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Marketing/Communications/P. R. Manager - AMOR

Alliance for Medical Outreach and Relief (AMOR) is a 5Ol(c)(3) community benefit organization that works strategically to build healthier communities in areas of concentrated poverty.

 

Job Summary:
Responsible for planning, developmentand implementation of all of the organizational marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities, both external and internal. Oversees development and implementation of support materials and services in the area of marketing, communications and public relations. Directs the efforts of the marketing, communications and public relations staff at the strategic and tactical levels with the other functions of the Organization.

 
Primary Relationships:
The position reports to the Executive Director, and participates with the Board of Directors and staff in charting the direction of the Organization, assuring its accountability to all constituencies, ensuring its effective operation.

Within the Organization, the position has primary working relationships with the Executive Director, Capital Campaign manager and the Social Media Coordinator. Outside of the agency the position Coordinates primarily with the media.

 

 
Principle Accountabilities:
Marketing, communications and public relations

1. Responsible for creating, implementing and measuring the success of a comprehensive marketing, communications and public relations program that will enhance the Organization’s image and position within the marketplace and the general public, and facilitate internal and external communications.

2. Responsible for all Organization marketing, communications and public relations activities and materials including publications, media relations, client acquisition and so forth.

3. Ensure articulation of Organization’s desired image and position, assure consistent communication of image and position throughout the Organization, and assure communication of image and position to all constituencies, both internal and external.

4. Responsible for editorial direction, design, production and distribution of all Organization publications.

5. Coordinate media interest in the Organization and ensure regular contact with target media and appropriate response to media requests.
Alliancefor Medical Outreach & Relief

6. Act as the Organization’s representative with the media.

7. Coordinate the appearance of all Organization print and electronic materials such as letterhead, use of logo, brochures, etc.

8. Develop, coordinate and oversee programs, technical assistance and resource materials to assist in the marketing, communications and positioning of the Organizations activities

9. Ensure that the Organization regularly conducts relevant market research and coordinate and oversee this activity. Monitor trends.

10. Leads projects as assigned, such as cause-related marketing, special events and social media
Campaigns. Planning and budgeting

11. Responsible for the achievement of marketing/communications/public relations mission, goals and financial objectives. Ensure that evaluation systems are in place related to these goals and objectives and report progress to the Executive Director and Board.

12. Develop short- and long-term plans and budgets for the marketing/communications/ public relations program and its activities, monitor progress, assure adherence and evaluate performance.

13. Recommend short- and long-term Organization goals and objectives to the Executive
Director.

14. Develop, implement and monitor systems and procedures necessary to the smooth operation of the marketing/communications/public relations function.

15. Keep informed of developments in the fields of marketing, communications and public relations, not-for-profit management and governance, and the specific business of the Organization and use this information to help the Organization operate with initiative
and innovation.

 

Organizational Strategies:

1. Work with senior staff, other staff and volunteers to develop and maintain a strategic perspective -• based on marketplace and constituent needs and satisfaction — in organizational direction, program and services, and decision-making; and, ensure the overall health and vitality of the Organization.

2. Help make sure that the Organization’s philosophy, mission and vision are pertinent and practiced throughout the organization.

3. Develop and coordinate means to seek regular input from the Organization’s key constituencies regarding the quality of programs and services and the Organization’s relevance.

4. Act as an internal consultant to bring attention and solutions to institutional priorities.

 

Managing

l. Maintain a climate that attracts, retains and motivates top quality personnel, both paid and volunteer.

2. Train, appraise, supervise, support, develop, promote and guide qualified personnel, both paid and volunteer.

3. Ensure effective management within the marketing, communications and public relations function, with provision for succession.

