Content & Communication Specialist – National Rural Water Association

Duncan, OK • Full-Time • Bachelor’s Degree Required

Overview & Description:

The Content & Communication Specialist will enhance our brand and build strong engagement through content marketing and ensure all communication is kept consistent and professional. In this role, you will be a key digital marketing leader, helping drive positive brand perception through the development and distribution of content that is relevant, timely, and thought-provoking.


The Content & Communication Specialist will work directly with the PR & Communications Manager and Development Director to update and maintain the association’s marketing resources. Your main duties will include assisting the PR & Communications Manager with communications planning, developing brand strategy, and ensuring compliance with brand guidelines and modern marketing best practices for our brands.


You’ll need the creativity and passion for writing and proofreading engaging copy and developing corresponding visual elements. Duties will be diverse and multi-faceted, so you must be organized and attentive to detail. This position is a critical role in the association and requires a creative, highly organized self-starter. The ideal candidate will work well under pressure and communicate well and often. A sense of humor is a must.


Responsibilities:

  • Write, edit, proof, and distribute effective internal and external communications campaigns like news releases, e-newsletters, announcements and other promotional materials on behalf of NRWA.

  • Implement and maintain the company brand strategy, policies, and procedures.

  • Cover annual events including writing press releases, taking photos and videos and creating promotional content for future use.

  • Collaborate with internal teams to integrate company branding, core values, and employee culture into communications content.

  • Write magazine features, produce video segments, and pursue new ways to overlap storytelling across multimedia platforms.

  • Adhere to our style guidelines, ensuring the development of high-quality and error-free copy.

  • Manage images and other digital assets for all branded corporate communications initiatives.

  • Collaborate with the team to improve social media presence and strategy for the National Rural Water Association including creating graphics and other special features.

  • Host and promote webinars for each of our corporate members and federal programs as needed.

  • Other relevant duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills, including written and interpersonal skills, phone presence and presentation ability.

  • Excellent photography and videography skills

  • Excellent interview and storytelling skills.

  • Ability to organize, prioritize and execute multiple activities simultaneously.

  • Must be comfortable with applicable computer software and other technology, specifically, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office 365, Google Analytics, WordPress and MailChimp.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism or related field.

  • At least two years of marketing experience through education, internships or employment.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $40,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)

  • Dental insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Parental leave

  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

  • Monday to Friday

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