3M Content Specialist, 3M Corporate Communications ∞ (Maplewood, MN) in Maplewood, Minnesota

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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Content Specialist for 3M Communications located in Maplewood, MN. At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.

Job Summary:

As part of the 3M Communications Content Production Team, the Content Specialist will work with the Content Production Leader and Manager, and other 3M staff and business clients to plan and create content for a wide variety of projects, media and channels based on company and business priorities. S/he will consult with 3M staff and subject matter experts as needed to assess each situation and develop storytelling approaches to meet client objectives. This role requires an efficient, experienced writer and self-starter who is passionate, proactive and comfortable in a fast-paced,

deadline-driven environment.

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Support the Content Production Leader and Manager in the planning and production of content for 3M BDMS aligned to the department operating plan and company priorities

  • Conceptualize and develop storytelling approaches in collaboration with other 3M staff, Business Groups and external resources

  • Partner with 3M staff, Business Groups and external resources to write and prepare a wide variety of content for distribution into a wide variety of channels including but not limited to 3M.com, 3M Go and 3M social channels

  • Prepares briefs and plans

  • Translate complex scientific ideas into clear and easily understood stories

  • Understand specific audience for each piece of content and assure human interest/emotional connections are a key part of the story to ensure viewer interest

  • Work with Content Production Coordinator to develop and ensure adherence to production schedules

  • Manage interview schedules, conduct interviews of internal and external subjects as needed

  • Engage Content Production Coordinator to ensure appropriate releases, approvals, and all up- and downstream content management requirements are managed appropriately

  • Oversee freelance writers as needed

  • Manage relationships to identify potential story ideas

Key Attributes of a Successful Candidate

  • Proven writing capabilities for a variety of media

  • Ability to successfully navigate highly matrixed and complex organizations

  • Highly collaborative, team focused

  • Strong project and time management, organizational skills and ability to prioritize

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

  • Strong creative sense

Basic Qualifications

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of three (3) years of writing experience for media in a private, public, government, or military environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five (5) years of experience writing for media

  • Experience working in and collaborating across matrixed and/or cross-functional teams

  • Experience in coaching/mentoring junior writers

  • Demonstrated ability writing for social media

Location: Maplewood, MN

Travel: May include up to 25% (domestic & international)

Relocation: Is not authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status)

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