Communications Manager

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  • Press Release Writing
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Your Name
Communications Strategist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE October 2019 - Present
Senior Communications Strategist
Devised engaging corporate communications strategy, driving a 20% increase in internal stakeholder satisfaction.
Managed crisis communications, minimizing brand damage during three significant events.
Designed a persuasive content strategy which enhanced audience engagement by 45%.
Formulated an effective media relations plan, securing four major media features per month.
Revitalized internal newsletters with storytelling techniques, elevating readership by 15%.
Resume Worded May 2016 - September 2019
Corporate Communications Specialist
Increased web content engagement by introducing a data-informed copywriting approach, resulting in a 30% uptick in readership.
Managed social media marketing campaign which elevated brand recall by 26%.
Spearheaded a successful press release strategy, garnering coverage in over 60 publications annually.
Streamlined communications planning process, leading to 25% more efficiency in project timelines.
Johnson & Johnson January 2014 - April 2016
Communications Associate
Supported integrated marketing strategy, contributing to a $2M increase in annual revenue.
Assisted in the development of digital marketing campaigns, growing online leads by 30%.
Participated in the creation of blog content which grew website traffic by 20%.
Resume Worded University Dec 2013
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Strategic Communication
Specialization in Corporate Communication and Brand Management
Resume Worded Institute May 2011
Bachelor of Arts – Communication Studies
Emphasis on Media and Journalism
Relevant coursework: Corporate Communication, Crisis Communication, Media Law, Business writing
Communication Tools: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Canva, Google Analytics, Hootsuite
Digital Marketing Techniques: SEO, SEM, Content Marketing, Email Marketing, Social Media Marketing
Strategic Communication Skills: Crisis Communication, Corporate Communication, Internal Communication, Public Speaking, Branding & Identity, Content Creation
Project Management Tools: JIRA, Trello, Asana, Microsoft Project, Basecamp
Certifications: Certified Digital Marketing Professional (CDMP) from the Digital Marketing Institute
Leadership & Volunteer Experience: Board Member, Communications Network; Volunteer, Feed the Homeless project
Awards: Recognized as 'Communicator of the Year' by Communications Network, 'Innovator of the Year' at
Publications: Published a series of thought-leadership articles on 'The Future of Communication in Business' on Medium
Your Name
Communications Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Communications Specialist
Demonstrated expertise in strategic communications, increasing department efficiency by 15%.
Identified opportunities for the implementation of digital marketing campaigns, boosting conversions by 12%.
Established a framework for company-wide internal communications to improve employee engagement by 25%.
Developed content for PR activities that drove 18% increase in brand visibility.
Optimized web content that led to a 10% increase in organic traffic.
Apple June 2015 - December 2019
Public Relations Associate
Coordinated media relations strategy, securing 40+ media coverage per year.
Generated press releases that contributed to a 10% increase in brand mentions on social media.
Assisted in crisis communications planning mitigating possible reputation damage.
Forbes October 2012 - May 2015
Editorial Assistant
Contributed to blogging strategy, leading to a 15% increase in regular readership.
Assisted in proofreading and copy editing duties, reducing errors by 30%.
Managed social media platforms, achieving a steady 8% monthly growth in followers.
Resume Worded University June 2012
Master of Arts - Communications
Dissertation: 'The Role of Public Relations in Brand Development'
Resume Worded University May 2010
Bachelor of Arts - Journalism
Minors in Digital Media and English
Recipient of Outstanding Journalism Student Award
Content Creation: Blog Posts, Press Releases, Social Media Posts, Newsletters, Website Content, Video Scripts
Software: Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, CMS Platforms, SEO Tools
Communication Strategies: Market Research, Brand Development, Crisis Communication, Content Strategy, Social Media Strategy, Public Relations
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent)
Certifications: HubSpot Content Marketing Certification, Google Analytics Certification
Professional Development: Regular attendee of Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) conferences and seminars
Volunteer Work: Volunteer editor for nonprofit newsletters, Pro bono Communications Consultant for local small businesses
Your Name
Corporate Communications Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2018 - Present
Corporate Communications Manager
