Communications Specialist II

BCforward, Johnston, Iowa, United States, 50131

Work at BCforward

Communications Specialist IIBC forward

is currently seeking a highly motivated

Communications Specialist II

for an opportunity in

Johnston IA 50131.

Position Title:

Communications Specialist IILocation:

Johnston IA 50131Anticipated Start Date:

Tentative 10/16/2023.Please note this is the target date and is subject to change. BCforward will send official notice ahead of a confirmed start date.

Expected Duration: 24 Months ContractJob Type:

Full Time 40 Hours Contract, Hybrid RemotePay Range:

$27.74 on W2 (must be able to work on W2 without sponsorship)Please note that actual compensation may vary within this range due to factors such as location, experience, and job responsibilities, and does not encompass additional non-standard compensation (e.g., benefits, paid time off, per diem, etc.).

What Skills You Need1 or more years of experience as a designer, visual communicator, or work in marketing communications (portfolio required at time of application)Ability to use Adobe Creative SuiteAbility to use standard desktop load applications such as Microsoft Office plus intranet and internet functionsEffective writing skills and experience, including grammatical usage, persuasive copy, and styleKnowledge of various communication skills such as design, photo and video editing, photography, audio visual, web, journalism, marketing, and advertisingHigh level of attention to detail and accuracy.Good interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.Skilled in planning and organizing.

Duties:Provides detailed communication plans to ensure key audiences receive key messages in regards to current projects, events, or changes impacting the business. Develops strategic communication content that impacts the knowledge and understanding of key projects, events or business changes. Works with multiple media such as video, design, print.Oversees project plans and key milestones for projects that are integral for the enterprise/division/unit and supporting the company's business objectives.Develops and manages a variety of communication tools to ensure key messages reach appropriate audiences (internal/external).Writes, develops and coordinates unit/division/function initiative messages (i.e., presentations, letters, etc.) for senior leadership for global distribution to ensure timely, accurate, aligned communication is executed in a way that meets Company and audience requirements.

Hybrid - 2-3 times per week in office

As a Design & Communications Specialist for John Deere Financial (JDF) in Johnston, IA, you will execute detailed communication plans and visual communications to ensure JDF audiences receive key messages regarding current initiatives, projects, events, or changes impacting the business.

In addition, you will:Oversee project plans and key milestones for projects that are integral for JDF and its business objectives.Develop, coordinate, and integrate communication activities at JDF including articles, videos, Yammer posts, website editing, presentations, etc.Develops and designs projects including layouts, mock-ups, and final filesRecord / design, develop, and execute JDF initiative messages (i.e., presentations, letters, global all-employee meetings, unit meetings, digital signage across JDF units, and videos) for unit and division distribution to ensure timely, accurate, and aligned communication is executed in a way that meets Company and audience requirements.Provide communication support to communication manager, unit and division management teams and departments, including creation and management of confidential documents and presentations.Plan and schedule various events such as communication meetings, site visits, and special requests.Continuously evaluate current design trends and implement process improvements for consistency in delivery and commonality within the regional and division communications teams.Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Makes You Stand OutExperience with the communication planning process and measurement techniquesExperience with communication theories, especially employee/internal communicationsExperience managing and publishing web content using SharePointExperience using Microsoft Power AutomateExperience researching and finding solutions to audio and visual technical challengesExperience developing creative/visually appealing PowerPoint presentations and digital signage

Education (or equivalent work experience)* Bachelor's degree in a Graphic Design / Marketing / Communications / Advertising / Journalism discipline or equivalent work experience* Must provide link to graphic design portfolio at time of application

This position is open to a flexible working arrangement. A preferred arrangement is two to three days per week at our Johnston, IA location.

Benefits:BC forward

offers all eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package including, but not limited to major medical, HSA, dental, vision, employer-provided group life, voluntary life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, and 401k.

About BC forward :Founded in 1998 on the idea that industry leaders needed a professional service, and workforce management expert, to fuel the development and execution of core business and technology strategies, BC forward

is a Black-owned firm providing unique solutions supporting value capture and digital product delivery needs for organizations around the world. Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN with an Offshore Development Center in Hyderabad, India, BC forward's

6,000 consultants support more than 225 clients globally.BCforward champions the power of human potential to help companies transform, accelerate, and scale. Guided by our core values of People-Centric, Optimism, Excellence, Diversity, and Accountability, our professionals have helped our clients achieve their strategic goals for more than 25 years. Our strong culture and clear values have enabled BC forward

to become a market leader and best in class place to work.BC forward

is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability.To learn more about how BC forward

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Interested candidates please send resume in Word format Please reference job code 210682 when responding to this ad.