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Our award-winning client continues to invest in their people and overall market brand.  This newly created Senior External Communications Manager is a leadership role that is focused on brand reputation through strategic planning and execution, media relations, public relations, and crisis communication.  Our client seeks a seasoned and strong communications leader who can take their vision to the next level by providing strategic direction, execution, and leadership. Apply today if interested! 


  • Serve as strategic advisor to senior leadership
  • Create compelling content that tells the story and brand of who organization as an employer in the market
  • Work closely with the internal communications team
  • Enhance brand visibility and reputation
  • Attract strong talent by representing all brands in the marketplace through message positioning
  • Foster effective media relations, creating kits, responding to crisis situations, utilizing proper channels
  • Partner with human resources, digital marketing, and other cross-functional teams to ensure coherent message and brand
  • Willingness to provide strategic direction in collaboration with senior leadership while still executing in tactical ways as needed


  • 10+ years experience in a corporate communications environment with a recent focus on external communications
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Proven ability to build strong media relations and responses 
  • Experience leading and growing teams
  • Ability to produce strong work samples

Work Model:

  • Hybrid

Interested and qualified candidates can contact Jessie Kester at (515) 225-7000 or email at

Ref: JOB-43678

Jessie Kester

Division Manager

(515) 225-7000

3737 Woodland Ave, Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    • Job type: Direct Hire
    • Location: Des Moines, Iowa
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:
      $160,000 - $190,000 per Hour