Revamped media relations outreach, securing top-tier interviews and features, increasing brand visibility by 35%.
Developed a comprehensive content strategy, improving website traffic metrics by 40%.
Implemented a corporate communications vision, increasing inter-departmental collaboration by 25%.
Guided crisis communications plan effectively, reducing potential brand damage.
Initiated an innovative newsletter format using storytelling approaches, resulting in a 20% boost in user engagement.
Google July 2014 - February 2018
Senior Communications Specialist
Utilized data-analytics to inform copywriting, increasing engagement by 25%.
Project managed digital marketing campaigns, contributing to a 10% increase in lead development.
Assisted in preparing press releases, leading to a 15% improvement in media coverage.
Johnson & Johnson September 2010 - June 2014
Communications Coordinator
Advocated the application of strategic communications plan, leading to a 15% rise in efficiency.
Promoted integrated marketing strategies resulting in an annual incremental revenue of $1.5M.
Initiated company's entry into blogging, boosting website traffic by 10%.
Resume Worded Institute June 2010
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Leadership & Communication
Specialized in Corporate Communications
Resume Worded University May 2006
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Media Studies
Minor: Business Management
Recipient of the University's Excellence in Communication Award
Communication Tools: Internal Communications Systems, MailChimp, Constant Contact, Slack, Zoom
Content Creation: Adobe Creative Suite, Content Management Systems, SEO
Social Media: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Hootsuite Pro, Sprout Social, TweetDeck
Project Management: Jira, Basecamp, Asana
Certifications: Certified Public Relations Professional (CPRP) - 2011, Inbound Marketing Certification - HubSpot Academy - 2013
Leadership & Volunteering: PRSA (Public Relations Society of America) - Board Member, Toastmasters - Local Chapter President
Projects: Launched successful PR campaign for local non-profit, resulting in 60% increase in donations and 75% increase in community engagement
Awards: PRSA Silver Anvil Award - - 2020, 'Communicator of the Year' - Google - 2017
Your Name
Communications Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2021 - Present
Communications Manager
Transformed company's internal communications strategy, leading to a 30% upswing in employee engagement scores
Spearheaded crisis communications plans to mitigate reputational risk, reducing negative online mentions by 25%
Pioneered digital marketing initiatives that enhanced online visibility, increasing website traffic by 40%
Microsoft June 2018 - December 2020
Senior Communications Officer
Spearheaded integrated marketing campaigns that boosted sales figure by 20%
Led a cross-functional team to execute successful product launch events, resulting in 5,000+ attendees and a 15% boost in sign-ups
Managed corporate communications collateral, generating over 100 comprehensive press releases May 2015 - May 2018
PR Specialist
Established strong media relations resulting in 50+ successful media coverage in top-tier outlets
Implemented online marketing campaign that increased conversion rates by 35%
Managed social media marketing strategies, establishing a company presence on 5 additional platforms and expanding customer base by 18%
Resume Worded University May 2021
Master of Business Administration - Corporate Communication
Emphasis on Digital Communications Strategy
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2015
Bachelor of Arts - Public Relations
Minors in Marketing and Journalism
Awards: Dean's List 2014 (Top 10%), College Merit Scholarship
Content Development: Copywriting, Blogging, Press Release Writing, Technical Writing, Social Media Content, Web Content Creation
Technology: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Google Analytics, WordPress, SEO, Yoast SEO
Media & Public Relations: Press Kit Development, Media Relations, Crisis Communication, Event Planning, Corporate Communications, Influencer Strategy
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: HubSpot Content Marketing Certification
Projects: Blog: Authored over 100 articles on PR & Communications for popular online marketing platform
Leadership & Volunteering: Public Relations Society of America (Board Member and Chair)
Professional Development: Active member of the IABC, Attending annual industry conferences
Your Name
Public Relations Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE March 2020 - Present
Public Relations Manager
Crafted and directed vibrant marketing strategy, generating 30% increase in brand awareness
Managed crisis communication during tricky periods, reducing negative PR incidents by 20%
Led project management of all events to boost brand visibility, achieving 10% increase in event attendance
Apple Inc August 2016 - February 2020
Senior PR Associate
Executed social media campaigns resulting in an average quarterly follower growth rate of 25%
