2018 Animal Health Communications Co-op - Madison, NJ:
Merck USA

Merck USA
Madison New Jersey
Requisition ID: INT000175

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck’s Animal Health (MAH) Division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and planet. This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.  

The Communications Co-Op willsupport the Global Communications Team in both internal and externalcommunications relating to the global business. Primary tasks will includedrafting and editing copy for the company intranet, as well as the globalcorporate website, and managing an editorial calendar for a suite ofcommunication vehicles. Additionally, this role will support the productionof quarterly Town Halls, rollout of new corporate branding, and increaseemployee engagement through a new culture initiative. This role will alsosupport internal and external social media content development.

The ideal candidate will be aself-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills,as well as editing abilities. Must be organized and possess the ability tomulti-task. Knowledge of AP Style is a plus.

Our employees are the key to ourcompany’s success.  We demonstrate our commitment to our employees byoffering a competitive and valuable rewards program.  Our Company’sbenefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestylesof our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process, please emailus at [email protected]


Education Minimum Requirement:   

  • Must have completed at least 2 years towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, Business, Animal Science or related degree program by May 2018.
  • Should be available to work full time for 6 months and must return back to school after completing the co-op

Required Experience and Skills: 

  • Demonstrated interpersonal/communication and presentation skills 
  • Computer skills including working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the ability to use an iPad
  • Ability to be organized, adapt to a changing environment, work independently and also as part of a team
Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Pursuing degree in communications, marketing or journalism
  • Strong writing and editing abilities
  • Knowledge of AP style
  • Design skills are a plus

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 


If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to [email protected].


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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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