JOB OPENING: PFL-WRT SEEKS COMMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
The following is a job description for a communications specialist who would work for both the Washington Roundtable and Partnership for Learning. The job is located in Seattle, WA.
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ABOUT THE POSITION:
The communications specialist is responsible for managing and implementing select communications programs and activities for the Washington Roundtable and Partnership for Learning, the Washington Roundtable’s education foundation. The central role is to support development and execution of the organizations’ member communications and external communications efforts, with a particular emphasis on identifying and exploring new ways to integrate social and digital media. As a small team, we need someone who is interested in all areas of communications and willing to perform a multitude of tasks.
The Washington Roundtable and Partnership for Learning share office space in downtown Seattle. The successful candidate would be employed by the Partnership for Learning.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Write, edit and format content for member communications, including newsletters, memos, papers and presentations.
- Provide communications staffing support for Board, committee, coalition and partner meetings.
- Create compelling written content for websites, blogs, email and social sharing sites.
- Maintain and update shared media database.
- Help manage subscription lists and update online databases.
- Assist with maintenance and management of organizational web sites.
- Maintain and develop the organizations’ library of graphics, photographs and videos.
- Draft op-eds, statements, press releases and other communications tools.
Digital and social media:
- Manage the organizations’ presence on social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. Explore, recommend and guide possible expansion to other social sites as appropriate.
- Develop, implement, manage and evaluate social media calendar for the organization’s communications, including messaging, audiences, timing and vehicles.
- Establish measurements and utilize tools measure success of social media content and platforms.
- Develop tracking reports on media coverage, social media engagement, web analytics, etc.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor’s degree
- 3-5 years of relevant communications, marketing or campaign experience is a must.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong editing skills.
- Experience with common productivity tools, such as Microsoft Office, Constant Contact, and web site CMS systems is a must.
- Experience working across social media platforms in a business environment is a must.
- Experience with Adobe products, such as Acrobat, PhotoShop and InDesign is a plus.
- Strong understanding of Washington state politics and policy advocacy world a plus.
SALARY & BENEFITS:
This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits. Compensation plan is commensurate with experience.
Washington Roundtable is a nonprofit public policy organization comprised on senior executives from major private sector employers throughout Washington state. Since 1983, the Roundtable has worked to create positive change on critical policy issues that foster economic growth, generation jobs and improve quality of life for Washingtonians.
Partnership for Learning, the education foundation of the Washington Roundtable, is a statewide nonprofit organization that communicates the need for all Washington's students to graduate from high school ready for career and college. As a trusted source of information, Partnership for Learning makes complex education issues accessible.
Submit a resume, one-page cover letter, three relevant writing samples, and a list of four current references by email to email@example.com.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS 5 P.M. ON MONDAY, DEC. 1, 2014.
We are committed to fostering diversity within our organization and communities and candidates from diverse backgrounds. Partnership for Learning is an equal opportunity employer, and as such, takes affirmative action to insure that discrimination does not occur on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.