External Communications Specialist


We improve lives.

Albemarle is in the business of creating specialty chemicals that make life better for millions of people across the world. From fire safety and pharmaceuticals to cleaner air and healthier crops, our products provide benefits in many different markets. Our core businesses are:

  • Refining Solutions 
  • Bromine Specialties 
  • Lithium and Advanced Materials 
  • Fine Chemistry Services

We're a Global Company Poised for Sustained Growth.

Albemarle operates in dozens of locations across the world, giving us a unique perspective on global economy as we play an increasingly important role in driving it. Maintaining growth in our industry demands a strong strategic vision, operational efficiency, the ability to generate value and the resources to seize opportunities.


Position Details

External Communications Specialist
Charlotte Metro
Charlotte, NC

At Albemarle, we’ve built a thriving international business by envisioning a limitless future and putting innovation to work to improve people’s lives. That’s our culture. That’s our commitment. And when you join our team, it’s an opportunity you share with talented men and women around the globe. Anyone can give you a job. At Albemarle, we believe you deserve more. Something big enough to build a future. Big enough to change the world.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan and support external communications efforts 
  • Responsible for management of social media content for corporate and global business unit support, developing content and generating activity to engage diverse stakeholders 
  • Write and edit content for multiple communications, including websites, blogs, newsletters and social media 
  • Support development and execution of communications plans with content development, media outreach strategy, coordination of leadership visibility opportunities and project coordination 
  • Assist in writing and editing corporate press releases 
  • Identify opportunities for media relationship-building and storytelling; develop materials to support media relations efforts 
  • Monitor company and competitor news to identify emerging issues and storylines 
  • Research communications trends and best practices 
  • Manage monitoring, measurement and reporting activities 
  • Develop content for advertising, external corporate communications, social media, print and websites and provide editorial functions, such as consistency in tone, style, and clarity of language 
  • Expand digital reach by developing relationships with external organizations to encourage content sharing 
  • Maintain, monitor and measure effectiveness of Albemarle.com to improve the experience of diverse stakeholders 
  • Make data-driven decisions based on tracking and reporting

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or related field 
  • 3-5 years of proven experience in public relations or communications, as an in-house corporate communicator or agency experience with corporate clients 
  • Outstanding researching/writing/editing skills, and ability to adapt writing style as necessary to communicate through varied channels to varied audiences 
  • Media relations and digital communications understanding and experience required 
  • Strong problem-solving skills and project management expertise 
  • Proven track record in collaborating with internal and external stakeholders with a global mindset 
  • Proven ability to think ahead, engage proactively, and take initiative 
  • Approaches everything with a sense of urgency and can prioritize multiple projects with deadline pressure 
  • Confident and comfortable when working with executive stakeholders 
  • Web, digital and social media savvy 
  • Strong attention to detail 
  • Creativity and flexibility as well as a positive, professional attitude 
  • Portfolio of writing samples made available upon request

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