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Part-Time Student-Communications-Moline IL

Date: Apr 20, 2021

Location: Moline, Illinois, United States, 61265

Company: John Deere

There are over 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before! Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois  - Moline  
Function: Communication
Title: Part-Time Student-Communications-Moline IL - 72398 


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


John Deere Construction & Forestry (C&F) in Moline, Illinois, is looking for a motivated student with communication skills to apply solutions to real-world problems. You will:


C&F Factory Communications (75%)


Develops, coordinates and integrates various communications media to share business-related information with unit employees to ensure understanding of business goals and objectives and how these objectives align with the division and enterprise strategy.


  • Production employee startup meeting talk sheet and unit news: Conduct interviews, take pictures and write stories for publication in newsletters for our production and salaried employees focused in Davenport and Dubuque, Iowa.
  • Digital signs: Monitor and update the X2O digital signage deck, including creating new slides on a regular basis and working with departments to update regular features, such as the safety report and employee milestones. Assist new locations as they onboard X2O.
  • Bulletin Boards: Update the bulletin boards on a weekly basis or as needed. This includes creating and printing posters to communicate unit information about events, safety, CI, and milestones.
  • Facility communications and meetings:  Support facility communications and meetings as to the communications specialist as needed using various tools, such as email, digital signs, posters, and Everbridge.
  • Other: Assists with other communication activities as needed.


C&F Division Communications (25%)


Develops, coordinates and integrates various communication media to share business-related information with global C&F employees to ensure understanding of business goals and objectives and how these objectives align with the division and enterprise strategy.


  • C&F John Deere Online homepage: Keep content refreshed on the homepage, update standing features, and work on departmental requests for announcements or updates to links on the page.
  • John Deere Online stories: Write feature articles on C&F events or achievements from the Davenport and Dubuque facilities that merit a broader audience and publish them on JDO.
  • Other: Assists with other local and global communication activities as needed.


Skills and Knowledge


  • General understanding of communications planning processes and measurement techniques
  • General understanding of communication theories, especially employee/internal communications
  • Ability to use standard desktop applications such as Microsoft Office tools including Outlook, PowerPoint, SharePoint, MS Forms, and OneDrive
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good interpersonal and team communication skills
  • Skill in planning, organizing, and deploying projects


What It Takes


  • Ideally you will be pursuing a Bachelor's or Graduate degree in communications, marketing, English, journalism or equivalent field; others may apply
  • Must be registered as a full-time student at a four-year university
  • Must be able to commute to the work location on a daily basis
  • Graduation date of May 2022 or later
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Approximately 15 hours/week during the summer and academic year


What Makes You Stand Out


  • Writing, presentation and video editing skills
  • 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.


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 or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.



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