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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Senior Communications Specialist - Corporate Journalist - Phoenix, AZ


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Phoenix, AZ, United States 

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Public Relations

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Freeport-McMoRan is a premier U.S.-based natural resources company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially-responsible manner.


We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers for our employees. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Freeport-McMoRan.


You always are up for a good story and thrive on telling them in creative and engaging with smart writing, good photography and basic video for communications vehicles inside and outside the company. You have the range to create everything from the script for a video yarn to a clever social media post to a podcast that keeps people tuned in. In fact, you're always looking for creative, innovative ways to reach people. Understanding how to drive employee engagement and promote organizational objectives is second nature. You're always the best storyteller in the room.


We are a recently expanded department comprised of communications professionals from around the company now focusing on a single goal – telling engaging, informative stories about our employees and our company. If you want to be part of our team, apply for the writer position below.

  • Compose creative and engaging stories that include photography/video for various internal and external communications vehicles.
  • Develop, write and post social media content using detailed understanding of publishing tools, analytics tools and social marketing technology along with all native platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and more).
  • Under the supervision of the Manager-Corporate Communications, provide guidance to site leadership of assigned business units that align with Corporate strategy.
  • Support the Corporate Communications team on Corporate-wide initiatives; execute a variety of media, including face-to-face meetings, intranet, widely dispersed emails, video, newsletters, etc.
  • Special projects as assigned that would include communication of various Companywide initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Mass Communications, English or equivalent work experience and seven (7) years of experience in Corporate Communications or Mass Communications
  • Passion, energy and enthusiasm for social media
  • Detailed knowledge and expertise around all social platforms
  • Experience in executing successful social media campaigns and marketing strategies native to individual channels
  • Excellent command of grammar and knowledge of AP writing style
  • Thorough understanding of writing strategies and tactics
  • History of professional experience in a corporate, creative services or print, electronic or social media environment
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Excellent editing and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to produce content assets quickly, flexibly adjust to changes in priority and find creative ways to repurpose existing content for new uses
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and on deadline
  • Relevant knowledge, interest, and experience in digital and mobile communications, storytelling and content
  • Skilled at collaborating within and outside of department
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Strong demonstration of writing, editing and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to quickly understand and effectively communicate complex, technical subject matter
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities and handle multiple tasks with concentration, speed and accuracy to meet multiple deadlines and shifting requirements to produce a large volume of high-quality material with meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic and able to work at a fast pace, while maintaining high accuracy and quick turnaround time on assigned projects
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and oversee high-visibility projects and processes
  • Ability to work effectively in an environment subject to changing priorities and short deadlines