Communications Coordinator

Organization: 
Wedge Food Co-op
Organization location: 
Minneapolis
Apply by: 
Wed, 09/18/2013

Communications Coordinator

 

Purpose:                  To work with Director of Brand Marketing to establish the voice of The Wedge and write content for all co-op publications both internal and external.

 

Reports to:                  Director of Brand Marketing

 

Essential Functions:

 

Newsletter:

·         Coordinate, prepare, edit and manage the production of a quarterly Wedge Co-op newsletter

·         Write articles for the newsletter, but also source and manage other local writers to provide engaging, educational content

·         Project manage a yearly editorial calendar and print production schedule

·         Collaborate with Wedge employees  and Board of Director on the relevant content

·         Collaborate with Director of Brand Marketing and Graphic Designer to find photos, art and other graphics for the newsletter

·         Manage newsletter budget and process invoices with the support of the Director of Brand Marketing

·         Collaborate with the Member Records Specialist to develop member mailing lists

 

Digital:

·         Develop and write website content

·         Provide editorial support for bi-monthly email newsletters content

 

Advocacy:

·         Be on the pulse of all happenings within the natural and organic food industry and co-ops – legislation, food issues and trends, environment, sustainability, culture etc.

 

·         Completes other tasks as assigned by Director of Brand Marketing

·         Follow all safety policies and procedures

 

 

 

Qualifications/Traits:

·         At least 3 years of experience in writing or public relations and project management

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·         Strong connections within the Minneapolis writing and food community

·         Detail oriented and project-focused; ability to coordinate and manage a large number of tasks

·         Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a part of a team and to work closely with others

·         Ability to work within approved budget, track finances and process invoices 

·         Computer literate in Microsoft Office

 

Essential Physical Requirements:

 

•      Ability to remain stationary for extended periods of time processing on a computer.

•      Ability to frequently communicate, present and exchange information and express oneself.

•      Ability to occasionally lift files and boxes weighing up to 25 pounds

Contact name: 
Jamie Olson
Contact phone: 
612-871-3993