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Communications Specialist
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Job Description

Do you have experience with corporate writing AND exposure to video and video editing? Ricoh has the career opportunity for you! Read on...


The Communications Specialist is responsible for developing and executing daily internal communications requests, working on department-based projects, and creating and implementing new initiatives, including support of campaigns designed to build, expand, strengthen, and maintain the Company's culture. This role supports employee engagement through a variety of internal communications channels including, but not limited to: intranet; email; video; meetings/events; and other print and digital collateral. In addition, the Communications Specialist enhances employee awareness, understanding, and engagement through the creation and editing of video content in alignment with Ricoh's mission, vision, values, and strategic direction. The Communications Specialist works closely with and influences cross-functional communication stakeholders and subject-matter experts across the organization, as well as with functional communication partners who assist with and contribute to internal communications.


* Support day-to-day internal communications needs/requests from key stakeholders.
* Design, develop, and execute functional and company-wide internal communications, including, but not limited to functional messages and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaigns, such as the annual United Way campaign.
* Write and distribute easy-to-understand internal communications via a variety of channels that align with Ricoh's business strategy, core values, and culture (the Ricoh Way) and resonate across diverse employee audiences.
* Review, moderate, publish, and coordinate content for RWorld, Ricoh's intranet and collaboration platform.
* Manage and monitor multiple internal communications mailboxes and distribution lists.
* Maintain internal communications calendar.
* Develop relationships with key stakeholders, understand their goals and priorities to ensure organizational initiatives and key projects are communicated in a clear, concise manner that is consistent with the Ricoh brand and culture.
* Support corporate communications initiatives through video capture, editing, and production.
* Enhance employee engagement by identifying innovative ways to communicate the company's global corporate philosophy, the Ricoh Way.
* Develop and implement new initiatives to keep internal communications fresh and continually transforming.
* Track and measure the success of communications efforts.
* Additional special projects, as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Certifications)

* 4-year college degree (Communications, Marketing, Multimedia, or related discipline) required.
* 1-3 years of work or internship experience in internal/corporate communications, public relations, or related field.
* Effective communication skills (both written and verbal).
* Strong writing and editing background.
* Video editing and graphic development/editing background preferred.
* Demonstrated knowledge of social networking.
* Ability to quickly adapt to social communication platforms.
* Proven experience with managing various internal communications projects simultaneously.
* Experience working with all levels of the corporate hierarchy, from front-line employees to executive management.
* Strong PC skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) required; knowledge of Office 365 (including SharePoint) preferred.
* Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, Premiere) and/or other graphic and video editing programs preferred.


* Takes initiative to successfully complete projects.
* Communicates clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
* Possesses strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail.
* Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
* Self-starter with ability to work independently.
* Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
* Acts with a sense of urgency.
* Contributes positively to the organization, both individually and as part of a team.
* Knowledge of internal communications best practices.
* Demonstrates a high level of integrity and ethics in handling all communications matters.

Ricoh is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer -- Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Printing Systems America, Inc., formerly Hitachi Printing Solutions America, Inc., is an established world-class provider of advanced, high-end printing solutions engineered for industrial and specialty printing applications. A subsidiary of Ricoh Printing Systems, Ltd., RPSA is part of a leading global operation with customers in North America and Europe. Ricoh Printing Systems, Ltd. is the parent company of RPSA and an established manufacturer active in Japan and Asia. RPSA, with a 40 year legacy of innovations in digital printing, markets reliable high performance printers, software, supplies and professional printer services, designed to provide production printing and vertical market customers with superior printing solutions for a wide variety of applications. Long a formidable force behind the scenes in production printing Ricoh Printing Systems has supplied enterprises with millions of dollars worth of high end equipment to perform core business functions. With a large R&D investment RPSA,s Simi Valley engineering team and technical support personnel are dedicated to providing US-based customers with hands-on expertise and the ability to make product refinements to meet specific business demands.