Nike Director of Global Category Communications, Nike Sportswear in Beaverton, Oregon

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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, it’s about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

The Nike 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.

Description

The Nike Sportswear Communications Director will lead Nike’s communications efforts across the globe in creating experiences and storytelling that help Nike reach new audiences and cement Nike as the #1 Sportswear company. In addition to being in charge of the category’s communications strategy, the role will help lead, redefine, cultivate and develop expressions of sport and style. The output of this work should ignite purposeful conversations around Nike’s most powerful stories.

A successful candidate must have a passion for sport, an ability to deliver new ways of thinking, and a desire to deepen and evolve Nike's relationship with media and consumers. The individual should also be proactive, creative, and capable of thinking through problems and presenting solutions. Being culturally curious, sport obsessed, and understanding of popular culture is a must. This person will also be responsible for a forward-looking approach to our communications strategies to leverage the ever-changing media and highly-engaged consumer landscape.

As a key member of Nike’s Communications Team, the individual will work closely with Communications peers across all Nike categories, and as part of Nike’s integrated marketing offense. The individual will also contribute to global and regional media events when necessary, as well as support, media train and staff Nike spokespeople (designers, athletes, etc.) when appropriate.

At Nike, the Global Communications function establishes and strengthens authentic connections with audiences around the globe, through the lens of innovation and sport. We are focused on premium and innovative brand stories; Managing corporate reputation and brand equity; Engaging, inspiring and motivating communities.

Our work encompasses written, oral, visual and digital communication. We focus on information and connection - what is created, how it is managed, distributed and consumed to accelerate the growth of our brands. Our audiences include athletes, business partners, consumers, employees, influencers, investors, media and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s).

We work across the globe to drive energy through inspiration, innovation and growth stories. We are looking for individuals with the ability to expand the boundaries of communications and define the future, and who can connect, influence and deliver new levels of creative and strategic thinking.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, PR, English, Communications, or related discipline

  • 8+ years' professional experience in high profile corporate communications or public relations roles supporting global brand organizations

  • Extensive knowledge of international media landscape and thorough knowledge of the needs of different media and communication tools for digital, print and broadcast.

  • Management skills including strategic planning, budgeting, creative solutions and agency management

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate plans across a complex matrix on a corporate, regional and functional basis

  • Demonstrated cultural acuity and ability to work with different cultural practices and customs

  • Experience initiating and driving the ideation process to contribute meaningful, innovative strategies to the business at the concept stage

  • Experience leading content creation process (photography, videography, and writing) while building narrative arches to support storytelling process

  • High aptitude for creative thinking balanced against bottom-line business needs

  • Experience working effectively at a senior level in brand management and a proven ability to provide guidance and direction to peers

  • Ability to approach strategic thinking on a macro scale at a global level, while activating specific targeted campaigns to yield media coverage

Preferred:

  • Experience as a company/agency spokesperson.

  • Strong English written and spoken required; knowledge of second and/or third language preferred

  • Professional work experience in the United States and at least one other country

  • Professional or personal experience in art direction for content creation

  • Knowledge of photo editing tools

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, PR, English, Communications, or related discipline

  • 8+ years' professional experience in high profile corporate communications or public relations roles supporting global brand organizations

  • Extensive knowledge of international media landscape and thorough knowledge of the needs of different media and communication tools for digital, print and broadcast.

  • Management skills including strategic planning, budgeting, creative solutions and agency management

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate plans across a complex matrix on a corporate, regional and functional basis

  • Demonstrated cultural acuity and ability to work with different cultural practices and customs

  • Experience initiating and driving the ideation process to contribute meaningful, innovative strategies to the business at the concept stage

  • Experience leading content creation process (photography, videography, and writing) while building narrative arches to support storytelling process

  • High aptitude for creative thinking balanced against bottom-line business needs

  • Experience working effectively at a senior level in brand management and a proven ability to provide guidance and direction to peers

  • Ability to approach strategic thinking on a macro scale at a global level, while activating specific targeted campaigns to yield media coverage

Preferred:

  • Experience as a company/agency spokesperson.

  • Strong English written and spoken required; knowledge of second and/or third language preferred

  • Professional work experience in the United States and at least one other country

  • Professional or personal experience in art direction for content creation

  • Knowledge of photo editing tools

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.

Job ID: 00382863

Location: United States-Oregon-Beaverton

Job Category: Communications, Marketing & Communications