The temporary communications specialist will assist with the content portion of the IMEâ™s website redesign project and handle other communications needs as assigned, which may include long and short form news articles and social media posts. The ideal candidate will bring a high level of creativity and strategic thinking to this role, a journalistic attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
This is a (3) three-month position.
Write and/or edit content for website.
Help update and maintain IME website.
Assist in content migration.
Support other IME marketing and communications efforts.
Proof reading, developing and posting media content.
Writing short and long form articles.
Other duties as assigned.
Verbal and written communication skills required.
Proven knowledge of SEO best practices required.
Proficiency in or willingness to learn Expression Engine and Drupal, our content management systems required.
Capacity to handle multiple tasks and competing demands under tight deadline required.
Demonstrated ability to think creatively required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Education, Experience and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree in journalism, communications, marketing, public relations, English or a related field required.
A minimum three years of experience in journalism, communications or a related field required.
Experience with developing and maintaining web-based communications (such as blogging, newsletters, social media, website maintenance, etc.) required.
Nonprofit or higher education communications experience preferred.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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