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in Northwest Arkansas.

 

Job Bank


As a service to the community, the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of PRSA is pleased to offer a job bank.


The job bank will help the members of the NWA chapter know about job openings in the public relations and communications field. The job bank also benefits employers who are seeking to hire public relations and communications professionals.


All job position announcements and individuals' resumes may be posted for free on this page for three months.


If you would like to post a job, please send by e-mail: a description of the position, requirements (experience and education), application procedures/deadline, salary (optional), and contact information. Please include an e-mail address if applicable.


Individuals interested in the job will make direct contact with the employer.


Contact: Dave Edmark, 479-575-6940
dedmark@uark.edu


Additional Career Resources for PR Professionals

www.prweekjobs.com
www.workinpr.com

 

 

 



Hope Cancer Resources, Communications Coordinator
Posted 12-21-15

 

Hope Cancer Resources, a local non-profit providing cancer support and education in the Northwest Arkansas region, is hiring for a new position, Communications Coordinator. We will be accepting resumes through December 31. Please send resume to Gay Prescott, Vice President of Development – gay.prescott@hopecancerresources.org.

Purpose of Job:
The purpose of the Communications Coordinator is to create and implement marketing, public relations and advertising to increase the awareness of the programs and services of Hope Cancer Resources to our Northwest Arkansas service area. Communication will be led by our mission to provide compassionate, professional cancer support and education in the Northwest Arkansas region today and tomorrow.

Functions of the Job:
* Protect our brand identity for Hope Cancer Resources and the Foundation. Assure consistency throughout all internal and external communications which includes our printed materials, promotional items, and media.
* Create a marketing plan to educate our region on the programs and services provided by Hope Cancer Resources utilizing print media and social media.
* Develop, maintain and enhance website content for patients and caregivers seeking information about support services, for community leaders and educators seeking prevention education, and to existing and potential donors.
* Create video testimonials of patients, caregivers and board members to share the story of Hope Cancer Resources.
* Create two printed newsletters and a monthly e-newsletter annually. Determine appropriate content for each issue and coordinate with appropriate departments for content.
* Design and implement marketing opportunities to physicians and clinics who diagnose and treat cancer patients.
* Develop earned media opportunities for Hope Cancer Resources related to our programs, new personnel, special achievements and awards, special recognition of our staff, board members and volunteers and cancer awareness months.
* Issue press releases as needed for our support groups, cancer prevention education, screening opportunities, and special events.
* Be involved in our local Chambers and other professional groups.

Qualifications
* BS/BA in Marketing, Graphic Design, and Journalism or work experience equivalent required. Previous advertising and public relations agency background experience a plus.
* Must have proven project management skills and organizational skills. Demonstrated success in sound marketing, advertising, public relations areas and creative problem solving.
* Strong strategic planning and superior communication skills. Strong proof reading and editing skills a must.
* Knowledge of non-profit organizations, professional fundraising, healthcare philanthropy and development a plus.
* Tremendous initiative and the ability to work effectively with a high degree of autonomy or as part of a team.
* An entrepreneurial spirit and interest in growing the overall organization.
* Must possess a strong work ethic, integrity, professionalism.
* Proven success in creating and building relationships with the media.

 

 


 

Mercy Health
Media Relations Specialists – Rogers and Fort Smith
Posted 12-14-15

Reporting to the Executive Director of Media Relations and Social Media, the Media Relations Specialist implements news strategy and executes tactics to grow Mercy’s reputation and awareness, as well as avert and minimize negative news within the regional community and across Mercy. The role assists in maximizing earned media for Mercy in both traditional news and all relevant social media platforms, and tracking the benefits of these efforts to drive business to Mercy. The role also supports and provides critical recommendations for news and social media as relevant to regional marketing plans and integrated campaigns that drive patient acquisition and retention. This position will work closely with local marketing and operational leadership to ensure coordination and prioritization of news efforts locally. This person will be a visible and active representative of Mercy in the local community, and will perform all duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with the mission and values of Mercy.


