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Communications Content Specialist ∞ (Maplewood, MN) at 3M

Posted in Media - Journalism - Newspaper 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Maplewood, Minnesota





Job Description:

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives. With $32 billion in sales, our 91,000 employees connect with customers all around the world.

3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and creativity. We gain new insight from diverse thinking, and take risks on new ideas.

Here, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.

Job Description

Do you see yourself as a storyteller, a problem-solver, a team player seeking opportunities to apply your skills to support a care-settings-oriented model? Are you innovative, digitally focused and proactive? If so, 3M is seeking a Communications Content Specialist for its US Subsidiary Marketing Communications team within the Medical Solutions Division located in Maplewood, MN.

We’re looking for a communications professional who excels at demand generation and has the skills to execute campaign plans, draft copy for external and internal audiences, and monitor/analyze metrics; a self-starter who can take a project and run with it; a project manager who can juggle multiple projects and priorities; and a collaborator who knows how to have fun in a competitive marketplace.

At 3M, your work to help elevate medical solutions will directly impact the lives of patients – join us!

Job Summary:

In this role, the candidate will serve as a content specialist, responsible for localizing marketing communications content across multiple US care settings. The successful candidate will ensure that the Medical Solutions Division (MSD) story and branded campaigns and associated materials embrace and reflect the company’s reputation and vision across all communication touch points. The successful candidate will need to find creative ways to engage and reach both existing and new US customers and establish MSD as a thought leader in the US market. The candidate’s key responsibility will be developing and executing communication solutions to build awareness and engagement especially via digital channels to grow the MSD brand, business and sales.

For additional information about Medical Solutions, please visit: www.3M.com/Medical

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government, or military environments to a 3M career.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


  • Collaborate with marketing communications staff, marketers and the development team to create digital and traditional solutions that engage our customers and support top division priority communication campaigns, digital advertising and marketing automation programs

  • Write and edit content for multichannel publishing including web, social, mobile, email, online advertising, print, PPC, and interactive tools such as video, animations and applets; coordinate the copy approvals for those materials; ensure content supports best practices for each channel

  • Create social/digital editorial calendar and the associated content to support campaigns, and collaborate with partners on all facets of content execution, budget management and performance

  • Write and edit content for division’s internal communications to engage employees

  • Measure the effectiveness of programs and tactics delivered to customers. Analyze metrics to recommend and implement adjustments to campaigns/content to improve results that impact the business results

  • Collaborate with marketing, technical service, clinical, regulatory and legal partners to ensure alignment of program communication execution. Recommend and manage project plans with external agency/vendor partners for delivery of select communication tactics.

  • Manage external creative resources

  • Ensure alignment of materials to corporate and business brand strategy and identity

  • Manage advertising/merchandise budget

Basic Qualifications:


  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in digital communications in a private, public, government, or military environment

  • Minimum of two (2) combined years of experience with demand generation, social media campaign management, marketing automation, and/or segment marketing in a private, public, government, or military environment

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university in Communications, Advertising, Marketing, Journalism, or Public Relations

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in a digital, advertising or public relations agency

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience developing digital, multimedia and print content

  • Health care industry experience or experience in a regulated industry environment

  • Experience in B2B communications

  • Experience creating content optimized for SEO/SEM

  • Strong project management experience working closely with internal teams, managing tight timetables and multiple projects simultaneously

  • Experience executing and managing multi-faceted communication initiatives including: websites, mobile applications, promotional campaigns/events, marketing automation programs, social media including blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and/or LinkedIn

  • Strong written, verbal and digital communication skills

  • Proficiency with Adobe Analytics, or equivalent, understanding of Google AdWords, SEO and CPC

  • An understanding of key performance indicators for digital campaigns and how to effectively track and measure ROI

  • Familiarity with Salesforce and Eloqua platforms

  • Must be self-starter, self-motivated, deadline focused and have strong skills in multi-tasking

  • Exceptional inter-personal skills, including writing, editing and verbal communication skills

  • Willingness to have fun, think creatively and thrive in fast-paced business environment

Location: Maplewood, MN

Travel: May include up to 10% domestic

Relocation: Is not authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M.

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