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JOB TITLE: Communications Manager

REPORTS TO: Development Director

TIMELINE:


  • Applications accepted starting 08/03/2020

  • Hiring immediately, position open until filled. 

JOB DETAILS:


  • Full Time, Salaried, Exempt Position

  • Some nights or weekends may be required in support of key Ed Fund events.

COMPENSATION:


  • The salary for this position will range from $70,000 - $78,000 dependent upon experience and qualifications.

BENEFITS:


  • Generous Vacation and Sick Time Accrual

  • Average of 13-15 Paid Holidays

  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance

  • Sponsored 401K Plan (non-matched)

  • Staff Development Budget

**INSTRUCTIONS

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  • Applications will be reviewed immediately and candidates with the best fit will be contacted for interviews.

  • Unfortunately, the volume of applications will prevent us from responding to all applications received.

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ABOUT THE ED FUND:

Oakland Public Education Fund leads the investment of community resources in Oakland public schools so that all students can learn, grow, and thrive. Therefore, our work is to connect public schools with tools, funds, and volunteers. Learn more about our work at . 

WORK LIFE AT THE ED FUND:


  • A fun & fast-paced environment;

  • Great mentorship and opportunities for both personal development and professional growth;

  • Flexible work schedule;

  • The opportunity to make a direct, positive impact on Oakland public schools and programs serving our youth; and,

Amazing networking opportunities with local leaders and businesses.

ABOUT THE POSITION:

The Communications Manager is responsible for strengthening and sustaining the Oakland Public Education Fund’s reputation as the leading organization creating high-impact volunteer, funder, and client partnerships that serve Oakland public schools and students.Reporting to the Director of Development, and supervising the Communications Coordinator, the Communications Manager is one of the Ed Fund’s chief storytellers. The person in this role will lead the creation and distribution of messages and materials that show why the Ed Fund’s work matters and give current or potential partners information that inspires them to invest time, money, or other resources in Oakland public schools. The Communications Manager collaborates with all Ed Fund departments to ensure communications needs for different organizational audiences are met, from a one-time volunteer shift to a monthly personal donation to a multi-year corporate investment or ongoing fiscal sponsorship. This is an especially critical moment for the Communications Manager given our active campaigns supporting COVID-19 relief efforts for Oakland students and schools, and our role as a key partner to the school district, city of Oakland, and community leaders.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy & Leadership


  • Create and lead implementation of annual communications and marketing strategies and workplan(s), including development of content and managing multi-stakeholder projects with others in the organization

  • Participate in high-level strategy sessions with Ed Fund leadership, Board of Directors, and key organizational partners

External Communications 


  • Produce content for monthly newsletters, website and blog, annual report, and other digital and print campaigns

  • Maintain organizational website (recently relaunched in Spring 2020)

  • Manage all social media accounts, including production of content and establishing guidelines for other Ed Fund staff to produce and post content

  • Produce and distribute press releases and other content for various media outlets

  • Manage relationships and production timelines with external vendors, including graphic and web designers, photographers, and videographers

Internal Communications


  • Maintain brand assets and style guide for staff use

  • Train staff on use of brand assets including logos, talking points, and more.

Management


  • Support and supervise the Communications Coordinator

  • Attend Leadership Team meetings and help make strategic decisions about internal and external matters

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS


  • 5+ years of communications experience, ideally in education and/or nonprofit sector

  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communications skills

  • Ability to turn data or technical knowledge into exciting and useful content that connects with target audiences and motivates them to action

  • Ability to effectively juggle multiple projects and competing priorities in a fast-paced, high-volume environment

  • Graphic design / Adobe Creative Suite, photography, videography, and/or WordPress skills are strongly preferred

  • Highly collaborative work style and skill with building relationships across constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience With: 


  • Campaign Monitor or similar email marketing platforms

  • Salesforce or similar constituent database

  • Social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube

  • Google Analytics and social media platform analytics

  • Google Docs, Sheets, Drive

Additional Qualifications:


  • Strong familiarity with Oakland schools and the city’s public education landscape, history, and current political dynamics;

  • An understanding of broader issues impacting educational opportunities in California / nationally

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY DISCLOSURE:

The Oakland Public Education Fund is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We also know that great candidates can bring skills to The Ed Fund that we haven't thought of just yet, and who won't fit everything we've described above. If this is you, don't hesitate to apply. Tell us what unique contributions you can offer. We are dedicated to improving our organization and know that part of it means to better reflect the people we serve. We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages and we especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities.


