A JOTW “Can't Wait” posting from Ciena

A JOTW “Can't Wait” posting from Ciena

Director, Corporate Communications, Ciena Corporation, Linthicum, MD

The Director, Corporate Communications is responsible for assisting in strategic development, coordination and implementation of corporate-level communications plans, aligning both external and employee communications programs. This role involves determining opportunities, optimum timing and vehicles and developing content for strategic corporate-driven communications both inside and outside the company.

As a champion of the company’s strategy, brand, culture and values, the Director, Corporate Communications is responsible for driving aligned global communications thought leadership for external and internal audiences.

• Provide strategic counsel across the company regarding communications polices/procedures and corporate messaging

• Develop a variety of content, including contributed articles, presentations/content for speaking engagements, press releases, award submissions

• Conduct financial/business media relations

• Lead or support corporate PR programs, including corporate strategy initiatives, events, executive speaking engagements and corporate awards and recognition

• Partnering with executives to ensure senior leadership visibility inside the company and communicate corporate vision/goals and major business events/milestones

• Serve as consultant and support functional and regional leaders on employee/team communications

• Draft, edit and approve all company-wide communications and coordinate timing of all communications

• Managing corporate intranet design and content

• Oversee Ciena’s community outreach activities

• Bachelor’s Degree in English, Marketing, Communications or Journalism or relevant experience

• Minimum of 7 years experience in corporate communications in a corporate setting. Direct experience in an external communications capacity required.

• Business media relations experience and relationships

• Superior communications ability, and proven track record of writing, editing and publishing

• Experience with corporate messaging and company positioning

• Corporate PR and C-suite/executive communications experience

• Knowledge of disclosure regulations

• Management experience of direct reports, contractors and agencies


Cristal Cole

Human Resources

Ciena Corporation


1201 Winterson Road

Linthicum, MD 21090 USA

Direct +1.410.981.7484

Fax 410.694.3147

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