Senior Communications Manager at JLL (Dallas, TX)

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About JLL -

We're JLL-a leading professional services and investment management firm specializing in real estate. We have operations in over 80 countries and a workforce of over 91,000 individuals around the world who help real estate owners, occupiers and investors achieve their business ambitions. As a global Fortune 500 company, we also have an inherent responsibility to drive sustainability and corporate social responsibility. That's why we're committed to our purpose to shape the future of real estate for a better world. We're using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities.

Our core values of teamwork, ethics and excellence are also fundamental to everything we do and we're honored to be recognized with awards for our success by organizations both globally and locally.

Creating a diverse and inclusive culture where we all feel welcomed, valued and empowered to achieve our full potential is important to who we are today and where we're headed in the future. And we know that unique backgrounds, experiences and perspectives help us think bigger, spark innovation and succeed together.

If this job description resonates with you, we encourage you to apply even if you don't meet all of the requirements below. We're interested in getting to know you and what you bring to the table!

We are currently seeking a Senior Manager of Public Relations to drive strategic external communications and public relations initiatives for JLL's local markets in the Americas.

We're seeking a forward-thinking communicator to oversee creation and implementation of external communication plans and programs encompassing traditional and digital media, external speaking engagements, executive communications, and social media.

The successful candidate will develop and lead communications programs that:
  • Advance JLL's brand positioning and thought leadership with our current and potential clients, influencers in our industry and with potential employees
  • Exemplify how we are the digital leader in commercial real estate, committed to delivering innovative technology solutions that enhance clients' business performance
  • Differentiate JLL as the market leader in products and services that help clients use their workplaces and portfolios as strategic levers for broader business objectives such as talent attraction, employee productivity, brand differentiation and financial performance
  • Align JLL leaders' external conversation with growth priorities and client needs

This position reports to the Director of Business PR in the Americas.


External Communications Leadership
  • Direct audience specific executive visibility programs (media, speaking opportunities, social engagement, thought leadership) for key markets leadership
  • Supports transaction outreach for divisional needs
  • Creates key messages and interview briefings to media train spokespeople. Repositions comments/learnings into editorial or campaign pieces
  • Liaise with local markets on a formal and ad hoc basis by leading regular meetings with communications contacts in those markets and encouraging two-way dialogue about national and local priorities and stories
  • Establish and implement integrated PR programs in the Americas that tell the story of JLL's thought leadership and our corporate performance and culture, aligning with our brand positioning around technology and our goals around talent acquisition and retention
  • Lead development of local media relationships with targeted publications, potentially in collaboration with an external agency or agencies.
  • Identify creative and innovative ways to convey the JLL story
  • Identify and develop a bench of spokespeople in key topic areas who can speak on behalf of the JLL brand and help shape and promote thought leadership / external content in those areas
  • Incorporate analytics and metrics in planning and evaluation of external communications activities, taking a data-driven approach to communications efforts and counsel
  • Effectively extend content into demand generation effort, as appropriate

Relationship Management
  • Develop relationships and provide strategic communications counsel, acting as a trusted advisor to key contacts at all levels of JLL's business
  • Manage productive relationships with internal partners to the business (such as marketing, research, internal communications, brand, digital, etc.) at regional, national, and global levels

Team and Program Management
  • Design measurement practices, leveraging analytics to drive strategic plans and content decisions
  • Communicate results and recommend improvements to communications practices
  • Manage relationships with external agencies, as appropriate, to deliver on business line communications objectives
  • Manage program budget and operations as appropriate
  • Help manage and develop junior team member(s)

Candidate profile

With 5-8 years overall experience, this individual will be a proven B2B communications leader and strategic thinker. Key competencies required for the position include:
  • Proven understanding of how communications can be used to position a brand and support revenue generation and growth for products and services.
  • Deep, hands-on experience in strategic communications, including messaging and issues/change management
  • Experience building, securing buy-in, and launching new programs
  • Proven ability to cultivate relationships with and advise leadership-level stakeholders, with appropriate level of confidentiality when required
  • Expertise in influencing business strategies and aligning communications with commercial objectives
  • Experience working with business media and targeted trade press; experience in counseling spokespersons for broadcast appearances
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, initiative, creativity
  • Experience working in heavily matrixed environments, leading by influence, and managing change
  • Experience leading and achieving results in a collaborative work environment
  • Experience using research and industry insights and best practices to drive strategies and tactics
  • Current on trends in brand journalism, content development/management, social media outreach, executive communications, self-publishing channels, and communications measurement approaches


What you can expect from us

We succeed together and believe the best inspire the best, so we invest in supporting each other, learning together and celebrating our success.

Our Total Rewards program reflects our commitment to helping you achieve your career ambitions, recognizing your contributions, investing in your well-being and providing competitive benefits and pay.

We can't wait to see where your ambitions take you at JLL. Apply today!

JLL Privacy Notice

Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading global provider of real estate and investment management services. We take our responsibility to protect the personal information provided to us seriously. Generally the personal information we collect from you are for the purposes of processing in connection with JLL's recruitment process. We endeavour to keep your personal information secure with appropriate level of security and keep for as long as we need it for legitimate business or legal reasons. We will then delete it safely and securely.

For more information about how JLL processes your personal data, please view our Candidate Privacy Statement.

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For employees in the United States, please see a fully copy of our Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action policy here.

This position may require you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If required, you'll be asked to provide proof that you're fully vaccinated upon your start date. You're considered fully vaccinated two weeks after you receive the second dose of a two-dose vaccine series (e.g., Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). Failure to provide proof of vaccination may result in termination.

Jones Lang LaSalle ("JLL") is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process - including the online application and/or overall selection process - you may email us at [email protected] This email is only to request an accommodation. Please direct any other general recruiting inquiries to our Contact Us page > I want to work for JLL.

Pursuant to the Arizona Civil Rights Act, criminal convictions are not an absolute bar to employment.

Pursuant to Illinois Law, applicants are not obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest.

Pursuant to Columbia, SC ordinance, this position is subject to a background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. Only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the candidate.

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Pursuant to the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, JLL will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
More Information on JLL
JLL operates in the Financial Services industry. The company is located in Chicago, IL, Seattle, WA, Sacramento, CA, San Francisco, CA, Brea, CA, San Diego, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Phoenix, AZ, Denver, CO, Dallas, TX, Austin, TX, San Antonio, TX, Houston, TX, Miami, FL, Jacksonville, FL, Atlanta, GA, Nashville, TN, Charlotte, NC, Raleigh, NC, Minneapolis, MN, Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, New York, NY, Boston, MA, Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, OH. JLL was founded in 2022. It has 66101 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 1 open jobs at JLL, click here.
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