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Elle Communications is seeking a passionate senior associate/account lead with a minimum of seven years of PR experience based in New York for our growing agency with headquarters in both New York City and LA, and a satellite office in San Francisco.

At Elle, we represent an array of businesses and distinctive individuals working hard and smart to make the world a better place, and our strength in work comes from our team of diverse backgrounds and experience who can help deserving causes break through the noise and into the mainstream conversation. For this position specifically, our new team member would be leading client projects that elevate immigrants, that celebrate Black joy and resilience, and that fight for innovative policies and national legislation that tackle issues including, but not limited to, eliminating poverty, advancing worker’s rights, overhauling the criminal justice system, protecting Indigenous communities and lands, increasing civic engagement, accelerating climate justice, and elevating diverse stories that aim to further basic human rights. 

Candidates must have at least seven years of experience working inside of a public relations agency, and will need to be able to showcase specific strategic results you have driven for non-profits, foundations, and/or social and racial justice initiatives. Experience in the literary space is a bonus. The ideal candidate has a strong work ethic, a passion for driving positive change in the world, is results-driven, has experience managing top issues-oriented political, business and lifestyle accounts, can provide examples of top-tier media results, maintains close relationships with journalists in New York, as well as in the national landscape. Displayed interest in the social impact space is required.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Ensuring an effective and creative strategy is always in place and being proactively implemented on for each client you oversee

  • Keep a laser focus on top tier targets for each client, ensuring we’re thoughtfully pursuing opportunities most likely to move the needle forward for the important organizations we represent

  • Work thoughtfully with our clients to understand how PR will be most effective in supporting their organizational priorities, and guide our internal project teams to reach - and surpass - the goals we set forward 

  • Ensure that  members of your project teams are set up for success, and work closely between them and agency leadership to identify ways they can grow and succeed

  • Serve as quality control for each account, ensuring that everything presented to clients and the media is of the highest caliber and has our agency seal of approval on it

  • Ensure a professional, respectful, optimistic, and proactive dynamic in all client and colleague relationships and interactions. 

  • Demonstrate passion for and understanding of Elle Communications’ mission, culture and values.

  • Regularly develop and maintain new relationships on behalf of clients and agency

  • Regularly secure premier results for all clients under your purview 

  • Participate in creating a positive, results-driven, collaborative, fun and respectful company culture 

  • Regularly report back to the CEO and Vice President on progress and impact

ABOUT ELLE:   We believe there is a lot of good in the world and that we can use PR to elevate pioneers who are driving positive change. Through our LA and NYC headquarters, we offer a team of seasoned experts to support you in media, talent, and influencer relations, communications strategy, media training, and thought leadership. Our clients are non-profits, social enterprises, CSR teams, ethical brands, political activists and leaders making the world a better place each and every day. We offer great benefits, company culture, learning, a commitment to diversity, and growth opportunities.

HOW TO APPLY: To expedite the hiring process, please send your cover letter and resume to resumes@ellecomm.com for consideration. We will get back to you if we feel it is a great fit. Please do not apply if you do not meet all of the requirements, including experience. Resumes will be accepted only via email. Please, no phone calls, tweets, Facebook messages, pokes, prods or messenger pigeons. Thank you in advance for your interest.


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Job Description


We're looking for a full-time Writer/Editor to aid the production of assigned print and/or digital publications, under the direction of senior editorial staff.