High-level Job Requirements

  • Builds strong and effective relationships with local media
  • Possesses strong storytelling skills, both long and short form (telling a story through a news release or a more succinct social media post)
  • Supports newsmaking and social media goals, objectives and tactics which are measurable and repeatable
  • Aligns and integrates news strategies with regional and Mercy-wide marketing strategies to drive positive return on investment both locally and Mercy-wide

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports crisis communications activities and provides counsel and media training to local leaders regarding media-related issues
  • Assists news/social media team and other departments and services within Mercy in managing customer service issues and minimizing public relations risks
  • Maximizes and repurposes stories across all possible channels, including external and internal (for example,  multiple social media platforms, mercy.net newsroom and internal avenues such as intranet and newsletters)
  • Collaborates with marketing and communications team members to address local news objectives
  • Possesses exceptional judgment and ability to synthesize issues quickly and respond appropriately, along with a keen sense of knowing who to include in discussions
  • Monitors daily news coverage in local communities and is aware of national stories that might influence regional stories

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, communications, English, marketing or similar area of  study

Experience Requirements

  • Demonstrated track record for success
  • Ability to work as a part of team that is both local and virtual

Skill Requirements

  • Exceptional writing, editing and project management skills
  • Strong social media skills and knowledge
  • Enthusiasm and ability to expand skills and knowledge in a changing environment
  • Ability to thrive and flex in a fast-paced, high-energy environment
  • Impeccable follow-through and ability to multi-task and track various stories and projects
  • Collaborative and willing to receive feedback from a variety of sources
  • Organized, reliable self-starter with strong creative thinking, analytical, problem-solving, decision-making and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Credible and articulate, with excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Creative thinker and innovator
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to provide counsel to leaders and others on news issues
  • Ability to influence and manage change in a positive and collaborative manner
  • Possess high degree of integrity and moral character
  • Ability to interpret qualitative and quantitative data and use in decision making 


Please submit applications to http://bit.ly/1Rk6bLA.

 


 

 

Digital Communications Manager, El Dorado, Ark.
Posted 10-12-15


Our client, one of the largest oil and gas companies in the US, is seeking a Digital Communications Manager. This position will be responsible for developing the strategy and voice for the organization’s social channels, giving shape to their messaging and brand to their customers, suppliers, employees and partners.  


The Role

  • Assess current digital capabilities, technology assets and social strategy across audiences and business units.
  • Develop and implement the organization’s social media strategy and manage day-to-day social media outreach, engagement and listening as part of overall marketing efforts.
  • Design, develop and grow the organization’s digital capabilities by utilizing and integrating new and existing technology platforms.
  • Effectively state the business case to senior management for the investment in and adoption of new tools and platforms.
  • Recommend, conceptualize and implement digital campaigns for external, customer and internal audiences.
  • Report, analyze and interpret analytics to guide strategy and implementation of digital and social media efforts.
  • Partner with Internal Communications and Corporate Communications colleagues, along with IT, Human Resources and Legal on the development and implementation of digital and social tools that align with overall company goals and objectives.
  • Simultaneously manage multiple digital projects as well as internal and/or external resources (i.e. consultants, agencies and vendors) to effectively achieve project goals.


The Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, advertising, new media or a related field.
  • At least five years of relevant experience working as a digital marketing or social media specialist.
  • A passion for technology and the latest and greatest social media tools and channels.
  • Experience working with social media analytics and knowledgeable about new media trends, technologies and experiences.
  • A solid understanding of how two-way social tools can be used with internal and external audiences.
  • Experience implementing new platforms including social tools, company intranets and external websites.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills. Strong project management skills.
  • Openness to monitoring social communities during nonstandard work hours as needed.
  • Ability to develop and present business cases for new initiatives.
  • The successful candidate will be creative, forward-thinking, resourceful, adaptable, and have a positive attitude and strong work ethic.

    Contact: Alanna Miller (alanna@chaloner.com)

 


 


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