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Communications Specialist
Ref No.: 18-01017
Location: Bridgewater, New Jersey
Position Type:Full Time/Contract
Start Date / End Date: 02/26/2018 to 12/31/2018
Position Overview: Under the direction of the Corporate Communications Senior Manager, the Communications Specialist will be assigned projects to support communication efforts across North American business units (Adhesive Technologies, Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care) and corporate groups. Position Responsibilities: Create engaging content for internal and external communication channels as needed. • Write news stories for online and print channels to reinforce strategic messaging or meet business goals for select target audience. • Interview key personnel and write concise, engaging copy (following Associated Press style) to communicate key messages related to products, technologies, strategy, and other business topics. Follow up as needed to develop approved final copy to meet production deadlines. Proofread and edit submissions from contributors. • Assist in design of collateral to enhance visual appearance. Create messages and provide administrative support for Digital Signage Network. • Create or edit PowerPoint slides to communicate clear take-away messages; incorporate text and graphics; resize photos or retrieve key visuals as needed. Collaborate with graphic designers to improve visual appeal of slides and create new templates or videos. • Deploy messages through content management system; coordinate resolution of technical issues with support team. Update system documentation. Coordinate language translations as needed. Provide support for event management, campaigns or special initiatives.

Minimum Requirements: • College graduate with degree in journalism or communications field and related experience in corporate business environment • Ability to effectively organize and manage simultaneous work streams in a fast-paced environment to meet concurrent deadlines • Ability to work independently, as well as collaborate and support team initiatives • Proven excellent writing skills (published samples required), including interviewing and proofreading • Visual design or graphic skills; ability to shoot photos or ad hoc videos • Attention to detail; ability to maintain confidentiality; professional, outgoing personality • Clear and persuasive communicator: written, face to face, and by phone • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint (samples required), Excel, SharePoint, and photo cropping software • Proficiency in English language: spoken and written