External Communications Specialist

Department:  Communications
Date:  Aug 2, 2022



FMC Corporation is a global agricultural sciences company dedicated to helping growers produce food, feed, fiber and fuel for an expanding world population while adapting to a changing environment. FMC's innovative crop protection solutions – including biologicals, crop nutrition, digital and precision agriculture – enable growers, crop advisers and turf and pest management professionals to address their toughest challenges economically while protecting the environment. With approximately 6,400 employees at more than 100 sites worldwide, FMC is committed to discovering new herbicide, insecticide and fungicide active ingredients, product formulations and pioneering technologies that are consistently better for the planet.


FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives.  With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.  Visit FMC to learn more and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter


The Corporate Communications External Communications Specialist will shape and execute FMC’s external communications strategy, focusing on owned- traditional and digital media. In order to maintain an editorial calendar for daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly content opportunities, they will be responsible for pitching ideas and accepting incoming assignments from stakeholders across the organization including members of the c-suite.


The ideal candidate will be passionate about their ideas and have the courage to challenge the status quo. Whether it be in the types of stories we tell or in the way those stories are delivered, the person in this role will be expected to generate fresh and engaging ideas and execute them in a consistent and timely way.


This position will report to the Associate Director of Corporate Communications of the FMC global communications team. 


Essential responsibilities include:

  • Maintain and execute the content calendar for external corporate channels, including social media, the corporate website and traditional media
  • Curate and generate multimedia content to engage targeted external audiences
  • Own the corporate social media strategy and execution
  • Support the content strategy and content management of the corporate FMC.com website
  • Analyze and track content performance data to adjust strategies as needed
  • Monitor for competitor or industry news as well as for brand protection
  • Generate news reports and dashboards for internal stakeholders
  • Support crisis and issues management teams as necessary


The ideal candidate:

  • Has been in an entry level role for a few years and is anxious to grow
  • Has sustained a focus on traditional and/or digital PR plus social media (prior advancements in role or responsibility a plus)
  • Can articulate the full breadth and scope of a communications plan
  • Considers writing and/or creativity a strength and has an eye or appreciation for art/design
  • Gets excited by technology’s role in this field, and always wants to learn more
  • Is the office go-to for any Office 365 tool, especially Word and PowerPoint, as well as website CMS
  • Thinks about how messaging impacts current events and vice versa
  • Thrives when busy, especially when having to manage multiple priorities at once
  • Understands the imperative to be accurate
  • Owns every last detail of a project
  • Will seek out training or education for competencies they need or wish to improve on



Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment. Full vaccination means that two weeks have passed since the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (i.e., Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after a single dose of a one-dose vaccine (i.e., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). All applicants will be required to show proof of their vaccination status upon receipt of an offer of employment. Exemptions will be granted only to those applicants who are unable to take the vaccine due to medical reasons or a sincerely held religious belief.   FMC will work with those who apply for and are granted exemptions in an effort to identify reasonable accommodations which will permit those individuals to fulfill the responsibilities of their positions.


At FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive – regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC. FMC complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact our Talent Acquisition department

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