4. Design, support and oversee cross-functional staff throughout the Organization.

5. Effectively enable volunteers and staff so they can take action on behalf of the Organization by:
– transmitting the Organization’s values, vision and direction;
engaging people in the meaning of the Organization;
– respecting and using the skills, expertise, experience and insights of people;
– providing direction and resources, removing barriers and helping develop people’s skills;
articulating expectations and clarifying roles and relationships;
– communicating which includes helping people transform information into knowledge and learning;
– encouraging people to question organizational assumptions and ask strategic questions; ensuring quality decision-making;
anticipating conflicts and facilitating resolution;
engaging people in process as well as tasks;
model behavior that practices kind authority, and accepts responsibility;
coaching people to success.

 

Qualifications:
Required:
l. Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the design and execution of marketing, communications and public relations activities.

2. Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and personal sales skills.

3. Experience developing and managing budgets, and training, developing, supervising and appraising personnel.

4. Demonstrated successful experience writing press releases, making presentations and negotiating with media.

5. Experience overseeing the design and production of print materials and publications.

6. Computer literacy in word processing, data base management and page layout.

7. Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams.

8. Strong oral and written communications skills.

9. Ability to manage multiple projects at a time.

Strongly preferred:
1. Minimum of 5 years experience in marketing, communications or public relations with demonstrated success, preferably in the not-for-profit or association sector.

2. Bachelors degree in journalism, marketing, public relations preferred. Graduate degree in a related field is desirable.

3. Experience working with volunteers is desirable.

4. Bilingual in Spanish

 

Work Environment:
This job mainly operates in the professional office environment. This role routinely uses a vehicle to transport between sites.

 
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

a) The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

b) Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

c) Requires frequent standing

 
Compensation: This is a paid fulltime exempt position with generous benefits.

 
Please visit www.amorelief.org for more information about AMOR.

 
To apply for this position, please click here.

Publicist - GV Wire

Department: GV Wire
Status: Full Time, Exempt
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; some evenings and weekends
To Apply: To be considered for this opportunity, please email your resume and examples of your work to: careers@gvhomes.com

 

Job Summary:
Granville Homes’ news division, GV Wire, is seeking a Publicist to join its growing media operation. Owned and operated by Granville Homes, GV Wire is a fast, rising content provider covering issues that are important to the Central Valley.

 

Essential Functions/Accountabilities:

  • • Increase media presence for CEO, GV Wire and related entities.
  • • Provide information on how to handle media presence and the baggage that comes with it;
  • • Create and implement publicity plans to ensure appropriate coverage in the media;
  • • Plan and execute strategies to overtake potential competition in the arena;
  • • Develop creative pitches and targeted outreach lists;
  • • Schedule appearances at events, photo shoots and interviews;
  • • Guide GV Wire on what may appear as positive or negative when in public eye;
  • • Develop and implement creative ways of keeping client in the news;
  • • Identify appropriate markets for each individual client and ensure that pitches are disseminated in an effective manner;
  • • Write press releases and assist in creating and procuring press kits and articles;
  • • Make editorial calendars and media lists for the purpose of handling publicity campaigns;
  • • Ensure all information and image is rampant on social media;
  • • Create and maintain positive relationships with key members of the media;
  • • Research necessary communication avenues to ensure publicity objectives are met;
  • • Ensure that all media copy is proofread and vetted before it is released;
  • • Ensure partnership integration by handling execution of event details in an appropriate manner;
  • • Maintains a firm knowledge of AP guidelines, strong and detailed editing skills;
  • • Stays informed on current events; and
  • • Works closely with a marketing team and photographers.

 

Minimum Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • • Ability to write quickly and accurately on deadline;
  • • Strong and detailed editing skills and a firm knowledge of AP guidelines;
  • • Willingness to work some evening hours and occasional weekends as required;
  • • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, political science, or related degree;
  • • Demonstrated experience in, writing, editing and on-air presentation skills;
  • • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment; and
  • • Project Management experience and strong social media presence are highly desirable.

 

Company Profile:
At GV Wire, we care deeply about the health, well-being and economic success of all people living in the Central Valley and beyond. In the pursuit of a better future, our primary mission is to illuminate the programs, policies and individuals who promote these same ideals. However, we also will not hesitate to shed light on anything that stands in the way of a healthier and more prosperous world.

