This position will be responsible for creating, executing and maintaining social media strategies and tactics and website content. As a member of the Zoo’s marketing team, this position works to increase public awareness of and excitement for the Zoo and its programs.
Four year Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, communications, journalism or related degree. Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in utilizing social network tools and platforms. Demonstrated ability to maintain and increase professional knowledge of the latest trends, practices, programs and applications evolving in social media/networking. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience in working with media outlets. Applicants must possess and retain a current driver’s license.
Selected applicants will be required to submit a portfolio of social media knowledge and writing samples. Previous internship or extracurricular activity, including membership in PRSA or other organizations, are also valuable.
Days of work are from Monday through Friday. Some weekends and weeknights may be required. The salary range is $17.56 – 25.51/hr. Benefits include insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, and free parking.
This position requires occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and apply for this position at http://www.careers.state.mn.us. After creating a resume and filling out an application, search on job posting number 09MZG000075 to apply for this position. Application deadline is Wednesday, July 15, 2009. Questions may be directed to: Teri.Weitz@state.mn.us.