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Communications Manager

McLean, VA 22102

Employment Type: Permanent Specialty : PR/Communications Job Number: 1311

TorchLight seeks a Communications Manager for a national brand located in Northern Virginia. This role is responsible for managing the strategy and execution of corporate communications, PR, content marketing and crisis communications across the organization. He or she will collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders and departments to deliver against business objectives.


  • Work with key stakeholders/departments to manage issues and crisis communications
  • Manage proactive and reactive media opportunities, monitor news, determine key stories/press angles and handle information requests
  • Develop and implement a content marketing strategy across blog, social media, intranet and other owned channels
  • Create and manage a comprehensive communications strategy that augments brand reputation and positively contributes to employee engagement and corporate culture
  • Draft and edit content, including internal announcements, blog articles, talking points, messaging, presentations, letters, press releases and web copy
  • Implement ongoing internal communications program to keep team members informed about organizational news and updates and help manage employee intranet.
  • Monitor and report out results against key performance metrics
  • Manage key vendors based on budget and priorities

  • At least 5 years of public relations, journalism or marketing experience
  • Ability to develop comprehensive, multi-channel strategic communications plans that support organizational goals
  • Deep knowledge of communications/PR, marketing; familiarity with content marketing
  • Proven experience managing and executing crisis communications plans
  • Experience developing and supporting internal communications initiatives
  • Exceptional writing and content development skills
  • Willingness and ability to be available off-hours (evenings, weekends) as needed to respond, react, and/or share breaking news
  • Bachelor’ s degree, experience in healthcare or hospitality a plus
TorchLight Hire is the Washington, D.C. region’s premier search and staffing firm placing marketing, communications, digital and creative professionals in contract, contract-to-hire, and permanent roles across a variety of industries in the DC metro area. At TorchLight, we know the recruitment and hiring process—and the DC metro area job market inside and out. More importantly, we know marketing and communications, with team members who have deep subject matter expertise prior to their tenure at TorchLight. In 2016 and 2017, Inc. Magazine’s Inc 5000 ranked TorchLight No. 621 and 2386 respectively as one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America. In 2017, TorchLight was recognized in 2017 as one of the DC area's Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal.. Learn more at

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