3M Content Specialist, 3M Corporate Communications ∞ (Maplewood, MN) in Maplewood, Minnesota
At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives. With $32 billion in sales, our 91,000 employees connect with customers all around the world.3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and creativity. We gain new insight from diverse thinking, and take risks on new ideas.Here, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.
3M is seeking a Content Specialist for 3M Communications located in Maplewood, MN. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.
As part of the 3M Communications Content Production Team, the Content Specialist will work with the Content Production Leader and Manager, and other 3M staff and business clients to plan and create content for a wide variety of projects, media and channels based on company and business priorities. S/he will consult with 3M staff and subject matter experts as needed to assess each situation and develop storytelling approaches to meet client objectives. This role requires an efficient, experienced writer and self-starter who is passionate, proactive and comfortable in a fast-paced,
This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.
Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Support the Content Production Leader and Manager in the planning and production of content for 3M BDMS aligned to the department operating plan and company priorities
Conceptualize and develop storytelling approaches in collaboration with other 3M staff, Business Groups and external resources
Partner with 3M staff, Business Groups and external resources to write and prepare a wide variety of content for distribution into a wide variety of channels including but not limited to 3M.com, 3M Go and 3M social channels
Prepares briefs and plans
Translate complex scientific ideas into clear and easily understood stories
Understand specific audience for each piece of content and assure human interest/emotional connections are a key part of the story to ensure viewer interest
Work with Content Production Coordinator to develop and ensure adherence to production schedules
Manage interview schedules, conduct interviews of internal and external subjects as needed
Engage Content Production Coordinator to ensure appropriate releases, approvals, and all up- and downstream content management requirements are managed appropriately
Oversee freelance writers as needed
Manage relationships to identify potential story ideas
Key Attributes of a Successful Candidate
Proven writing capabilities for a variety of media
Ability to successfully navigate highly matrixed and complex organizations
Highly collaborative, team focused
Strong project and time management, organizational skills and ability to prioritize
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
Strong creative sense
Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
Minimum of three (3) years of writing experience for media in a private, public, government, or military environment
Five (5) years of experience writing for media
Experience working in and collaborating across matrixed and/or cross-functional teams
Experience in coaching/mentoring junior writers
Demonstrated ability writing for social media
Location: Maplewood, MN
Travel: May include up to 25% (domestic & international)
Relocation: Is not authorized
Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status)
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