Communications & Design Specialist


Graco manufactures and markets premium equipment to move, measure, control, dispense and spray a wide variety of fluid and powder materials. What does that mean? Well, we pump peanut butter into your jar, and the oil in your car. We glue the soles of your shoes, the glass in your windows and the screen on your phone. We spray the finish on your vehicle, coatings on your pills, the paint on your house and texture on your walls. Graco is part of your daily life.

Graco has excellent opportunities available to individuals who want to be part of fast-moving, growing company – especially candidates committed to quality, innovation and solving customer problems. Graco was proud to be named a Best Place to Work in Manufacturing and Production by Fortune Magazine in 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2021.

Position Details

Communications & Design Specialist
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

Job Purpose

Work as part of the Corporate Communications team to support internal and external communications projects and customer engagement planning and execution. The Senior Communications & Design Specialist will design and write content for Graco’s internal communications channels and support external communications strategies through corporate social media channels.

Essential Duties

  • Develop and execute employee relations story ideas on a variety of topics including personal employee experiences, community relations, customer service, benefits, Graco’s core values, and more 
  • Collaborate and conduct interviews with employees in a variety of functions worldwide to research and prepare internal communications content 
  • Write and design motivating and informative announcements for the company's various internal communications channels, including the Intranet, email, and video monitor system 
  • Craft content for corporate social media channels and monitor competitor and peer social media 
  • Find customers talking about Graco and its brands on social media, then address issues by channeling them into proper departments for responses, supporting Graco’s A+ Service initiative


  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • 2-5 years of experience in (internal and external) business, nonprofit, or public sector communications in both graphic design and writing roles


  • Strong writing and editing skills, with the ability to write about a wide range of topics 
  • Fluent in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign with a strong design portfolio 
  • Experience with print and web production and vendor management 
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with a strong understanding of messaging and reputation management 
  • Able to organize and prioritize work assignments while handling multiple tasks 
  • Detail-oriented and able to work well within a deadline-driven environment 
  • Must be able to work effectively with diverse groups and individuals 
  • Experience working with social media, Adobe Experience Manager, HTML coding, and AP Style a plus

Proven Quality. Leading Technology. Launch your career with Graco!

Graco offers attractive compensation, benefits and career development opportunities. Graco’s comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, stock purchase plan, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more.

Our expectations are high. That's why we are always looking to hire the brightest and the best!

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