Publications and Media Relations Manager – GROWMARK, Inc. – Bloomington, IL
GROWMARK is a regional cooperative with annual sales of $7.0 billion providing agronomy, energy, facility planning, and logistics products and services, as well as grain marketing and risk management services in more than 40 states and Ontario, Canada. GROWMARK is ranked fourth on the NCB Co-op 100 listing of the nation s 100 highest revenue-earning cooperative businesses. GROWMARK owns the FS trademark, which is used by affiliated member cooperatives. GROWMARK is large enough to offer solid career opportunities, but small enough to provide a family-oriented, welcoming environment and great benefits.See what it's like to work at GROWMARK: https://youtu.be/IsXYA-oaFYo WHERE YOU’LL BE WORKING We are headquartered in Bloomington, IL one of the top transportation hubs in North America and ranked #1 in Illinois for best small places for business and careers by Forbes. You will always stay busy with access to 30+ miles of Constitution Trail, checking out local farmer’s markets, festivals, historic theaters, or venturing to a nearby winery or one of several state parks and golf courses in the region. WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING If you are a Media Relations rock star and have experience developing and implementing media relations activities and developing publications and materials, then we can’t wait to talk to you! We are looking for a Publications and Media Relations Manager that is eager to lead the development of GROWMARK System publications and institutional materials. A few key areas of emphasis include: Serving as a journalist/photographer/videographer in support of GROWMARK System publications, institutional materials, digital channels, electronic platforms, and other System needs.Leading the creation and execution of multi-media action plans to influence news coverage on behalf of the organization.Producing video in support of GROWMARK System projects WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TABLE Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or equivalent thereof5 years or more of related work experience in journalism/corporate communications/public and media relations including multi-media experience – print, broadcast (audio/video) and digital (production/execution)A knack for relationship building and problem-solvingMust be a team-player through and through! WHAT WE BRING TO THE TABLE We value relationships and people first and foremostWe are a company that gives back to the communityWe emphasize sustainability practices and stewardship of our resourcesWe enjoy access to in-house training and leadership development opportunitiesWe ensure that employee health and wellness matters to us!We offer a robust benefits package including a company funded pension, 401(k) and generous PTO. WHAT YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT USWe love popcorn. There is an endless supply of complimentary popcorn available five days a week on the 4th floor! Oh, and coffee too!We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.Apply for this job.