Shaw Industries Inc Communications Specialist in Dalton, Georgia

Job Title

Communications Specialist

Position Overview

Leading floor covering manufacturer and supplier, Shaw Industries, is seeking a Communications Specialist. This communications associate will be responsible for managing and executing various forms of internal and external communications including but not limited to working with media partners to promote a positive company public image, creating and disseminating information on Shaw’s behalf.


  • Plan, write, edit and proof a variety of written materials, award submissions, news releases and feature story ideas for use in trade and possible consumer publications and other communication vehicles for Shaw’s multi-brand/multi-channel strategy.

  • Maintain up-to-date media lists, editorial calendars and submission deadlines.

  • Foster relationships with key internal and external team members and influencers.

  • Work with trade and consumer editors on story needs by collaborating with internal stakeholders and packaging up responses designed to achieve optimum Shaw press coverage.

  • Track and monitor Shaw and competitive PR efforts and maximize opportunities for internal exposure of efforts.

  • Internally champion and strategically leverage cause-marketing initiatives across the enterprise.

  • Execute strategic plan for enhanced internal communication.

  • Participate in sales and marketing events as needed.

  • Work with outside PR firms, research firms and ad agencies on major projects.


  • Strategy: Deliver Compelling Communication, Influence Others

  • Growth: Initiate Action

  • Innovation: Learn Continuously

  • People: Build Trusting Relationships


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, journalism, marketing and/or business, or related field.

  • Must posses excellent written, proofreading, communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Highly organized and self-motivator.

  • Strong affinity for writing, branding, communication and marketing.

  • Excellent problem solver, attention to detail and strategic thinking.

  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks and meet required deadlines in fast paced environment.

  • Team collaboration and leadership skills.

  • Computer proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Internet research, etc.

Work Shift

8 hour, day shift

Our Nation’s veterans bring an extraordinary array of skills and training to any position. Shaw actively works to understand how these skills can translate to our job categories.Shaw will consider an applicant’s military service and work experience when determining whether a candidate meets the requirements of a posted job. Shaw values Diversity & Inclusion. We are an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans & Disabled.

Shaw Industries is more than a flooring company - we are 20,000 people united in our vision of creating a better future for our customers, for our people, for our community and for our company. Our ability to supply products and services to residential and commercial markets worldwide depends on a constant look ahead. Through leadership and skills training, opportunities across multiple career paths, and a collaborative team environment, we are preparing our associates for the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow. Headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, Shaw Industries is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. with $5 billion in sales and representation throughout the US as well as in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, India, Mexico, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

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