Drove successful media relations, securing 40+ media appearances in a six-month period
Coordinated events planning, attracting an average of 1,000 attendees per event
Resume Worded January 2014 - July 2016
Media Relations Coordinator
Developed comprehensive press releases resulting in 100+ media placements
Revitalized online marketing campaigns, leading to a 15% boost in online sales
Facilitated seamless internal communications, improving interdepartmental collaboration by 30%
Resume Worded Academic Center December 2015
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Marketing
Emphasis in Public Relations and Media Studies
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Arts - Communication and Media Studies
Minor in Business Administration
Dean's List (Top 10% of the class)
Public Relations: Strategic Communications, Crisis Management, Press Release Writing, Media Relations, Speech Writing, Client Relations, Brand Development
Technical Tools: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Analytics, SEO tools (Ahrefs, SEMrush), Stata, Hootsuite, Canva Pro
Social Media: Facebook Insights, Twitter Analytics, LinkedIn Advertising, Instagram Business Tools, Buffer, Sprout Social, MailChimp
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Conversational)
Certifications: Google Analytics Individual Qualification (2021), Facebook Blueprint Certified Digital Marketing Associate (2020)
Professional Organizations: Public Relations Society of America (Member), International Association of Business Communicators (Member)
Projects: Managed high-profile PR campaigns for over 50 different brands across sectors
Charitable Work: Campaign Director, Red Cross Annual Fundraising (2018-2021)
Your Name
Marketing Communications Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded December 2019 - Present
Marketing Communications Manager
Innovatively steered multi-channel digital marketing campaigns, leading to 20% revenue boost
Implemented pivotal change communications initiatives, boosting employee productivity by 25%
Managed strategy development for critical external communications, resulting in a sustained 20% increase in brand awareness
Google May 2016 - November 2019
Marketing Manager
Led the team in successful execution of 20+ high-profile events annually, resulting in direct sales increases of 35%
Devised social media marketing strategies that enhanced online presence by 25%
Developed compelling press releases which attracted higher mainstream media attention, increasing coverage by 30% February 2014 - April 2016
Marketing Coordinator
Coordinated successful online marketing campaigns that fortified the user base by 30%
Spearheaded project management for event planning, delivering 10+ events on time and within budget
Strengthened brand's digital footprint in saturated markets, leading to a 15% increase in organic traffic
Resume Worded University June 2016
Master of Business Administration - Marketing
Thesis: Incorporation of Artificial Intelligence in Digital Marketing Strategy
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2014
Bachelor of Science - Business Administration
Minors in Public Relations and Graphics Design
Award: Dean's List 2012, Ranked Top 5% of the class
Marketing Software: Google Analytics, SEMrush, Hubspot, Marketo, Salesforce, MailChimp
SEO/SEM Skills: Google AdWords, Ahrefs, MOZ, Keyword Research, Backlinking, PPC Campaigns
Content Creation & Design: Adobe Photoshop, Canva, InDesign, Premiere Pro, WordPress, Hootsuite
Tools & Technologies: MS Office Suite, CRM platforms, Slack, Asana, Trello, Google Suite
Certifications: Google Digital Marketing Certificate, Certified Content Marketing Strategist
Leadership & Volunteering: Chair of Resume Worded Marketing Analysts Forum, Volunteer at The SMART Literacy Program
Projects: Launched a Pop Culture and Marketing Podcast - averaging 10k listeners per episode
Awards: Google's Innovation Award for creative use of AI in marketing campaigns
Your Name
Director Of Communications
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2021 - Present
Director of Communications
Conceptualized and executed strategic communications leading to a 35% increase in brand visibility and positive media coverage
Devised a crisis communications plan that mitigated risks and resulted in minimal brand damage during a corporate scandal
Drove corporate communications strategy to engage stakeholders, improving employee outreach by 70%
Spear-headed the development of press releases that reached a readership of over 1 million people
Orchestrated succession planning efforts aligning with company's leadership protocols, aiding in a seamless CEO transition May 2018 - December 2020
Senior Communications Manager
Initiated digital marketing campaigns through social media platforms leading to a 25% increase in online engagement and boosted website traffic by 15%
Managed cross-functional teams in public affairs projects, securing key relationships with policy makers and influencers
Led marketing strategy formulation that drove a 20% increase in product sales and heightened market positioning
Amazon March 2015 - April 2018
Communications Specialist
