Marketing & Communications Specialist at Odessa Chamber of Commerce

Job Description

Report To: Director of Operations

FLSA Status: Exempt                                                                                                

Summary: Responsible for all aspects of communications for the organization including brand management, marketing, public relations, advertising, and social media.  Provides support for all communication channels including website, newsletter, social media, as well as graphic design.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Other duties may be assigned.

  • Develop, implement and manage Chamber’s Communications Plan.
  • Serve as copyeditor for all internal and external communications produced by the Chamber.
  • Manage internal print needs (letterhead, envelopes, and business cards).
  • Responsible for assuring content on website is updated frequently.
  • Assist in developing and designing marketing materials by providing graphic design.
  • Produce Annual Report.
  • Manage video productions for events and marketing purposes.
  • Regularly prepare and distribute email blasts to all members and member sub-categories
  • Prepare all event fliers, event programs and brochures with creativity and accuracy.
  • Prepare and coordinate event signage/banners.
  • Coordinate media at events.
  • Prepares communications budget and controls expenses within approved budget.
  • Draft and disseminate all chamber press releases.
  • Maintain an accurate media list and pitch relevant stories to local media outlets.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university with an emphasis on communications, computerized graphics and/or website design; or two years Website design and maintenance and communications experience in a Chamber of Commerce or similar organization in lieu of a Bachelor's degree. Broadcast media experience beneficial

 LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to create and maintain internet based Websites, to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public,

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to use specialized computer programs to produce editorial and graphic literature. Must be knowledgeable in publication production. Ability to write, edit and lay out repo_rts, business correspondence, and feature articles for assorted Chamber publications.

REQUIRED SOFTWARE: Experience in the use of Front page or similar software for Website design, Microsoft Office, Power Point, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Quark Express and Acrobat Reader on a Windows Operating system platform.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Current Driver's license

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. Sufficient dexterity to operate a computer keyboard or calculator. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to SO pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

How To Apply

Email Lynn Van Amburgh a cover letter and resume at lynnva@odessachamber.com or mail it to Odessa Chamber of Commerce; Attn: Lynn Van Amburgh; P.O. Box 3626; Odessa, Tx 79760.  email me a cover letter and resume at lynnva@odessachamber.com.  For questions contact Lynn by phone at 432-333-7862

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