Manager, Product Safety Communications
The American Chemistry Council (ACC), a national trade association representing the world’s leading chemical and plastics manufacturers, currently has an opportunity for a Manager, Product Safety Communications for its Communications division. ACC represents its members on public policy issues; coordinates the industry’s research and testing programs; and administers Responsible Care®, the industry’s environment, health, safety and security performance improvement initiative.
The position is responsible for providing high-level writing, research and social media support for the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) communications efforts around product safety and stakeholder outreach. The position reports directly to the Senior Director, Strategic Communications.
Other key duties and responsibilities of the position include creating, editing and managing content in support of ACC product safety and value chain outreach initiatives; measuring ongoing media coverage on key issues including supply chain issues, retail activities, chemicals in products, and others, for purposes of providing fact-based assessments of the external environment for ACC advocacy; developing and maintaining accessible library of current positions, external statements and talking points; assisting in developing written content for ACC web sites (internal and external); developing content for ACC social media outreach applications; and supporting ACC’s media outreach activities
through writing/placing articles, pitching stories and securing interviews, as needed.
Required qualifications include Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or related field; five years of experience in communications, public policy, issue advocacy, media relations or relevant field; strong written and oral communications skills, including the ability to write creatively and communicate technical information; demonstrated research and editing skills; and experience with social media tools and engaging with online stakeholders (bloggers, influencers, etc.)