Increased internal communications efficiency by developing newsletters and channels, improving information dissemination by 30%
Collaborated in successful event management for annual summits with over 500 attendees
Assisted in reputation management efforts leading to a 10% enhanced corporate image
Resume Worded Institute December 2018
Masters in Communication & Leadership
Specialized in Strategic Communication Planning
Resume Worded University April 2015
Bachelor of Arts - Communication Studies
Award: Resume Worded Communication Expert Award 2013
Minored in Marketing
Communication Tools: Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Google Workspace, Social Media Platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
Writing Techniques: AP Style, Copywriting, Content Development, SEO, Blogging, Press Release Writing
Project Management: Asana, Basecamp, Trello, Agile, SCRUM
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Proficient), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Digital Marketing Professional, DMI (2021)
Training: Completed Crisis Communication Training by PRSA (2020)
Awards: Recipient of Excellence in Communication Award (2019)
Leadership & Volunteering: Served as co-chair of Amazon’s Sustainability Initiative Committee (2016-2018)
Your Name
Head of Corporate Communications
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE February 2021 - Present
Head of Corporate Communications
Led the transition of corporate communications strategy from traditional to digital, resulting in a 50% increase in online audience engagement
Built and managed a successful communications team, improving internal communication flow by 40%
Optimized media relations, ensuring 20% positive increase in media coverage
Formulated crisis communications that effectively mitigated impact of operational issues on company reputation
Created an innovative Social Media Marketing strategy, resulting in a 30% increase in Social Media followers and engagement within the first quarter
Resume Worded July 2017 - January 2021
Senior Communications Strategist
Implemented communications planning methodologies contributing to a 25% boost in productivity and efficiency
Initiated thorough market research and analysis, shaping company's marketing strategy and leading to a 30% increase in market share
Drafted compelling press releases, reaching an audience of over 200k people
Microsoft May 2014 - June 2017
Communications Manager
Developed strategic public relation programs that increased brand loyalty by 20%
Collaborated to successfully manage high-profile events with over 1000 attendees
Supported enhanced internal communications by composing informative newsletters
Spearheaded branding projects leading to a 15% improvement in brand perception
Resume Worded Institute December 2020
Certification in Advanced Digital Communication Principles
Completed part-time while working at Resume Worded
Resume Worded University May 2014
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Major in Marketing
Specialized in corporate communications and brand management.
Communication Technologies: Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Adobe Connect, Skype for Business
Content Management Systems: Wordpress, Wix, Joomla, Drupal, Squarespace
Analytics: Google Analytics, Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, Adobe Analytics
Marketing Software: HubSpot, Salesforce, Marketo, Constant Contact, SendinBlue
Certifications: HubSpot Content Marketing Certification (2022), Google Analytics Individual Qualification (2021)
Leadership & Volunteering: Mentor in Big Brothers Big Sisters Program, United States Navy Reserve (Public Affairs Officer)
Projects: Created and managed a successful corporate blog for Resume Worded, generating 1M+ monthly visitors.
Professional Associations: Member of Public Relations Society of America, Member of International Association of Business Communicators
Your Name
Communications Strategy Director
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded July 2020 - Present
Communications Strategy Director
Devised and executed strategic communications planning that measurably increased company revenue by 25%
Launched new digital marketing initiatives, increasing web traffic by 30% and sparking a 40% increase in online sales
Instituted a reputation management program, increasing customer sentiment about the brand by 15%
Maximized public relations efforts, resulting in a 50% uptick in positive media coverage and public perception
Enhanced internal communications through the development and implementation of a successful employee intra-net system, boosting staff engagement by 60% January 2017 - June 2020
Senior Communications Consultant
Led comprehensive media relations campaigns which increased brand visibility by 30%
Crafted compelling copywriting for promotional materials leading to a 25% increase in product adoption
Implemented effective crisis communications plans, maintaining customer trust during product recalls
Conducted critical market analysis, informing and shaping the company's marketing strategy
IBM March 2012 - December 2016