 


JOB REQUIREMENTS:


• Education: Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism or related field


• Experience: Minimum 3 years of editorial experience in publishing


• Desire to work on a collaborative team with high standards


• Ability to write, edit and/or produce assigned articles


• Ability to summarize and communicate complex topics in an effort to educate the audience


Experience researching and sourcing editorial content


• Detail oriented


• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


Expert understanding of English grammar


• Familiarity with standard style guides, such as the AP and Chicago Manual


• Highly motivated with ability to work in a deadline-driven environment


• Positive attitude


• Understanding of trends, timely stories and viral content


• Skilled in using reference resources


• Strong organizational and time-management skills


• Ability to maintain a consistent writing style and proofread articles for grammatical errors, voice/tone and substance


• Knowledge of cuisine, crafting, health and fitness related topics is a plus


 


 


Job Location: West Des Moines, Iowa


Position/Type: Full-Time/professional


Benefits: Medical/HSA/Dental401K/LTD/AD&D/Life Ins./PTO


Compensation: Highly Competitive


Company Description

Grey Dog is a fast-paced, yet relaxed publishing house located in West Des Moines, Iowa, producing world-class custom media created to transform products, services or businesses into powerhouse brands. We offer a full benefits package, competitive salaries, and great opportunities for advancement within the company.


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Job Description


Overview:


The content marketing writer provides high-quality writing and editing for a variety of marketing and communications materials across multiple channels. This person also collaborates with colleagues on the marketing team, and others across the organization to develop overall positioning and messaging of dental products and services. To lean more about our organization visit: www.dentulu.com


Responsibilities:



  • Working primarily with the marketing team, develops and writes a variety of engaging, persuasive and relevant marketing content for various channels, including but not limited to white papers, case studies, blogs, e-books, fact sheets, website, sales presentations, partner materials, and marketing emails.

  • Collaborate with colleagues across the organization, and with the marketing team, on overall positioning and messaging of our products and services in the market. Contribute to developing relevant, timely and persuasive content programs and account-based marketing plays with strong calls to action that continue to engage prospects.

  • Perform comprehensive editing for grammar, usage, consistency, and accuracy in a fast-paced environment. Adhere to and educate others on writing standards and quality control measures to ensure consistent messaging, tone and brand identity.

  • Collaborate with the sales organization to craft relevant and engaging sales enablement content and pitches.

  • Working collaboratively with marketing and sales team members, support account-based marketing campaigns and other activities as needed.


Qualifications:



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

  • Strong writing, editing, communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to effectively communicate (verbally and in writing) to a variety of audiences about a variety of topics, using appropriate writing style to reflect intent and desired outcome.

  • Ability to quickly learn and translate complex principles, strategies, and information into consumer-friendly content.

  • Mastery of rules of proper grammar and punctuation.

  • Project management skills. Ability to develop, prioritize, execute, coordinate, manage, and guide implementation of marketing projects.

  • Flexibility and creativity, a strategic thinker able to move quickly and handle multiple projects and priorities simultaneously under deadline pressure.

  • Willingness to take on a variety of tasks to support others in the marketing department.

  • Strong PC skills, particularly in using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and knowledge of digital and social media.

  • Minimum 2-3 years progressive experience in communications.


Company Description

OUR MISSION
To serve and empower both dental professionals and patients across the world with proprietary software that bridges the gap between the two. Our goals are deeply rooted in increasing access to preventative and emergency care for millions of patients through the use of Mobile Dentistry and Teledentistry. With an emphasis on enhancing communication and prevention, we aim to minimize dentistry’s contribution to the Opioid epidemic and potentially save millions of lives with early detection and care. Convenience is just one benefit of Dentulu as the use of anxiolytic technologies aim to reduce fear and anxiety for thousands of patients who are afraid of the sights, smells and sounds of a traditional dental office. The Teledentists are here and the future of dental care is just a click away. Smile, You’re home!


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Job Description

WFXT-Boston 25 is looking for a full time Producer/Editor to join our Creative Services team in Dedham, Massachusetts. Our team is comprised of collaborative, innovative professionals with entrepreneurial spirit, sound creative judgment and production expertise.

This position reports to the Creative Manager and is responsible for end to end full production and the development of video content for new or existing advertising campaigns. Projects include, but are not limited to creation of brand messaging, short and long-form commercials, web video vignettes, and more. This position is responsible for the entire process of creating videos – from developing the concept to creative writing to editing the final product. This position requires active participation in brainstorming sessions with clients to determine the creative direction that will meet the client’s needs.

The ideal candidate for this position will be able to simultaneously handle multiple projects at various stages in the production process. They will have a nose for news with sharp, editorial instincts – able to identify stories that have broad appeal to a local TV news audience. A self-starter who can work independently and as part of a diverse team. Excellent communication skills are imperative – the ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external customers. A hard worker who takes the initiative to get the job done on time and does not let anything slip between the cracks.

