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Part-Time Student-Communications-Champaign IL

Date: Jun 1, 2022

Location: Champaign, Illinois, US, 61820

Company: John Deere

At John Deere, we run so life can leap forward. This powerful purpose is our promise to humankind that we will dream, design and deliver breakthrough products that sustain our world for generations to come. The world is counting on us to feed billions of people and build vital infrastructures in villages, towns, and megacities. We live up to the legacy our founder forged in a one-room blacksmith's shop nearly two centuries ago by creating a culture that brings out the best in all of us. A culture where great ideas thrive because every voice is heard.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois  - Champaign  
Function: Communication
Title: Part-Time Student-Communications-Champaign IL - 84551 

Onsite/Remote: Partial Remote Position 


The Part-Time Student Program is primarily designed to augment the Company’s regular full-time staff and is for students who work in parallel to their school schedule.


Your Responsibilities


  • Develops employee engagement communications | Coordinates and integrates various communication media to share business-related information with unit employees to ensure understanding of business goals and objectives.
  • Develop relationship with university and research park stakeholders | Identify key contacts in the research park and university to strengthen relationships and tell the John Deere story within the community.
  • Monitors and updates digital signage | Design of new slides and working with various departments to update regular features, such as the employee milestones, training classes being offered, and employee events.
  • Provide graphic design development and support | Works with Communication Specialist on graphics needed to help employees understand our robust strategic initiatives and employee events. 
  • Prepares unit communications | Develops content with guidance from Communications Specialist

What Skills You Need


  • Pursuing a four-year college degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism/Mass Communication, Graphic Design or Marketing; others may apply
  • Must be registered as a full-time student at an accredited local university
  • Graduation date of May 2023 or later
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above
  • Available to work 12-20 hours/week during the academic year
  • Available to work 30-40 hours/week during the summer semester
  • Ability to commute to the work location as needed
  • Be creative and love working in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment
  • Be willing to roll up your sleeves, build solid relationships and work autonomously
  • Work with multiple media such as video, design, print
  • Beginner to intermediate understanding of Adobe products such as Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere Pro and Premiere Rush
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good interpersonal and team communication skills 
  • Skill in planning, organizing and deploying projects

What Makes You Stand Out


  • Writing experience
  • Video filming and editing experience
  • Experience using Excel, Word, PowerPoint and other Microsoft tools
  • Project management experience


What You'll Get


At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.


The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines. 


An Equal Opportunity Employer, John Deere requires a diversity of people, perspectives and ideas to address the complex challenges of its global business.  John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.





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