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Posted July 6, 2017 by MANAGER
Location:  Dallas
Job Type: Full Time
Category:Corporate Communications

DESCRIPTION

SUMMARY

This Communications Coordinator role for someone with entry-level to less than 3 years experience in communications and marketing who is a skilled writer and creative thinker, can interact effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, and can successfully coordinate multiple projects and deadlines. This is a great opportunity to get exposure to and experience in a full range of communications and marketing activities. This position is responsible for coordinating a variety of activities related to communications and marketing, producing promotional materials for AFSA products and services, and researching content related to the production of all AFSA publications. This position will also work to draft content for articles, press releases, newsletters, website, social media, and various printed materials.

RESPONSIBILITES

Under the supervision of the Director of Communications, the Communications Coordinator's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Coordinating the AFSA social media channels, as needed;
  • Coordinating all activities relating to production of Convention promotional brochures, programs, tickets, newsletters, etc., as needed;
  • Writing and researching articles for internal channels, such as Sprinkler Age magazine and its blog, as well as external channels, as needed;
  • Generating and distributing press releases on AFSA activities and products, as needed;
  • Assisting in planning and production of direct mail, ads and newsletter insertions, as needed;
  • Soliciting advertising— contacting current and potential advertisers and ad agencies to obtain new accounts and maintain existing clientele; and reviewing other industry publications on a regular basis for potential advertisers found in those publications.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in journalism, marketing, public relations, English, or other similar degree.
  • Experience in marketing, public relations, advertising or communications required. One to three years’ experience desired, but not required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including, but not limited to, Word and Excel required.
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop highly desired, but not required.
  • Experience with graphic design and web design and maintenance is highly desirable.
  • Experience with social media tools including, but not limited to, Hootsuite is preferred.
  • Experience operating digital cameras and audio-visual equipment is preferred.
  • Ability to travel, if necessary, for business and training.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

Candidate must demonstrate strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with wide range of constituencies. Must also demonstrate a strong customer service orientation.

Candidate must demonstrate strong writing skills with the ability to produce communications and other materials, per the AP Styleguide. Must also possess strong copy writing, editing and proofreading skills. A strong focus on attention to detail is essential.

Candidate must possess strong organizational, planning and time-management skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks concurrently. Must also possess strong problem-solving skills with the ability to be resourceful, proactive and seek assistance, as needed.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Qualified candidates should be prepared to demonstrate their capacity by providing original work samples, including press releases, articles, layouts and/or designs, etc. Candidates should also provide professional references.

BENEFITS

Communications Coordinator is a full-time position in Dallas, Texas with competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance, dental and vision, life insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, two weeks paid time off, etc.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter to nduvall@firesprinkler.org. Please include “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line.