JOB SUMMARY: This position is full time and reports to the Marketing Manager. The PR & Graphic Design Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the design and production of all visual marketing communication materials for the District, including brochures, advertisements, flyers, newsletters, business materials, banners, posters, etc. Responsibilities include significant involvement in the writing and proofing of marketing collateral and press releases, as well as assistance with the execution and evaluation of promotional strategies consistent with outlined marketing plans, strategic positioning, branding, and goals. Additional responsibilities include taking photographs, attending meetings, assisting in website maintenance, updating the District’s social media sites, and providing support for various special events and projects. This position sometimes works a varied schedule, including occasional nights and weekends as required.
DUTIES: Design and produce all visual marketing communications materials for the District, including brochures, advertisements, newsletters, business materials, posters, etc. Film and produce videos for social media and web dissemination. Contribute to the development of marketing plans, strategic positioning, branding, and goals. Design facility/program logos as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Marketing, Advertising, or a related field and a minimum of two years graphic design experience in multi-media settings. Extensive expertise in design software necessary: Adobe InDesign, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, and WordPress. Proficiency in Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, ActiveNet recreation software and social media strategies preferred. Experience with relevant software applications. Knowledge of digital photography, strong organizational, time management and problem-solving skills, as well as advanced level of written and verbal communication is required.
HOURS: 40 hours per week, varies, some weekends and evenings may be required.
Must have an online portfolio with case studies and samples of work.
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Hours vary, approximately 18 hours per week M-F 8:00am – 5:00pm with flexibility to attend evening and/or weekend events
Salary: $15.00/hr. or more depending on qualifications
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be creative and possess an outgoing, pleasant personality with strong marketing, design and organizational skills. A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications or a related field is preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in developing and executing marketing tactics with ability to accurately maintain and update information across a variety of digital mediums. Looking for someone with a passion for social media and video production. Must exhibit strong verbal and written communication skills. Proficient computer skills in InDesign, Adobe CS, WordPress, or other relevant software and MS Office programs. Ability to provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers. Ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities. Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license and be able to provide own transportation.
Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Creative Services Manager, the Marketing Specialist will perform a variety of tasks in support of the District’s marketing function to promote the District’s programs, events and services. Duties include but not limited to: maintaining the event calendar on website and external media outlets; updating electronic message signs and facility monitors; social media, website, e-blast contributions and management; produce videos to aid in storytelling and promotion; photography; and other related tasks. Assist with activities at district events and promote the FVPD at community-related functions. This is an at-will position.
The City of Wood Dale is seeking a full-time Marketing & Special Events Manager. This is a highly skilled and responsible position within the Administration Department. This position is responsible for managing all aspects of City public information and communications management, marketing and public relations including print materials, electronic communications and social media. This position is also responsible for organizing and the execution of all special events for the City of Wood Dale. Additional duties involve website development, e-news and print publications and social media oversight. This position reports directly to the City Manager.
The successful candidate must possess strong organization, initiative, customer service and communications skills. Thorough knowledge of marketing and event planning is strongly desired; previous experience utilizing graphic design software, website software and photography skills a plus. Typical work hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Marketing & Special Events Manager attends various evening meetings for the City including Prairie Fest Committee, Committee of the Whole and City Council meetings and occasional weekend events when necessary.
A Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, public relations or related field with high level of knowledge of media relations. 2-3 years’ experience in marketing, media relations, public relations or related field, municipal government experience preferred. Experience in computer hardware/software, desktop publishing, website development, event planning, social media platforms and content.
The salary of the Marketing & Special Events Manager will be based upon qualifications and work experience. The salary range is $65,000 - $90,000. Benefits included Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund; paid vacation and sick leave accrual; medical, dental, vision and life insurance. This position is open until filled. Applications are available on the City website and at City Hall.
Qualified candidates should send their resume, cover letter, salary history and City Employment Application to: City of Wood Dale Attn: Human Resources 404 N. Wood Dale Rd Wood Dale IL 60191 Applicants may also submit application materials and/or inquiries to the City at firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Wood Dale is an Equal Opportunity Employer