Motorola Solutions
We help people be their best in the moments that matter.
Chicago, IL

PR Communications Manager at Motorola Solutions (Chicago, IL)

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Company Overview

At Motorola Solutions, we believe that everything starts with safety. It’s the constant that empowers people to confidently move forward. It can fill a flight or sell out a stadium. It can care for a patient or graduate a class.

As a global leader in public safety and enterprise security, we create and connect the technologies that help to keep people safe where they live, learn, work and play. Our integrated technology ecosystem unifies critical communications, video security and access control, and command center software, enabling collaboration in more powerful ways.

At Motorola Solutions, we’re ushering in a new era in public safety and security. Bring your passion, potential and talents to a career that matters.

Department OverviewWe are seeking a corporate communications career professional to support our head of corporate communications and partner with customers and colleagues to achieve significant PR results for Motorola Solutions.
Job Description

Daily work may include supporting corporate communications initiatives such as earnings or acquisitions, strategic thought leadership, media pitching, staffing interviews or brainstorming the next great PR strategy by leveraging key milestones. 

Candidates should have a strong interest in corporate communications, media, storytelling and research. You should be a creative thinker that has a track record of turning your original ideas into media successes. Strong writing and communication skills are a must. As part of our media relations staff, you’ll need to pivot quickly and juggle multiple tasks throughout the day. If you thrive under pressure, possess strong initiative and love to be challenged, this is a great opportunity for you.

  • Support key corporate communications initiatives such as earnings and acquisitions, gathering feedback across executive-level stakeholders and translating it into a well thought out communications plan. This can include but is not limited to, developing press releases, internal talking points and customer talking points. 

  • Manage the development of comprehensive crisis communications plans as needed, working across the business with various stakeholders. 

  • Develop and implement strategic thought leadership plans for executives across the company, serving as a strategic advisor and identifying trends/topics where company leaders can contribute their expertise. 

  • Work collaboratively with the communications team and internal stakeholders to proactively identify, develop and pursue story ideas that showcase the company’s leadership in technology and innovation, and promote internal stakeholders as experts.

  • Draft media relations materials including pitches, briefing materials, press releases, and contributed content demonstrating writing excellence throughout. 

  • Cultivate relationships with key state, national and media writers and producers.

  • Generate top-tier media coverage, coordinating interviews from start to finish with internal spokespeople.

  • Manage top-tier award submissions 

  • Partner with North America and Product communications leads to identify potential storylines to amplify. 

  • Track external media coverage and report on the success metrics. 

Preferred Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations or related field and 5+ years of professional experience in public relations required. 

  • Experience working with complex subject matters with the ability to translate complex concepts into lay-friendly language for media outlets. 

  • Have excellent writing skills and be a creative, clear communicator with knowledge of AP Style and the ability to adapt to and sustain a brand voice. 

  • Be a self-starter, creative, innovative, and a knack for thinking “out of the box” and possess the ability to relate effectively with people of various backgrounds and ages, as part of an institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion.

  • Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and quickly with strong attention to detail.

Basic Requirements
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of experience

Vaccine Requirement

Motorola Solutions has implemented a voluntary COVID-19 vaccination policy. We strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated. Additionally, certain local governments or Motorola Solutions' customers may have vaccine requirements that apply to some of our employees. These employees are required to submit proof of vaccination to Motorola Solutions and maintain compliance with these requirements.

Travel Requirements
Relocation Provided
Position Type
Referral Payment Plan

Our U.S. Benefits include:

  • Incentive Bonus Plans
  • Medical, Dental, Vision benefits
  • 401K with Company Match
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Generous Paid Time Off Packages
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid Parental & Family Leave
  • and more!

EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.

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What are Motorola Solutions Perks + Benefits

Motorola Solutions Benefits Overview

Our U.S. benefits include:
- Incentive Bonus Plans
- Medical, Dental, Vision benefits effective Day 1
- 401K with Company Match and Day 1 vesting
- 9 Paid Holidays
- Generous Paid Time Off Packages
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- Paid Parental & Family Leave
- and more!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Remote work program
Our remote work program includes telecommuting at Manager discretion.
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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