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Danaher Corporation External Communications & Social Media Specialist in Fargo, North Dakota

Aldevron is an industry pioneer with a core competency in manufacturing for gene and cell therapy. We supply high-quality plasmid DNA, mRNA and proteins to our clients, who are breaking new ground on the world’s most important and challenging solutions to benefit us all. We're looking for innovative, forward-thinking individuals who share our goals of advancing science and making an impact on the world.

Aldevron is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Job Summary

The External Communications and Social Media Specialist is part of the Commercial Department located in Fargo and will be hybrid or fully remote. At Aldevron, we combine best-in-class products and service with the ideal operating environment to lay the groundwork for vital new discoveries worldwide. You will be a part of the Communications team and report to the Senior Director of Communications and be responsible for the execution of integrated external communications and public relations strategies and activities, with a high emphasis on social media. This position will focus on key business priorities to build Aldevron’s brand and reputation in the marketplace, working across teams including Marketing, Commercial/Sales, and Executive Leadership.


  • Develop integrated external communications strategies focused on key business priorities and executing strategy and plans across priority campaigns to build our brand in the marketplace, resulting in a marked change and influence. Includes the need to recruit and maintain relevant, engaged audiences across social media platforms.

  • Define and implement an editorial plan that reflects the overall positioning of Aldevron, actively creating and executing content across earned, owned, and paid media, utilizing a segmentation model to ensure that messaging can be targeted to relevant individuals, prospects, current customers, and industry leaders.

  • Create, curate, respond to, and manage all public and published content including but not limited to images, videos, written word, graphics, & presentations.

  • Monitor, evaluate, and report on the impact of external communications and social media programs and initiatives, using established metrics and key performance indicators reports. Track, report, and develop action plans, if necessary, to meet or exceed expectations.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships, open communication, and a coordinated consistent presence with relevant national, trade and local media across industry and business categories as an individual and with support of Aldevron’s PR agency.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field such as journalism, communications, English, public relations, marketing.

  • 3+ years of experience in external communications, social media management, strategic communications, or public relations with demonstrated success.

  • Experience building strategic communication plans from ideation to measurement/evaluation with the ability to derive strategic insights from performance/impact analytics; leveraging insights to drive program and organizational effectiveness.

  • Demonstrated experience creating content: including the written word, video visual communications, graphics etc. with the strong ability to turn complex information into relevant, engaging, and valuable content for diverse audiences that is shared across all communications channels.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The full Microsoft suite of products, Adobe Creative Cloud (skills with design and video editing a plus).

  • A biotech or science-related field such as molecular biology, molecular diagnostics, or cell and gene therapy.

  • Adeptly managing many priorities simultaneously, with the ability to prioritize independently.

  • Embracing new approaches, ideas technology and social channels with the specific intent to use these new ideas to best help Aldevron reach its goals.


When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

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