Specialist, Media Relations & Issues Response

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**Job Purpose and Impact**

The Senior Media Relations Specialist will execute media relations and issues response within a priority geography for Cargill. You’ll communicate Cargill’s business strategies, executing standard methodology media relations and develop positive relationships with priority media in your geographies.

You’ll lead all aspects of PR agency work and budgets and embrace templates and standards to communicate to targeted audiences. Using AP style, you’ll write independently to coordinate and present results to show progress toward objectives. Through critical thinking and understanding urgent priorities, you’ll consult on issues affecting the businesses and functions within your specific geographies as well as serve as the frontline spokesperson, using template-holding statements and FAQs.

**Key Accountabilities**

+ Develop regional strategy in alignment with the global enterprise and group communications strategies to advance business objectives and drive effective media relations.

+ Advise leaders to effectively communicate through media to external audiences and budgets to communicate to targeted audiences

+ Lead, coordinate and execute media relations campaigns in the targeted geographies.

+ Serve on issues management response teams alongside government relations, corporate responsibility and other global functions to handle Cargill’s reputation and license to operate.

+ Lead all aspects of the work from multiple PR agencies.

+ Other duties as assigned.


+ Bachelor’s degree in a related field

+ Minimum four years of related work experience

+ Experience building media relationships, bringing existing relationships to this role

+ Good understanding of communications channels and storytelling

+ Experience developing media relations plans

+ Proficient in Microsoft Office and PowerPoint

+ Vendor selection and management experience, along with familiarization with the request for proposal process

+ Proficient in English and French preferred

+ Strong business insight to advise leadership and optimally partner with business and marketing teams

+ Ability to motivate and guide employees and agencies that report indirectly

+ Ability to translate complicated messaging into easily understood language

+ Familiarity with farming, animal nutrition and food topics and issues

**Our Offer**

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

**Interested? Then make sure to send us your CV and cover letter in English today.**

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Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill’s long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

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