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Practical Farmers of Iowa is seeking a diligent, respectful and passionate person to serve as a communications manager for the communications and marketing team. The communications manager will join a dynamic team that together manages an impressive portfolio of work that includes several major print and digital publications; multiple social media channels; content for videos, podcasts, blogs and more; graphic design and branding services for an array of PFI outreach; robust media relations; and more. This position is a unique opportunity for someone with strong management, writing and critical thinking skills who thrives in a fast-paced and mission-driven work environment.

The communications manager will support that team by 1) managing day-to-day operations of the communications and marketing department duties to ensure timely, impactful work; 2) managing the production and distribution of a diverse portfolio of digital and print publications through a variety of channels; 3) supervising communications and marketing staff and contractors to ensure the team is successful at achieving its robust goals; 4) measuring the impact of our work and reporting regularly to key internal and external stakeholders; and 5) writing and editing for print and digital publications.


Practical Farmers offers a flexible, fast-paced work environment with opportunities for independent initiative and professional development.


Duties

Oversee day-to-day operations of communications and marketing team (35% of duties)

  • Lead weekly communications and marketing team meetings
  • Identify training and professional development opportunities
  • Track team member performance, provide feedback, resolve issues and manage team changes to optimize performance
  • Manage, track and review team schedule, work and grant deliverables and budget
  • Filter and route internal and external media and communications requests

Manage digital and print publications (30% of duties)

  • Gather and synthesize input from internal and external stakeholders
  • Create publication schedules and assign roles and responsibilities
  • Lead brainstorming, editorial, kickoff, progress and retrospective meetings
  • Track, review and report on publication and project progress, and ensure deadlines and desired outcomes are met
  • Manage digital assets and information systems for communications and marketing team

Manage full-time and part-time staff and contractors working for the communications and marketing team (20% of duties)

  • Supervise three full-time staff members, including the editor and publications coordinator, graphic design and photography coordinator and digital media coordinator
  • Supervise part-time staff and interns as needed
  • Manage relationships and deliverables with independent contractors working on communications and marketing-related projects

Gather and use data to measure and report impact of communications and marketing work across various channels and publications to internal and external stakeholders (10% of duties)

  • Monitor and report on impact of team’s work on media landscape using media monitoring software
  • Develop and maintain performance indication dashboards for easy reporting and decision-making
  • Develop and execute strategies for incorporating results into future work for continuous improvement

Write and edit content for digital and print publications (5% of duties)

  • Participate in communications internal review process as late-stage editor of major digital and print publications
  • As needed, draft content for publications and outreach

For a more detailed job description and desired qualifications see PFI's employment page.

Practical Farmers of Iowa is seeking a diligent, respectful and passionate person to serve as a communications manager for the communications and marketing team. The communications manager will join a dynamic team that together manages…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 25, 2021
  • Education
    Other Education Requirement
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

$49,000 - $60,000

Benefits

Practical Farmers is a family-friendly employer. The position includes full health care benefits, a flex plan, short- and long-term disability, life insurance and generous paid time off. Employer contribution to a 401k retirement plan is offered after one year of employment.

Practical Farmers is a family-friendly employer. The position includes full health care benefits, a flex plan, short- and long-term disability, life insurance and generous paid…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1615 Golden Aspen Drive, Ames, IA 50010, United States
Suite 101

How to Apply

Please apply by completing an application form (including contact information, cover letter, resume and references) on PFI’s employment page at https://bit.ly/3mxopvV by Friday, June 25, 2021.

Please apply by completing an application form (including contact information, cover letter, resume and references) on PFI’s employment page at https://bit.ly/3mxopvV by Friday, June…

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