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Director Corporate Communications

Req ID:  5904
Remote Opportunities:  Remote

Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is a market-leading industrial technology company. We use technology to solve problems in spaces and light. Through our two business segments, Acuity Brands Lighting and Lighting Controls (“ABL”) and the Intelligent Spaces Group (“ISG”), we design, manufacture, and bring to market products and services that make the world more brilliant, productive, and connected. We achieve growth through the development of innovative new products and services, including lighting, lighting controls, building management systems, and location-aware applications.

Job Summary

Acuity Brands has an immediate opening for a Director of Communications reporting to the Senior Vice President. The Director of Corporate Communications will help us share how we are using technology to solve problems in spaces, light, and future things to come. We are seeking a talented individual who likes to build, create, and deliver on the art of the possible.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Develop communications strategy to drive awareness of Acuity Brand and engagement with our external audiences.
  • Lead media relations and thought leadership for Acuity Brands.
  • Partner with Investor Relations and Corporate Sustainability teams to lead external communications surrounding our quarterly earnings report, annual reports, and commitments to corporate citizenship.
  • Develop strategies and implement communications plans and messaging in response to issues and crisis management.
  • Develop and manage corporate community relations.
  • Write and edit press releases, articles, media statements and other materials to support communications strategies.
  • Manage storytelling and content for our corporate website.

Qualified Applicants Will Have

  • Proven track record of increasing brand visibility and reputation.
  • Demonstrable ability to lead and drive end-to-end communications from conception through implementation.
  • Experience working directly with C-level executives.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Thorough, detail-oriented project management skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Strong emotional intelligence, influencing and relationship skills, including appreciation and understanding of cultural differences globally.
  • Ability to operate effectively and efficiently in a challenging, fast-paced environment.
  • Will have a strong sense of urgency and the ability to infuse that in others.
  • Analytical mindset with focus on measuring communications effectiveness and results.
  • Will have a strong sense of urgency and the ability to infuse that in others.
  • Ability to develop strategic, comprehensive communication plans.
  • Ability to translate complex information into consumable content for broad internal audiences.
  • Experience leading, directing, and managing proactive media strategy and launches.
  • Experience coaching and developing direct reports.
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications or related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in corporate communication within a corporate environment.

Why Work at Acuity Brands

  • Our Corporate Support team is a strategic part of the direction of our company
  • Our company is a profitable market leader and provides financial stability
  • You will work with highly talented, fun and collaborative teams
  • We believe in a healthy work/life balance
  • We offer work from home opportunities
  • Benefits program to meet the needs of you and your family
  • Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors are important, and we are committed to operating our business with high standards of ESG management
  • Our company culture Lights the way for you to Be Brilliant, Productive and Connected

We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


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