It’s often difficult to tell people what I do, especially when I try to explain the employee communications part of what I do. Most people understand (or think they understand) public relations, but trying to tell them about employee communications is like trying to describe air.
They’re a small band of people who help get management’s point of view across to employees, and employees’ perspective across to management. They’re the only people in the organization dedicated to that, and they’re particularly good at it, because they know how to communicate.
Of course, there’s more to the job than that, but that’s it in a nutshell. If anyone has a better, more concise explanation of what an employee communicator does, I’d like to hear it.