proactively offer solutions to senior leadership for issues and opportunities that arise.
  • Represent DISH as part of any incident response to advise and coordinate appropriate external communication.
  • Develop and follow standard operating procedures and communications to enhance the department's effectiveness.
  • Upholds the highest standards of integrity and informs all her/his actions from that basis.
  • Happily assumes other duties as assigned.
  • Manage budget and vendor relationships.

Project Management:
  • Create PR materials including press releases, blog posts, media pitches, social media posts, fact sheets, FAQs, executive bios and measurement reports.
  • Secure national, local and trade earned media placements; actively pitch, conduct proactive follow-up, and track and report results.
  • Manage review and approval processes for key stakeholder and senior management input and sign-off.

Team Leadership:
  • Develop work plans for all direct reports and mentor team members across the Corporate Communications team.
  • Participate in the review process by providing constructive input on experiences with supervisors and colleagues as relevant for the team.
  • Own personal growth and development by continually upgrading knowledge, skills and abilities to increase performance and long-term development goals.
  • Coach members of the team on how to communicate with and present to senior leaders and outside organizations.
  • Develop, maintain and improve the communications platforms (written, visual, verbal or electronic) DISH relies upon to communicate with all stakeholders.
  • Model a collaborative, results-focused, and team-oriented approach.

Skills, Experience and Requirements
Skills and experience
Candidates should have progressive levels of public relations experience in B2B and B2C communication strategies. The ideal candidate is an efficient task manager skilled in program execution with a proven ability to leverage influential media contacts, lead cross-functional teams and generate results.
Specific qualifications:
A successful Senior Corporate Communications Manager has the following:
  • Bachelor's degree in public relations, journalism, communications, marketing or similar applicable field.
  • 20+ years of professional PR/communications experience working in highly regulated industries and at companies in rapid growth mode.
  • Wireless industry and public policy experience required. Analyst relations experience preferred.
  • Experience managing and coaching other public relations professionals.
  • Mastery of AP style and the ability to draft all media materials based on these guidelines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong media relations skills; experience writing news releases, blog posts, social media content, pitches, speeches and other materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to use creative thinking to develop PR opportunities, media stories and social media content.
  • Well-developed critical thinking and decision-making skills; the ability to formulate a clear viewpoint on complicated issues, communicate recommendations and present new ideas to management.
  • Strict attention to detail and the ability to work against tight deadlines; solid organizational and project management skills; the ability to adapt to changing priorities and manage projects autonomously.

Salary Range
Compensation: $140,000.00/Year - $200,000.00/Year
Benefits
From versatile health perks to new career opportunities, check out our benefits on our careers website . Candidates need to successfully complete a pre-employment screen, which may include a drug test.
Relocation is available for this role.
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9601 S Meridian Boulevard, Englewood, CO 80112

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What are DISH Perks + Benefits

DISH Benefits Overview

DISH offers competitive, comprehensive benefits for our team members. From our generous PTO policy and healthcare offerings to profit-sharing, 401(K) matching and employee stock purchase options, we're committed to fulfilling our greatest benefit of all: opportunity. With perks like tuition reimbursement programs, hiring practices that promote diversity, employee referral program bonuses, plus great discounts for our products and services, DISH is dedicated to providing an inclusive, balanced work experience for all.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
DISH Cares is our corporate citizenship program that provides opportunities for our employees to grow while promoting community engagement and development through sustainable business practices.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
The DISH COLLECTIVE sponsors events for our employees to come together, share common interests, and make important connections, both in and out of work.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
All team members are provided training as part of their onboarding experience through our online training platform. Leaders are given an enhanced, in-person training around unconscious bias.
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
DISH currently has 8 Employee Resource Groups that provide platforms for employees to come together, share common interests and make important connections, both in and out of work.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Our organization also has a full time Diversity Recruiting Program Manager, responsible for building strategic hiring channels and sourcing tactics that target underrepresented communities.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
DISH automatically enrolls you in our attractive 401(k) plan, investing in the most appropriate fund based on your age. You make change your contribution amount or investment election at any time.
401(K) Matching
DISH offers a company match equal to 50% of your contribution up to $2,500 per year. We also offer profit-sharing contributions.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Game Room
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of DISH

What are some social events your company does?

At our DISH Grand Central location, we strive to uphold a strong culture! We have a Bureau of Serious fun that consists of a group of people who plan and host potlucks, trivia challenges, and a variety of monthly events. We even started a walking club that takes place on Friday afternoon during the lunch hour!

Ali

Experience Manager, DISH Grand Central

What projects are you most excited about?

One exciting new project we are working on is the blockchain initiative that we are building. We are moving way beyond just cryptocurrency. The blockchain capabilities we are building will create entirely new business models and services that enable fast, on-the-fly, secure, and verifiable access to our spectrum.

William

Senior IT Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Throughout my 15 years at DISH, my career within Human Resources has grown incredibly (with a number of promotions throughout my tenure). DISH has given me the opportunity to choose the direction of my career, allowed me to participate in several leadership development courses within the company and challenged me to excel in each transition.

Sonya

HR Manager, Leadership & Organizational Development

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We promote an empowered team product structure, meaning we don't give our team a product to build. We give them a problem to solve. How they choose to solve that problem is derived from discovery, talking to customers, and understanding how to build a solution that will work for the customer. It's not about pushing out feature after feature.

Seth

SVP, Sling Product and Operations

What is your vision for the company?

At DISH, we are building something that has never been built before, to be part of history and change the way humans and things connect. I wanted to lead teams that push themselves and each other to be better every day. DISH is going to change communications, not just for subscribers but for businesses across the nation.

Mac

VP, Head of Network Engineering

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