Sr. Communications Specialist

Location(s): 

Toledo, OH, US, 43659-0001

Function:  Communications
Audience:  Experienced Professional
Work Arrangement:  Hybrid
Requisition ID:  62800

 

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

 

The Sr. Communications Specialist produces a continuous cadence of content for internal communications channels that is distributed to the company’s 25,000 employees across the globe. In alignment with the enterprise strategy, content engages employees, communicates goals and milestones, enhances leader connection, impact and reputation, and drives the company forward. In addition, this role is an advocate for the use of various forms of content and digital content delivery, as well as new communications technologies, to support message effectiveness.

 

Reports to:  Director of External and Enterprise Communications

Span of Control:  No direct reports

Location: Hybrid; within driving distance of Toledo, Ohio

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Lead the content development and execution of digital content delivered across the Owens Corning global workforce.

  • In alignment with the company’s enterprise strategy, create an ongoing content calendar for company news and storytelling that educates, aligns, and energizes employees globally.
  • Develop digital-first content that utilizes Owens Corning communication tools, including its communications platform and app, to provide relevant and timely information to employees.
  • Work closely alongside subject matter experts and other Corporate Affairs team members to ensure integrated content across communications channels.
  • Identify ways to convey information so it is easy to understand, fresh and appealing – using a variety of communication tools to generate interest (written articles, infographics, videos, etc.)
  • Champion accuracy and timeliness in information sharing.

 

Serve as communications partner and counsel for communications initiatives and campaigns and key functional teams. Lead news generation for Owens Corning Toledo campus employees.

  • Serve as a key conduit and strategic partner to select corporate-based teams including, but not limited to, Affinity groups, United Way campaign, and other major/recurring communication programs.
  • Provide partnership, perspective, and professional communications counsel to these teams to ensure coordination, consistency, and relevance in communications.
  • Coordinate with World Headquarters-based teams (e.g., Facilities, Wellness Center, Health Clinic, and Food Services) to ensure information awareness and flow specifically for Toledo-based employees.
  • Coordinate content for digital display boards in the World Headquarters.

 

Champion Owens Corning communications platform and app (OC Now) to drive increased and expanded use.

  • Serve as a visible champion for OC Now by creating campaigns, content and processes that drive employees to seek information here.
  • Partner with Communications Technology Specialist to understand the full capability of the platform and maximize its use for message delivery to various internal audiences.
  • Be aware of relevant trends in digital content delivery and adapt content and usage of OC Now to support modern message delivery.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, professional writing, journalism, or related discipline.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a communications role.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including AP Style knowledge.
  • Strong process orientation and project management skills.

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Project execution and commitment to deadlines for high-priority communication projects while building cross-team alliances and managing timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to write and produce content for multiple audiences/stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of global business culture and related nuances impacting communication is preferred.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Strong proofreading and editing skills.
  • Proven record of achieving organizational objectives by developing communications that connect with resonance and clarity.
  • Ability to drive work forward while prioritizing and effectively managing multiple initiatives, multiple constituencies, and diverse personalities under strict deadlines.
  • A creative and analytical mind with the ability to think strategically and see the overall picture, even when working on just a portion of it. 
  • Ability to interface and work effectively with employees at all levels of the organization – from the shop floor to senior leaders.
  • Ability to work both independently, where appropriate, and collaboratively, as part of a broader team.
  • Ability to present ideas and challenge status quo in a data-driven, fact-based manner.

 

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About Owens Corning

Masonite is now proudly part of Owens Corning. Owens Corning is a global building and construction materials leader committed to building a sustainable future through material innovation. Our four integrated businesses – Roofing, Insulation, Doors, and Composites – provide durable, sustainable, energy-efficient solutions that leverage our unique material science, manufacturing, and market knowledge to help our customers win and grow. We are global in scope, human in scale with more than 25,000 employees in 31 countries dedicated to generating value for our customers and shareholders, and making a difference in the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1938 and based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, Owens Corning posted 2023 sales of $9.7 billion. For more information, visit www.owenscorning.com.

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.