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Title:  Communications Specialist

Requisition ID:  56691
Location: 

Bagdad, AZ, US, 86321

Category:  Public Relations
Description: 

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.

Description

Develop and distribute various site-based communications, including, but not limited to supervisor packets, video message boards, mine entrance billboards, radio messaging and communications meetings. Assist site leadership in developing and creating content for quarterly meetings. Schedule and conduct monthly meetings with select front-line employees to ensure information communicated in quarterly meetings was understood. Gather and record feedback/suggestions from front-line employees. Work closely with Site Culture Leads and Corporate Communications to ensure consistent messaging and alignment with corporate goals and objectives. Assist with companywide initiatives, as needed.

  • Develop and distribute various site-based communications, including, but not limited to supervisor communications, video message boards, mine entrance billboards, radio messaging and lead communications meetings.
  • Assist site leadership in developing and creating content for quarterly meetings.
  • Schedule and conduct monthly meetings with select front-line employees to ensure they understand information communicated in quarterly meetings. Gather and record feedback/suggestions from front-line employees.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled Corporate Communications meetings and support companywide communications initiatives.
  • Perform other duties as requested
  • Works in fast-paced environment with frequent conflicting priorities.
  • Interacts with all levels of the organization.
  • Works under minimal supervision. Has latitude to prioritize daily work.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Mass Communications or similar field, AND five (5) years of experience working within a corporate communications department or in a similar environment with experience developing and implementing print and electronic communication content; OR
  • Master’s Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Mass Communications or similar field, AND three (3) years of experience working within a corporate communications department or in a similar environment with experience developing and implementing print and electronic communication content.
  • Strong demonstration of writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications.
  • Knowledge:
    • Excellent command of grammar
    • Basic understanding of writing strategies and tactics
    • Mining operations
  • Skills:
    • Writing
    • Verbal communications skills
    • Strong organizational skills with ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and on deadline
    • Skilled at collaborating within and outside of department
  • Abilities:
    • Ability to 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 Experience:

  • Experience in a multi-location organization with multi-national/global communications and mining, natural resources or similar industry
  • Bilingual

 

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Location requires mobility in an office environment; each floor is accessible by elevator. Occasionally work will be performed in a mine, outdoor or manufacturing plant setting.
  • Must be able to frequently sit, stand and walk.
  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 10 pounds.
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment.
  • 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 promotes a drug/alcohol-free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as allowed by applicable state laws.

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: Prescott

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