Internal Communications Specialist

Johnsonville, LLC

About our Company:

Since 1945, our family-owned company of sausage-makers has invented better ways to make, eat and prepare crave-able sausage. Today, we are 3,500 Members strong globally, selling our famous sausage in all 50 United States and more than 40 countries. We have a culture built on the idea that if we make developing your talents our top priority, great business results will follow naturally. We call it The Johnsonville Way. It has been our secret sauce for decades, and we hope you get to experience it for yourself!

Position Details

Internal Communications Specialist
Northeast Wisconsin
Sheboygan Falls, WI

Position Overview:

The Internal Communications Specialist will serve within the Corporate Communications team, delivering effective enterprise information and positively impacting our culture, Member experience and overall reputation. This role reports to the Global Corporate Communications Director and is part of a dynamic, experienced and passionate team. Based at Johnsonville’s corporate headquarters in Sheboygan Falls, the team thrives on being a strategic and collaborative partner to cross-functional teams throughout the organization. Communications is a valued strategic asset among our family ownership, leadership team and global Members. This position is a hybrid role.

Areas of Responsibilities and What You’ll Do:

Internal Communications

  • Write, edit and publish messaging and communications across the enterprise that inform, inspire and deliver the desired impact among stakeholders. 
  • Contribute to key communication channels including: company intranet (The Grill), town halls, plant meetings, digital sources, employer social media sites and more. 
  • Organize and execute content calendar and creation. 
  • Collaborate with corporate PR and marketing social media teams to learn about external campaigns and promotions that could be used to create relevant, engaging content for Johnsonville Members. 
  • Implement tracking and reporting to measure against visibility, engagement and organizational objectives. 

Change Communications

  • Develop and execute communications plans that support change-management strategies for organizational initiatives. 
  • Collaborate with change practitioners and key stakeholders to create communications for various audiences that drive awareness, desire, knowledge, ability, and reinforcement for targeted audiences. 
  • Develop and execute communications using various communication methods and tools to drive Member adoption and speed to adoption for organizational initiatives. 
  • Monitor communications execution and effectiveness. 
  • Seek feedback and work with change practitioners and key stakeholders to continually improve communication methods and tools.


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, organizational communications preferred or equivalent experience.


  • Two to four years in communications – preferably with internal or employee communications –within a high-growth, fast-paced environment.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Sharp writing, editing, visual and verbal communication skills, with ability to articulate details clearly and concisely across various communications channels. 
  • Creative thinker with both strategic communications and strong storytelling skills. 
  • Results-driven professional who possesses a problem-solving mindset and thrives on building strong connections with internal audiences. 
  • Experience in creating communications plans aligned to higher business strategies, culture and change-management strategies, and HR-related programs (ex; recruitment, retention, engagement). 
  • High ability to understand target audiences for messaging, and how to measure impact of communications for continuous improvement. 
  • Confidence in creating reactive and proactive communications for change-management efforts and crisis management. 
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with and influence multi-functional teams across our global enterprise. 
  • Keen awareness of cultural nuances, with ability to work in a global environment.


Members have potential for a monthly bonus, 401k with a company match and profit sharing. Members also have access to terrific benefits including affordable medical, dental and vision coverage;flexible spending accounts; disability and life insurance; and fertility and adoption assistance. Johnsonville also offers competitive paid time off, including paid parental time off, as well as access to the 24/7 onsite fitness center, onsite medical clinic and tuition reimbursement!

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