Senior Director - Brand Communications

Recruiter
Tory Burch
Location
New York, New York, United States
Posted
20 Jul 2021
Closes
17 Nov 2021
Ref
R0007338
JOB SUMMARY

This resourceful, collaborative member of the public relations team must have excellent overall writing, research and communications skills with an interest in/knowledge of fashion, culture, lifestyle, women's empowerment, political climate and international business. Must have a good eye for detail, strong organizational skills and the ability to work well under deadlines. Solid editorial judgment a plus. The position will entail researching, developing, writing, editing and proofreading a full range of global communications materials, including talking points, Q&As, web content and more.

JOB DESCRIPTION

FOCUS AREA #1
  • Develop talking points for executive interviews and personal appearances
  • Coaching, prepping for media appearances and interviews
  • Draft content and stories about the Tory Burch brand
  • Write press releases for global initiatives, including new store openings and product launches
  • Work on global brand communications, including bios and boilerplates, updating existing assets and creating new ones as needed


FOCUS AREA #2
  • Provide thoroughly researched background materials on issues and goings-on in regions around the world where the brand has a retail presence
  • Connect with/interview team members across the organization to ensure that all communications include information that is accurate and up-to-date
  • Be informed about overall business direction and key global markets to ensure all written materials are timely and relevant


FOCUS AREA #3
  • Versed in the realms of fashion/culture/lifestyle/women's empowerment (issues of the day)
  • Able to identify relevant designers, artists, cultural events/happenings around the world for research materials


FOCUS AREA #4
  • Ability to work under pressure and deliver on a tight deadline
  • Manage projects
  • Track, compile and update company stats, including store openings, global presence, wholesale distribution, international partners


ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES NOT COVERED IN FOCUS
  • Strong editorial judgment and visual sense
  • Ability to forge connections across a matrixed organization to access information relevant to projects
  • Contribute to other internal and corporate events
  • Proficient in Powerpoint/Keynote


EDUCATION & PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED

Please note any education or experience requirements* needed to do the role

*Note that those who do not meet the requirements based on their resumes/applications will be screened out automatically in some cases
  • B.A. in Journalism, Communications or relevant Liberal Arts field
  • Three-to-seven years of experience in journalism, PR or related field
  • Must be able to provide writing samples and take a writing test


DESIRED ATTRIBUTES

Please note any skills/qualities you would want someone to have in this role in addition to our core skills:

  • Adaptable - Change before you have to
    • Changes course easily - Knows when to be patient and when to push - Works well in the gray - Shows grace under pressure - Owns mistakes and learns from them - Balances multiple priorities
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit - Own it
    • Takes initiative, doesn't wait for direction - Builds for the future - Takes personal ownership and accountability - Is resourceful in getting things done
  • Collaborative - No "I" in Tory
    • Is self-aware and open-minded - Integrates the perspectives of others - Is direct but respectful - Communicates cross functionally - Knows when to get people involved and when to make a decision - Takes an inclusive approach
  • Client & Brand Focus - Put yourself in Tory's shoes
    • Passionate about the brand and the work - Creates a transformational client experience - Makes decisions in the best interest of the company and our customers - Focuses on internal and external customers
  • Live the Values - Being "Buddy"
    • Keeps the "Buddy Values" alive (Kindness, humility, warmth, honesty, loyalty, compassion, integrity, and passion) - It's not just what you do, but how you do it - Contributes to a positive and productive environment
  • Functional Expertise - Know Your Stuff
    • Has the skills necessary to perform the job - Keeps current on trends, skills, and practices - Puts learning into practice


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Tory Burch LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) or sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, disability or membership in any other protected class under applicable law. Likewise, we will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, Ordinance No. 184652. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.

Disability Accommodation

Tory Burch is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require assistance or an accommodation with the hiring process, please contact talent@toryburch.com .