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Communications Specialist - Plain City, OH

Company: Select Sires Inc.
Location: Plain City
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description:WHO WE AREBased in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc. is the largest global A.I. cooperative and comprises six farmer-owned and -controlled local organizations in the United States. As the industry leader, it provides highly fertile semen and excellence in service and programs to supply dairy and beef producers with the world's best genetics.Select Sires Inc. is seeking an innovative and creative Communications Specialist. As a vital member of the communications team at Select Sires Inc., the Communications Specialist provides creative development for various product lines and departments. Responsibilities include designing and producing materials to support Select Sires' brand image, dairy genetics product lines and specific programs, sire summaries, selectsires.com, and other sales and marketing activities all within budgetary restrictions and approved timelines as defined by the director of communications.Specific duties and responsibilities of a Communications Specialist include, but are not limited to,

  • Serve as a positive representation of the Select Sires, Inc. Mission: To enhance the productivity and profitability of dairy and beef producers, Select Sires is committed to be the premier provider of highly fertile, superior genetics accompanied by effective reproductive- and herd-management products and services.
  • Advertising
    • Design and develop genetic advertisements for national publications with input from sales and marketing. Develop brochures or fliers on an as-needed basis.
    • Sire Summary Projects
      • Design and complete sire directories both domestic and international, and point-of-sale fliers and statement stuffers from content provided by sales and marketing. Assist with other projects as assigned by the director of communications.
      • E-Newsletter
        • Develop and distribute an internal newsletter to federation employees (domestic and international) that promotes, builds and communicates brand messages.
        • Promotional Items
          • Manage and produce various promotional items. This includes but not limited to hats, clothing, pens and other materials to market and build the Select Sires' brands.
          • Detailed proofreading of all external pieces created by the communications team
          • Effectively communicate with all levels of technical and business resources
          • Effectively communicate relevant project information, including project changes and challenges as they arise, to the director of communications
          • Ensure all projects are consistent with the corporate look and brand image including style, tone and quality as specified in corporate brand guidelines
          • Suggest new ideas/concepts/technology to improve marketing and/or communications team effectiveness
          • Operate effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
          • Attend conferences and events as needed to fulfill job responsibilities and complete projectsThe Communications Specialist's work schedule is Monday through Friday. Typical office hours are 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Some travel is necessary, including overnight travel, and this position periodically requires extended hours and possible weekends. Work schedules and duties are subject to change to meet departmental needs.COMMITMENT TO EMPLOYEE GROWTH AND SUCCESSSelect Sires is a team-oriented atmosphere, encouraging employees to take greater responsibility for their careers to grow personally and professionally.
            • Select Sires offers employees competitive compensation packages that include flexible benefits,
            • Professional development through mentoring and internal and external training,
            • Advancement opportunities through career planning,
            • A culture instilled by a commitment to excellence, a passion for customer success, and high ethical standards,
            • A focus that includes work/life balance,
            • Community-oriented mindset as a major contributor to local organizations and eventsRequirements:REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
              • Degree in dairy or animal sciences, marketing/communications, multimedia design or public relations or related work experience preferred
              • Advanced proficiency within Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
              • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
              • Ability to consult and collaborate with various departments about complex marketing or training issues, as well as ability to evaluate and present effective solutionsCANDIDATE MUST:
                • Have knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within communications and design areas
                • Have strong project management skills with the ability to prioritize and reprioritize as necessary in order to meet deadlines
                • Possess strong teamwork and communication skills to work proactively and effectively with marketing and communications team members, IT resources, outside vendors, and member staff to deliver projects within timelines and budgets
                • Be organized and self-motivated with the ability to work with minimal supervision
                • Demonstrate a passion for and commitment to the dairy and beef industries through strong involvement in related organizations or prior experiences and/or background within the industry. A firm knowledge of these industries as well as artificial insemination is preferred.DISCLAIMERThe job description is not intended to cover or describe all tasks, duties, and responsibilities the employee may be required to be asked to perform. Select Sires retains the right to change or add new tasks, duties, and responsibilities to the employee at any time, with or without notice. WORK AUTHORIZATIONEvidence of work authorization upon employment is required in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Completion of USCIS form I-9 will be required to verify employment eligibility within three business days of the first day of employment.AAP/EEO STATEMENTSelect Sires, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Select Sires, Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location where the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.Select Sires, Inc. expressly prohibits workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Select Sires, Inc.'s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including termination.PI201875366

Keywords: Select Sires Inc., Columbus , Communications Specialist - Plain City, OH, Other , Plain City, Ohio

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