 

In our coverage, GV Wire will focus on several key areas, including:
• policy & politics
• health
• education
• water
• construction & housing
• religion
• equal rights
• foreign relations
• human interest pieces

 

We do not intend to target the same breaking news or crime stories that are readily available through more traditional sources. Instead, we will be putting our time and energy into digging deeper, connecting the dots, and explaining complex policy issues.

 

It is our promise to you that we will carry out this mission with the highest possible levels of journalistic integrity, impartiality and accuracy. We welcome your thoughts and questions, and we will do our best to respond or follow up on any issue that needs further clarification.

Creative Producer / Cinematographer - GV Wire

Department: GV Wire
Reports to: News Director
Status: Full Time, Exempt
To Apply: To be considered for this opportunity, please email your resume, news philosophy and a link to your best work to: careers@gvhomes.com
Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Become a part of the Granville Homes Award Winnning Team, which provides an exceptional benefits package, including health, dental, vision, retirement and daycare benefits.

 

Job Summary:
Get in on the ground floor of a new and dynamic startup media company backed by the Central Valley’s most awarded and community-oriented home builder, Granville Homes! GV Wire is looking for a storyteller/filmographer/editor to help tell the stories of the issues that impact our lives in the Central Valley. With incredible benefits, competitive pay with room for growth and a chance to make a meaningful difference in our community, this is an amazing opportunity for the right person.

GV Wire is looking to set itself apart through the way we deliver the story. The right candidate must have the drive, vision and enthusiasm to create a compelling, emotional narrative in a fast-paced environment. This position will include daily filming and editing, as well as regular production of long-format, story-driven pieces. View more GV Wire at GVWire.com and on Facebook.

This position requires proficiency in Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Audition, Photoshop and Illustrator; and the ability to create and produce media projects for gvwire.com, with occasional projects for other Granville companies. The Videographer will work with the News Director and other GV Wire staff in a variety of video-related projects. This individual will be responsible for media related projects throughout the year, and will perform other related duties as assigned. The successful candidate will have solid skills in video production and editing and the talent to shoot narrative-driven video that is professional and compelling.

He/she will be responsible to produce a variety of video products for broadcasting, webcasting, video streaming, and digital distribution. The Videographer will plan and direct assigned productions; oversees operation of setups and operation of video/camera equipment, including but not limited to: drone, digital video effects equipment, audio mixers; studio lighting equipment, microphones, etc. She/he will provide troubleshooting of video, audio and lighting equipment; perform routine equipment maintenance; research trends and makes recommendations to department for software and equipment purchases.

 

Essential Functions/Accountabilities:

  • • With full creative independence , produce emotionally-driven videos with a strong emphasis on story telling using a wide range of video equipment and software;
  • • Creatively plan and translate abstract concepts into effective visual form, bringing a story to life and capturing its meaning in a memorable way;
  • • Perform post production work, such as color grading and audio adjustment; ensuring the film retains the mood, style and delivery as specified by the News Director and CEO;
  • • Through creative design, help establish a unique look and identity for GV Wire in story telling and news reporting for the Central Valley;
  • • Work with other technical and non-technical staff to organize and implement videotaping of marketing or public relations related projects;
  • • Gathering information that may not be easily accessible about issues/events through research, interviews, experience, or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social, or other functions;
  • • Interviewing people in a range of different circumstances;
  • • Adapt video products to fit needs of target audience;
  • • Ability to quickly find relevant b-roll and music without copyright restrictions;
  • • Advise team members on effective media communication practices, which includes mentorship and training of junior staff;
  • • Operate and maintain a variety of digital video cameras and video editing equipment;
  • • Research and remain current on the developments and applications of state of the art video production technology;
  • • Operate computers and relevant systems and software;
  • • Create clean motion graphics in a timely manner;
  • • Develop and optimize workflow techniques to manage complex video projects effectively and efficiently;
  • • Troubleshoot video product complications and research solutions and make technical decisions; and
  • • Lift/move/perform basic repairs on video/photo equipment;
    .

