Communications Coordinator

Title Communications Coordinator
Company Coweta-Fayette EMC
Available Date Sep 25, 2017
Expiration Oct 07, 2017

Palmetto, GA

Job Description

To promote among employees and our membership a true sense of ownership in the Cooperative and promote an understanding and acceptance of the Cooperative’s viewpoint, vision, and objectives while maintaining effective relationships with community representatives and public interest groups.

Formulates and designs information to keep the general public aware of the Cooperative’s activities, accomplishments, and programs.
Assess, protect, communicate, and promote the interests and reputation of the Cooperative and its members to public officials and the news media.
Coordinate public awareness seminars and speaking engagements for Cooperative Representatives to interact and educate the general public; prepare speeches for delivery to target audiences.
Plan content, create photos, write, layout and edit copy.
Coordinate production of internal and external publications including Power Lines, press releases, letters, emails, eLink, NewsFlash, The Grid and other special publications as needed.
Research data and industry news and works with management and employees gathering information and stories to prepare and print for publication.
Develop and produce digital content for implementation across multiple platforms.
Create engagement centered material to drive member and employee satisfaction.
Work with the Communication and Public Relations Assistant in executing social media strategy including creation of engaging text and graphics, videos, and other content.
Manage social media day to day activities including relevant content topics to reach the company’s target audience.
Create, curate, and manage all published content (images, video, and written).
Monitor, listen, and respond to users in a “social” manner while protecting the image of the Cooperative.
Conduct online advocacy and open a stream for cross-promotions while expanding community and/or influencer outreach efforts.
Oversee the design (i.e. Facebook timeline cover, profile pictures, thumbnails, ads, landing pages, Twitter profile, blogs, etc.) of the Cooperative’s online presence.
Manage promotions and Social ad campaigns responding to online reviews and building the Cooperative’s reputation.
Research data and industry news working with management and employees to gather information and stories to prepare and print for publication.
Assist with the planning and coordination of the Annual Meeting.
Actively participate in community, civic, and educational programs to promote a favorable public image of the Cooperative.
Represent the Cooperative during community projects and at public, social, and business gatherings.
Serve as coordinator for the Washington Youth Tour.

Serve as internal consultant to assist others with speeches, presentations, and other public displays to ensure the quality, accuracy, and tone are appropriate for the target audience.
Catalog evidence of all local publicity given to the Cooperative for verification and historical purposes.
Create and maintain a library for slides, photographs, videos, and other related equipment to protect and ensure the availability of these valuable assets.
Serve as back-up for maintaining and updating the Cooperative’s website creating content geared to a digital market.
Provide input for the annual departmental budget and assist with developing and implementing the department work plan.
Assist with the creation of various communication plans including but not limited to disaster response, rate changes, capital credits, and crisis management ensuring that information is updated regularly.
Evaluate, analyze, and recommend public relations and marketing programs to the Vice President of Communications and Public Relations utilizing resources through NRECA, Touchstone Energy, and other utility related organizations.
Stay up-to-date with new media trends and proactively search future media opportunities.
Coordinate and execute Cooperative communication postings on approved web and social media platforms; including the ability to interpret analytical data concerning the level of engagement being received

Job Requirements • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, English, Journalism, Mass Communications, or other related field. • Two years of experience in public relations or communications involving regular interaction with public officials, media, and advocacy groups. • Superior writing and editing skills. • Public speaking and presentation skills. • Knowledge of the principles and methods of conducting a corporate public relations program. • Proven ability to provide counsel and to develop media relations strategy; ability to evaluate those efforts and adapt strategies accordingly. • Knowledge of print production, video production, and photography desired. • Strong computer skills, and budgeting and negotiating skills. • Proficient in the use of Adobe Creative Suite – InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro. • Proficient in the use of all types of social media and ability to use social content creation and management software such as, but not limited to, Canva and Hootsuite. • Ability to use WordPress. • Time management skills with the ability and judgment to work independently under pressure, juggling multiple tasks, and meeting deadlines. • A heightened awareness of organizational and political sensitivity to function effectively in all types of setting with colleagues at all staff levels. • Ability to build alliances with like-minded organizations.