Public Relations Manager

02 May, 2023


Public Relations Manager

BASF Corporation
Research Triangle Park, NC

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Where the Chemistry Happens 

BASF Corporation is looking for a Public Relations Manager to join our enthusiastic, supportive, driven team focused on supporting a range of corporate media relations programs

Reporting to BASF’s regional External Communications Senior Manager, this position leads a range of corporate media relations programs and activities including the development of news releases and press statements, messaging documents, and internal positioning papers and issues management. In this role, you will serve as main point of contact and corporate spokesperson with local, regional media and trade media and work closely with the Community Relations and Marcom colleagues to ensure consistent messaging and adherence to BASF’s One Voice Policy.

As a Public Relations Manager you create chemistry by…


·        Working with the Sr. Manager of External Affairs, Agricultural Solutions to develop and execute a proactive, integrated media strategy to maintain the positive reputation and awareness of our organization. You will develop and implement a wide range of media relations outreach tactics including news releases, press kits, backgrounders, media pitches, stand-by-statements, reports, presentations, fact sheets, talking points, social media etc.

·        Working as part of the External Affairs team, you will serve as a BASF spokesperson with regional, local news and trade media and help develop and maintain relationships with key journalists in the region.

·        Managing media inquiries and opportunities, both reactive and proactive, and providing recommended and appropriate action. Monitor media coverage and support management of agencies that partner with us on media summaries and analytics.

·        Prioritizing daily tasks including the review of regional news release materials submitted by site & community relations managers and business marketing communications managers to ensure adherence to BASF’s One Voice Policy and news style requirements.

·        Serving as the primary link between the External Affairs team in North America Agricultural Solutions and Communications colleagues in the various regional business units, supporting colleagues on North American news and information, and ensuring regional adherence to global BASF communications policies and procedures.

·        Working with the Sr. Manager of External Affairs, Agricultural Solutions on issues management news release planning & process management to ensure BASF is prepared with approved statements and executives are amply informed.

·        Coordinating with social media manager to ensure timely, coordinated efforts and adherence to BASFs One Voice policy.

Hybrid working environment is 3 days onsite at our Research Triangle Park location and 2 days remote per week.




Qualifications – BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent



Your formula for success…


·        Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, or a related field

·        Minimum seven years of experience in media relations or corporate communications preferably at a global, matrixed organization

·        Advanced communications and exceptional writing ability (proficiency with Associated Press style), analytic and persuasive skills and the ability to multi-task effectively

·        Solid understanding of current media landscape and how media can impact the market’s view of a company



You @ BASF

At BASF you get more than just compensation, Medical & Dental. Our total offer includes a wide range of elements you need to be your best in every stage of your life. That’s what we call you@BASF. Our Periodic Table of Benefits includes some additional perks below for starters…

·        Flexible Work Arrangements whenever possible

·        Retirement Benefits

·        Maternity/Paternity Leave, Infertility & Adoption reimbursement

·        Mentoring & Development Programs

·        Employee Discounts

·        Pet insurance

·        Matching Donations to your favorite cause

·        Access to our BASF Wine Cellar


What are you waiting for? Click Apply now to BELONG@BASF!!


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Job posted: 2023-05-02