Job Description: Digital Communications Specialist

The New England Council seeks a motivated, creative, and energetic professional to serve as Digital Communications Specialist. With offices in Boston, MA, and Washington, DC, The New England Council is a non-partisan regional business association representing nearly 600 businesses and organizations throughout the six New England states. This is a multi-faceted communications role that will support the Council’s member engagement, retention, and development efforts.  The Digital Communications specialist will have the opportunity to collaborate with Council staff across the membership, events, and policy functions as the organization continues to expand and enhance digital communications efforts.

Location

This position is based in the Council’s Boston, MA, office, but will be a hybrid work model for the immediate future.

Responsibilities

  • Social Media – Create social media content to include event graphics and video clips to support a cross-platform digital strategy and boost engagement. Ensure that all platforms are regularly updated with relevant and timely information.
  • Website – Maintain an up-to-date and accurate website, including creating relevant graphics and content. Coordinate with other staff across different organization functions to compile information for updates.  The Digital Communications Specialist will also play a key role in the planned redesign of the organization’s website in the near future.
  • Email Marketing – Design and create email campaigns to include newsletters, event invitations, and other member communications to support member retention and recruitment. Supervise a student intern who will assist with some of these efforts.
  • Reports & Publications – Manage planning, design, and execution of Council reports and publications using Adobe InDesign
  • Event Support & Production
    • Virtual Events – Manage Zoom production for virtual keynote sessions, panels, and group meetings with members of the New England Congressional Delegation, federal and state leadership, and political analysts.
    • In-person Events When it becomes safe to resume in-person programming, provide event photography and videography.
  • Perform other duties as necessary as the communications efforts continue to expand and evolve.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing, public relations, or a related field
  • 2-4 years of experience creating digital content and graphic design
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, organization skills, and attention to detail
  • Content writing experience for all platforms
  • Experience with digital, publication, and video content creation and editing tools including the Adobe Suite (i.e. Illustrator, InDesign, and Premiere Pro)
  • Experience in Constant Contact or a similar email platform
  • Experience managing social media platforms and content management systems (i.e. WordPress)
  • Familiarity with Zoom webinar platform
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision
  • Team player with an outgoing and enthusiastic personality

Compensation

Salary commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits package including medical and dental coverage, 401(k) plan with employer contribution.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Emily Heisig, Senior Vice President of Communications & Federal Affairs, at eheisig@newenglandcouncil.com. Candidates selected for an interview will also be asked to provide references as well as work samples.

 

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