 

Minimum Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • • Strong portfolio that demonstrates strong storytelling skills;
  • • Highly creative and imaginative;
  • • Communicate effectively with individuals and groups;
  • • Write and speak clearly, concisely and effectively;
  • • Meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities;
  • • Excellent videography, photography, and editing skills;
  • • Very experienced with Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Audition;
  • • Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator preferred, and comfortable using PC platform;
  • • Drone experience preferred;
  • • Self-motivated, detail-oriented and organized;
  • • Previous work or educational experience in videography and photography required;
  • • The ability to work both independently and in a team setting;
  • • Excellent time management and organizational skills to meet deadlines;
  • • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a very fast-paced environment;
  • • Flexible schedule;
  • • Excellent communication and teamwork skills;
  • • Availability to work on occasional evenings weekends; and
  • • Great people skills, initiative, and enthusiasm.

 

Working Conditions:
Handle lighting equipment such as cables, connectors, different sizes of light stands, different sizes of lighting instruments from 150W to 2000W, video cameras and support equipment.

 

This job description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities. Job incumbents may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Video Production Assistant - GV Wire

Department: GV Wire
Reports to: GV Manager
Status: At will, Full Time, Non-Exempt
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with afterhours and weekends as needed
To Apply: To be considered for this opportunity, please email your resume, news philosophy and a link to your best work to: careers@gvhomes.com
Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Exceptional benefits package, includes health, dental, vision, retirement and daycare benefits.

 

Job Summary:
Granville Homes is seeking a Video Prodction Assistant to join the newly formed News Division: GV Wire. Under direct supervision of the GV Wire this position is responsible for supporting video and photo shoots in-house and on location, managing digital assets, performing basic shooting and editing tasks, and maintaining production equipment. The Production Assistant must be familiar with working as part of a video production crew in an assistant, PA or Grip capacity. He or she should also be experienced with Adobe Creative Cloud and related software.

 

Essential Functions/Accountabilities:

  • • Operate video and still cameras in house and on location;
  • • Log video, transcribe recorded interviews, and ensure proper archiving for future needs;
  • • Assist in acquisition and organization of content and materials from various sources including in-house archives, stock libraries and other content providers;
  • • Perform basic editing of news, feature, and promotional content based on provided scripts;
  • • Retrieve assets as needed for internal and external customers; and
  • • Monitor production equipment in good working order, maintain inventory and keep storage location well-organized.

 

Competencies:

  • • Understanding of video lighting concepts;
  • • Comfortable with Windows PC environment. Ability to use/learn applications such as Word, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, etc.;
  • • Team-oriented with a positive, effective and collaborative work attitude. Ability to communicates clearly and professionally with internal and external contacts including political figures, business professionals, customers, and general public;
  • • Experience with managing social media content;
  • • Proficient in MS Word and office productivity tools. Willingness and aptitude to learn various computer applications as needed; and
  • • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:
None

 

Work Environment:
This job operates in the field and within professional office environment. This role routinely uses a vehicle to transport between sites and video shooting locations, standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of environmental conditions while in the field.

 

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, and occasionally required to stoop, and kneel as needed to setup video equipment. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full time at will position, and work hours are typically Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as department needs demand.

 

Travel
Travel is primarily local within the city of Fresno and Clovis, with the possibility of some travel to out of town communities sush as Shaver Lake (Sunrock Community) and Millerton Lake (Ventana Hills Community).

 

Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable):
Must be eligible to work in the United States.

