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Communications Specialist

About this Job:

Christensen Farms is one of the largest, family-owned pork producers in the United States, marketing approximately 3 million hogs per year. Headquartered in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, the company operates throughout the Midwest with facilities in Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota. Christensen Farms owns four feed mills, manages 145,000 sows on 44 farms, and oversees more than 350 nurseries and grow-finish sites. The company employees nearly 1,000 people and maintains 1,500 contract partnerships.

The company is vertically integrated with a strong presence across the pork value chain – from farm to fork. Christensen Farms is the largest shareholder of Triumph Foods LLC, a producer-owned primary pork processing plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. In turn, Triumph Foods members own 50 percent of Daily’s Premium Meats, a specialty pork processor of bacon and other premium pork products. Triumph Foods also holds a 50 percent partnership in Seaboard Triumph Foods, LLC of Sioux City, Iowa, a primary pork processing plant.

Position Overview & Responsibilities:

The Communications Specialist will be responsible to lead the development and execution of communication strategies that support organizational priorities, engage stakeholders and drive performance across the organization. This position will also be the primary resource leading and coordinating events on behalf of the company, maintaining company social media and online platforms as well as curating and maintaining all branded assets.

Major Areas of Accountability:

  • Lead communication strategies with departmental leadership for specific business initiatives
  • Lead and coordinate company recognition and appreciation events (picnics, holiday parties, company banquets, etc.)
  • Facilitate coordination of organizational & production strategies through educational tools (webinars, videos, etc.)
  • Manage revision schedule for all communications assets (digital, print, online, signage, etc.)
  • Maintain industry knowledge by attending educational workshops or classes; reviewing related publications; establishing networks
  • Source branded apparel and supplies
  • Participate in and/or coordinate tours and social events
  • Develop and coordinate social media content in alignment with the organizational strategic outline
  • Develop and coordinate relevant newsletter content in alignment with the organizational strategic priorities
  • Creates and executes design solutions and collateral used for marketing, advertising and other relevant forms of communications
  • Assist in organizational crisis communications response

Supervises:

  • None
Requirement:

Education: Professional, two or four-year degree, or equivalent experience
Proven understanding of media, including video production, photography, social media and internet marketing
Proficient in MS Office applications, graphic design and other applicable technology required
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated organization and project management skills
Comfortable in a variety of locations, environments and settings
Valid Class D driver’s license required
Desired (not required): Bilingual (English and Spanish)

This job description is not intended to limit the responsibilities of an employee assigned to this position to those duties listed above. The employee is expected to follow any other instructions and perform any other duties requested by the immediate supervisor or company management. The level of involvement may vary based on company and individual capabilities.

Salary:
How to apply:

Apply online by clicking HERE or call 1-800-889-8531 for more information.
Or click on the BLUE “Apply for this Job” button to email your resume. Please state Christensen Farms and the job title as the subject of your email application.

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