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Corporate Affairs

Summary
Corporate Affairs Generalists enrich the organization’s relationship with the public, government, shareholders, and employees. They develop, implement, and maintain a variety of corporate governance policies and programs. They also write or otherwise compile press releases and other company communications, delivering them through different media.

Typical Activities

  • Analyze organizational positions and needs to create an engagement strategy that connects with all interested parties.
  • Plan, design, and implement policies and programs related to community engagement.
  • Communicate with the public, regulatory agencies, and employees through multiple media channels.

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External Affairs, Public Affairs

Summary
Corporate Social Responsibility jobs ensure the organization follows regulations and standards set by the local area and the company itself. They define and communicate ethical standards for business operations and design communication campaigns to promote the organization’s positive contribution to larger social, environmental, and communal issues.

Typical Activities

  • Use marketing to raise awareness of the organization’s social responsibility commitments.
  • Ensure the organization is adhering to strict rules and regulations.
  • Carry out investigations where ethical boundaries are breached.
  • Research CSR best practices and apply them (if suited).

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Community Relations, Community Engagement, Social Impact

Summary
Government Relations employees oversee and manage an organization’s relationship to their local, state, and national governments to stay aware of changing regulations and laws and ensure compliance. They may also be involved in managing relationships with as supranational organizations such as European Commission, World Trade Organization, United Nations, World Bank, etc..

They maintain professional relationships with legislators and others in government to guarantee the organization’s interests are represented.

Typical Activities

  • Maintain relationships with governmental agencies and representatives. 
  • Develop policies and programs that keep the organization apprised of legislative and regulatory issues related to the organization.
  • Represent the organization’s interest in communications with governmental agencies and representatives.
  • Organize forums with government officials to collaborate on potential legislation related to the organization.

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Government Affairs, Public Policy, Lobbyist

Summary
Internal Communications job holders develop and manage communications plans within the organization. They especially focus on aligning employees’ information needs with the company’s goals and activities. They mediate between all internal parties on topics and issues that may have an impact on the development of the business. This does not only include fundamental change but day-to-day relationships as well. 

Typical Activities

  • Develop, implement, and maintain a communications plan that accomplishes a variety of organizational goals.
  • Research, write, edit, and distribute communications meant to increase employee awareness of the organization, its mission, values, goals, and activities.
  • May be involved in writing or updating job descriptions and the employee handbook.

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Employee Communications, Internal Corporate Communications

Summary
Investor Relations employees develop and maintain professional relationships with shareholders, financial analysts, stockbrokers, and others in the financial community. Their main objective is to enhance the organization’s stock and debt standing. They also monitor trends in the market to develop a more effective communication strategy.

Typical Activities

  • Utilize professional relationships with a variety of actors in the financial community.
  • Research, write, edit, and distribute communication to investors and others in the financial community using various media.
  • Plan an effective communications strategy that is built on trends and studies.

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Investment Analyst, Equity Research, Investment Management

Specialized Corporate Affairs jobs that cannot be assigned to one of the specific subfamilies should be matched here, in "Other Corporate Affairs Disciplines".

Summary
Public relations job holders maintain and improve an organization’s relationship to the larger public by planning, preparing, and distributing internal and external communications via a range of media, including press releases, memos, and more. They work to build and maintain the organization’s image and reputation while working alongside sales and advertising departments to ensure companywide public relations alignment.

Typical Activities

  • Coordinate external communications with media, communities, event organizers, etc.
  • Plan, prepare, and distribute internal and external communications via a range of media, including press releases, memos, and more.
  • Coordinate internal communications with investors and employees.
  • Work alongside other departments to ensure companywide public relations alignment.

Synonyms or related job titles

Media Relations, Community Relations, Spokesperson, Press Officer, Spokesman, Spokeswoman, Speaker, Communications, Media Relations, Public Affairs, Public Information

Summary
Regulatory Affairs employees ensure that the company’s (new) service or product meets all regulatory requirements and will be approved for market. They apply knowledge of regulatory, legal and business issues and are involved in the entire development process. Depending on their organization and position, they may need a scientific understanding of the products and services offered (i.e., in regulated markets). As with all Corporate Affairs positions, they play a role in developing and maintaining professional relationships with the relevant authorities and other parties. 

Typical Activities

  • Ensure compliance according to relevant laws and regulations.
  • Develop policies and programs that keep the organization apprised of legislative and regulatory issues.
  • Work with relevant legislative or regulatory bodies. 
  • Advise the relevant bodies on regulatory aspects that would affect business activities.

Synonyms or related job titles

Regulatory Affairs, Regulatory Services, Regulatory Science