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PUBLIC AFFAIRS MGR II at Georgia Pacific

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Diboll, Texas

Job Description:

Who is Georgia-Pacific?Watch to find out!

Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, building products and related chemicals. We have approximately 300 manufacturing facilities across North and South America, ranging from large pulp, paper and tissue operations to gypsum plants, box plants and building products complexes.
At Georgia-Pacific, we believe in creating long-term value for our company, customers and business partners. Nearly 35,000 employees worldwide are guided by Market Based Management® principles, which are based on integrity and compliance. These principles challenge us to achieve world-class excellence by constantly finding new and better ways to manufacture products and support the needs of our customers.
Our company also strongly believes in making significant contributions that support our neighbors and the environment. Through the Georgia-Pacific Foundation and various facility programs, GP employees work closely with non-profit organizations to promote growth and sustainability in the community. For more, visit
Georgia-Pacific’s East Texas, footprint consists of a variety of wood and chemical processing facilities. Approximately 1800 employees produce a wide range of building products including plywood, OSB, particle board, lumber and chemical resins that support the building products industry nationwide. This position is located in GP’s office building in Diboll, TX. GP is one of the largest employers in the community and is strongly engaged in supporting the community, workforce development and education.


A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

This role will focus on using internal and external communications to increase the company’s profile in the community while helping the community understand the changing building products business. This includes maintaining a positive relationship with the community, local government and municipal representatives, local media as well as being seen as a valuable extension of the facilities’ leadership.


  • Strategic communications advisor to the leadership teams and managers at the various facilities to help build consistent and relevant communications for effective employee engagement.

  • Develop, implement and manage a comprehensive employee communications program that encourages face-to-face communications and supports information sharing through written and visual tools.

  • Establish strong relationships with community members including local government officials, regulatory agencies and community groups.

  • Own local issues and coordinate activities with legal, government affairs and corporate communications.

  • Advise facility leadership teams of issues, attitudes and opinions both inside and outside the company that could affect mill operations. This includes establishing a climate of cooperation with employees and implementing or helping support necessary programs to maintain GP’s position as a leader in a highly competitive industry.

  • Establish and maintain the means to detect signals of company vulnerability in external and internal environments; develop communications plans for crisis and serve as a member of the crisis management team.

  • Tell the GP/facility business story through various outlets in the community.

  • Crisis response and media relations. Develop strong relationships with reporters and editors who cover the community and participate in the process of gathering and disseminating news.  This includes serving as company spokesperson and facilitating interviews by providing background, details and explanation.

  • Develop and implement programs and volunteer opportunities in support of the local community that are aligned with GP’s focus areas of entrepreneurship, education, environment and enrichment, and opportunities that add long-term value to our business, community and customers.


In general, the Public Affairs Manager will spend approximately 45% of his/her time on internal communications work, about 45% on public affairs work (community relations and government interaction) and 10% on proactive and reactive media relations. The role provides these services to approximately 10 sites with some local/regional travel required.


What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • At least 7 years of communications experience.

  • Knowledge and experience with communications strategy and programs, including adapting and implementing best practices of other communications programs.

  • Excellent writing, editing and general communication skills.

  • Experience with news media and community relations.


What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:


Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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