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U.S. Wheat Associates Seeks Communications Specialist
August 29, 2014
U.S. Wheat Associates (USW), a non-profit organization working to promote exports on behalf of wheat producers, has an opening for a new position in its Arlington, VA, Headquarters Office. The communications specialist will provide a broad range of public affairs and marketing communications support to the organization. The position reports to the vice president of communications.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Working collaboratively to implement producer and market development communications
  • Researching and writing news releases, articles for USW newsletters, policy reports, etc.
  • Media relations
  • Promotional material production and support
  • State member relations
  • USW Web site and social media content and coordination

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business or related areas of study
  • Proven successful experience in a professional communications position
  • Excellent written, verbal and online communications skills
  • Prior experience in agricultural industries and/or commodities export categories preferred
  • Ability to effectively work under tight deadlines and manage projects independently
  • Excellent people skills and an upbeat and enthusiastic attitude
  • Strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail
  • An interest in international trade with a willingness to travel overseas

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements via email or mail no later than Sept. 12, 2014, to:

Steve Mercer
Vice President of Communications
U.S. Wheat Associates, Inc.
3103 10th Street North, Suite 300
Arlington VA 22201
smercer@uswheat.org
www.uswheat.org

About U.S. Wheat Associates:

USW is the industry’s market development organization working in more than 100 countries on behalf of U.S. wheat producers. Its mission is to “develop, maintain, and expand international markets to enhance the profitability of U.S. wheat producers and their customers.” The activities of USW are made possible by producer checkoff dollars managed by 19 state wheat commissions and through cost-share funding provided by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. USW is an equal opportunity provider and employer. USW prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital or family status, age, disability, political beliefs or sexual orientation.

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