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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Medtronic - Communications Specialist



The Senior Public Relations Specialist is responsible for the development, management, implementation and measurement of strategic internal and external communications and public relations activities designed to support global Medtronic Community Affairs and Foundation initiatives.

The Senior Public Relations Specialist will play a vital role in:


1) engaging Medtronic employees in worldwide community activities,
2) promoting key activities and programs of non-profit partners,
3) enhancing Medtronic's reputation among key stakeholders, and
4) advancing "One Medtronic" branding and messages.



Develop and manage programs that support community affairs and foundation initiatives.  Major programs include national United Way campaign, Minnesota FoodShare campaign, Project 6 (a global volunteer program)

Develop and manage Web 2.0, social media activities
Actively manage internal communication activities, working with global network of communicators (includes management of intranet resource site)
Research, write, edit and distribute employee articles through a variety of internal communication channels
Serve as a liaison between Medtronic community affairs/foundation and Medtronic Internal Communications to ensure consistency, efficiency and alignment of internal and external communications
Project manage Medtronic Foundation and Community Affairs newsletter
Lead Medtronic Foundation Twin Cities' "Community Spotlight" program 
Update Medtronic Foundation advertising and sponsorship content
Assist Medtronic Foundation and Community affairs staff with special events and Twin Cities' community events 
Draft and prepare communications (speeches, letters) for top level executives
Assist with measurement and reporting   
Partner with various businesses and functions within Medtronic to accomplish objectiv



BS Degree in Communications, Journalism or related
4+ years experience in a Communications role
Broad range of communications experience (media relations, advertising, internal communications, events)    

Client service experience

Creating and managing social media and Web 2.0 campaigns
Experience working with designers and vendors
Advanced experience with Word, PowerPoint, ExCel, SharePoint, HTML


Advanced interpersonal skills, embrace a customer service philosophy
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Comfortable with internal and external communications
Ability to think creatively and strategically about employee involvement programs
Ability to take initiative and work independently as well as participate as a member of a team
Ability to work well under pressure in a dynamic environment
Ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines and communicate needs within a team environment
Strong attention to detail
Planning and organizational skills



Stand/Sit/Walk up to 8 hrs/day; ability to lift 10-20 lbs.