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Bath & Body Works Senior Specialist, Corporate Communications – Reputation & Risk in Columbus, Ohio

Senior Specialist, Corporate Communications – Reputation & Risk

Brand: Bath & Body Works

Location: Columbus, OH, US

Location Type: Hybrid

Job ID: 04B47

Job Area: Marketing

Employment type: Full-time


At Bath & Body Works, everyone belongs. We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture focused on delivering exceptional fragrances and experiences to our customers. We focus on recruiting, retaining, and advancing diverse talent where our associate population is as diverse as the communities we serve, live and work. In addition, we work to improve our communities and our planet in a way that will make us proud for years to come because we believe the world is a brighter, happier place when everyone has access to the things that make them happy.


As the Sr. Specialist of Reputation and Risk, you will be responsible for supporting the business’ reputation and elevating issues. You will maintain daily monitoring, elevate issues, recommend approaches, and support the development of comprehensive reputation and risk strategies to effectively protect and enhance the reputation of the business.


  • Create and manage risk assessments, including analysis of social media and media, regulatory changes and peer activity.

  • Build and sustain strong relationships across the organization to maintain communication related to high-risk concerns: Investor Relations, HR, Risk Management, Asset Protection, Legal, Privacy, Cybersecurity, External and Internal communications, Regulatory, Quality/Product Development, Customer Service and Store Operations (US & Canada and International) and Government Relations.

  • Partner with customer care, social media team and product safety to develop responses to escalated customer and public-facing issues.

  • In collaboration with the media relations team, support potential crisis or reputational risk correspondence and media touchpoints.

  • Provide reports to the business for work supported.

  • Support crisis communications team by maintaining enterprise crisis communications tool and support user engagement.

  • Leverage software to monitor issues and proactively elevate potential risks to reputation.


  • Proven experience (5-8 years) in issues management, crisis communications, media relations, corporate communications, or customer de-escalations, preferably within retail, beauty, home/lifestyle or organizations servicing a large volume and diverse customers.

  • Excellent analytics skills and ability to apply logic to quickly understand complex issues and evaluate data and to make informed decision

  • Proven professionalism, discipline and discretion

  • Strong written communication skills, including drafting issues analyses, experience writing statements and ability to self-edit

  • Strong verbal communication, listening and team building skills

  • Ability to prioritize and act with urgency

  • Ability to identify trends and communicate appropriately

  • Ability to work with sensitive information in a confidential manner

  • Detail oriented

  • Excellent deescalating skills

  • Ability to work efficiently, handling multiple projects and competing priorities while meeting deadlines

  • Strong planning, organization and time-management skills


  • BA or BS degree in communications, public relations, or business management; a combination of work experience and an Associate’s degree in communications, public relations, or business management; or progressive work experience.

Core Competencies

  • Lead with Curiosity & Humility

  • Build High Performing Teams for Today & Tomorrow

  • Influence & Inspire with Vision & Purpose

  • Observe, Engage & Connect

  • Strive to Achieve Operational Excellence

  • Deliver Business Results


We invite you to join Gingham Nation, where we invest in our associates through competitive compensation, benefits, and development opportunities, so they can continue to be their best at work, at home, and in their communities. Benefits offered to our eligible associates include a no cost mental health and well-being program, health coverage with a variety of plans to choose from, flexible and affordable saving programs, paid time off and a merchandise discount. Visit for details.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not make employment decisions based on an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status, and we comply with all laws concerning nondiscriminatory employment practices. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for associates and job applicants with disabilities. Our management team is dedicated to ensuring fulfillment of this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, associate activities and general treatment during employment. We only hire individuals authorized for employment in the United States.

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