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Syngenta ist ein weltweit führendes Unternehmen mit mehr als 28 000 Mitarbeitenden in über 90 Ländern mit einem gemeinsamen Ziel: Bringing plant potential to life. Durch erstklassige Forschung, unsere globale Präsenz und die enge Zusammenarbeit mit unseren Kunden helfen wir, die Ernteerträge und die landwirtschaftliche Produktivität zu steigern, und tragen dazu bei, die Umwelt zu schützen sowie die Gesundheit und Lebensqualität zu verbessern.
Syngenta ist ein weltweit führendes Unternehmen mit mehr als 28 000 Mitarbeitenden in über 90 Ländern mit einem gemeinsamen Ziel: Bringing plant potential to life. Durch erstklassige Forschung, unsere globale Präsenz und die enge Zusammenarbeit mit unseren Kunden helfen wir, die Ernteerträge und die landwirtschaftliche Produktivität zu steigern, und tragen dazu bei, die Umwelt zu schützen sowie die Gesundheit und Lebensqualität zu verbessern.

Executive Writer and Storyteller (m/f/d)

Executive Writer and Storyteller (m/f/d)  - (18036461) 

Description

 

Syngenta Group is one of the world’s leading agriculture innovation companies, with roots going back more than 250 years. Its 48,000 people across more than 100 countries strive to transform agriculture through breakthrough products and technologies that play a vital role in enabling the food chain to feed the world safely, sustainably and with respect for our planet. Swiss headquartered and Chinese-owned, the Group draws strength from its four business units – Syngenta Crop Protection headquartered in Switzerland, Syngenta Seeds headquartered in the United States, ADAMA headquartered in Israel, and Syngenta Group China – that provide industry-leading ways to serve customers everywhere.

Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet.

 

Executive Writer and Storyteller (m/f/d)

 

You: Scriptwriter/novelist/storyteller with exceptional writing skills looking for the chance to touch people’s hearts and minds with your stories, give those a voice who need to be heard so that together we can change the world of agriculture and global food systems, and join a truly purpose driven company that offers the stability of a corporate job.

Us: The world’s leading agriculture company in need of creative powerhouse to transform (often scientific) business stories into epic tales.

The Executive Writer and Storyteller is a new role. You’ll help communicate on corporate initiatives and internal-communication priorities for the Office of the CEO. You will report to Syngenta Group’s Head of CEO, Executive and Thought Leadership Communications and be part of a team of passionate communicators around the world.

Can you create compelling content for the senior-most executives of a company – in this case, priority CEO messages to 50,000 employees in more than 100 countries? If so, we want you.

Here’s one key responsibility: Support live CEO broadcasts to leaders and employees. Search for stories across the company, pitch the CEO, script the segments, and prep the employees who will participate.

Here’s another: Bring the company’s strategy to life for employees. We believe serving farmers and helping them and other partners to produce enough affordable and healthy food for everyone while coping with weather extremes and taking care of our planet is an epic tale. Help us ignite passion, creativity and bold ideas. And inspire employees, drive culture transformation, and enable social behavior change.

If, after reading this, you feel a little intimidated but even more excited, send us a resume. And a well-written cover letter and even better written text samples.

Key Responsibilities

  • Story research reporting and pitching for frequent CEO broadcasts
  • Creative support and content development for Syngenta Group’s strategy including ongoing engagement campaigns and employee learning sessions
  • Creative support and content development for global engagement programs and events
  • Speeches, talking points, briefing documents, and other internal communication support for the CEO
 

Qualifications

 

Required

  • This individual must be able to use communication as a strategic lever for the company’s business agenda. He/she must know the business and be able to seek out the right kinds of stories and messages to align with priority messaging.
  • This individual must be able to craft multiple story options into compelling pitches for review.
  • Attention to detail, strategic thinking, and an understanding of what makes a good Syngenta Group and agriculture story is critical for success. He/she must be able to bring to life strategic initiatives and business priorities through the voice of our people in a way that comes across as relatable and inspiring.
  • The Executive Writer and Storyteller must bring his/her “A game” to everything they do and be able to work in an agile fashion to develop content.
  • Experience writing copy for video, television, podcast, or another broadcast medium
  • Experience writing for senior executives or other business leaders
  • Quick study – able to learn and channel an executive’s ‘voice’ and adapt to changing nature of the business.
  • Ability to understand business priorities to elicit compelling stories that serve as proof points of progress
  • Able to write for a global audience in ways that are relatable, engaging, and inspiring
  • Able to put specific industry stories into global context and vice-versa

 

Preferred

Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, Advertising, Journalism, English, Business, or Public Relations as well as any other related field of expertise.

6+ years of Corporate Communications, Journalism, or PR / Ad agency experience

Travel

0-20%

What we offer:

We offer a variety of financial and non-financial benefits including:

  • Annual bonuses.
  • A competitive pension fund plan.
  • Preferential conditions with insurance companies.
  • Family-friendly initiatives.
  • Exclusive reduction offers for employees.
  • We offer a position which contributes to valuable and impactful work in a stimulating and international environment #bringingplantpotentialtolife.

 

Interested? We look forward to receiving your online application including all relevant documents (cover letter, CV).

Please be aware that the job title may differ from the position title.

Learn more about our team and our mission.

Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status

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Primary Location

: CHE-Basel-Basel 

Job

: Business Sustainability - Partnering/Communication 

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4051Basel

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