Director, Communications (Portland, OR)

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NIKE, Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries 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 NIKE, Inc. it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

The NIKE, Inc. Communications team develops, establishes and strengthens authentic connections with diverse audiences through the lens of innovation and sport. The team creates premium and innovative brand stories, builds and enhances corporate reputation and brand equity, and engages audiences such as consumers, media, athletes, investors, non-governmental organizations and Nike's own employees. The team focuses on information, inspiration and connection to accelerate the growth of NIKE, Inc. Communications employees ignite conversations, envision the possibilities, and influence and deliver new levels of creative and strategic thinking to advance the brand around the world.

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, OR. Lead and coordinate the Nike multi-regional communications teams' efforts to drive breakthrough storytelling across innovation, design, sport, digital services, and athletes, and achieve the best possible coverage for NIKE. Synthesize the company narrative strategy and global storylines into quarterly and annual communications strategies and plans that are prioritized and appropriate for the communications teams. Create strategies and tactics for journalists and content creators across sport, fashion, lifestyle, business, retail and sneaker culture for the territory communications teams to execute in each country. Manage a world class media relations and catalysts engagement strategy in service of the company narrative, owning managing a portfolio of relationships with influential stakeholders including media journalists, athletes, business partners, catalysts, industry coalitions and collaborators. Responsible for ongoing monitoring, tracking, and impact assessment of the narrative messages driven in collaboration with the NIKE teams, with the goal of driving positive consumer reputation results. Act as a NIKE spokesperson at key territory events and brand moments, driving the correct enterprise narrative amongst the media and key audiences. Oversee the management of relevant PR agency relationships, writers, editors, photographers, creatives, freelancers, and other external partners streamlining the contractors' sourcing, onboarding, work assignments and payments. Manage critical business issues, mitigate risks, and provide guidance in partnership of corporate governance and public affairs to protect the brand. Serve as strategic communications advisor to business leaders and teams to advance the company's narrative and reputation. Manage the function's financials operating within budget and in alignment with strategy and oversee the regional communications spending and investments to meet profit goals. Up to 30% international travel required.

Applicant must have a Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Journalism or Communications and 5 years of progressive post-baccalaureate experience in the job offered or a related occupation. Experience must include:
  • Technical writing;
  • Project management;
  • Media relations;
  • Issues management and crisis communications;
  • Metrics and analytics;
  • Budget management;
  • Publishing and editorial;
  • Agency Management;
  • Asset creation;
  • Event production


Nike 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, Nike will make accommodations to individuals who cannot be vaccinated in accordance with applicable law.

NIKE, Inc. is a growth company that looks for team members to grow with it. Nike offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment, a diverse and inclusive culture, and an electric atmosphere for professional development. No matter the location, or the role, every Nike employee shares one galvanizing mission: To bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete* in the world.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.
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Nike operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Beaverton, OR and New York, NY. Nike was founded in 2022. It has 98694 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 268 open jobs at Nike, click here.
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