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Editorial Specialist

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Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: Corning, NY, US, 14830

Company: Corning

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.


  • Research, write, and edit internal and external communications for: Strategic narrative and executive / thought leadership priorities, including: speeches, presentations, video/audio scripts, etc.; Corning social media content; content; Corning World news stories and features
  • Communications targeted at key Corning stakeholders, such as media, influencers, investors, and employees – including news releases, key-messaging documents, articles, etc.
  • Provide primary communications support to two members of Management Committee
  • Provide editorial support for Corporate Communications programs and initiatives
  • Plan and develop video and other multimedia storylines and content as needed
  • Act as strong contributor to Corporate Communications editorial team
  • Maintain Corning Style Guide
  • Interact with executive leadership, businesses, and communications colleagues to understand priorities, objectives, and key messages to inform writing
  • Plan and execute communications strategy for key initiatives
  • Understand global audience segments and oversee effective use of communications channels to reach targeted groups
  • Present strategy, plan, tactics, and rationale to leadership and colleagues as needed
  • Build, strengthen, and protect Corning’s reputation globally, and with all audience
  • Support Corporate Communications projects as needed
  • Work with vendors as needed for project support


Required Skills:

  • Strong writing and editing abilities, including proficiency in Associated Press style
  • Excellent verbal and presentation skills
  • Experience with / aptitude for financial and other corporate strategy communications
  • Poise and professionalism to interact effectively with senior leaders
  • Ability to lead, organize, and prioritize
  • Confident advocate of new ideas
  • Strong project management experience
  • Capable of working independently and as part of matrixed teams
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work with basic web content management programs
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and other businesses and divisions


Soft Skills:

  • Self-motivated to achieve excellence
  • Strong interpersonal skills, especially in listening, problem solving, and influencing
  • Comfortable interacting with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Effective at team-building and leadership
  • Customer-focused
  • Ability to work flexible schedules to accommodate global time zones and leadership schedules
  • Adaptable to a fast-paced environment with changing requirements


Travel: Less than 5%


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, or other related field required.

Minimum five years of communications experience, preferably in corporate communications, public relations, journalism, or communications-related field.

This role does not support immigration sponsorship.

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Nearest Major Market: Corning