Corporate Communications Manager
Implemented effective social media marketing strategy, resulting in 10k new followers and a 25% increase in user engagement
Managed public affairs initiatives, building strong relationships with key influencers and stakeholders
Coordinated event management for annual conferences, improving cross-departmental communication and collaboration
Resume Worded Institute May 2017
Executive Master's in Business Administration (Marketing Focus)
Concentration in International Marketing Strategies
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Arts - Communications Studies
Minor in Business Administration
Awards: President's Scholar, Dean's List (Top 10%)
Communication Skills: Public Speaking, Press Release Writing, Media Relations, Crisis Communications, Newsletters, Internal Communications
Digital Marketing: SEO, Google Analytics, Social Media Management (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), Email Marketing, Content Marketing, Web Content Management
Planning & Strategy : Strategic Communications Planning, Market Research, Brand Management, Media Strategy, Project Management, Content Strategy
Software Proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, In-design, Illustrator), Canva, Salesforce, HubSpot
Certifications: Google Digital Marketing Certification, Project Management Professional (PMP)
Leadership & Volunteering: Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) - Board Member, Toastmasters - Local Chapter President
Projects: Led communication strategy for launch of new product line at Resume Worded; achieved 30% increase in brand visibility within 6 months.
Continuing Education: Attends annual communications and marketing conferences for ongoing professional development
Your Name
Head Of Communications
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE January 2020 - Present
Head Of Communications
Revitalized internal communications strategy resulting in a 45% increase in employee engagement scores within first year.
Developed and implemented a comprehensive crisis communications plan, successfully managing a potential reputational risk for the company.
Managed strategic communications for the C-suite, aiding an improved company-wide understanding of business strategy and objectives.
Led marketing team in a successful social media campaign increasing brand visibility by 30%.
Instituted a media relations blueprint leading to a 20% increase in positive press coverage.
TechGlobal Inc. August 2015 – December 2019
Senior Communications Manager
Spearheaded corporate communications function, reducing external agencies usage by 35% and saving annual costs of $500k.
Championed a company-wide digital media initiative resulting in an increase of website traffic by 60%.
Implemented an internal employee recognition programme enhancing colleagues' morale and productivity levels by 25%.
Resume Worded June 2012 – July 2015
Public Relations Specialist
Crafted compelling press releases leading to 15% increased positive media coverage.
Managed 10+ high-profile PR events annually with an estimated budget of $200k, consistently meeting project deadlines.
Implemented an efficient PR project management system, reducing project delivery time by 20%.
Resume Worded University July 2013
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Marketing
Concentration in Public Relations
Resume Worded Academic Center December 2014
Certification in Crisis Communication Management
Communications Tools: Slack, Trello, Jira, MailChimp, Hootsuite, Buffer
Media Relations: Press Release Writing, Media Outreach, Crisis Communications, Event Management, Public Speaking, Brand Management
Content Creation: Blog Posting, Video Script Writing, Social Media Content Creation, SEO Writing, Graphic Design (Canva), Podcast Creation
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Conversational)
Leadership & Volunteering: Co-Founder and Board Member of Techno-Careers Non-Profit Organization
Awards: Exceptional Campaign Lead 2019, TechGlobal Inc. Best Employee Communication Program - Honorable Mention, PR Daily Corporate Social Responsibility Awards 2019
Projects: Launched internal company blog, creating over 50 articles within a year.
Professional Development: Ongoing training in Advanced SEO strategies and Social Media Marketing
Your Name
Director of Corporate Communications
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded April 2019 - Present
Director of Corporate Communications
Established the company’s first comprehensive corporate communication strategy, leading to improved internal and external transparency.
Reduced negative media coverage by 15% by developing and implementing crisis communications protocol.
Promoted strategy and business acumen across all levels of the organization, aligning corporate communications to business goals.
Improved brand reputation management, leading to a 25% improvement in the company's brand value.
Spearhead the marketing strategy, resulting in 20% increased sales.
OpsTech Solution October 2015 - March 2019
Communications Manager
