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Friday, September 07, 2012

Koch Companies Public Sector - Communication/ Community Relations Manager

Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC, is a shared-services company that provides legal, government and public affairs services to affiliates of Koch Industries, Inc. around the world.
Based in Wichita, Kan., Koch Industries, Inc. is one of the largest private companies in America according to Forbes magazine. It owns a diverse group of companies involved in refining and chemicals; process and pollution control equipment and technologies; minerals; fertilizers; polymers and fibers; commodity trading and services; forest and consumer products; and ranching. Koch companies have a presence in nearly 60 countries and employ about 67,000 people. Since 2003, Koch companies have invested more than $45 billion in acquisitions and other capital expenditures.

Roles / Responsibilities

The communication/community relations manager will spend about 35% of his/her time on internal and business communication projects and 65% on community relations for regional sites. This position could be based out of Twin Cities, MN or Ames, IA.
  • Develop and execute internal and external communication and community relations programs to support company initiatives.
  • Develop and disseminate news, internal and external newsletters, web content and advertising.
  • Establish relationships with reporters and editors. 
  • Establish and maintain the means to evaluate opportunities and challenges for regional sites.
  • Establish strong relationships with community members, philanthropic organizations, and elected officials.
  • Coordinate issues and activities with legal, government affairs and corporate communications.
  • Maintain and leverage social media presence by keeping current with new social media trends and incorporating them into the ongoing program as appropriate
  • Manage external vendors as needed
Work Experience / Skills & Education PREFERRED
  • Exposure to a manufacturing environment
  • Associated Press style guidelines
  • Bachelor’s degree with journalism, communication or public relations concentration preferred.
  • Agribusiness knowledgeable (generally)
Work Experience / Skills & Education REQUIRED
  • 5+ years of public relations experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with communication strategies and programs.
  • Previous experience utilizing social media platforms for a company or organization.
  • Excellent writing, editing and general communication skills.
  • Experience with community groups.
  • Experience with news media.
  • Bachelor’s degree
Physical Demands / Unusual Working Conditions
·         Position will require occasional responsibilities during evenings and weekends.  

We are an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.