Candidates interested in this position must submit a link to their most recent video demo reel on their resume or cover letter to be considered.

  • Minimum two (2) years in a Broadcast News environment utilizing writing skills and hands-on, non-linear editing equipment. College degree preferred. Ability to collaborate with others in a creative environment. Exceptional demonstrated creative writing skills a must.


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Job Description


Cracked.com is hiring!


Cracked began as a comedy magazine in 1958, jumped online in 2005, and is now looking for full-time editors to guarantee that the site endures for another 10 million years, perhaps in the form of an omnipotent machine intelligence.


This position is for a skilled writer/editor who can identify stories that suit the Cracked audience and has the ability to develop a unique/original angle on the topic and can execute on a high level.


At Cracked, you'll join a team of seasoned editors with decades of online publishing experience. We believe that everybody deserves to learn about our weird world, and we strive to be an entertaining and authoritative daily destination for our growing audience.


This year, Cracked is also going to be expanding our editorial slate of podcasts, video, and Twitch offerings. (And while not required, if you have any experience with editing, producing, or being in front of the camera, tell us!)


Cracked is part of the Literally Media family, which means you’ll be working alongside the teams of Know Your Meme, eBaum's World, and Cheezburger (Fail Blog, Memebase, I Can Has Cheezburger).


Responsibilities:



  • Create multiple daily written posts for the site in the signature "Cracked voice."


  • Work with Cracked's editorial team to brainstorm and execute the next fun dumb thing.


  • Keeping tabs on the breaking news of the day and selecting stories that fit the site’s voice.



Requirements:



  • You must be social media savvy and have a firm understanding of how the ever-howling void that is the Internet operates.


  • Mid-to-high level Photoshop skills


  • Strong writing and editing skills


  • Strong brainstorming and ideation skills


  • You must be able to commute to Cracked's Brooklyn office daily (post-Coronavirus, of course)


  • Sharp research instincts, and a knack for identifying engaging and original story ideas


  • College degree preferred (not required)


  • Great sense of humor with the ability to translate that to your work



To Apply:



  • Tell us why you’d be a good fit here at Cracked. Any sort of professional background/avocational interest in comedy, academia (history or science, specifically), or pop culture is a huge plus here.


  • Submit at least two pieces of relevant writing. (Feel free to create samples specifically for this application if need be.)


  • Please submit your resume as well.



Hours:


This is a full-time, 40 hours a week position, but the candidate must be able to work flexible hours to meet deadlines.


Start Date:


ASAP


 


 


**NOTE** Please do not reach out to current employees at Cracked or Literally Media to petition for the position. We're all very busy and with the volume of applicants we have, it can be very distracting. Thank you. 


Company Description

We own a collection of classic digital brands including eBaum's World, Cracked, KnowYourMeme and the Cheezburger network. We reach millions of people every month and hold some of the more influential entertainment brands that ever existed.

Our office culture is very much like a startup, with a fun environment and an emphasis on individual contribution and growth. We are looking for leaders and individuals that flourish in an open-ended management structure.


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Company Description: Located in the heart of midtown Sacramento, Vantage Point Media is a digital media company dedicated to delivering the latest news, trends and market updates for and about the fresh produce, specialty food, and deli industries.


Local candidates only. No remote roles. Job involves some travel.


Position Overview: We are looking for a well organized, flexible, creative, outgoing and ambitious individual with a copy editor's eye for detail and a reporter's passion for storytelling.


- Ideal candidates possess strong communication skills, writing ability, demonstrated organizational and time management skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.


- Efficiency in Excel, Google docs and spreadsheets is highly valued and needed.


- Must be able to work both independently and with a team.


Tasks and Responsibilities:


- Writing & proofing articles for deadline submission


- Organizing content, processes, and tasks as well as supporting fellow editorial team members


- Surveying news publications for industry related content


- Press release writing


- Conducting phone and audio interviews to generate original content


- Scripting for VO and other media projects


- Additional writing-related projects as assigned


Please include a resume with your email address and phone number, and link to two writing samples in your cover letter with your application.


Job Type: Full-time


Application Questions:



  • How many years of Copywriting experience do you have?


  • Are you in Sacramento, CA?


  • Do you speak English?



 



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