Implemented innovative social media marketing campaigns, boosting customer engagement by 40%.
Pioneered a new internal communications platform, resulting in improved transparency and a 30% boost in employee satisfaction scores.
Managed the release process of 50+ press releases annually, resulting in 25% increased positive media coverage. September 2012 - September 2015
Social Media Specialist
Increased total social media following by 45% by crafting engaging and relevant content.
Generated quarterly analytical reports indicating social media performance and engagement levels.
Developed a social media crisis management protocol, effectively reducing response times by 35%.
Resume Worded Institute August 2015
Master of Business Administration - Marketing Management
Specialized in Corporate Story-telling Strategies
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Arts - Communications
Major in Business Communications
Award: Dean's List 2011 (Top 10%)
Marketing: Brand development, Product management, Market Research, Advertising, SEO, SEM
Software: MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, Canva, Slack, Trello, Google Analytics
Communications: Press Release Writing, Corporate Storytelling, Newsletter production, Social media management, Crisis communications, Speech writing
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Communication Professional, Toastmasters - Advanced Communicator Gold
Leadership & Volunteering: Mentor at TeamWomen-Young Professionals, Volunteer Coordinator at
Awards: Outstanding Employee Award - Resume Worded, Leadership Excellence - OpsTech Solution
Projects: Created and managed 'ResWorded Talk', an internal podcast aimed at promoting the company culture
Your Name
Corporate Communications Leader
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE May 2018 - Present
Corporate Communications Leader
Successfully boosted internal communications, resulting in a 30% increase in employee engagement survey scores.
Implemented a versatile communications strategy, efficiently integrating media relations, social media, and marketing.
Elevated corporate reputation via a strategic PR plan, thus augmenting corporate image.
Drove a company-wide branding project resulting in a 25% upsurge in brand recognition.
Enhanced crisis management protocols, ensuring swift damage control and reputation management.
MarketingPro Solutions February 2014 - April 2018
Senior PR Associate
Led PR campaigns that boosted company's market presence, leading to a 35% rise in lead generation.
Managed a team of five communications professionals, ensuring timely and effective project completion.
Utilised digital media platforms effectively, leading to a 50% increase in online presence.
Resume Worded January 2010 - January 2014
Junior Communications Specialist
Contributed in facilitating internal communications, resulting in a 20% improvement in overall workplace productivity.
Assisted in managing company PR events leading to increased brand exposure.
Collaborated in the creation of press releases, aiding the senior manager in meeting project deadlines.
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2014
Master of Business Administration
Specialty in Marketing and Strategic Communication
Resume Worded University December 2009
Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Major in Persuasive Message Production & Nonverbal Communication
Minor in Marketing, Dean's List 2007-2009 (Top 10%)
Communication Tools: Adobe InDesign, Microsoft PowerPoint, Photoshop, Canva, Illustrator
Media Management: Hootsuite, MailChimp, Sprout Social, HubSpot, Buffer
Web Design: HTML, CSS, WordPress
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Public Relations (CPR) Professional, Completion certificate in Crisis Communication
Leadership & Volunteering: President, Local Chapter of PRSA (Public Relations Society of America), Volunteer, Feed the Need Community Food Drive
Projects: Co-authored an industry whitepaper on 'The Future of Corporate Communications', Organized and lead a semi-annual webinar on 'Emerging Trends in PR and Communications'
Awards: Hermes Creative Award for Outstanding PR Campaign, 2019, PRSA Silver Anvil Award for Crisis Communication, 2016
Your Name
Bureau Chief
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2021 - Present
Bureau Chief
Implemented innovative storytelling and news writing techniques leading to a 30% spike in reader engagement
Managed criminal investigation reports enhancing the bureau's contribution to law enforcement by calling attention to critical cases
Headlined a groundbreaking public policy feature that drove a 50% surge in subscriptions
Expertly handled the media relations to expand the company's reach and increased viewership by 40%
Directed a high performing team of journalists, editors, and copy editors— increased overall productivity by 35%
The New York Times July 2016 - December 2020
Senior Editor
Spearheaded the editing and publishing process reducing the output time by 20%
Coordinated a team of 10 journalists improving team efficiency by 25% using effective trial practice techniques
Instituted an online journalism module that increased web traffic by an impressive 45% June 2011 - June 2016
