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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) - Communications Manager


Position Description:
The person holding this position will develop and maintain relationships with members of the news media; author a variety of materials on behalf of MCGA; and lead or assist in special events and outreach-related projects.

Major Areas of Responsibility:
·         Develop and maintain relationships with rural, metro and regional news media outlets
·         Lead the distribution of information on organizational activities and events.
·         Write a variety of materials to support research programs and educational initiatives
·         Author and maintain website content
·         Oversee the organization’s social media initiatives
·         Manage outreach-related projects
·         Provide input and communications support for organization’s research, promotional, educational and policy initiatives.

Desired Skills:
·         Excellent writing and speaking skills.
·         Ability to quickly distill complex subject matter to clear and concise written and verbal communications.
·         Proven track-record in relationship-building with and working knowledge of the Minnesota and regional news media.
·         Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.
·         Familiarity with Drupal and Videography experience is a plus
·         A working knowledge of agriculture.


Education:
·         An undergraduate degree in public relations, journalism or related discipline

Experience:
Candidates for this position will have a minimum of five years of experience in a communications, journalism, public relations or a related field.  Although not a requirement, candidates with a background in agriculture are preferred.

Reporting: 
This position will report to and work closely with MCGA Communications Director.

How to Apply:
Qualified individuals may apply by emailing a one-page resume and brief cover message to gerlach@mncorn.org.  Questions about the position may also be emailed to this address.  Please do not call the MCGA office about the position.