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John Deere Manager, Public Relations in Moline, Illinois

There are over 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! 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) - Illinois - Moline

Function: Communication

Title: Manager, Public Relations - 72610

Your Responsibilities

As a Manager, Public Relations for John Deere World Headquarters located in Moline, Illinois you will s trengthen the John Deere brand and increase media coverage by:

  • Educating journalists, influencers, and other thought leaders about the John Deere’s strategy

  • Developing and executing communications materials including news releases, social media posts, and press kits

  • Helping to lead and execute on a digital-first PR strategy

    Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • Previous experience leading successful PR programs

  • Strong, clear writing style and excellent editing skills

  • Understanding of evolving social media, web, and storytelling trends and tools

  • Proven ability to mitigate risk and execute crisis communications strategies

  • 7 or more years of experience developing creative media strategies, pitching these to news or related industry media and successfully securing coverage of the same across both traditional and newer, digital marketing channels

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Well-developed and maintained media relationships

  • Experience managing or supporting social media for a large organization

  • Knowledge and/or experience working with Public Affairs

  • Familiarity and experience using Cision, PRNewsWire, and social media software tools

Education

Ideally, you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Marketing, Communications, or Public Relations

    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 (http://www.deere.com/en/our-company/john-deere-careers/why-john-deere/) 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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