Communications Specialist - Hybrid


About Grainger:

Grainger is North America's leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating products and services. Our wide assortment, deep expertise, innovative technology solutions and unparalleled customer service keep customers' operations running and their people safe.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. We have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career while fulfilling a shared purpose—We Keep the World Working®. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way at Grainger.

Position Details

Communications Specialist - Hybrid
Northern Illinois
Lake Forest/Hybrid, IL

Position Details:

The Communications Specialist reports to the Director, Enterprise Communications serving as an essential member of the Communications & Public Affairs team. The Communications Specialist will work with collaborators and partners to ensure team members understand our strategy and are motivated to bring their best selves to work. You will support the development, management, and distribution of captivating communications to promote team member advocacy across the global organization, with specific focus on managing content governance and editing to ensure not only compliance but audience relevance. The Communications Specialist recommends and supports the use of communications channels, including social media, intranet and mobile, to enhance team member engagement.

You Will:

  • Work to mine and create content (written, visual, audio) to support Grainger's goals across all internal and external channels including company intranet; email; live forums; mobile platforms; and digital signage. 
  • Complete the creation, writing, editing, translation, publication, distribution and marketing of all stories across channels to reach wired and non-wired team members. 
  • Calibrate with partners on the relevancy of content. 
  • Make recommendations to improve the effectiveness of internal communications; encourage team member use of collaboration communication tools. 
  • Produce dashboards that offer insights for channel improvement. 
  • Use continuous improvement methodology to develop communication processes and create standardized work.

You Have:

  • BA/BS degree in Communications/Public Relations, Journalism, English or related field 
  • 1 plus years of in-house communications or agency experience 
  • Experience working in a matrix environment 
  • Technical competencies with mainstream social media, videography, visual & audio platforms including Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. 
  • Summarize and communicate complex business information in clear manner 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health, and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger:

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans 
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year 
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period 
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement 
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs

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