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Corporate communication is a set of activities involved in managing and orchestrating all internal and
external communications aimed at creating favorable point-of-view among stakeholders on which the
company depends. It is the message issued by a corporate organization, body, or institute to its
audiences, such as employees, media, channel partners and the general public.

Small businesses, government agencies and nearly every organization in between must disseminate
information to the public at some point in time. Communication professionals make that happen in the
most effective way possible.

Components of corporate communications

       Corporate branding
       Corporate identity/organization identity
       Corporate responsibility
       Corporate reputation
       Crisis communication
       Internal employee communication
       Investor relations
       Public relations: issues management and media relations

Tasks and Duties
Communication officers may do some or all of the following:

       Develop communication objectives and communication plans
       Identify users, and decide what to communicate to them and the best forms of communication
        to use
       Arrange publicity for the organization through different outlets
       Compose, edit, design, record, produce publications such as newsletters, leaflets and brochures
       Write news releases, speeches and articles
       Edit and organize the publication of documents
       Write and implement communication or promotional plans
       Keep staff and clients up to date with company news
       Provide the public with information when it is requested
       Coordinates and approve the work of artists, photographers and printers and monitors work in
        progress
       Assist with web development and technological enhancements
       Negotiating rates and orders advertising for print, television or radio
Skills

Communication officers need to have:

        Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
        Time-management and organizational skills (not only for yourself working on many projects at
         Once but also the time of others)
        Flexibility (there are many different crisis happening at once)
        Computer, desktop publishing skills, experience in web design
        Creativity to communicate in different ways
        Excellent interpersonal skills
        The ability to form and maintain relationships through teamwork and networking

Knowledge

Communication officers need to know about:

        The organization they are working for, how business is done and what services the organization
         offers
        How to use different media for different purposes
        How to develop a communication plan
        Design and printing methods

Personal Qualities

Communication officers must work well under pressure and be able to juggle several projects at once.
They are generally outgoing and comfortable meeting new people. Due to the nature of the work they
must be accurate, flexible, enthusiastic, and responsible.

Education/Experience

The job requires a four-year college degree in Professional Writing, Journalism, Communications, or
Public Relations. Job experience is often required for a communications officer position. Experience can
be gained through internships and volunteer work.

Salary
Salary varies, but communication officers usually earn between $31,000 and $66,000 per year.

				
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