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Internal Communications Specialist-Roseburg Forest Products

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Roseburg Culture

  • Participating as a member of the HR Team
  • Participating in communication aspects and collaboration with HR related activities, e.g., coordination with HR staff on some specific project or task
  • Presenting communications-related training to sites and departments as a specified segment of the leadership training process
  • Maintaining internal news, updates and community involvement via company intranet and reader boards
  • Participating in HR related communications and efforts relative to ongoing culture change, e.g., social media activities and use
  • Collaborating on employee survey and results communication and follow-up
  • Coordinating town halls and similar large group internal communication as requested
  • Participating in achieving the goals of the HR organization
  • Modeling company core values

Internal Communications

  • Developing and maintaining E-newsletter, including writing and coordinating articles, updates, etc.
  • Developing and maintaining Roseburg News, including writing and coordinating articles, updates, etc.
  • Editing assigned internal communications to ensure effective communication, persuasive impact, clarity of message, and professional substance and format as appropriate for each individual communication
  • Serving as liaison and point of contact with IT staff on internal communications aspects of company intranet
  • Collaborating and assisting on internal announcements relative to various company changes, staffing, etc.
  • Assisting benefits and other departments on effective internal communications, ongoing messaging and updates
  • Coordinating internal use of logo deployment
  • Collaboration and coordination with the public relations director and marketing department to ensure consistent messaging and a unified approach to communications

Community-Oriented Activities

  • Communicating and collaborating on specific internal employee activities with various community groups and activities, e.g., Roseburg Gives Back
  • Coordinating corporate giving at each plant, including gathering input on each plant’s community activities and commitments
  • Assisting with employee giving campaign, including training for site coordinators, internal communications and related activities
  • Participating in the communication process for Sons and Daughters Program
  • Assisting with internal company meetings and events as specified, e.g., Christmas luncheon

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Executing corporate social media strategy and campaigns in collaboration with marketing department
  • Assisting with ongoing employee recruitment efforts
  • Serving as internal consultant for drafting internally focused communications by departments, sites, etc.
  • Engagement as requested in Executive Team discussions relative to broadening communications related technology
  • Serving as one conduit for collecting employee input on Company related activities and decisions through input and responses received via intranet and other internal communication forums
  • All other tasks, duties and activities as assigned by the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Labor or the Executive Team, or PR Director relative to specific initiatives
  • Travel up to 15% 

Required Qualifications

  • Four (4) year degree in verbal or written communications related field
  • Four (4) plus years of experience in internal communications or related profession
  • Ability to independently draft written communications that are effective across a wide audience
  • Ability to actively engage in solution- and results-oriented discussions, and related communication of actions and decisions
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint/Prezi, WordPress, SharePoint, and standard social media applications (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Houzz)
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards in dealing with confidential information
  • Maintain composure in high-pressure situations
  • Excellent listening, written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in and maintain a highly functional team environment
  • Graphic design ability
  • Basic photography skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Videography skills

Reports To

  • Direct reporting to Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Labor
  • Dotted line reporting to Public Relations Director


$55,000-$65,000 DOE

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Deadline to apply: 8/15/18

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No matter where you are in your career, it’s still your career. Where you’ve worked and what kind of communicating you’ve done is defined by your unique experiences. So whether you’ve had a lot of years of experience or only a few, it’s always fascinating to hear about the careers of other communicators. What are they working on? What deadlines and challenges do they face? How much does social media play a role? How much critical planning or measurement do they really do? Continue reading

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Mitigating the Perfect Storm: Navigating your Team Successfully Through Big Organizational Changes

Beth Montag-Schmaltz talks to IABC Oregon-ColumbiaBudget cuts, new leadership, reorganization, new product launches, mergers & acquisitions — change is the only constant these days, causing change saturation & impacting organizational agility.

On October 16, 2013, IABC Oregon-Columbia hosted Beth Montag-Schmaltz of PeopleFirm, one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies (2011 and 2012).

View Beth’s slides here.

Communications professionals serve a critical strategic role in times of change. Help your organization make the leap from a project view to an enterprise view, and transform employees into champions for change!

Beth Montag-Schmaltz shared a tool to identify areas of change saturation in your organization, and walked us through an exercise to get you on your way to developing your own change management communications strategy!