ⓘ Director of communications

                                     

ⓘ Director of communications

Director of communications is a position in both the private and public sectors. A director of communications is responsible for managing and directing an organizations internal and external communications. Directors of communications supervise public relations staff, create communication strategies, and may serve as the key spokesperson and media contact for the organization.

A director of communications may also be called a public relations manager, communications director, or press secretary.

The director of communications usually reports directly to a CxO, including a chief communications officer CCO or chief executive officer CEO of a company or organization.

In an organization, the director of communications directs the Communications Department, sometimes called a Public Affairs Department. The director of communications may be assisted by a deputy director, clerical staff, and communications specialists and public affairs officers.

                                     

1. Communications in politics

Nigeria

In Nigeria the director of communications or special adviser on communications is a senior aide to the president, vice president, and senior members of the National Assembly.

Council of Europe

In the Council of Europe, the director of communication plays a key role in the organization, directly supporting the work of the secretary general of the Council of Europe.

                                     

1.1. Communications in politics United Kingdom and Canada

In Canada and the United Kingdom, a director of communications is a senior aide to members of Parliament, members of the House of Lords, the prime minister, Cabinet ministers, and government departments. The post of director of communications to the prime minister of the United Kingdom is Robbie Gibb.

                                     

1.2. Communications in politics Australia

In Australia, the director of communications is a senior adviser to the prime minister. They manage the prime ministers communications office including press secretaries and speechwriting staff. The current director for the Turnbull government is Mitch Fifield.

                                     

1.3. Communications in politics Nigeria

In Nigeria the director of communications or special adviser on communications is a senior aide to the president, vice president, and senior members of the National Assembly.

                                     

1.4. Communications in politics Council of Europe

In the Council of Europe, the director of communication plays a key role in the organization, directly supporting the work of the secretary general of the Council of Europe.