ACT, Inc. Communications Specialist II in Iowa City, Iowa
ACT is a nonprofit organization helping people achieve educational and workplace success. Our programs are designed to boost lifelong learning in schools and workplaces around the world. Whether it's guiding students along their learning paths, enabling companies to develop their workforce, fostering parent, teacher, and counselor understanding of student progress, guiding job seekers toward career success, or informing policymakers about education and workforce issues. ACT is passionate about making a difference in all we do. Learn more about working at ACT at act.org.
TheCommunications Specialist IIwill work alongside the Communications & Publications Manager to support a wide range of ACTNext communications efforts, including social media, print collateral, websites, event programming, and scientific publications. This includes opportunities to contribute to challenging and varied communications projects, leveraging creative expression with editorial, marketing and communication strengths in a dynamic and rewarding environment, all with the focus of contributing to the ACTNext communications strategy.
Edit, proofread, and maintain quality control of scientific papers, business communications, and social media posts
Contribute broadly to ACTNext media workflow (which includes website updates, content creation, blogs, social media posts, print collateral)
Apply consistent editorial and brand standards regarding style and format across media
Maintain knowledge of current trends and platforms regarding social media communications
Analyze social media landscapes to write and direct copy at various audience segments
Contribute to content development and updating of ACTNext.org
Collaborate with researchers/authors/editorial staff to ensure scientific meaning is preserved in ACTNext communications
Manage priorities and maintain schedules under tight deadlines
Recognize and edit technical terms and jargon for various audiences.
Examine final products for accuracy, consistency, and quality
Bachelor’s degree in a related area required; preferably in Journalism, Mass Communications, or Marketing
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
Minimum 3 years of experience in aJournalism, Mass Communications, or Marketingcommunications type of environment, or related
Experience developing and executing tactical communications using a variety of technology resources and systems
Experience with WordPress, Adobe CC, social media management platforms and html preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work efficiently and effectively in an editorial environment where long-term projects compete for priority with short-term moving targets and evolving priorities.
Ability to work independently, as well as collaborate with a small yet dedicated team of talented professionals.
Familiarity with WordPress, Adobe CC and social media management platforms
Working knowledge of html
Basic understanding of Google analytics and social media metrics
Familiarity with a broad array of style manuals and how to apply them
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding corporate information
TravelNo Travel Required
ACT is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.