Achieved breaking news coverage in less than an hour, increasing reach by 30%
Influenced a 40% increase in viewership by extensively blogging on poignant issues
Resume Worded Institute May 2016
Master of Arts in Journalism
Distinction: Ranked top 2% in the graduating class
Resume Worded University May 2012
Bachelor of Arts in English - Major in Writing
Dean's List 2011 (Top 10% in class)
Founded the 'Resume Worded Writers' club & conducted bi-weekly meetings/workshops
Writing & Editing Tools: Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Adobe InDesign, AP Stylebook, CMS Systems, Sublime Text, HTML/CSS
Research & Analysis Tools: LexisNexis, Cision, AllTop, BuzzSumo, Pew Research Center
Content Management: WordPress, Adobe Experience Manager, Drupal, Joomla, Magento
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Conversational)
Your Name
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE February 2020 - Present
Coordinated the publication of a controversial public policy series that increased readership by 50%
Strengthened the government news reporting team, leading to a 35% increase in viewership
Restructured the editing department, improving efficiency by 25%
Masterminded an exclusive feature writing team that produced breaking news stories, leading to a 45% increase in subscriptions
Nurtured media relations, which increased interview invitations by 40%
The Washington Post August 2015 - January 2020
Senior Reporter
Executed live criminal investigation coverage, bringing in a viewership spike of 32%
Spearheaded a comprehensive online journalism strategy, resulting in a 45% surge in web traffic
Led a pilot team of journalists dedicated to political stories, increasing readership by 28%
Resume Worded June 2012 - August 2015
News Writer
Transformed storytelling approach thereby boosting reader engagement by 20%
Deployed legal research methods to improve the quality of articles written
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2012
Master's in Journalism and Communication
Honors: Summa Cum Laude (Top 2%)
Resume Worded University May 2010
Bachelor in English Literature
Minor in Political Science
Awards: Dean's List 2010 (Top 10%)
Editing Software: Adobe InDesign, Scribus, QuarkXPress, Microsoft Publisher
Writing and Research Tools: Google Docs, MS Word, PlagScan, JSTOR, Lexus Nexus
CMS & SEO: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Google Analytics, SEMrush
Certifications: Certified Content Marketer, Copyblogger Media (2021), Google Analytics Individual Qualification (2022)
Leadership & Volunteering: Chairperson, National Association of Black Journalists (2020 - 2022)
Awards: Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting (2018)
Your Name
News Director
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded March 2018 - Present
News Director
Executed a new broadcasting strategy, resulting in a 25% increase in audience
Conducted policy analysis for broadcasting complicated government proceedings, boosting clarity and viewership by 40%
Managed a team of over 30 personnel across different departments, improving team efficiency by 20%
Led breaking news coverage, which increased viewership by 35%
Improved public image through strategic headline writing, elevating brand reputation and increasing subscriptions by 50%
The Los Angeles Times July 2014 - February 2018
Managed, without fail, to deliver breaking news on our platforms ahead of competitors, bringing in 35% new audience
Increased news writing productivity by implementing strict editing guidelines
Maintained healthy press relationships, increasing media coverage by 40% December 2010 - June 2014
Senior Journalist
Pioneered reporting on politics on a daily basis, generating 25% more readership
Assisted with feature writing, contributing to a panel of high-impact stories
Resume Worded Institute June 2010
Master of Communication - Journalism
Awarded with ‘Outstanding Journalism Student of the Year’ in 2010
Resume Worded University May 2008
Bachelor of Arts - English Literature
Minors in Mass Communication and Journalism
Dean's List 2008 (Top 10%)
Media Production: Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Final Cut Pro
Digital Journalism: WordPress, SEO, Google Analytics, Social Media Management (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram)
Writing and Editing: AP Style, Chicago Manual of Style, Copy Editing, Fact-checking, Headline Writing
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Certifications: Reuters Foundation Reporting on Vulnerable Children in Care (2016), Google Certified Digital Marketing Professional (2015)
Awards: Winner, California News Publisher's Association Award for Editorial Comment (2017), Runner-up, Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting (2016)
Projects: Developed a digital news platform addressing climate change concerns. Saw a 40% increase in engagement within six months.
Leadership & Volunteering: Roundtable Moderator at the National Associations of Broadcasters Conference (2019), Volunteer at Book Aid International (2014 - Present)

