Communications Strategist

01 May, 2022

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Communications Strategist

Farm Credit Bank of Texas
Austin, TX

JOB DESCRIPTION

Why Farm Credit Bank of Texas?

Some organizations talk about making a difference in the world. At Farm Credit Bank of Texas, it’s more than talk. That’s because we have a central role financing the ag producers and businesses that supply the world with food, fiber and so much more. And while you’re playing your part helping feed the world, we contribute to your personal success, too, with competitive compensation and a generous health-and-wellness benefits package. You can grow your skills using our online catalogue of thousands of training options while working in a modern workplace located below the bluffs of the Colorado River just northwest of downtown Austin. Only candidates willing and able to work onsite at our Austin office should consider this opportunity.

Position Description

We’re searching for an experienced communications professional who has proven skills managing media-relations programs and is a skilled storyteller who will contribute content for our internal and external digital and print channels.

Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe corporate communication team partners to preserve and enhance the bank’s reputation. We use our unique skills to inspire and engage audiences in ways that unlock value and make people proud to be associated with Farm Credit. We’re seeking a person who will:

  • Use a consultative approach to develop and execute effective media-relations strategies and tactics for our district partners.
  • Develop and issue bank news releases.
  • Write stories for our award-winning Landscapes magazine and annual reports.
  • Partner to develop videos, blogs, podcasts, social-media posts and other digital assets.
  • Partner with bank departments to develop strategic plans and execute internal communication tactics.
  • Enjoy the challenge of working on many projects simultaneously and has the time-management skills and optimism to keep those projects humming along.

What You Bring to the TeamThis important role requires a collaborative person who has a nose for news with at least 6 years of experience in a communication-related field, preferably related to agriculture or as a news reporter. You’ll need a bachelor’s degree in a communication-related field, preferably journalism, and proven and polished writing skills. You know how to make complex topics engaging and simple. We prefer a person who understands the basics of photography, video production and graphics. Our department works with all departments, so you need demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to work within deadlines. Experience with Office 365 and Microsoft Teams is preferred. Thoughtfulness, thoroughness and creativity are musts.

Why Farm Credit Bank of Texas

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer comprehensive, affordable, and competitive benefit options that are focused on health and wellness, financial security, and achieving a work-life balance:

  • Flexible health-and-wellness benefits, including medical insurance, prescription drug coverage, dental insurance, vision care, flexible spending accounts, and more.
  • 401(k) plan that includes an employer match and additional employer contribution
  • Long-term disability and life insurance
  • Vacation leave, sick leave, and paid holidays
  • Option to use sick leave to take your pet to the vet for emergency services
  • Up to five days per year to volunteer in local community organizations, services, or events
  • Ongoing professional-development opportunities
  • Generous tuition-reimbursement program
  • Physical fitness incentive plan
  • Employer matching gifts program

About UsEstablished in 1916, Farm Credit Bank of Texas (FCBT) is one of four funding banks that serve borrower-owned banks across America. We’re a cooperative that’s owned by 14 of those banks, which have service territories in New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Headquartered in Austin, we provide funding and services so those banks can support the farmers, ranchers, farmer-owned cooperatives and agribusinesses that help make rural communities resilient and successful. Our work here matters.

 

Important note: We care about your hiring process and take it seriously. A real person will review your applications, meaning response timelines may vary. The interviewing process at Farm Credit Bank of Texas may include phone calls and emails, on-site interviews, and requests for portfolios or demonstrations of work. We can’t personally follow-up with each applicant, and we will do our best to create a professional, respectful, and thorough process for candidates with whom we identify as a potential fit.

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Job posted: 2022-05-01