Senior Corporate Communications Specialist-Hybrid

Location US-IL-Northbrook
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At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!


What you’ll learn & achieve:

UL is seeking an experienced communications senior specialist to join our global Communications team.


The senior specialist will have the unique opportunity to collaborate with various colleagues across the Communications team and key leaders from business units and corporate functions.

The senior specialist will help our team execute strategic communication programs that enhance the company’s reputation with all stakeholders and help drive business objectives.

You may be an excellent match for this role if:

  • You enjoy variety and staying curious
  • You are skilled at asking the right questions to understand a program or initiative to craft rich narratives quickly
  • You are solutions-focused and address challenges by thinking differently and creatively
  • You stay focused and flexible in a fast-paced, changing, and growth-minded environment.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Builds strong relationships with peers, managers, leaders, and other key stakeholders to understand their business challenges and objectives
  • Work cross-functionally with other team members to align on communication goals, channel strategy, and messaging
  • Draft and edit communications for multiple audiences, including emails, web content, newsletters, messaging/talking points, PowerPoint presentations, and more
  • Collaborate with Communications business partners to Interface with, and provide communications support to, various groups, including Corporate Functions, Testing, Inspection and Certification, Enterprise and Advisory, Science and Operations, Commercial Operations, Transformation and Innovation, and global organization-wide initiatives
  • Supports internal communications for organizational initiatives and activities such as laboratory openings, employee updates, corporate events, webcasts/broadcasts, and internal UL meetings/events with the broader corporate communications team as appropriate
  • Develops content for communications channels, including but not limited to SharePoint, social media, newsletters, leadership updates, and more
  • Work alongside agency partners and internal Creative team members to ensure brand consistency across all content; develop complementary visuals and videos for internal and external use
  • Measure reach/effectiveness of communications; contribute to ongoing reporting
  • Lend support to crisis communications, M&A, and other global efforts as needed
  • Support other related communications projects as appropriate

What makes you a great fit:

  • BS/BA degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or related field, plus generally 5+ years of related experience
  • Experience in a B2B professional services environment is preferred
  • Experience working in a global communications role for a complex matrix organization
  • Creative, strategic thinker and storyteller with exceptional writing and editing skills who can effectively communicate what we need stakeholders to know, feel, and do.
  • Must have experience translating complex ideas into simple, authentic, and compelling communications.
  • Change management communications experience a plus
  • Excellent presentation skills and executive presence
  • Must have experience translating complex ideas into simple, authentic, and compelling communications
  • Knowledge of varied communication delivery vehicles to reach both internal and external (prospective employees) stakeholders, including enterprise communications tools, social tools and platforms, and Sharepoint
  • Values innovation and flexibility, is proactive, motivated, and a self-starter
  • Proven ability to lead and engage across functions and geographies
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, delivering high quality and exceptional customer service
  • Positive, driven, and energetic team player; able to roll up their sleeves and deliver results
  • Performs other duties as directed
  • UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as requi

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 125 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation. UL offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.


Learn More:


Working at UL is an exciting journey that twists and turns daily. We thrive in the twists and revel in the turns. This is our every day. This is our normal.


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