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Manager, Corporate Communications

DATE:  Sep 7, 2021
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  121071
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus
DEPARTMENT:  Human Resources

General Summary

The Manager, Corporate Communications will manage and support the creation and implementation of the company’s external and internal communications strategies. This position is responsible for building integrated communications plans and delivering key messages and materials throughout the organization and to external stakeholders. The ideal candidate is a hands-on, accomplished communications professional with experience developing comprehensive strategies for communication. The ideal candidate is resourceful, curious, and well organized.

Reports to: Director, Corporate Communications


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Supports company internal communications.

• Gathers and synthesizes information, develops communications strategies, plans and tactics and writes and edits content for a variety of audiences and channels based on communication/audience needs and goals.

• Partners with internal clients and cross-functional teams to create compelling communication strategies, determine the key messages, audiences, and tactical plans and measures effectiveness, adjusting as appropriate

• Works with internal partners to manage company news on SharePoint intranet site, developing, publishing and tracking content to ensure effectiveness

• Serves as community manager for MS teams, ensuring tool is used internally to meet organization’s strategic goals

• Partners with segment communicators to ensure message pull through and consistency

• Supports production of and content generation for internal events such as All Hands meetings

• Supports external communications for a variety of stakeholder groups, including:

• Supports external communications and public relations activities such as planning, developing content and supporting crisis communications. 

• Supports development of owned and earned media, including news releases and corporate website

• Manages corporate social media accounts and develops content strategy

• Supports the effective communication of company mission, culture, and values.


Required Skills

• Effective and resourceful storyteller

• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including interpersonal and presentation skills

• Ability to listen and provide counsel to all levels of the organization

• Experienced at developing comprehensive strategies for communication

• Well-versed in digital and social media tools

• Team player with strong leadership ability



• Minimum of 10-years experience in communications, public relations, marketing or related experience



• Bachelor’s degree in strategic communication, public relations or equivalent


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Why Choose A Career with Designer Brands?

Empowering associates and building strong teams poised to disrupt the retail and footwear landscape through positive change is at the core of who we are at Designer Brands.

  • Invested in helping our associates learn, develop, achieve and grow into strong leaders
  • Shared commitment to creating a culture fueled by engagement, excitement, optimism and fun
  • Dedicated to giving back and community involvement 

About Designer Brands:

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. 

  • Designer Brands Inc. operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. 
  • Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. 












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