Communications Manager manages organization's internal/external communications activities including advertising, marketing, media relations etc. Creates, implements and oversees communications programs that effectively describe and promote the organization and its products. May aid in the preparation of presentations and/or speeches geared toward employees and consumers. Being a Communications Manager requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a director. The Communications Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. Extensive knowledge of department processes. To be a Communications Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 to 3 years supervisory experience may be required.