Job Description: WGA Communications Professional

Reports to: Communications Director

The Western Governors’ Association (WGA) is a Denver-based bipartisan policy organization that represents the Governors of 19 Western states on issues of critical importance to the West. Learn more about WGA on our website.

Job Description: WGA is seeking a self-starter who can multi-task in a fast-paced environment, with an emphasis on exceptional writing skills, to serve as a Communications Professional in our Denver headquarters. Applicants also must demonstrate advanced web and social media skills. Working at the direction of the Communications Director (CD), this person will:

  • Manage content, grow audience on WGA’s social media platforms;
  • Ensure website content is up to date, write blog posts;
  • Improve email outreach by creating effective newsletters, managing database;
  • Support traditional media outreach by writing press releases, working at press events;
  • Be able to articulate WGA’s position on Western policy issues, work in a support capacity on a variety of policy projects as directed.

Social Media & Digital Operations

  • Learn and execute WGA’s content strategy on all platforms.
  • Manage multiple accounts (Twitter, Facebook, etc) daily, posting content, monitoring and responding as appropriate to posts.
  • Grow audience and engagement for each account, develop reports documenting growth,
  • Oversee livestreaming of WGA workshops and other meetings as directed.
  • Work with policy staff on execution of webinars, including live-tweeting

Email Newsletters

  • Write weekly email newsletters and other correspondence as directed.
  • Manage database by removing outdated addresses, helping grow lists.
  • Highlight success of newsletters by creating reports that show “open” rate, click-thru, etc.

Website

  • Monitor and update the site as needed, adding content, fixing links, etc.
  • Draft blog posts and post to web.
  • Work collaboratively with CD to better target WGA’s audience and grow web traffic.

Skills Required

  • Exceptional writing ability.
  • Ability to perform under daily deadline pressure.
  • Strong “people” skills.
  • Fluency in: Hootsuite, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Constant Contact, Google Hangout, Meltwater, blog platforms (WordPress, etc), YouTube, Microsoft Office
  • Experience in public policy, ability to manage/produce webinars & podcasts, shoot & edit video, would all be a “plus.”

Salary commensurate with experience, benefits included.

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