Editor / Writer, Internal Digital News Center

Company Name:
Company Description:
Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, creating and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems.
Cornings history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played an important role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through an innovative and collaborative research and development process. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive collaborative culture.
Purpose of Position
Plan, edit and write content for Corning World Online, the companys daily digital news center, which will become a portal to the company intranet in 2015. Planning includes coverage of Corporate Communications operating priorities. Position also involves being the lead writer for the news center, the editor of content provided by other writers, and the manager of the news center site. Position reports to the manager of Employee Communications in Corporate Communications, Corning, N.Y.
Ongoing Tasks
Plan, provide, assign, edit and manage news content for the site daily. Specifically:
Write feature stories and news briefs, as needed, for publication
Assign coverage to and manage internal staff writers
Assign coverage to and manage external freelancers
Monitor site functionality, respond to reader feedback, recommend upgrades and refinements to the news center / portal.
Be liaison between the digital news center and subject matter experts and news sources within Corning
Coach and train internal communications specialists in the companys global communications network
Ensure globally diverse news content
Ensure multi-media support for digital news center, such as videos and podcasts
Provide assistance, as needed, with other Corporate Communications needs, such as executive messaging and quarterly earnings presentations
Provide support for the companys external social media program on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
Support special projects as either writer, editor or both
Work on special project teams as needed to support internal communications initiatives
Required Skills:
Excellent writing and editing skills, including high proficiency in Associated Press style rules
Ability to produce and edit videos
Ability to meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities
Knowledge of design and functional trends on corporate intranet sites
Strong technical background in communications tools and new media technologies
Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office
Familiarity with technology tools and a willingness to learn more in this area
Ability to manage freelance writers and internal writing resources
Soft Skills:
Self-motivated to achieve excellence
Strong interpersonal skills, especially in listening, problem solving and creativity
Able to work well within a team
Eagerness to learn and explain technical, scientific and financial functions within Corning
Ability to interact and communicate effectively with a diverse employee group and across a wide range of businesses and international cultures
Ability to work flexible schedules to accommodate different global time zones
Travel: Less than 5%
Education and Experience
Bachelors degree in Communications, Journalism, English or other related field required. Minimum 7-10 years of experience in corporate communications, public relations, journalism, college communications teaching or a related communications field. Preferred candidates would have a background in writing, editing and content management.
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