Marketing & Communication Specialist
Position Number: 00101286
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The University of North Carolina System's Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), in partnership with the US Small Business Administration, is the recognized, primary organization through which the state of North Carolina provides business counseling, management education, and technology development services to help the business community successfully meet challenges, manage change, and plan for the future.
Essential Job Duties: The Marketing and Communication Specialist independently supports the Small Business and Technology Development Center's (SBTDC) marketing, branding and communications efforts. Areas of work include: branding, graphics, public relations, writing, interviewing, design for print and digital media, and social media strategy and implementation. The Marketing and Communication Specialist is responsible for: -Developing the annual SBTDC publications plan. Manage communications projects (e.g. State of Small Business, Annual Report) from start to finish - creating schedules, conveying assignments, monitoring progress, meeting deadlines. -Applying thorough knowledge of design, writing, and editing to produce communications content. Ensure a consistent brand identify and oversee the statewide brand standards guide. Design SBTDC publications, print ads, brochures, flyers, business cards, stationary, and more. Create materials for statewide and regional events. -Interviewing and photographing SBTDC clients across the state and write success stories for the SBTDC Annual Report and other print and web use. -Leading SBTDC new media efforts. Research and make recommendations for SBTDC statewide digital strategy. Develop social media plan. Determine social media content and platforms (including blogs, Twitter and LinkedIn) and schedule via an aggregator (e.g. Hootsuite). -Writing and distributing press releases on a variety of topics; copyedit content for print and web publications. -Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with SAO staff and field staff at SBTDC offices statewide. Provide communications guidance to staff around SBTDC branding, event-related publications, press releases, articles and social media. Work with SBTDC staff and partners to ensure that the SBTDC's look and message is presented consistently. -Providing branding and communications advice to SBTDC clients as requested. -Working closely with the Web Manager on SBTDC website content and design, and provide back-up as needed. -Maintaining familiarity with the SBTDC's Strategic Plan, organizational structure, services, outcomes and impact, and effectively communicating this information internally and externally.
Department Required Skills: Excellent graphic design skills. Superior written communication skills, including copy writing and editing. Exceptional project management skills and attention to detail. Strong marketing / branding knowledge. Excellent interpersonal skills. Experience working collaboratively with marketing and web development team. Proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat) or related software. Proficient in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint or relevant software. Knowledge of printing processes, including pre-pressing and color modes. Familiarity with copyright laws.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Basic knowledge and experience using HTML 4/5 and CSS 3. Experiences designing HTML email marketing campaigns and newsletters. Photography experience. 2+ years related experience.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "www.wes.org":http//wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.
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