7927 Nemco Way
The Michigan Health Endowment Fund is seeking a multimedia writer with marketing and social media skills to join our team as communications associate. Reporting to the communications officer, this individual will play a critical support role and have the opportunity to help shape a communications program for a relatively new organization. The ideal candidate balances a passion and knack for storytelling with the technical skills to produce quality content and measure progress across several platforms.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
WRITE AND EDIT
- Draft blog posts, social media content, press releases, collateral, and other materials. Work with staff to ensure materials meet program needs, and provide tactful and precise editing.
PRODUCE AND PUBLISH
- Format web pages, presentations, board materials, and other documents according to our visual brand. Create social cards, templates, and basic graphics. Work with outside designers and other vendors as needed.
MANAGE AND GROW SOCIAL COMMUNITY
- Help manage content calendar, monitor analytics, report on progress toward goals, help design and execute path toward audience growth and engagement.
CO-OWN MEDIA RELATIONS
- Master the Meltwater platform, set up searches and clips distribution, build targeted lists, conduct media outreach and follow-up.
WHO YOU ARE
- You’re a natural storyteller and a skilled wordsmith. If given a topic, you know how to learn about it, identify relevant narrative threads, and produce clear, compelling, professional quality pieces for a variety of purposes and platforms. You enjoy the editing process and you can interpret and adjust based on feedback.
- You’re not a graphic designer, but you have an eye for design. You understand basic design principles and can whip up a decent flyer and take a well-composed photo. You think about how something will look on a page or screen as you’re brainstorming and drafting.
TECH AND SOCIAL SAVVY
- You’re a social media user and you get how different platforms serve different purposes. You’re curious about trends in technology and how they relate to professional communications.
- You want to use your skills to help make the word a better place. If you don’t have a background in nonprofit work, you’ve imagined how you might adapt your private sector skills to a mission-driven challenge.
WE THINK YOU’LL NEED
A COUPLE YEARS OF RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
- Experience in PR and social media will make your application stand out, but we’re open to different backgrounds. If you’ve got less experience but an excellent portfolio and superstar-level writing skills, we’d still like to hear from you.
PRACTICAL SOFTWARE AND SOCIAL SKILLS
- You can convert a PDF to a Word document and figure out the formatting, you know your way around Wordpress, and you can put together an on-brand e-blast template. You’re not going to leave the URL in a Facebook post, you get how hashtags work in various contexts, and you can Google software tutorials when necessary.
CURIOSITY AND FLEXIBILITY
- We're a young organization, and we’re still building our communications program. That means if you stick around for a while, and we hope you will, your role might evolve. We’re also small, and everyone helps with admin tasks once in a while. You’ll work across program areas and audiences, and you’ll need to be adaptable as we continue to grow and learn.
The Health Fund encourages everyone to apply. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
This position will be based in Brighton, Michigan.
The Health Fund offers competitive compensation and benefits packages.
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS
- Skip the traditional cover letter! Instead, respond to all three of these prompts. You can format the answers however you like, so feel free to show off your creativity or document design skills.
- What’s interesting to you about this position? How does the position fit into your career goals?
- Describe an instance where you had to learn a new communications skill or tactic in order to do a good job on a project. What was the challenge? How did you figure it out?
- What part of the position are you least comfortable with? Why?
SEND US A LINK TO YOUR PORTFOLIO
- We'd like to see samples of your work, particularly writing and social media products.
SEND US YOUR RESUME
- We strongly encourage you to submit a one-page resume and make sure it’s a PDF!
Send these three items to email@example.com.We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.