Communications Manager

Jewish Federation of St. Louis
April 24, 2018
St. Louis, United States
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Job Responsibilities

  • Leads content development of marketing and communications materials and messaging
  • Seeks to understand marketing needs of all departments within Federation
  • Responsible for the delivery of marketing plans for all projects, with strategic and timely deadlines
  • Monitors communications within beneficiary agencies to remain current on messaging and branding
  • Ensure consistency with brand standards
  • Maintains branding guidelines
  • Develops communications materials, including but not limited to: direct mail, email, web content, paid advertisements across multiple platforms, press releases, media outreach, social media, podcasts, newsletters, campaign materials, annual reports, etc.
  • Supports Marketing Director by filling in at meetings, when necessary with clients
  • Attending recording sessions for commercial productions
  • Assists with crisis communication coordination, when necessary
  • Work closely with the Creative Manager to develop creative solutions to content needs
  • Manages the creation of photo shoots & video productions
  • Acts as copywriter and editor for all materials, ensuring consistent formatting and proper grammar in all communications
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of communication efforts, presenting results and recommendations for adjustment or improvement as needed
  • Analyze data to gauge employee trends, developing and positioning strategic recommendations based on findings
  • Contribute to the overall success of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or related field.
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community is a plus.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with an agency or in-house communications team, with at least 3 years in developing and implementing marketing communication programs.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience interacting with and pitching news media on behalf of a company or brand
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience managing social media platforms and posting content for a company or brand
  • Fluent in Adobe programs; Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Acrobat and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with print production, WordPress and MailChimp.
  • Must have a keen eye for current trends in communication and digital communications.
  • Podcast and video production experience
  • Strong background writing in AP Style
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate effectively.
  • Proficiency in editing
  • Proactive, self-motivated, good-natured, flexible, collaborative, and uniquely creative.
  • Demonstrated ability to take art direction, feedback and critiques constructively
  • Ability to thrive in a self-directed, fast-paced design and production environment delivering a wide range of creative production assets.
  • Excellent time-management, organizational and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to manage multiple projects and changing priorities
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written in various media platforms.
  • Ability to handle sensitive or confidential information with discretion
  • May be required to work at night or on weekends to assist at special events, to manage workload or to meet deadlines.

The Jewish Federation of St. Louis is the community’s central philanthropic, planning and community-building organization. Founded in 1901, it is one of the region’s largest and oldest nonprofit organizations. Federation is committed to the development and enhancement of a thriving, vibrant Jewish community through the support of approximately 60 local, national and international agencies, programs, services and innovative projects.

The Jewish Federation of St. Louis offers an extensive benefits package including health, dental, 403(b), paid vacation, paid holidays, sick and personal time, life insurance, LTD and more.

More information on our organization is available at Interested candidates please click here to apply.

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