 
Minimum Requirements:
Experience with video photography tools including camcorders, DSLR video, microphones, mixers, etc.; Demonstrated experience in video shooting and editing

 

This job description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities. Job incumbents may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Multi-family Superintendent Production Manager

Department: Production
Reports to: CEO/Quality Assurance
Status: At will, Full Time, Exempt-Administrative
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., with afterhours as needed
To Apply: To be considered for this opportunity, please email your resume, news philosophy and a link to your best work to: careers@gvhomes.com
Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Exceptional benefits package, includes health, dental, vision, retirement and daycare benefits.

 

Job Summary:
This position is responsible for overall project management, including due diligence, entitlement, site design, agency approvals, creation/maintenance of budgets, and supervising all on-site development/construction for assigned multi-family projects. This includes coordinating preparation of project improvement plans with in-house team and outside consultants, permitting, pre-development and construction scheduling, scheduling subcontractors, approving invoices, resolving day-to-day problems on job sites, and inspecting work during construction to ensure compliance with plans and specifications.

 

Essential Functions/Accountabilities:

  • • Coordinate due diligence including obtaining necessary title reports, geotechnical reports, environmental reports, other discovery which is necessary to determine viability of the project;
  • • Create project budgets and pro-formas;
  • • Manage engineers and consultants to ensure necessary entitlements are obtained;
  • • Oversee architects to ensure building designs are completed in accordance with desired theme;
  • • Oversee architects to ensure building designs are completed and permitted in a timely fashion;
  • • Coordinate with building/landscape architects and engineers to ensure conflicts are minimized;
  • • Coordinate and attend any neighborhood or entity meetings necessary to obtain entitlement;
  • • Facilitates preparation of construction documents and necessary permits;
  • • Oversee the bidding, estimating and contracting of all engineers, architects, consultants, land development trades, and construction trades;
  • • Manages, maintains and monitors all construction, from initial construction through certificate of occupancy;
  • • Supervises all phases of construction and assigned personnel;
  • • Schedules construction activities for assigned projects and monitors daily progress;
  • • Communicates with subcontractors and manages their performance;
  • • Reviews budgets and monitors construction costs and reports variances;
  • • Inspects progress on a daily basis to ensure specifications and quality standards are met;
  • • Schedules and coordinates required site inspections with the regulatory agencies;
  • • Conducts regular on-site progress/coordination/safety meetings to ensure proper communication between subcontractors, suppliers and inspectors is maintained, required safety procedures are being followed and the schedule is being met;
  • • Schedules final inspections prior to final walk-through and addressing punch list items;
  • • Provides effective leadership to the assigned staff and subcontractors to ensure that all goals and objectives are met in accordance with company policies and procedures;
  • • Manages assigned staff including necessary training and performance evaluations to develop and improve the production function;
  • • Addresses disciplinary and/or performance problems of assigned staff according to company policy;
  • • Maintains effective lines of communication and excellent working relationships with all company departments to ensure company goals and expectations are met;
  • • Provides improvement suggestions for job procedures, means and methods;
  • • Be familiar with and implement the USS daily;
  • • Ensures the overall cleanliness, appearance and safety of assigned project.

 

Minimum Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management preferred;
  • • Min of five years experience in multi-family home/apartment construction as construction superintendent;
  • • Excellent communication and customer service skills;
  • • Demonstrated ability to establish performance expectations and hold people accountable;
  • • Ability to make recommendations to effectively resolve problems or issues and make decisions;
  • • Ability to effectively present information to management and team members;
  • • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment;
  • • Ability to remain calm, focused, positive and cheerful while changing direction and priorities frequently;
  • • Highly organized with excellent follow-up skills;
  • • Works closely with the quality, purchasing and warranty departments;

 

Competencies:

  • • Project Management;
  • • Technical Capacity;
  • • Problem Solving/Analysis;
  • • Communication Proficiency;
  • • Customer/Client Focus;
  • • Leadership;
  • • Decision Making; and
  • • Time Management.

 

Supervisory Responsibility: This position manages all employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department.

 

Work Environment: This job operates in the field and within professional office environment. This role routinely uses a vehicle to transport between sites, standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. During summer months the weather may be very hot.

