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Seeking Strong Food and Ag Strategists and Communicators – Curious Plot


Who is Curious Plot? Curious Plot is a marketing, communications and consulting agency for the food, agriculture and companion animal care markets. Our name reflects our innate drive to discover what’s next for food and agriculture and share our vision for the path forward. With headquarters in Minneapolis and a presence in Indianapolis and Portland, our team of 100+ employees provide services including public relations, creative, social/digital, media and management consulting. What positions do we have open? In addition to the positions posted here, we have multiple open roles in account service, digital strategy and public relations. And when the right person comes along, we don’t hesitate to create a new role that fits both the agency’s needs and a new team member’s skillset. Where are the positions based? Junior level positions need to be based near our headquarters office in Minneapolis or satellite offices in Portland or Indianapolis. Mid to senior level positions can be fully remote. I’ve worked remote from DC my entire career with the agency.


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Job Description

Under the supervision of the CEO, oversees the cooperative’s marketing and communications activities which secure strong member and community relations, while increasing public understanding and support for the cooperative. This includes The Cooperator Newsletter, coordinating activities of the Kay Electric Charitable Foundation K-UP, Youth Tour and Energy Camp programs, the Cooperative’s District and Annual Meetings, and directing the Cooperative’s external advertising campaigns. Serves as the Cooperative’s media point of contact. Provides direct administrative support to the CEO and Board.


Qualifications

Associates Degree in communications, marketing, mass communications or similar discipline is desired and/or a minimum of four years-experience in a progressively responsible communications or marketing position is desired, preferably with a consumer-owned or publicly held utility system. A minimum of three years-experience in maintaining effective relationships, both within and outside the organization, is desired. Must be able to write legibly, read and comprehend material. Must be personable and customer oriented.  Must be able to complete all assignments with attention to detail and accuracy. 

  • Must be able to work calmly and effectively under pressure. 

  • Must maintain confidentiality with sensitive information. 

  • Must have a thorough working knowledge of desktop publishing, media communications techniques, public speaking, and marketing. 

  • Must interact well with internal/external customers, handling inquiries and correspondence.  Conveys professional interaction at all times, thereby maintaining positive relations.  Displays and encourages team effort for maximum efficiency and productivity. 

  • Must be able to operate standard company technology/equipment, including a working knowledge of Microsoft programs and other software applications pertinent to the Cooperative’s system (Windows operating system and Microsoft Office at a minimum).  Must be able to operate communications platforms for Website, Facebook, Constant Contact, and Call Fire Phone/Text messaging. 

  • Must be able to attend periodic seminars, training programs, conferences, civic and professional events, along with various evening meetings.

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Coordinates membership meetings to maintain effective contact with the membership.  Interprets data gathered through appropriate member surveys to facilitate member services. 

  • Develops and supervises member communication and information programs including the monthly member magazine/newsletter and other special-audience publications so that consumers are aware of programs and services which may be of benefit to them.  Coordinates and general oversite of outside communications vendors, to include print, design, newspapers, radio, etc.

  • Responsible for maintaining Coop social media, including website. 

  • Coordinates and provides general oversite of outside communications vendors, to include print, design, newspapers, radio, etc. Also responsible for the office cleaning contractor and staff.

  • Assists with the development of marketing activity communications to promote the continued and increased sale of electricity, use of special rates, rebates, and other customer services. 

  • Plans and conducts information and communication training programs for Cooperative employees to assist in keeping employees informed and current regarding the services provided to the public and to assist them in providing this information to the consumers.

  • And more!


Send resume to jobs@kayelectric.coop before Jan. 31, 2023. Visit https://www.kayelectric.coop/employment for more information.















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