Communications Specialist

John Deere

There are over 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we're all about at John Deere. And it's why we're investing in our people and our technology like never before! Here the world's brightest minds are tackling the world's biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we'll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Position Details

Communications Specialist
Central and Southern Illinois
East Moline , IL

Your Responsibilities:

As a Communications Specialist for John Deere Harvester Works located in East Moline, IL, you will:

  • Develop and produce short videos for internal employee audience 
  • Create visually engaging graphics for both physical and digital signage 
  • Research, write, and edit communication materials for use in various media to support the overall communication strategies of the Business Unit. 
  • Plan, edit, and manage publications or other communication products at the Business Unit level. 
  • Provides communications support to departments, groups, and managers to assist in identifying communication needs and messages, and to develop appropriate communication plans that support the Enterprise, Business Unit, and Department objectives. 

VISA Sponsorship is NOT Available for this position.

What Skills You Need:

  • Experience with digital technology and editing software packages (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite) 
  • Create, edit, and assemble videofootage into a finished project that matches vision and is suitable for broadcasting 
  • Knowledge of layout/design for both print publications and online. 
  • Has a good understanding of the principles and can independently use the knowledge. 
  • Understanding of photography and photo editing. 
  • Knowledge of the communication planning process and measurement techniques. 
  • Understanding of communication theories, especially employee/internal communications. 
  • Ability to use standard desktop load applications such as Microsoft Office plus intranet and internet functions.

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Experience with photo and video editing software 
  • Excellent writing skills with ability to find stories and turn them into short articles


Ideally you will have a degree or equivalent related work experience in the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, with focus on graphic design or video production or 2 years of related work experience

What You'll Get:

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements 
  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses 
  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension) 
  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account 
  • Adoption assistance 
  • Employee Assistance Programs 
  • Tuition assistance 
  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations 
  • Charitable contribution match 
  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use

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