 

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full time at will position, and work hours are typically Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as department needs demand.

 

Travel
Travel is primarily local within the city of Fresno and Clovis, with some travel to Shaver Lake (Sunrock Community) and the Millerton Lake (Ventana Hills Community) and other project areas as assigned.

 

Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable):
Must be eligible to work in the United States.

 

This job description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities. Job incumbents may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Multimedia Journalist


Department: GV Wire Dept.
Status: At will, Full Time, Non-exempt
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; occasional evenings and weekends
To Apply: To be considered for this opportunity, please email your resume, news philosophy and a link to your best work to: careers@gvhomes.com
Compensation: Commensurate with experience, between $16.00 to $20.00 per/hr. Exceptional benefits package, including health, dental, vision, retirement and even daycare benefits.

 

Position Description:
The main function of the Multimedia Journalist will be to conduct research, write news stories, and other publications as needed. Will research and write stories on political issues both local and national, contribute content to the quarterly magazine, and contribute to other publications. As well as news and politics, she/he will report on business, international, national and local (the San Joaquin Valley) events, and human-interest stories that impact the local community. Research and analysis focuses on social issues, the economy, governance, and quality of life.

The ideal candidate will have strong writing and research skills, sound news judgement, insatiable curiosity, exceptional research and communication skills, outstanding work ethic and integrity. Video is the main platform for telling our stories, therefore, an ideal candidate will have shooting and editing knowledge and the ability to learn new programs in a fast-paced environment.

 

Essential Functions/Accountabilities:

  • • Strong and detailed editing skills and a firm knowledge of AP guidelines;
  • • Gathering information that may not be easily accessible about issues/events through research, interviews, experience, or attendance at political, news, sports, artistic, social and other functions;
  • • Interviewing people in a range of different circumstances;
  • • Checking reference materials, such as books, news files, or public records, to obtain relevant facts;
  • • Building contacts to maintain a flow of news: contacts should include, but are not limited to sources in local council, community groups, along with press officers from a variety of organizations, and the general public;
  • • Seeking out and investigating stories via your contacts, press releases and other media;
  • • Attending press conferences, City Council meetings, etc., and asking questions;
  • • Staying informed on current events and reacting to breaking news stories on the company’s behalf as necessary;
  • • Working closely with a marketing team, photographers and editors;
  • • Producing concise and accurate copy according to the company’s style guidelines and to strict deadlines – there may be several per day;
  • • Writing short ‘fillers’ to entertain, and researching and writing longer feature articles, sometimes for external publications;
  • • Creating and uploading news content for the website, including attaching images and streaming video;
  • • Utilizing social media reporting or real-time blogging when covering important events;
  • • Familiarity with key local players, including elected officials, business leaders and notable community figures;
  • • Ability to use Photoshop and other software to create graphics, charts, collages, and other images that illustrate concepts for stories.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • • College degree in journalism, political science, or related degree; or an equivalent combination of educations and experience;
  • • Demonstrated experience in shooting, writing, editing and on-air presentation skills;
  • • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.

 

Competencies:

  • • Excellent English grammar and writing;
  • • Research and investigate with integrity;
  • • Video technology;
  • • Filming and editing.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • • None

 

Work Environment:

  • • This job operates in a professional office environment, includes regular travel in the field, and routinely uses a vehicle to transport between sites;
  • • Transport and operate photography equipment of various sizes and types;
  • • Utilizes standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines;
  • • The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites;
  • • The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. During summer months the weather may be very hot.
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      Physical Demands:
      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
       
      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk to hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; an stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally life and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distances vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

       

      Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
      This is a full-time at-will position, and hours of work and days are typically Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

       

      Travel
      Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

       

      Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
      None required for this position.

       

      Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable):
      Eligibility to work in the United States.

       

      Other Duties:
      This job description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities. Job incumbents may be asked to perform other duties as required.