Corteva Agriscience Media Relations Manager in Johnston, Iowa
Corteva Agriscience is currently seeking a Media Relations Manager. The Media Relations Manager serves as an enterprise-level spokesperson, with primary focus on global and U.S. trade media, in addition to top-tier media. Collaborates across businesses, regions and functions to tell the company’s growth story to key stakeholder audiences, including industry and enterprise stakeholders, via top-tier and top-trade media. Manage and cultivate media relationships. Collaborates closely with the digital team to integrate media storytelling in digital and social media environments, further helping to raise the company’s profile with key external stakeholders.
This role can accommodate a flexible work arrangement where you may work multiple days a week from home.
How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!
Establish and maintain strong relationships with influential trade media and select top-tier media to effectively tell the Corteva’s growth story to top media stakeholders
Oversee Agriculture trade media planning – coordinating with agencies and regional colleagues on select proactive and reactive media inquiries and opportunities
Partner closely with colleagues in the businesses, regions and functions to provide media relations counsel to leaders – serving as focal point with media stakeholders and ensuring alignment of media relations activities to the company’s strategic priorities
Establish and maintain strong relationships with Agriculture industry media, while also supporting relationship management with top-tier media
Manage media background and briefing sessions
Provide strategic media relations counsel, as well as support in the preparation of briefing books and other leadership prep materials for speaking engagements
Provide media environment analysis as needed and act as a strategic advisor to the Investor Relations, Strategy, M&A and Media Relations Leader for strategic decision-making
Work to create media plans according to strategic goals set by Investor Relations, Strategy, M&A and Media Relations Leader and Chief Communications Officer
Accountable for delivering press releases and other media-facing materials – writing, producing and coordinating this content
Work closely with appropriate departments (i.e., IR, Legal, Government Affairs) to ensure accurate and timely reporting
Navigate communications with appropriate government agencies and partner with government affairs and industry affairs for special situation communications
Support the arrangement of media interview opportunities for senior management at industry and Agriculture trade media conferences – and oversee the media relations approach for these conferences, coordinating the implementation of the company’s presence at these events
Coordinate agency support on daily media monitoring for select (targeted) media analysis – providing direction to agencies as needed
With support of the digital communications team, maintain the company’s News Center website
What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?
Bachelor’s degree required in journalism, communications, public relations or related field
5+ years integrated media relations experience, including digital / social media, either in house or agency
Strong relationship focus, with ability to maintain and establish new relationships among key journalists, with established media relationships preferred
Prior top-tier media or related experience preferred
Understanding of Agriculture industry and general understanding of government affairs, industry affairs and regulatory affairs procedures, as well as the value of sustainability and philanthropy preferred
Ability to act as a trusted advisor with executives and in media training / briefing environments
Strong presence as a spokesperson, particularly with trade media
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Proven self-starter with ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Proven experience generating results, managing relationships and influencing outcomes within a highly matrixed environment
Strong attention to detail
Let’s peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!
Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave
Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more
Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment
And much, much more!
Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? Start by applying to this opportunity today!
Corteva Agriscience ™, the world's first dedicated agriculture start-up, serves to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Our employees fulfill this purpose everyday by building/participating in an inclusive culture where we encourage each other to stay curious, think differently, act boldly and do what's right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. With over 20,000 team members from 130 countries, innovating in 140 world class R&D facilities, we have the resources, leadership heritage and partner ecosystem to make a meaningful impact now and into the future.
Corteva Agriscience, the agriculture division of DowDuPont, is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit: Accessibility Page for Contact Information For US Applicants: See the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster For our U.S. Affirmative Action Policy, click here