Blog : Green Jobs: Ready to work with the Green Alliance on Media issues that Matter?

By Rich | Sep 8, 2015 | in

 

Work with the Seacoast's Sustainability Superstars! If you are into media, organized, slef directed and able to juggle many balls on deadlines - we want you! Must be able to maintain an editorial calendar flawlessly to ensure all deadlines are met continously, be able to write, edit and pitch stories, manage freelance writers and keep media contacts in check. 

 

 

Job Description

Position Title – Green Alliance Director of Media/Media Manager, $12 /hr, Part Time (32 hrs week, M-TH only!) 

PRIMARY PURPOSE AND FUNCTIONS

The purpose of the Director of Media is to edit freelance and staff stories, and write journalistic stories, for our Business Partners (BPs) while also helping grow the Green Alliance brand through media contacts. As Director of Media, you will be responsible for helping generating compelling, accurate, and engaging copy (typically in the range of 300-1200 words) for a variety of outlets, including online blogs, newspapers, magazines, and social media. Additionally, the Director of Media acts as direct support to the Director and Assistant Director to manage the daily operational and administrative tasks of the business. The right candidate would be able to multitask and is extremely well organized. Also, the Director of Media manages story assignments, publications and contacts with local/regional publishers and editors.

We do not write press releases. We produce publish-ready stories that mimic in both quality and approach the style and focus of the publications themselves – newspapers, magazines, online journals, blogs, and the like. As Director of Media, you will be working closely with the Green Alliance’s Director, Assistant Director, Senior Editor, Marketing Assistant and Community and Member Manager, interns, freelance writers, and over 100 business owners, each of whom possesses their own unique personality, demands, and expectations.

 

A background in journalism, advertising, PR, marketing or a related field is preferred, but not required. We are looking for an outgoing, energetic, and optimistic individual who both works well independently and thrives in a team environment. The ideal candidate will also understand the realities of working for a growing small business powered by a little budget and a whole lot of entrepreneurial spirit. Being able to work quickly, multi-task, change gears at the flip of a hat, and ability to produce timely content are all musts. A passion for the environment and social responsibility are also a must. This is not a “punch-the-clock” position but rather, the ideal candidate will be self-motivated to go the extra mile.

The Green Alliance is a growing community of over 100 green businesses and thousands of eco-conscious consumers connecting to build a sustainable local economy. We authenticate local green businesses through a rigorous sustainability certification process that makes the Green Alliance a trusted brand among consumers. We promote our Partnering Businesses via a mix of guerilla and traditional and online marketing, PR, and our popular Green Alliance membership program.

To be considered for the position, candidates should possess the following skills:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage day-to-day operational and administrative tasks
  • Builds relationships with media, including local/regional publishers and editors.
  • Is highly organized
  • Write media-ready narrative news stories
  • Edit multiple freelance and intern writing for different media-ready
  • Able to communicate edits effectively with writer
  • Work under tight deadlines efficiently without sacrificing quality
  • Take clear and thorough notes during client meetings
  • Pitch story ideas to Director and Assistant Director
  • Assign stories and deadlines to writers
  • Help ensure 90% existing BP renewal by executing all aspects of the GA program
  • Assist in signing new Business Partners

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL

  • Must know Associated Press (AP) Style
  • Able to develop in-house brand building
  • Builds relationships with outside editors, publishers and other media contacts
  • Communicates effectively with staff, BPs, media contacts and public
  • Comfortable interviewing over the phone and in-person
  • Is able to meet long-term and quick deadlines
  • Knows Microsoft Office for either /both PC and Mac
  • Can switch writing styles between narrative journalism, blogging and social media
  • Has a good sense of humor
  • Complete stories quickly and effectively, without sacrificing quality
  • Writes creatively for print and online applications, in a way that gets noticed
  • Is knowledgeable about sustainability
  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) for both Mac and PC.
  • Social media savvy, particularly with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and ancillary applications such as Hoot Suite or TweetDeck
  • Comfortable with Google Docs, Drupal, WordPress, and other content management systems

 ADDITIONAL SKILLS FOR CONSIDERATION

  • Graphic design/photo editing skills (Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Experience with Mail Chimp, Constant Contact, or a similar email marketing service
  • Baseline graphic design and photo-editing skills (cropping, sizing, screenshots, combining images, altering formats, etc.)
  • Basic HTML knowledge
  • Experience with demographics research and digital advertisement
  • HubSpot Inbound Certification a plus

To apply, submit your resume, cover letter, and two writing samples. Two writing samples and a cover letter must be submitted for consideration for this position. (Please include the two writing samples at the bottom of the cover letter, as Job Score does not allow for additional documents). Applications will not be considered unless submitted through Job Score.

Application site. You will be redirected to Jobscore.com.