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Communications Generalist-Writer

Date: Jul 17, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 73560 - New York, New York, United States

Job Summary:

This individual will be an exceptional writer with a strong portfolio of work that spans areas such as press releases, news articles, scripts, white papers, speeches, Q and A’s, digital copy, social media and letters. This is a highly influential role that requires someone who is creative, organized and curious with a passion for mining stories and telling them in unique and interesting ways for different audiences. We are looking for someone who can be Colgate’s in-house journalist, developing themes and stories that incorporate external thought leadership and relevant cultural and business anecdotes and references.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop story ideas for all Colgate corporate channels – from the Intranet and global newsletter to social channels
  • Research, develop, investigate, and write/edit a variety of science-related and human-interest news
    and feature stories through interviews, observations, networking, and library/online resources for
    publications, press releases, and online content.
  • Partner with the corporate communications team on presentations and articles, developing story ideas and also finding data points and statistics to support key messages
  • “Connect the dots” across the globe to create themes
  • Think like an advertising copywriter, coming up with pithy slogans and taglines for projects and communications campaigns
  • Create community relations ads for programs
  • Develop strategic executive scripts and also draft internal transaction emails
  • Fact check and proof read.
  • Build effective relationships and deep understanding of business needs to identify relevant, compelling and engaging content across the organization and maximize appropriate use of content across all communications channels




  • Bachelor's Degree, Journalism degree is a plus
  • 5+ years of writing experience in a consumer oriented global or media organization



Skills & Experience

  • Portfolio of diverse writing samples
  • Consumer-oriented
  • Strong project manager
  • Likes a fast-paced environment
  • Not afraid to speak up
  • Creative
  • Team Player
  • Self-Starter
  • Resourceful
  • Sense of Humor

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. 

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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