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Director, External Communications

| Greater NYC Area

WW is a global wellness company and the world's leading commercial weight management program. We inspire millions of people to adopt healthy habits for real life. Through our engaging digital experience and face-to-face group meetings, members follow our livable and sustainable program that encompasses healthy eating, physical activity and positive mindset. With more than five decades of experience in building communities and our deep expertise in behavioral science, we aim to deliver wellness for all.
To learn more about WW and jobs with a purpose, visit ww.com
General Summary

As Director, External Communications, you will be responsible for the ongoing execution of the Corporate Communications strategy as it comes to life with external stakeholders. This high-visibility and strategically important role will use and develop your ability to create and deliver communications strategies and programs to position WW as a thought leader and articulate the change journey for the brand.

You will report directly to the SVP, Corporate Communications and partner with C-Level executives and PR leads globally.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead external corporate communications strategy and plan to help the organization fulfill our Impact Manifesto
  • Identify opportunities and mitigate risks to build and protect the corporate reputation across a range of stakeholders
  • Manage reactive media inquiries by vetting, providing a recommended approach, developing necessary materials (e.g. press releases, statements, Q&A, etc.), and liaising with journalists and executives
  • Manage proactive media opportunities by identifying, providing a recommended approach, developing necessary materials (e.g. pitch, messaging, visual/experiential support, etc.), and liaising with journalists and executives
  • Vet incoming speaking engagement requests for value and liaise with conference organizers
  • Anticipate and prepare for issues and opportunities
  • Lead reporting and analysis of results
  • Create success metrics and use fact based methods in order to evaluate and improve communications

Experience Required:

  • 10+ years of communications experience including for global projects or organizations
  • Experience leading communications for brands/companies undergoing transformation and growth
  • Creativity- and technology-forward in discovering and trying new platforms for communicating and amplifying messages
  • Superior communication skills with a talent for storytelling in a brand-led organization
  • Ability to manage change and shift gears comfortably
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and lead external and internal partners to ideate strategically and execute quickly, effectively and consistently in a fast-paced business environment
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills; proven research skills to gather data, best practices, and points of view to ensure sound judgment
  • Superior collaborative working abilities and experience; ability to manage multiple projects, with proven ability to assess competing priorities in a high energy, fast paced environment in geographically dispersed organization
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Communications or equivalent required

As a company, our purpose is to inspire healthy habits for real life. And as an employer, we inspire the greatest people to do their best work. We provide benefits for real life to help protect your health, finances and overall wellbeing, including:

  • Competitive compensation and profit-sharing plan
  • A 401K plan to help you plan for your future, plus company match
  • Health care coverage starting on your first day
  • Tuition reimbursement and online courses to help you reach your career aspirations
  • Commuter benefits
  • Yearly well-being allowance for your physical, financial, social and emotional well-being
  • Free WW membership for you plus 3 free WW memberships for your friends and 3 for your family
  • Free fruit, snacks and coffee to get you through your day
  • Summer Fridays, happy hours, and company outings
  • Robust employee referral bonuses
  • Developmental opportunities and assignments to grow your career

WW is an equal opportunity employer. WW does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of reference and background checks.

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Location

We are in the Flatiron/Chelsea area where there are a ton of good places to eat and go out after work. Near a lot of major subway lines, easy access

What are WW (the new Weight Watchers) Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
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Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
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Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
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