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Communications Officer - San Diego CA

California Bank & Trust
054843 Requisition #

California Bank and Trust, a leader amongst banks in California, with over 11 billion in assets and more than 80 branch offices in the state, is looking for a Communications Officer. 


At California Bank & Trust our relationship-centered culture is achieved by providing our associates with the tools, training, and opportunities to build the best possible relationships with our customers, and with each other. Our workplace culture values each associate’s unique experiences, background and perspectives and provides a collaborative environment for all associates to grow and thrive. 


The Communications Specialist/Writer will create effective, compelling internal communications that help to build culture, support change initiatives, convey executive strategy, and enable our associates to serve clients and meet business goals.  The person serving in this role will work collaboratively with business partners across the organization to support a broad range of communications activities, including, but not limited to the following:


Job Requirements: 


  • Generate impactful, compelling, detailed content for a variety of internal uses, including instructional/operational memos, internal articles, talking points, company-wide bulletins, intranet pages, executive messaging and presentations, and employee feature articles.
  • Act as a consultant to business partners and project teams to develop internal communication plans and timelines, identifying the right channel for each audience.
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to understand our broader corporate strategy and develop a clear and consistent executive narrative. Craft messaging for a variety of voices from leadership teams, including written materials, talking points, town halls, blogs, and effectively advise them on communications strategy.
  • Develop internal communications, graphic elements and intranet pages for programs and campaigns that support client relationship expansion and drive employee engagement.
  • Create messages, stories and announcements around our Corporate Responsibility and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion efforts.
  • Take direction from multiple stakeholders, balancing numerous projects and assignments simultaneously, while effectively prioritizing strict deadlines.



  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, English or a related field and 2+ years experience in writing, editing and producing communications or other directly related experience. A combination of education and experience may meet qualifications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and polished presentation abilities.
  • Strong fact-checking and proofing skills, with an inherent attention to detail
  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Keen understanding of corporate voice and storytelling
  • Skilled at building relationships with senior executives and stakeholders, and ability to work well across teams, functions and levels.
  • Ability to work under pressure to adhere to tight, last-minute deadlines
  • Flexible, highly motivated, self-starter who takes direction well.
  • Reports to and works under the direction of the Internal Communications Manager




  • Experience with visual design (flyers, presentations, etc.)
  • Complimentary graphics skills (Photoshop/Creative Suite)
  • Familiarity with Web Design or Intranet Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Online Survey Design and Management


  • Five-7 (+) years of experience working in public relations, internal communications, journalism or a profession that requires strong writing and editing skills
  • Experience in writing for corporate environment and executive messaging strongly preferred
  • Financial services industry experience a plus
  •  Ability to take technical information, determine what's important, and produce clear, concise copy that engages employees.  


  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, communications, marketing or related degree.


To review our Benefits Summary click here.


Zions Bancorporation and its affiliates and divisions (“Zions”) is an equal opportunity employer which prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment. Zions is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and employment candidates and to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Zions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Zions will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Zions encourages applicants of all ages.


It is Zions’ policy not to discriminate because of a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran. This includes spouses and other family members. Also, Zions will safeguard the fair and equitable treatment of protected veteran spouses and family members with regard to all employment actions and prohibit harassment of applicants and employees because of their relationship or association with a protected veteran.


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