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Monday, September 17, 2018

Medtronic - Internal Digital Communications Specialist


Careers that Change Lives
Digital storyteller? Come join the internal communications team within Corporate Communications. The internal content specialist role is a critical part of the internal storytelling operation, charged with identifying, producing, and publishing stories that advance our employee engagement strategy. This role will serve as a primary content contributor to the Medtronic intranet platform, and will be responsible for content development (video and written) from end to end. She/He will collaborate closely with the intranet editor, and several internal stakeholders and communications teams to produce high quality content in real time.

A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

  • You will produce multi-media stories aligned with the Medtronic Mission and business strategy
  • Identifies, information-gathers, writes, and edits content including digital news articles, video, and photography
  • Produces video – storyboards, shoots, interviews, edits, etc.
  • Edits content submitted by business partners across corporate functions, business groups, and regions
  • Builds and publishes story pages for the Medtronic intranet, working in the content management system regularly
  • Works closely with the corporate internal communications team on editorial planning and strategic theming and advancement of our overall narrative
  • Has a deep understanding of our Medtronic brand voice and visual standards, matching that with our employee engagement approach to create stories that inspire employees
  • Takes initiative and builds relationships with key stakeholders across the business to source and gather stories
  • Works to ensure story engagement and performance by incorporating digital best practices
  • Leverage analytics to help shape stories – data driven approach to producing content
  • Willingness to be a utility player within the corporate communications team
  • Travel Required: 10-15%

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

Education Required:
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, marketing, communications or related field
Years of Experience:
  • 2+ years of journalism, public relations, public affairs and/or corporate communications experience with a Bachelor’s Degree; or, 0 years with a Master’s Degree
Specialized Knowledge or Skills Required:
  • Journalism skills, including writing, editing, photography and video production
  • Understanding and experience in the digital space
  • Newsroom experience
  • Web publishing experience
Nice to Have
  • Healthcare communications experience preferred.
  • HTML and web design experience a plus. Web analytics tools and SEO experience also a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work effectively with all levels of the organization, including senior management.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Detailed oriented person with demonstrated abilities to advance assignments.
  • Ability to work with complex and sensitive information and distill into clear and compelling stories.
  • Ability to work well and excel under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to create and leverage influential networks.
  • Independent thinker/hard worker.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, and communicate needs within a team environment.
About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Travel - 10-15%.