How do I add skills to a Communications Manager resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Communications Manager posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Event Management, Public Relations and Media Relations are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Corporate Communications and Internal & External Communications.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Strategic Communications, Social Media and Internal Communications - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Integrated Marketing, Crisis Communications and Change Communications - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Show examples of where you trained people.

On Communications Manager resumes, you should give specific accomplishments that involve you training others, whether that's in your team or other stakeholders.

Highlight leadership and management skills.

Hiring managers often want to see evidence of leadership and management on a Communications Manager resume, so try to include any examples of where you led a project or managed other people.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Communications Manager, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Communications Manager Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Communications Manager job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Communications Manager Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

Resume Skills and Keywords from Related Jobs

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Frequently Asked Questions

What hard skills should you include on a Communications Manager resume?

The most common skills and keywords we found on Communications Manager resumes and job postings were Internal Communications, Public Relations, Corporate Communications, Strategic Communications, Media Relations, Social Media, Event Management and Internal & External Communications.

Skills like Crisis Communications, Integrated Marketing, Online Marketing, Change Communications and Event Planning also appeared on related job postings.

How do resume skills compare between a Strategic Communications Manager and a Digital Communications Manager?

Popular skills we often see on resumes for Strategic Communications Manager positions include:

  • Strategic Communications
  • Internal Communications
  • Corporate Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Communication Training
  • Press Releases
  • Newsletters
  • Crisis Communications

In comparison, skills we see on Digital Communications Manager resumes include:

  • Social Media
  • Digital Strategy
  • Community Management
  • Google Analytics
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • WordPress
  • Online Marketing
  • Google Ads

What are good resume skills to include for different Communications Manager roles and job titles?

Depending on the specific role you apply to, you may need to emphasize different skill sets. Here are a few examples:

  • Corporate Communications Manager: Corporate Communications, Internal Communications, Strategic Communications, Crisis Communications and Media Relations
  • Media And Communications Manager: Press Releases, Copywriting, Public Relations, Social Media and Social Media Marketing
  • Development Communications Manager: Grant Writing, Fundraising, Donor Management, Newsletters and Nonprofit Organizations
  • Public Relations Communications Manager: Sales Research, Pre-sales, Direct Sales, Retail Sales and Facebook
  • Marketing Communications Manager: Digital Marketing, Marketing, Marketing Management, Marketing Strategy and Brand Management

Target your Resume to a Job Description

While the keywords above are a good indication of what skills you need on your resume, you should try to find additional keywords that are specific to the job. To do this, use the free Targeted Resume tool. It analyzes the job you are applying to and finds the most important keywords you need on your resume.

It is personalized to your resume, and is the best way to ensure your resume will pass the automated resume filters.

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