Posted by: Christie Nissen on July 6, 2022

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U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) – Director of Communications

U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) has an opening for a Director of Communications in a hybrid work environment based in its Arlington, Virginia, Headquarters Office.

About USW:
USW is the non-profit, export market development organization for the U.S. wheat industry, promoting the reliability, quality and value of all six U.S. wheat classes to wheat buyers, millers, bakers, food processors and government officials in more than 100 countries. Its mission is to: “Develop, maintain, and expand international markets to enhance wheat’s profitability for U.S. wheat producers and its value for their customers.” Funding is made possible through checkoff dollars, goods and services from 17 state wheat commissions and cost-share grants from the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service.

About the Position:
The Director of Communications reports to the Vice President of Communications and helps USW fulfill its mission by:
• Working collaboratively to plan and implement producer-focused and market development communications across a range of media that reflects USW’s mission.
• Managing all digital communication touchpoints including content creation, deployment across the website, social media, email marketing, and other media channels, and performance analysis.
• Optimizing website content for search engines.
• Engaging with overseas offices on communications needs and guiding their social media efforts.
• Helping manage new video and photography projects.
• Researching and writing news releases, articles for USW newsletters, policy reports, etc.
• Media relations and monitoring.
• Other duties as assigned.

Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and relevant writing or digital communications samples via email no later than July 22, 2022, to:

Steve Mercer
Vice President of Communications
U.S. Wheat Associates, Inc.

View the full job description here.

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