External Editorial Manager


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Position Details

External Editorial Manager
Twin Cities Metro
Wayzata, MN

Job Purpose and Impact:

The External Editorial Manager will bring priority communication strategies and our corporate narrative to life on our external channels through storytelling – building engagement and affinity with our global audiences and enhancing our brand and reputation. This experienced editorial strategist and practitioner will be part of a bold-thinking team that creates winning content and campaigns for numerous audiences, from customers to consumers to communities to NGOs. They will develop and lead communication plans with a high degree of ownership. And they will partner across our global, matrixed organization to find increasingly effective and innovative ways to share Cargill's story. They'll also serve as an advisor to partners and leaders on strategic storytelling.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Conceive, write, produce and edit compelling content across multiple formats for Cargill's external channels, such as Cargill.com and the Annual Report. 
  • Plan, lead and deliver strategic, cross-channel campaigns in collaboration with our visual, digital, social media, and media relations teams to bring Cargill’s story to life. 
  • Partner with the Director of Editorial to activate our corporate narrative across external-facing channels with innovative and inspiring storytelling and other content. 
  • Develop comprehensive communications plans in partnership with function, business, and fellow centralized communications teams (e.g., media relations and social). 
  • Activate strategies to refine and improve Cargill's external storytelling. 
  • Provide storytelling counsel to communications colleagues and other leaders. 
  • Uphold content quality, for example, ensuring team uses AP style and produces accurate work that meets deadlines.

External Applicant Information:

  • This position is posted both internally and externally. 
  • Position is based in Minneapolis MN, but currently flexible, with the possibility to be 100% Remote

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or a related field, or equivalent experience in communications, journalism or a related field 
  • Minimum four years of communications, journalism, editorial, content, or related experience. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Journalism or other editorial background equipping you to intuitively recognize a good story and know how to tell it effectively 
  • Demonstrated success building engagement, affinity, and corporate reputation with external audiences through best-in-class storytelling 
  • Confidence in selecting the format that best suits the story objective and audience — whether that be text, video, infographic, interactive activity, illustration, or other treatment 
  • Experience combining company priorities with an audience-centric approach to delight channel visitors and deliver results for our organization 
  • Experience managing internal and external editorial or other communications channels 
  • Proficiency in developing and leading communication plans, strategies, and campaigns 
  • Ability to partner effectively across a global, matrixed organization to build innovative and inclusive content plans, campaigns, strategies, and tactics 
  • Confidence bringing ideas and initiative, building and leading projects with a high degree of ownership and accountability, and delivering high-quality outcomes that meet deadlines 
  • Thirst for continuous improvement, including an aptitude for applying metrics, measurement, data, and insights 
  • Commitment to inclusivity and building content that represents the diversity of Cargill’s community

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