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Communications Professional

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 Are you a natural storyteller who is passionate about writing, enjoy a fast-paced environment and are looking for an opportunity to help create compelling business communications? We want you on our team! 

This new communications role in our Marketing department will help build messaging campaigns on the programs and strategies at the heart of the company’s success. You will collaborate with key business and project leaders to gather content and produce communications for print, digital and video formats to keep employees and customers informed, motivated and engaged. As a liaison to other internal business areas, you will lend support to help manage a variety of key initiatives and will help build and maintain a communications calendar and manage the company’s intranet site.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer and strong team player who understands positioning and can translate complex information info into creative, engaging communications for different audiences. You must be able to positively influence people in different roles and at all levels of the organization to ensure that projects are delivered on time and with a high degree of quality. 

About Batesville
With annual revenues of nearly $600 million, Batesville is a clear leader, providing a comprehensive portfolio of burial and cremation products, memorialization offerings, profit-enhancing merchandising systems, and leading-edge technology designed to help funeral directors succeed. The company’s relentless pursuit of quality, customer service and innovation has propelled Batesville to the forefront of the death care industry.
Our success hinges on providing the right combination of high quality products and professional and technical resources that enhance a funeral home’s business and create positive relationships with families. While products and services have changed over time, Batesville’s mission of helping families honor the lives of those they love ® has remained the same for more than 100 years.
At Batesville, our associates are our strongest asset, and we strive to attract, hire and develop the best and brightest to ensure our place in the future. Batesville has a strong culture of achievement, which is underpinned by these five core values:
  • Individual worth and integrity
  • Excellence in execution
  • Spirit of continuous learning and improvement
  • Courage
  • Customer focus and partnership

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

  • Research, schedule and write original content for a variety of internal and external audiences, including memos, newsletters, videos, customer letters, intranet, web and social media, speeches, and presentations.
  • Edit existing content to apply multiple nuances of a complex topic to different internal groups and customer segments, and ensure messaging is consistent across all groups.

  • Work with internal and external design resources to create visual elements, such as posters, banners, emails, videos, or other materials.

  • Develop message strategies to update customers on changes in our business, including sales coverage, service locations, delivery policies, technology system updates, and other issues, and manage those projects through completion with other internal and external sources.

  • Collaborate with individual business leaders and cross-functional teams to identify communications needs and assist with the creation, development and execution of content that builds confidence, understanding and loyalty.

  • Help build and maintain a communications calendar to ensure aligned, proactive and effective communications processes institution-wide.

  • Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.


Minimal travel is required.


Bachelor’s degree (B.S./B.A.) or equivalent in communication, journalism, public relations, marketing, or a related field. Minimum of 5 years of experience in a corporate or for-profit business environment handling internal or external communications, marketing communications or public relations.

  • Expert verbal and written communication skills; experience developing messaging strategies and writing for different communications channels and audiences required.

  • Proven ability to translate complex business information into engaging content.

  • Intermediate knowledge of various communications platforms and techniques, including video scripting, recording and editing, speechwriting, press releases, memos, letters, digital communications, and presentations.

  • An analytic thinker with strong business acumen with an understanding of marketing, branding and positioning. (intermediate)

  • Strong relationship-building skills and the ability to collaborate with colleagues in all functions and at all levels of the company.

  • Ability to positively influence others to ensure that projects are delivered on time and with a high degree of quality.

  • Must be able to adapt and thrive in a dynamic environment, managing multiple projects and priorities.

  • Strong interview and listening skills; ability to extract key messages from non-communicators.

  • Excellent computer skills, including the Microsoft Office suite, experience with email marketing platforms, project planning software, social media and blog platforms, SharePoint and content management software preferred.

  • Knowledge of AP Style.

    What We Offer

Unique Health & Welfare Benefits 
  • Onsite wellness center* with FREE office visits, FREE physical therapy & many FREE generic prescription medication
  • Generous 401K Matching Program
  • Unique programs to help associates improve access to medical professionals and improve the overall healthcare experience.

What Sets Us Apart


We develop from Day #1: We promote an on-boarding experience focused on individual training through our Experience Batesville program. Our focus on intentional talent development continues through our Batesville University offerings and education events. We encourage associates to create Individual Development Plans (IDPs) to help drive career focused discussions and advancement opportunities.

We Support Each Other: Our mission is to help families honor the lives of those they love® and to carry that mission through to our team.


We Have Fun!: We work hard, but when it’s time to play hard, our Tree is Me team  focuses on planning and promoting engagement activities for the organization.

We Give Back: In addition to planning associate events, our Tree Is Me team partners with a local charity to encourage associate participation in annual fundraising events to help raise funds and increase awareness of the selected charity’s mission.

*These services are not available at all Batesville locations. 

At Batesville, we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans.

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