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John Deere Communications - Part-Time Student - Fargo, ND in Fargo, North Dakota

There are 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before in our 175-year history. Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

Primary Location: United States (US) - North Dakota (US-ND) - Fargo

Function: Communication

Title: Communications - Part-Time Student - Fargo, ND - 60261

Your Responsibilities

JDES Unit Communications | Digital Signage, Graphic Design Development, Employee Engagement Communications, Internal Website Updates, and Video Support (70%)

  • Develops employee engagement communications | Coordinates and integrates various communication media to share business-related information with unit employees to ensure understanding of business goals and objectives.

  • Monitors and updates digital signage | Design of new slides and working with various departments to update regular features, such as the employee milestones, training classes being offered, and employee events.

  • Reviews JDES Global John Deere Online homepage | Keeps content refreshed on the homepage, updates standing features, and works on departmental requests for announcements or updates to links on the page.

  • Provide graphic design development and support | Works with Communication Specialist on graphics needed to help employees understand our robust strategic initiatives and employee events.

  • Prepares unit communications | Develops content with guidance from Communications Specialist for weekly email newsletter, bi-weekly communications, and other employee messages.

JDES Communications Inbox Management (15%)

  • Distributes/responds to emails appropriately; works with Communication Specialist to develop communications to be sent from this inbox

JDES Video and PowerPoint Support (15%)

  • Assists with publishing, pasting and light editing of potential video requests

  • Provides support in laying-out and sourcing photos and information for presentations as needed.

Assists with other unit communication activities, as needed:

  • Photography | Take photos at various events for use in presentations, John Deere Online, promotional materials, etc.

  • Brand management | Ensures the John Deere brand guidelines are applied on communications, print, and licensed products for unit

What it Takes

  • General understanding of communications planning processes and measurement techniques

  • General understanding of communication theories, especially employee/internal communications

  • Works with multiple media such as video, design, print

  • Beginner to intermediate understanding of Adobe products such as Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign

  • Ability to use standard desktop applications such as Microsoft Office, plus internet and intranet functions

  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy

  • Good interpersonal and team communication skills

  • Skill in planning, organizing and deploying projects

  • Pursuing a four-year college degree in Communication or Graphic Design; others may apply

  • Must be registered as a full-time student at a local university

  • Must be able to commute to the work location on a daily basis

  • Graduation date of May 2021 or later

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above

  • 12 - 20 hours/week during the academic year

  • 30 - 40 hours/week during the summer semester

A Strong Candidate Will Also Have

  • Writing experience

  • Video filming and editing experience

  • Experience using Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft tools

  • Project management experience

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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