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Thursday, October 05, 2017

Cargill - Communications Coordinator

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose & Summary
The Communications Coordinator will serve on Cargill Global Edible Oil Solutions (GEOS) & Cargill Starches Sweeteners & Texturizers (CSST) global communications teams by providing writing, editing, creative and logistical support for the effective execution of external & internal communications strategies.  Specific responsibilities will include serving as social media community manager, managing distribution of global and leadership announcements, coordinating translations, communications planning, media monitoring, external website development and various project management tasks.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Supports the GEOS & CSST Comms teams with the execution of communications activities.  Activities could include but are not limited to:
  • Technical and logistical support for large group-wide meetings such as town halls, web conferences & events
  • Community manager for social collaboration, intranet & SharePoint
  • External website content creation and updating as needed
  • Managing and distributing leadership news briefings and global media monitoring reports
  • Translation management
  • Managing distribution of global and leadership business announcements
  • Manage video and photo assets libraries
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Strong writing and editorial support for specific communications activities/vehicles, such as weekly global e-newsletter and a quarterly global magazine. Must have proficiency in AP Style.  Other opportunities may be assigned as needed and would likely include communications planning and support for campaigns.

This position is posted internally as well as externally.


Required Qualifications
  • BA/BS degree in journalism, mass communications, public relations, or English or related field
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively priorize workload and tasks. 
  • Basic understanding and curiosity about communications principles, tools and vehicles   
  • Strong written and oral communication skills - clear, concise, creative and persuasive
  • Demonstrates strong writing skills and proficiency with AP Style
  • Ability to accurately assess demands and scope of projects and appropriately engage others to ensure that deadlines are met and expectations are managed  
  • Collaborate effectively with a team of professionals
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Effective project management skills
  • Fluency in English
Preferred Qualifications
  • BA/BS in English, journalism, communications, or business
  • 1-2 years of experience working in a corporate or agency setting
  • Food ingredients, agriculture or related industry experience a plus  
  • Fluency in a language other than English is a plus
  • Ability to work effectively with leaders and across cultures and time zones   
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Position may require occasional flexibility in hours worked to accommodate working with a global team in different time zones.

 Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Apply online.