Meet Jens Østergaard

Education: Journalist
Position: Senior Communications Specialist
Employed since: February 2014
Fun fact: I'm the author of three published novels

MY BACKGROUND

I’m originally a journalist, and I began my career at the national Danish Broadcasting Corporation as a reporter and radio host, before moving into corporate communications. I live just north of Aarhus with my wife and two kids.

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WHY I WANTED TO WORK FOR DC

It was primarily the international environment that drew me to Danske Commodities. The fact that we have people of more than 25 different nationalities working closely side by side makes for one of the most inspiring work environments I have ever been part of.

The fact that we have people of more than 25 different nationalities working closely side by side makes for one of the most inspiring work environments I have ever been part of.

Jens Østergaard, Senior Communications Specialist

WHAT I DO

I am a Senior Communications Specialist in our small, but bad-ass Strategy & Communications team. I work with both internal and external communications. I develop communications strategies, carry out communications training, write speeches, pen media releases, create videos and podcasts, make sure our Intranet is updated with the latest internal news, talk to journalists, act as a communications partner whenever bigger projects needs to be communicated internally in the company, and I also have the overall responsibility for our social media. So it is a great mix of big projects and smaller, day-to-day tasks – and everything in-between.

MY TYPICAL WORK DAY

There is no typical work day at Danske Commodities. I know that it’s a cliché, but at Danske Commodities it’s true. There are hectic days, where we have a big story in the news and media are calling us from all over the world, and there are more quiet days, where I can deep-dive into a communications strategy or a big project. Sometimes it is a combination of the two.

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THE BEST PART OF MY JOB

I work with some of the most ambitious, skilled and fun people in strategy, marketing and communications, and that is extremely inspiring. Personally, I find it most rewarding to work in the intersection between strategy and the more practical side of communications, and at Danske Commodities I own a communications project from the very first steps – the development of the communications strategy and the plan for carrying it out – and I also get to do the actual implementation of the project.

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