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Title:  Senior Communications Specialist

Requisition ID:  78964

Bayard, NM, US, 88023

Category:  Public Relations

Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, and molybdenum. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is one of the world’s largest publicly traded copper producers, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially-responsible manner.


We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers of our employees. We encourage you to take the time to explore the opportunity to advance your career at Freeport-McMoRan.


Creates, empowers, and facilitates communications with employees and external groups such as community members and government officials with guidance and oversight from corporate communications. Work with team members, striving to unlock the communications potential in everyone. Embrace change while acting as a steward of the company brand, protecting the company’s social license to operate by fostering transparent communications.

  • Facilitate, create and manage internal communications for the site and department goals and initiatives. Look for ways to strengthen understanding of site and company values, concepts and principles. Drive shared communications vision between teams.
  • Create and facilitate communications and engagement with various external stakeholders, including community members, organizations and government officials regarding company activities and initiatives.
  • Coach and train employees on being more communications focused and encourage teams to set aspirational communications goals that drive Freeport Edge behaviors.
  • Help to evolve communications based on the nature of work, including creating more of a communication focus on operational objectives.
  • Work with site teams to help ensure quality communications are on track and teams understand how to adopt new communication technologies / methodologies when needed.
  • Perform other duties as requested


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree AND seven (7) years of experience in Communications, Government Relations, Community Relations or related field; OR
  • Master's Degree AND five (5) years of experience in Communications, Government Relations, Community Relations, or related field.
  • Excellent command of grammar
  • Understanding of writing strategies and tactics
  • Proven experience in external communications
  • Writing / story telling
  • Solid verbal communications skills
  • Strong organizational / project management skills with ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and on deadline
  • Skilled at collaborating within and outside the company
  • Effectively interact with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Quickly understand and effectively communicate complex, technical subject matter
  • Strong work ethic and able to work at a fast pace, while maintaining high accuracy and quick turnaround time on assigned projects
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and oversee high-visibility projects and processes.
  • Ability to work effectively in an environment subject to changing priorities and short deadlines


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a multi-location organization with multi-national/global communications and mining, natural resources or similar industry
  • Bilingual
  • Passionate communicator who succeeds in somewhat ambiguous situations; tirelessly advocates for the best possible solution
  • Strong communicator with emerging ability to communicate complex messages
  • Ability to engage people at all levels, emerging leadership skills
  • Challenger of traditional communications, willing to find new solutions and drive out-of-the-box ideas
  • Learns new skills quickly and knows how to navigate the organization to find experts in specific domain



  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing.
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required.

Freeport-McMoRan has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs require employees to perform essential job functions that pose a direct threat to the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others.  Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:

  • Site-based positions, or positions which require unescorted access to site-based operational areas, which are held by employees who are required to receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT, HAZWOPER and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or 
  • Positions which are held by employees who operate equipment, machinery or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing the essential functions of their job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose “motor vehicles” includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal motor vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel); or
  • Positions which Freeport-McMoRan has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description and which upon further review continue to be designated as safety-sensitive based on an individualized assessment of the actual duties performed by a specifically identified employee.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

Nearest Major Market: Las Cruces

Job Segment: PR, Corporate Communications, Project Manager, Communications, Marketing, Technology

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