Communications Assistant

September 25, 2014 - October 09, 2014
Location:Okemos, MI
Salary Range:$16.94 - 20.33 per hour
Benefits:paid time off
Employment Type:Year-Round - Part Time
Description:Meridian Charter Township is seeking a highly energetic, organized, and self-motivated individual to serve as the Communications Assistant for the Communications Department.

Position is part-time working 24 hours per week.

Under the direct supervision of the Communications Director, the Communications Assistant will assist in all areas of marketing, newsletter publications, Township communications, and more.

Duties:Work with department staff on new communication methods to distribute information, utilize communication skills for township projects, and help create promotional campaigns. Serve as social media manager, social media marketer, and website content manager:

Create Press Releases

Create and update existing content for websites

Increase community engagement through social media channels

Launch email marketing campaign efforts

Print Publication Producing Editor

Monitor feedback on various sites

Content Strategist

Online Media journalist

Use a variety of media content host sites

Encourage and create employee opportunities and involvement

Provide training, instruction, and support to HOMTV interns

Perform related duties as assigned
Qualifications:The Communications Assistant must be highly skilled in all aspects of campaign marketing, branding, social media management, and social video marketing. The Communications Assistant must possess the ability to work with a diverse group of people with good communication, organizational, and writing skills. A strong working hands-on experience and skill using social sharing sites and digital newsletters is required.

Education Requirement:
A Bachelorís degree in communications, marketing, journalism, or a related field.

Additional Requirements:

A State of Michigan Vehicle Operatorís License.

Thorough knowledge of communication methods and techniques.

Thorough knowledge of traditional marketing techniques.

Skill in responding to public inquiries and internal requests with a high degree of diplomacy and professionalism.

Skill in assembling and analyzing data and preparing comprehensive and accurate reports.

Skill in the use of office equipment and technology, including computers and specialized production equipment and software, and the ability to master new technologies.

Ability to critically assess situations and solve problems, and to work effectively under stress, within deadlines and changing work priorities.

Establish and maintain effective relationships with citizens, news media, community groups, Township officials, employees, and other interests.

Keep abreast of technology and developments in the field through continued education and professional growth. Attend conferences, workshops, and seminars as appropriate.

Ability to effectively train, lead, and motivate employees; supervise and evaluate the work of others.

Ability to work at other than regular business hours.

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