Communications Manager

The National Dairy FARM Program, administered by the National Milk Producers Federation, provides dairy customers and consumers assurances that U.S. dairy farmers are executing their commitment to on-farm social responsibility. The FARM Program is seeking a Manager of Communications to oversee and produce FARM’s communications and marketing efforts to heighten awareness and engagement with all program stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop, copy edit, produce and maintain FARM Program content, including news releases, monthly and quarterly e-newsletters, dairy publication articles, topic briefs, slide deck presentations, proposals/abstracts and related materials as directed by FARM Program staff
  • Develop and execute a content calendar to achieve outlined FARM Program engagement goals as outlined by FARM Program Area Leads
  • Ensure on-time publication of regularly scheduled FARM program materials on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Manage communications/marketing vendor relationships, including those that support the FARM Program website, social media and resource development with direction from FARM Program Area leads
  • Establish and maintain ongoing relationships with key agricultural/dairy media outlets for opportunity generation for the FARM Program
  • Maintain and ensure accuracy and breadth of distribution lists through Constant Contact and Salesforce
  • Manage FARM Program audio and visual resources with support from communications/marketing vendors
  • Provide communications support through issues management related to on-farm social responsibility
  • Assist other NMPF communications staff as needed with shared communications responsibilities, including assistance with daily news alert and jointly branded publications
Competencies & Qualifications:
  • Experience in content development, writing, editing and proofreading
  • Experience in managing multiple priorities independently and in a team environment to achieve communications/marketing goals with varying deadlines and degrees of importance
  • Experience with collaborative teamwork among internal staff, stakeholders and contracted vendors
  • Ability to keep up with a fast-paced, stakeholder needs-driven organization, focusing on execution
  • Ability to interact, engage confidently and communicate clearly and concisely with internal and external stakeholders to develop and execute upon necessary work streams
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Four-year bachelor’s degree in communications or related field of study or equivalent experience at a trade association or agricultural organization
  • Familiarity with agriculture and/or the dairy industry and on-farm production strongly preferred
  • Willingness to establish relationships with agricultural publications and industry stakeholders (farmers, cooperatives, processors, customers) strongly preferred
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office 365 products including Outlook, Excel, Word, Teams, PowerPoint, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Constant Contact, and PhotoShelter or similar programs
  • Familiarity with photography, video and graphic design preferred but not required
To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume with references to with subject line of “[Last Name] [Position] Application” or provide cover letter and resume through LinkedIn.