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Employee Communications, Content Strategist

Req ID #:  42584

Wilmington, MA, US, 01889

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary


We are seeking a Employee Communications, Content Strategist for our Corporate site located in Wilmington, MA.


This position will work with our cross functional team to organize and manage all of the content the team produces. This person will curate content to effectively target employees across the job, across various channels. They will be responsible for identifying new ways to share content across the company globally, as well as maintain current communication channels and our editorial calendar. The position will also manage all communications at the Wilmington site, will be the main point of contact for the weekly newsletter, be the primary manager and expert of two of our communication channels: our email platform, Poppulo, and our digital signage program.


The following are responsibilities related to the Employee Communications, Content Strategist:


  • Strategize, organize, and curate all Corporate Communications content.
  • Manage our email program, Poppulo, and become an expert on the platform.
  • Manage our digital signage program and become an expert on the platform.
  • Manage all communications at our headquarters in Wilmington.
  • Understand our internal and external channels to develop new strategies to repurpose content.
  • Manage the Corporate Communications editorial calendar.
  • Develop and maintain content repository.


The following are minimum qualifications related to the Employee Communications, Content Strategist position:


  • Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) in Communications, Marketing or related discipline.
  • 1 to 3 years related experience.
  • Experience with Poppulo and digital signage. Experience learning and becoming proficient on new technology. Ability to drive projects across a cross-functional team. Experience managing content across multiple channels. Strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to draft content for internal employee channels. Excellent planning, organization, and implementation skills. Quick thinker with exceptional attention to detail. Innovative, with a critical/creative thinker mindset. The ability to work independently and be flexible, and embrace change enthusiastically.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.


About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.


About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.


With over 13,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges.  Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.


At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 80% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2017.


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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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