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Brand and Communications Manager - Koch Ag and Energy Solutions

Wichita, KS • Full-Time • Bachelor's Degree Required

The KAES Brand and Communications team manages internal and external communications and marketing for KAES and its subsidiaries Koch Fertilizer and Koch Methanol. The team is based at the corporate headquarters in Wichita, KS. This role is based in Wichita and includes up to 30% travel in the U.S. and Canada.

What You Will Do

  • External and Internal Communication:

    • Serve as a strategic communications partner to the leadership teams and managers at the various production facilities to help build consistent and relevant communications for effective employee engagement.

    • Develop and implement strategic communications programs internally to business and manufacturing audiences to maximize employee understanding of business vision and priorities.

    • Identify and write employee and stewardship stories for internal and external distribution, including company websites and social media.

    • Manage and develop content for company websites and help optimize SEO.

    • Develop social media strategies and manage social media accounts.

  • Public Relations/Community Relations:

    • Identify opportunities and develop and execute strategies to enhance brand awareness and position the company as a good neighbor and outstanding community partner.

    • Proactively manage business and public relations issues that may arise and develop crisis communications plans.

    • Own local issues and coordinate activities with legal, public affairs and corporate communications.

    • Identify volunteer and philanthropic opportunities to support local communities that are aligned with KAES’s focus areas and add long-term value to our business, community and customers.

  • Media Relations:

    • Develop strong relationships with reporters and editors who cover the business and community.

    • Pitch stories to media, facilitate interviews and respond to inquiries.

Who You Are (Basic Qualifications)

  • 5+ years of experience in communications, public relations or marketing role

  • Experience writing (technical and feature), editing and general communications skills for internal and external audiences

  • Experience partnering with stakeholders at varying levels of the organization, including senior leadership, to advise, consult and coach on communications

  • Experience with corporate/internal/public relations/community relations and strategic communications planning and execution

  • Ability to travel up to 30% in the U.S. and Canada, including overnight stay

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Social media and photography experience

  • Media relations experience and marketing agency partnership experience

  • Video production/editing experience and graphic design editing experience

  • Experience leveraging AI technology to improve both internal and external business communications

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