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Director of Communications, FARM Program


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Job Title: Director of Communications, FARM Program
Location: Arlington, VA, South United States, USA
Company: National Milk Producers Federation
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Government, Policy and Legal
Career Type: Communications/Public Relations
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: 3
Salary: Competitive
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Director of Communications, FARM Program

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree in journalism or communications, or equivalent experience, with at least three to five years of related work experience, i.e. at a trade association, media organization, government agency or Capitol Hill office. An interest in public policy, specifically the intersection of agricultural and sustainability issues, is necessary. Position requires:

  • Superior writing and editing skills; can work independently and take the initiative to identify FARM communications efforts, including websites and social media channels;
  • Creativity combined with ability to multi-task;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite; ability to use WordPress, Constant Contact and other publishing programs a big plus;
  • Basic photography, video and graphic-design skills, and ability to use skills and tools to create digital content.

 

WHAT THIS PERSON DOES:

  • Oversees day-to-day digital content development and production, including social-media activities;
  • Takes lead on drafting and editing FARM content, including news releases, newsletters and materials released for stakeholders;
  • Helps other NMPF communications staff with communications responsibilities, including NMPF publications and social media;
  • Collaborates with NMPF communications staff in developing media strategies that cut across NMPF and FARM issue sets;
  • Leads FARMS’s rapid response to fast-developing issues in animal welfare, labor and other areas and works across dairy organizations to coordinate communications crisis management;
  • Assists in interaction with media, including story development, and maintains distribution lists;
  • Leads development and production of newsletters, brochures, reports and other communications resources;
  • Manages day-to-day relationships in communications areas with other associations and vendors;
  • Collaborates with coworkers on planning for board and annual meetings; and
  • Travels on behalf of FARM team to industry meetings and events, representing organization and speaking on its behalf both as member of team and as sole representative.

 

 

THIS PERSON’S SKILL SETS:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; proofreading skills essential;
  • High levels of professionalism, discretion and sound judgment;
  • Strong writing and reading skills;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, sometimes in high-pressure situations;
  • Ability to work both as part of a team and independently on multiple tasks;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to prioritize work, often juggling multiple assignments within short timeframe;
  • Ability to follow through and meet deadlines.
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Job Post Date: 01/21/20
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