Amtrak posted a notice that it is looking for a Communications Lead who will be based at Union Station in Washington, D.C..  The job posting dated May 13 states “the individual will perform crisis communications work, conduct media relations and serve as a corporate spokesperson” and it appeared the day after the Amtrak train derailment outside Philadelphia.

The job description states:

“The Communications Lead plays a key role in supporting Amtrak’s Corporate Communications mission to develop, coordinate, implement and manage effective internal and external communications.  This position is part of Amtrak’s Media Relations and Business Communications (MR&BC) team and serves to help advance Amtrak’s corporate goals, business priorities, and foster goodwill among key stakeholders.  The position is based at Amtrak’s Washington, D.C., Headquarters in Union Station.
“Under the guidance of the MR&BC Director, this position is responsible for the development, coordination and execution of communications plans and activities involving corporate enterprise initiatives.  The individual will perform crisis communications work, conduct media relations and serve as a corporate spokesperson.
“This individual is expected to partner and collaborate effectively with management and employees at all levels of Amtrak.  The position produces a range of written and online content. The individual must live Amtrak’s Core Values and business behaviors, as well as write and plan effectively, exhibit keen attention to detail, think and act proactively, and drive continual improvement in Amtrak’s communications effectiveness.”

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