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Internal Communications Specialist - McKinsey Sustainability

Job Amsterdam, NL
Posted 11 Jun 2021

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English (Fluent)

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4 to 6 years

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Internal Communications Specialist - McKinsey Sustainability




  • Undergraduate degree
  • 4-6 years of demonstrated impact in a strategic internal communications role or equivalent McKinsey consulting experience
  • Knowledge of sustainability topics
  • Evidence of intellectual curiosity as demonstrated by other professional training and outside activities
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills; ability to execute with speed, high level of accuracy and efficiency, attention to detail, and follow-through
  • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills; track record of working effectively and forming peer-level relationships with senior members of an organization
  • Proven track record of creating effective, innovative communications channels and programs
  • Creative problem-solver; implements sound judgment knowing when to make independent decisions and when to collaborate
  • Ability to translate complex subject matter to compelling communications
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills; ability to write in different styles tailored to stakeholder, audience and message


You will be based in one of our offices in North America or Europe as part of McKinsey Sustainability. You will be responsible for creating and driving communications in support of the firm’s vision and strategic priorities for a fast-growing client service area. 

McKinsey Sustainability aims to be the preeminent impact partner and advisor for our clients on sustainability, climate, energy transition, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG). Our goal is to help all industry sectors transform to get to net zero by 2050 and to cut carbon emissions by half by 2030. We are working with clients to lead a wave of innovation and economic growth that safeguards our planet and advances sustainability. 

You will work with our global communications director as well as McKinsey Sustainability leaders and management team members to serve as an advisor to internal clients looking to engage colleagues around our growth initiatives and own the creative execution of your ideas.


You will be responsible for developing proactive and reactive internal communications strategies and materials to engage firm colleagues on McKinsey Sustainability initiatives.  

You will be responsible for increasing engagement/connectivity and for helping tell McKinsey Sustainability’s story internally –both from a people perspective as well as the impact colleagues are helping create around the world. In addition, you’ll take complex subject matter and distill this information into digestible content appropriate for various audiences inside the firm.

You will develop, refine and execute against an internal communications plan for McKinsey Sustainability globally. You will collaborate with subject matter experts and leaders to develop high quality deliverables including, but not limited to, impact stories, talking points, internal events, partner messages, newsletters and more. You’ll also adapt relevant internal deliverables for external audiences as relevant.

Furthermore, you will provide communications advice and support to firm leaders on initiatives to support their internal communications plans. You will develop a deep understanding of internal audiences and build a strong network across the firm to facilitate best practice sharing and greater cross-cell consistency. Finally, you will team with colleagues across the firm to create a wide variety of engaging content (articles, emails, videos, infographics).

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