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Communications Specialist

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Compass Minerals

Overland Park, KS

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Description Compass Minerals is a leading provider of essential minerals that solve nature's challenges, including salt for winter roadway safety and other consumer, industrial and agricultural uses, and specialty plant nutrition minerals that improve the quality and yield of crops. The company produces its minerals at locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Brazil and the U.K. Though the company\u2019s history stretches back as far as 1844, Compass Minerals became a public company in December 2003. The company is part of the S&P MidCap 400 Index, the Russell 1000 Index and Named one of Forbes\u2019 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America in 2015 and 2016, Compass Minerals\u2019 mission is to be the best essential minerals company by delivering safely where and when it matters. Compass Minerals is committed to creating a workplace that respects and values the diversity of the people and communities around us and where employees can thrive and deliver high-performing, sustainable organizational success. Our focus on diversity and inclusion is grounded in our company\u2019s Core Values and is explicitly demonstrated in our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining diverse employees with the necessary skills to shape an inclusive organization. We especially strive to hire, retain and promote employees with a diversity of attributes, backgrounds, experiences and skills, who think differently, have varying perspectives and can bring forward unique ideas and points of view.\u00a0 SUMMARY CorporateAffairs develops and manages a wide range of programs, including internal andexternal communications, media relations, government and community relations,corporate giving, corporate brand and external and internal web presence. Thisposition is integral to ensuring the execution of these programs and otheractivities. This position will support both internal and externalcommunications activities. RESPONSIBILITIES Manageall existing employee communications channels (e.g., site display monitors, intranet,email messaging, corporate newsletter, direct mail, Compass Quest program,etc.), and continually seek new channels to meet evolving company needs. Developcompelling content to ensure consistent, integrated delivery of the companystory, positioning and key messages across all audiences. Manageplanning and execution of all-employee events, including scheduling, contentdevelopment, speaker assignments, CEO support, employee communications andfeedback, post-event wrap-up and continuous improvement. Assistwith the development of employee communications strategies to drive impact,engagement and focus on Compass Minerals\u2019 business objectives, strategies andreputational priorities. Supportexternal communication activities including corporate branding, mediaactivities and management of the external website and other externalcommunication channels. Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE\u00a0 Bachelor'sdegree in a related field such as Communications, Marketing or Journalism Atleast five years of experience in corporate communications or related field.\u00a0 COMPETENCIES Knowledge Provencapability to create and manage content for internal and external consumption,including, but not limited to: key messages, emails, presentations, scripts,news stories, manager resources, publications, etc. Ability todevelop and execute communications plans aligned with business goals. Provenexperience in handling several projects at once, while paying close attentionto details. Experience with a globalbusiness a plus.\u00a0 Experiencewith a publicly traded company a plus. Ability torespond quickly and effectively in crisis situations to provide clarity to keyaudiences and to protect the company\u2019s reputation. Experiencein the development of traditional and new media channels with high impact anddynamic programming. Projectmanagement experience including plan development, timeline management and issueresolution. Provencapabilities and sensitivity in working with confidentialinformation\/materials. Comfortableworking with employees at all levels of the organization and across functions,including supporting and counseling the C-suite. Ability tomanage events, from conceptualization to execution. Skills Excellentoral and written communication skills. Video production aplus. Skills inAdobe Creative Suite a plus. Comfortableworking in content management systems is necessary. Excellent skillsin Microsoft Office necessary. Abilities Mustbe able to work with minimal supervision. DecisionMaking Amotivated self-starter and creative problem-solver. Compass Minerals is an equal opportunity employer that hires and promotes the best candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, or veteran status. If interested and qualified, please apply online at\u00a0

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