Vermeer Corporation Brand Communication Intern in Pella, Iowa

You’re not likely to find another company like Vermeer. Our people are from all walks of life in locations around the world, rolling up our sleeves and getting tough work done every day. Together. We’re a family-owned and operated company with an unmatched culture, one that is built on the belief that every Vermeer team member has real, personal impact – on our people, our customers and our world. Whoever you are and where you are in your career, Vermeer helps you be Equipped to Do MoreTM.

Job Summary

The Communications Intern helps with the creative development and refinement of new and existing communication channels; internal creative services, company meeting and employee event planning, and general communication responsibilities. This position will include writing, editing, design and layout management, research, and measurement of employee-facing and key stakeholder communication.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Demonstrate the Vermeer characteristics of caring culture, demonstrating agility, customer focused, and stewardship, and model the associated behaviors.

  2. Help with the creation and development of quality communication messages that incorporate graphics, photography, audio visual, and web design artwork that helps advance the organization’s communication goals. Coordinate with Vermeer Creative Services to execute creative work when work cannot be executed within the communication department.

  3. Work collaboratively with business segments and support functions. Support an ongoing cadence of communication with employees to support an engaged workforce.

  4. Plan, develop, and edit communication (oral, written, visual) for organization initiatives to enhance stakeholder knowledge of the brand, products, business priorities, operating environment, while also enhancing the employee experience. Identify story ideas and collect information through internal and external sources to obtain editorial material for use in organization’s communication mediums.

  5. Maintain communication graphics, photograph, and audio visual files.

Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma required.

  • Current student pursing a Bachelors’ degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications or Marketing.

  • Previous internship is a plus.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Strong writing skills.

  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team setting.

  • Basic computer skills, but knowledge or willingness to work with design software is helpful.

  • Flexibility and ability to balance multiple tasks.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Why Vermeer?

Our reach is global, our impact is personal. By joining Vermeer, you won’t just be making the right step for your career. You’ll be making a real, personal impact on our people, our customers and our world.

Impact Our People: You’ll find teams of hardworking people who take pride in their work, pride in each other and pride in the principles that guide them. Our team members are diverse, talented and driven to continuously learn, improve and innovate, both for our company and for their careers.

Impact Our Customers: Whether our customers are operating small stump cutters in their backyard or giant surface mining equipment in Australia, they make progress happen. Our team members are constantly turning up new possibilities and collaboratively innovating to keep our customers and the people they serve on the leading-edge of progress around the world.

Impact Our World: At Vermeer, we believe in giving back and helping people and communities. We’ve held that belief from our founding in 1948. Our reach extends from offering impressive benefits that help our team members and their families live well, to supporting our local communities through volunteer and community investment programs. Our impact is also experienced by the way our customers use Vermeer products to make a difference. Vermeer equipment is used all around the world to keep people connected to life necessities, such as water and electricity, harvest the feed that nourishes a vibrant food supply and effectively manage precious natural resources that improve our quality of life.