Director of External Communications

at BNSF Railway (view profile)
Location Fort Worth
Date Posted September 16, 2022
Category Corporate Communications
Job Type Full-time


Salary Range: $94,100 - $135,000

Who we are and what we do

Do you want to be a part of something that really matters? Team BNSF includes professionals focused on safety and service that play a vital role in delivering the nation's freight.  Together, we help move goods and materials that sustain life and support local, national and global economies. Our rail network is one of the largest freight railroads, spanning 28 western states and serving three Canadian provinces.

What we believe

At BNSF, our Vision and Values drive who we are, not only in our words, but also our actions. BNSF is committed to our foundational values of equality and inclusion. As members of the BNSF community, our employees are entitled to:

  • be treated with dignity and respect.
  • have equal access to tools, resources, training and development opportunities.
  • have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential.

We model the way through our leadership, our BNSF Diversity Councils, our eclectic Business Resource Groups, our deep involvement and investment in the communities we serve and through training programs. Our actions create an inclusive, open and collaborative workplace that encourages diverse perspectives in all interactions

This position is located at our Fort Worth, Texas corporate office and has the potential to be a hybrid position with up to 50% remote work.

BNSF External Communications directs BNSF’s national and industry media relations program, manages, and promotes and publishes Rail Talk online. This group also reviews external-facing presentations.

The Director, External Communications will be responsible for creating and directing BNSF’s external communication strategy as well as executing message delivery to the broader range of external stakeholders who have an interest in knowing about BNSF.


  • Manage media relations, content for, and the production of BNSF’s annual review and Corporate Social Responsibility reports.
  • Responsible for protecting and enhancing BNSF’s reputation among a broad range of external audiences.
  • Create the message themes and specific messages BNSF wants and needs delivered to the range of external stakeholders and then pushing those messages through various communications channels that are managed by this position.
  • Works closely with business leaders, including BNSF’s CEO and executive leadership.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree or higher preferred
  • 5-10 years of experience required, with experience in corporate communications in a regulated, high profile industry highly desired

Other Duties:

The duties and responsibilities in this posting are representative categories to be used in deciding whether to apply for the position. These general categories do not necessarily constitute an exhaustive list of duties of the position.

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