Communications Specialist

CHS Inc.

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. Diversified in energy, grains and foods, CHS is committed to helping its customers, farmer-owners and other stakeholders grow their businesses through its domestic and global operations. CHS supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with insurance, financial and risk management services. The company operates petroleum refineries/pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products.

CHS is an equal opportunity employer/disability/veteran.

Position Details

Communications Specialist
Twin Cities Metro
Inver Grove Heights, MN

If you’re looking for a role that ties your passion and skills for creating compelling communications with a purpose, look to CHS, the nation’s leading farmer-owned cooperative. We create connections to empower agriculture, helping the people who grow the food to feed the world. Here you can use your diverse communications skill set to capture and share stories about our owners and employees and the communities where we live and work. We’re seeking an energetic, driven communications professional to join our marketing communications team as a Communications Specialist with a focus on internal communications.

In this role, you will support our employee communications efforts across the organization and be responsible for implementing strategic internal communications to engage CHS employees worldwide.

You will manage execution of communications through a variety of channels, translating complex subjects to clear, engaging information. You must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with employees at all levels of the organization, be able to work independently and manage multiple projects and deadlines.

You will:

  • Produce dynamic content for employees using a variety of media and partnering with our print and digital teams to drive engagement among our more than 11,000 employees around the world. 
  • Plan and implement communications for internal stakeholder teams, including human resources and information technology. 
  • Produce regular communications for and manage communications to corporate campus and segmented employee audiences. 
  • Support key employee events, such as employee town hall meetings. 
  • Work on other projects as assigned. 
  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. 
  • Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.

Basic Qualifications: (required)

Bachelor’s degree

5 plus years communications experience, to include:

  • Organizational communication, PR or marketing communications
  • Multiple communication channels (print, online, social media)
  • Employee communications experience

Preferred Qualifications: (desired)

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related business program

Photography and/or videography experience

Global employee communication experience

Agriculture industry experience and/or cooperative knowledge 

CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation , 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance. This position will have opportunity for growth.

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