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Corporate Communication Specialist


Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 168573 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: DHO Communications 

Department: Communication 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

The internal communication specialist supports Kiewit’s employee communication strategies through their role on the Corporate Communication team but will also serve as managing editor of the external corporate magazine. This individual should have strong writing and editing skills, a proven history of good editorial judgment and should be proficient in Associated Press Style. They should also be adept at developing and executing results-driven communication plans and supporting content that solves problems, closes communication gaps and/or initiates change. 

This individual will work closely with internal clients and leaders across the company’s business units, including HR, benefits, recruiting, and the company’s operating districts and leadership. They will also oversee the workflow of freelancers and occasionally engage with Kiewit’s clients in the interviewing and approval process.

A successful candidate will be adept at managing multiple responsibilities while working collaboratively with business partners at all levels as a communication consultant. Experience in corporate communication and project management will be an important asset to the candidate. Kiewit demands a person with high attention to detail and time management skills to consistently meet deadlines. This role is based in Omaha, Nebraska. 

District Overview

At Kiewit, the scale of our operations is huge. Our construction and engineering projects span across the United States, Canada and Mexico, improving and connecting communities with every initiative.  We depend on our high-performing operations support professionals — they’re the glue that holds multiple areas of the business together and the catalysts that make things happen. We hire only the most driven people and we offer them diverse career opportunities, strong leadership and mentorship, rewarding, collaborative work, and responsibility they won’t find just anywhere. We’re always pushing new limits. You can too.  


This position is based out of Kiewit's headquarters at 1550 Mike Fahey Street. This is a shared service center in a professional office setting. This role will be completely onsite. 


•    Serve as managing editor of Kiewit’s external corporate magazine.
•    Serve as an integral role in the development and execution of the company's global internal communication strategy to help Kiewit reach its business objectives and deliver against key priorities. 
•    Support the company’s business strategies through targeted communication, planning and execution to influence employee behaviors, inform employees about key Kiewit people-focused initiatives and improve operational performance.
•    Develop and use effective, results-focused internal communication tools as part of the overall mix of solutions; ensure the consistent flow of key messages through all internal communication vehicles.
•    Manage communication for key internal organizational changes by preparing and implementing communication strategies and materials.
•    Research and employ key metrics to regularly assess the effectiveness of all internal communication.
•    Serve as a valued writing resource for Corporate Communication, including delivering content for the company’s internal news site and its flagship publication, Kieways magazine.
•    Leverage and help manage key internal technologies – including content management systems (SharePoint and WordPress) and internal social media platforms – to improve information sharing and collaboration. 
•    Work with other internal communication consultants and outside writing, video and design vendors.


•    Excellent copywriting and storytelling skills along with a strong attention to detail. A portfolio of recent work is required. Two or three feature article writing samples preferred.  
•    Proficient in Associated Press Style
•    More than 3 years of communication experience.
•    A bachelor's degree is required (journalism, communication or related field strongly preferred). 
•    Proficient in MS Office Suite (Microsoft Word and PowerPoint required, Excel desired)
•    Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere Pro, InDesign and/or Photoshop desired)
•    Experience with WordPress CMS platform and familiarity with SEO
•    Experience with Google Analytics (PowerBi experience also helpful)
•    The ability to take a communication plan from concept to conclusion while measuring its effectiveness.
•    Previous track record of successfully meeting deadlines and project expectations.
•    A strong understanding of good client relations, consulting as subject matter expert
•    Ability to work non-standard office hours, as necessa
•    Ability to work closely, on a daily basis, with internal and outside professionals on a project teamry, and travel when/if required
•    Experience with a broad range of communication mediums (e.g., print, video, social media) and able to use them strategically to influence and inform important stakeholders.
•    Marketing experience is helpful.



Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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