Communications 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.

Position Details

Communications Specialist
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

Job Purpose:

Work as part of the Corporate Communications team to drive internal and external communications projects, planning and execution. This role will execute upon Graco’s corporate social media and internal communications channels and external communications strategies.

Essential Duties:

  • Create and execute upon plans for internal communications and corporate social channels that align with corporate strategies and business goals 
  • Write and design announcements for the company's various internal communications channels, including the Intranet, email and video monitor system 
  • Craft content for corporate social media channels, including photos and visuals, and maintain knowledge of industry trends and changing social media platforms 
  • Support external communications and corporate marketing through activities to enhance visibility and image of Graco globally 
  • Work cross-functionally with various stakeholders to ensure business initiatives supported 
  • Assist in the execution of external events 
  • Assist in the coordination of projects and follow-up as needed to ensure deadlines met 
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required
  • 2+ years of experience in (internal and external) business, nonprofit, or public sector communications


  • Strong writing and editing skills, with the ability to write about a wide range of topics 
  • Adept at navigating change as well as ambiguous directives as projects evolve 
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with a strong understanding of importance 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 
  • An extremely high level of energy and sense of urgency, along with sound problem solving 
  • Able to work effectively with diverse groups and individuals 
  • Fluent in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign a plus 
  • Project Management tool experience a plus

Power to Be

At Graco, the Power to Be means providing the support, resources and freedom to pave your own way. Bring your unique attributes to the table, along with a commitment to being your best self, and you can be a part of a culture that rewards effort, celebrates uniqueness, and gives you the tools you need to succeed and become your best, fullest self along the way. Our culture empowers employees to chart their own career path. Our managers provide support and opportunities while offering freedom for employees to find their own Power to Be. Whether you decide to move up within the same department or expand to another cross-functional group, you will gain the well-rounded experience to succeed on your own terms.

Graco has excellent opportunities available to individuals who want to be part of a fast-moving, growing company that is committed to quality, innovation and solving fluid handling problems for our customers. Graco is proud to be named a Best Place to Work by Fortune Magazine in 2016, 2018, 2019, 2021 & 2022. 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.

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