Built To Connect - Astec

Corporate Communications Manager

Job Title
Corporate Communications Manager
Job ID
Work From Home
Chattanooga,  TN
Other Location
At Astec, we believe in the power of connection and the importance of building long-lasting relationships with our employees, customers and the communities we call home. With a team more than 4,000 strong, our employees are our #1 advantage. We invest in skills training and provide opportunities for career development to help you grow along with the business. We offer programs that support physical safety, as well as benefits and resources to enhance total health and wellbeing, so you can be your best at work and at home.
Our equipment is used to build the roads and infrastructure that connects us to each other and to the goods and services we use. We are an industry leader known for delivering innovative solutions that create value for our customers. As our industry evolves, we are using new technology and data like never before.
We’re looking for creative problem solvers to build the future with us. Connect with us today and build your career at Astec.

LOCATION: This position will be a remote/hybrid role, in the Chattanooga, TN area.

As a dynamic Communications Specialist, you'll craft and implement engaging communication strategies, create compelling content, manage internal and external events, and more. Your role is pivotal in shaping and conveying our company's narrative and ensuring a cohesive brand experience for customers and employees.

Deliverables & Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement effective communication strategies to convey HR policies, programs, and initiatives to employees. 
  • Collaborate with the HR team to create engaging content for employee newsletters, announcements, and other internal communications channels. 
  • Work closely with the Benefits team to create materials that effectively communicate the value of available benefits. 
  • Support the development, organization, and maintenance of content on the company intranet. 
  • Ensure that intranet content is up-to-date, relevant, and accessible. 
  • Contribute to the development and execution of comprehensive communication strategies aligned with organizational goals. 
  • Design visually appealing assets, including PowerPoint presentations, infographics, and materials for internal and external communications. 
  • Ensure brand consistency in all communication materials. 
  • Support the development and execution of external communication plans, including press releases, media pitches, and other public relations activities. 
  • Support the coordination of internal and external events (conferences, etc.), ensuring seamless execution and alignment with communication objectives. 
  • Manage the production of virtual webinars, from planning to execution, ensuring a professional and engaging experience for participants. Coordinate technical aspects, content creation, and post-event follow-up. 
  • Outline, edit and produce videos for internal and external communication purposes. 
  • Flexibility to take on additional responsibilities and tasks as needed to support the overall goals of the Communications team. 

To be successful in this role, your experience and competencies are:
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Education/Training or a related field preferred.  
  • At least 2 years of experience in corporate communications is preferred. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Proficiency in graphic design tools such as Canva, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office (PowerPoint). 
  • High proficiency in MS PowerPoint is highly preferred.
  • Experience with intranet content management systems (SharePoint). 
  • Ability to develop and execute strategic communication plans. 
  • Strong organizational and project management skills. 

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