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Communications Specialist

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Date: Jan 28, 2019

Location: Davidson, NC, US

Company: MSC Industrial Supply

Build a better career with MSC. 
Serving customer and community starts with the very best people doing their very best work. That is precisely what we have at MSC Industrial Supply Co., a leading North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products and services.

Requisition ID : 2223 

Employment Type : Full Time         

Job Category : Marketing                                             

Work Location :  Davidson, NC (CSC) 

State or Province : North Carolina (US-NC)     

Potential Work Location : United States : North Carolina : Davidson 



The Communications Specialist supports MSC’s internal and external communications. Reporting to the Director of Corporate Communications, the Communications Specialist will be responsible for planning and developing various communications that support company’s purpose, strategy, brand and business.



  • Manages editorial calendar and develops and posts content for company intranet.
  • Plans, researches and creates high-impact communications, including presentations, talking points, videos, emails, organization announcements, articles, Web content, press releases, fact sheets and other communications.
  • Edits communications and organizational announcements from other functional teams, including Human Resources and Community Relations.
  • Evaluates internal communication channels and make recommendations for enhancements.
  • Helps manage and works with outside vendors including agencies and freelance editors and writers.
  • Develops and implements recommendations to improve internal communications and associate engagement.
  • Provides internal communication templates and tools to support the organization and drive efficiencies and consistency.
  • Develops and executes communications plans for key company initiatives or programs.
  • Manages planning, content and logistics for town hall meetings.
  • Special projects as needed.
  • Fosters the MSC Culture in the department and throughout the company to ensure unity of vision and fulfillment of MSC’s mission.



  • Bachelor’s degree required in journalism, communications or similar required.
  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience in internal/external communications with a large company or agency required.
  • Familiar with latest trends and best practices in corporate communications required.



  • Experience developing and executing communications required.
  • Outstanding storytelling, writing and editing skills required.
  • Working knowledge of AP Style required.
  • Strong program and project management skills, self-directed and detail-oriented required.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple priorities, keeping projects on schedule and on budget required.
  • Ability to adapt to situations and work in a fast-paced, often-changing environment required.
  • Creative thinker with a solutions-oriented mindset required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) required



  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel up to 10% of the time may be required.


Why MSC  
People. Collaboration. Insight. That’s how you build something that works.

Built on a foundation of trust, MSC works side by side with our customers to help them drive business results. With more than one million product offerings and 75+ years of experience across industries, MSC strives to help our customers achieve greater productivity, profitability, and growth through inventory management and other innovative supply chain solutions. 

As one of America’s Best Large Employers (named in 2017 by Forbes magazine), we care about our associates and have programs in place to help our 6,000+ team members achieve their potential. When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future.

If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build a better career at MSC.

Equal Opportunity Statement 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.                                                                                         

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte
Nearest Secondary Market: Concord

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