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Communications Specialist

Location: Modesto, CA, US, 95354

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Date: Jan 2, 2019

Company: E. & J. Gallo

Why E. & J. Gallo Winery?

Recognized by Glassdoor as a "Best Place to Work" two years in a row, we couldn't be prouder of our employees. We are the largest family-owned winery in the world with over 100 brands. We are committed to driving innovation, sustainability, and fostering a culture of collaboration. We look forward to having you join the team! Your Talent & Gallo | A Perfect Pairing

As a Communications Specialist, you will support the Sales Organization in developing and managing all aspects of communication and public relations for internal and external stake holders.

What You Will Do

  • Ensures internal messages are communicated to sales employees in a clear, timely and effective manner, using a high-impact writing style and format.
  • Creates specific communication action plans, timelines, and defined deliverables that support the communication of internal messages to help shape culture, drive engagement, and deliver results.
  • Continually improves, measures, and evaluates effectiveness of employee communications strategies and methods and recommends changes as necessary.
  • Manages development and distribution of Sales communications to the Sales Organization leveraging various communication vehicles (enabling technology).
  • Participates in development and management of Sales communication timelines, linking to program milestones.
  • Develops content and manages production/distribution of Sales weekly and monthly newsletter in ways that drive measurable increases in employee readership and engagement. Partners with Strategic sales operations managers to define and maintain metrics on employee readership and engagement.
  • Manages employee advocacy program to include content curation and employee engagement.
  • Partners with cross-functional teams to develop, maintain, and distribute multiple calendars.
  • Manages Sales communication tools to include content management, end user relations, analyzing usage and application enhancements.
  • Partners with Subject Matter Experts to develop annual curriculum calendar for Gallo ROSE (Remote Online Sales Education) and brings to life in virtual format.

What You Will Need

  • High school diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate.
  • Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years of experience in Sales, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, or Corporate Communications reflecting increasing levels of responsibility; or 6 years of Sales, Marketing Public Relations, Journalism, or Corporate Communications experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and organizational skills.
  • Experience developing and presenting information to groups of people.
  • Computer Skill Requirements include: MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint at an intermediate level.

What Will Set You Apart

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or Business Administration plus 5 years of experience in Sales, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, or Corporate Communications reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of basic communications/public relations fundamentals.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Possesses strong project management skills.
  • Experience responding effectively to the most sensitive inquiries from the media, clients or members of the business community.
  • Experience building business relationships with corporate outside entities.
  • Skilled in writing speeches, articles; experience developing content for websites.
  • Experience applying principles of logical thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
  • Experience dealing with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
  • Experience working with all levels and functions within the company.
  • Experience displaying a strong sense of urgency and creativity.

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Gallo will consider all qualified applicants for employment, including those with criminal histories, consistent with the requirements of applicable law.


Nearest Major Market: Modesto

Job Segment: Communications, Marketing Communications, Outside Sales, Corporate Communications, Sales Operations, Marketing, Sales

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