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Employee Communications Specialist (Editorial) - Florham Park, NJ

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.
We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.
And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future! Where the Chemistry Happens… We are looking for someone to serve as the Employee Communications Specialist (Editorial) to serve as part of our Corporate Communications team with responsibility for developing and coordinating a variety of internal communications publications and projects. Employee Communications Specialist (Editorial) (1701686) – Florham Park, NJ Formula for Success: You Will…
  • Develop and coordinate various internal communications publications and editorial projects under direction of Manager, Employee Communications – Editorial & Executive Communications and as a member of the Corporate Communications team. This supports BASF objectives of an informed and engaged employee workforce.
  • Using creative storytelling, develop interesting, engaging content for various forms of communication, including newsletters, intranet, digital signage and face-to-face.
  • As Managing Editor of BASF information, work with the Editor in Chief to publish quarterly employee magazine. Identify topics; plan issues; research, write and edit features; and direct freelance writers, designers and photographers.
  • As responsible editor for regional and local weekly email newsletters, write, edit and distribute all weekly internal news articles and announcements.
  • Represent Employee Communications in biweekly Corporate Newsroom meetings to evaluate, pitch and further develop topics for employee communications channels.
  • Demonstrate technical aptitude to work with content management systems and use digital tools to support content needs (e.g. light photo editing, graphic design).
  • Create and schedule digital signage content as well as maintain and implement editorial criteria to support the rollout of corporate digital signage across the region.
  • Work closely with other members of the regional and global communication team to ensure alignment of messages and plans.
Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…
Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.
The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.
Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, English, or related field required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of communications experience required; employee/internal communications preferred.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills required; experience publishing newsletters is a plus.
  • Design skills and knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and/or InDesign required.
  • Ability to work independently and with others at all levels and across functions.
  • Ability to manage deadlines and change priorities as part of a fast-paced, dynamic and creative team.