Green Jobs: Director of Media, Green Alliance!

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.

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