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GRIT Marketing Communications Manager – Remote

TO APPLY

Send resume and cover letter to careers@futureplans.com.

JOB OVERVIEW:

The Marketing Communications Manager oversees the GRIT Project’s digital presence to ensure consistent messaging and the smooth operation and interface of all digital infrastructures. Position leverages both traditional and “new” media to advance public awareness and understanding of the work of the GRIT Project.

The ideal candidate is:

  • Eager to learn
  • Self-starter
  • Committed to excellence
  • Team-oriented

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

60% COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGEMENT

  • Designs and produces educational and communications materials for digital and print media including candid photography, cell phone videography, and graphic design
  • Works with the GRIT Project Team and county community liaisons to garner insight into newsworthy work, events, and conditions
  • Ensures that all messages and materials present a clear, consistent, and accurate image of the GRIT Project
  • Plans, prepares, and distributes original educational and promotional content such as news and press releases, blog and social media posts, emails, articles, and other updates on behalf of the GRIT Project
  • Promotes and attends special events and educational functions to promote the work of the GRIT Project
  • Generates content and stories about the work of the GRIT Project
  • Creates digital content for sharing on social media
  • Develops and executes email marketing campaigns, including roll-out, tracking, and reporting.
  • Manages branding for the GRIT Project
  • Creates and builds social media strategy for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Manages GRIT work experience students in the learning and production of digital media assets to support the GRIT Project.

10% MEDIA RELATIONS

  • Develops and manages communications with key community members and influencers on behalf of the GRIT Project
  • Works with local influencers and media outlets to secure coverage of newsworthy initiatives and efforts by the GRIT Project and interest to the general public

30% WEBSITE EDITOR

  • Ensures all marketing technology and digital marketing tools/systems are functioning as designed and are upgraded as appropriate, including public-facing websites, blogging platforms, CRM software, email marketing tools, social media platforms, and others.
  • Serves as primary writer and editor for content on the GRITOhio.org website
  • Performs simple updates to website under direction of GRIT Project team

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

REQUIREMENTS

  • Knowledge of:
    • Content marketing & storytelling
    • Social media, email marketing and website administration
    • Public relations.
  • Ability to:
    • Interact and build relationships with people of diverse backgrounds, personalities and characteristics, including but not limited to age, gender identity, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, disability status, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and physical appearance.
    • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times and acts in accordance with the office values – respect, integrity and fairness, kindness, and serving others.
    • Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
    • Work on multiple tasks/projects and stay organized.
    • Manage contacts with outside agencies.
  • Skilled in:
    • Verbal and written communication.
    • English grammar and composition.
    • All forms of communication; including verbal, written, and electronic.
    • Learning and employing new technology in communications and public relations.
  • Education & Experience:
    • Three (5+) years of experience in a communications role preferred.
    • An equivalent combination of training and/or experience may be substituted for the above.

TO APPLY

Send resume and cover letter to careers@futureplans.com.