Senior Communications Manager

New York, NY

Become part of the Converse Team


Converse is a place to explore potential, break barriers and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At Converse, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving world to make things better as a team.


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ABOUT CONVERSE

Are you interested in working for the most iconic and well-loved sneaker brand in the world? Born in sports and made for the street, Converse is a place to explore your potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. We seek people who can lead, grow, think, dream, and create. Our culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding imagination. Converse seeks achievers, leaders, and visionaries. At Converse, it’s about each person bringing their authentic self, skills, and passion to serve the daring spirit of youth.


WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

The Converse Communications function shapes Converse’s story to ultimately inform, inspire and connect our internal and external communities. We do this by cultivating authentic relationships, while telling engaging and impactful stories to help our employees and the world connect with Converse’s brand, purpose and products.


We set the narrative and correct the record. We build and defend the Converse brand. We are creative problem-solvers. We are curious, tough, and entrepreneurial. Our experience is diverse, we have can-do attitudes, and most importantly, the ability and openness to think and do in new ways. We are solution oriented, flexible and self-driving. We can change course quickly, think big, start small, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.


We are excited to bring a Senior Communications Manager to the team that can embody this spirit to drive consumer-focused communications!


The NA Communications Senior Manager will support the creation and drive compelling and strategic stories and campaigns that map to key business initiatives for the NA Converse business. Work will focus on articulating product, brand and corporate stories that position Converse as a forward-thinking company redefining how today’s youth interacts with brands.


WHAT YOU WILL WORK ON

If this is you, you’ll be working with a highly motivated team across Communications and other business functions, at both the Geography and Global level.


As the NA Communications Senior Manager, you will partner with the NA Communications Director and key business stakeholders to develop and drive integrated communications programs across the North America Geography and its key territories. You will establish and strengthen authentic connections with external audiences across NA to advance the Converse narrative through clear, consistent, breakthrough brand, purpose, and product storytelling.


A typical week might include conceptualizing and managing detailed project plans and timelines for campaigns, initiatives and events, including seasonal press previews, market appointments, and product launch events. You may be asked to support the development of creative content that inspires and delivers innovation, while maintaining quality and consistency across all communications. Or, it might include engaging with strategic culture, sneaker, fashion, lifestyle and business media and media influencers along with overseeing and optimizing the brand’s strategic editorial/influencer seeding program.


WHO YOU WILL WORK WITH

Converse operates within a matrixed structure. You will directly report to the NA Communications Director as a part of a NA Communications Team.


As part of the Global Communications organization, you will engage and liaise with your Global Communications counterparts at both the Global level, and across Converse’s other Geography teams.


As a member of the NA Geography team, you will partner closely with the other functional and territory leads, particularly Marketing, to both provide counsel and develop and implement strategic communications planning.


WHAT YOU BRING

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, business or related field, or a combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum 6 years strong media relations, corporate communications, brand marketing experience, or related experience.
  • Strategic and creative thinker with strong project, time and relationship management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience building media contacts and relationships with top-tier consumer, fashion and lifestyle media with a proven record of delivering high-impact placements.
  • Excellent communicator and collaborator with the ability to work cross functionally.
  • Understanding of the evolving media landscape, especially digital.


Converse requires all applicants for this position to be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire, unless otherwise required by law. As an equal opportunity employer, Converse will make accommodations to individuals who cannot be vaccinated in accordance with applicable law.


Converse is more than a company; it’s a worldwide advocate for self-expression. This belief motivates our employees, permeates our working environment and inspires our products. No two of us look or think exactly alike. We are each one-of-a-kind. Individually and as a culture, we have the freedom to create and grow professionally. Generous benefits packages only sweeten the experience. From Boston to Shanghai, from Brand Design to Finance, Converse is a brand that celebrates the unique and creative people of the world. Together, we’re different.

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