Sr. Internal Communications Specialist

Bluestem Brands, Inc.

Bluestem Brands, Inc. is the parent company to a number of eCommerce retail brands. We have one mission: to build a dynamic retail enterprise that wins with direct-to-consumer excellence and entrepreneurial-minded employees focused on serving our customers’ unique needs. Our leadership is responsive and supportive, empowering those smart and passionate employees who drive our success. We are continually innovating and improving: we take risks, learn from mistakes and celebrate success as a team.

You work hard, and you deserve more than just a paycheck. Bluestem works to do what’s right for employees. From the big things (great benefits, employee discounts and incentive plans) to small touches (jeans-every-day dress code), this is the place you’ll want to be. And we don’t just talk about work-life balance, we try to live it. Join the Bluestem Brands team to make an impact, be inspired and be valued, every day.

Position Details

Sr. Internal Communications Specialist
Twin Cities Metro
Eden Prairie, MN

We are seeking a Sr. Internal Communications Specialist for Bluestem to be located at our office in Eden Prairie, MN and reporting to the Sr. Director of Talent Management. The Sr. Internal Communications Specialist is a key driver of company messaging to all employees. The incumbent is creative in his/her approach, has a keen eye for audience engagement and a passion for driving change through a variety of communications channels. This person is organized and articulate, able to engage with all levels of the organization and navigates well through ambiguity.

What You'll Do:

  • Create internal communications output that informs, engages and inspires employees – collaborate to develop content for key meetings and messages 
  • Partner with the Sr. Director, Talent Management to develop and drive a communication strategy that is consistent and reflects the organization’s strategic vision 
  • Working with leaders, draft and publish timely company information, including, but not limited to messages from Executive Leadership that may cross several mediums 
  • Make thoughtful recommendations on what information should be provided to employees, as well as when and via what mediums the information should flow 
  • Act as the content manager and primary contact person for our enterprise employee-facing portal 
  • Demonstrate excellent critical thinking in developing and following through on effective communication plans and when collaborating with content providers 
  • Refine core messaging and maintain templates to ensure organizational consistency in all aspects of communication 
  • Drive positive change and engagement through consistent framing of messages 
  • Anticipate stakeholder needs associated with various communications, messages and mediums 
  • Demonstrate agility to adjust the communication plan as needed 
  • Support ideas with research and experience 
  • Measure and present results of communication efforts

What You'll Need:

  • 3+ years of experience in a corporate communications or similar role 
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or related field 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal 
  • Intermediate-level working knowledge of PowerPoint as a communication tool; Expert-level preferred 
  • Creative thinker and communicator 
  • Agility and adaptability – open to and comfortable with change 
  • Critical thinker – uses logic, reasoning and facts to identify alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems 
  • Resourceful and self-directed 
  • Sense of urgency 
  • Professional demeanor 
  • Some project management experience preferred 
  • Some human resources experience a plus

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