DC Ranch has an immediate opening for a Communications Coordinator which offers an opportunity to work in a full-service communications department for a master-planned community. The Communications Coordinator is responsible for producing a monthly community newspaper (including writing articles, coordinating and editing content, and collaborating with a publishing team). They are also responsible for managing content and updating calendars for the community website and social media pages. In addition, this position takes the lead on crafting promotional messaging for DC Ranch events and programs as well as managing the communications calendar so that activities are promoted in a timely manner. As a contributing member of a larger team, the position will have the opportunity to collaborate on various events and projects that the Community Council sponsors. This is a full-time position that occasionally includes some evening and weekend hours. The ideal candidate is a strong and creative writer who has a deep understanding of grammar and AP writing standards. They are highly organized and deadline-oriented. They enjoy project management, ensuring assignments run on time and efficiently. They are an excellent planner who is always thinking ahead to make sure communications content is on the calendar and newspaper production is on schedule. Their marketing prowess will bring fresh ideas to promote events and engage residents through innovative use of social media, print publications, and marketing materials.
The essential duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following areas: Write and produce monthly newspaper: Develop a monthly content plan and delegate assignments and deadlines to contributors. Oversee production schedule to meet deadlines. Write feature articles, community management updates, calendar of events, image captions, etc. Work with publisher to ensure timely printing, invoicing, and mailing. Draft communications for events and programs: Craft and/or edit copy using promotional tactics for effective marketing. Manage communications calendar to ensure timely and adequate promotion of events. Collaborate with various teams within the organization to develop content and messaging. Coordinate content for weekly and monthly e-blasts and website postings. Manage website content and online calendar: Manage website calendar to ensure events and meetings are posted with adequate lead time. Post, create, and archive Web content/images using WordPress. Manage Social Media Content: Develop social media campaigns to promote events and programs. Actively engage residents and followers on the page. Work with merchants and community stakeholders to leverage their business through social media. Draft annual report and other special projects: Draft content for annual communications such as annual reports, welcome guides, and event mailers. Collaborate with various teams within the organization to develop content and messaging. Community Council Team Support: Provide assistance at DC Ranch community events which may include nights and weekends. Deliver high-quality customer service to residents and guests at community centers.
Clear and effective writing skills using proper grammar and punctuation. High proficiency in AP writing style. Editorial experience managing a professional publication or newsletter. Experience writing news and feature articles for professional publications. Understands social media marketing and engagement tactics. Naturally self-motivated and self-managed. Ability to organize, prioritize, and follow-up with requests in an efficient and timely fashion. Works well under pressure and balance multiple priorities and assignments to meet deadlines. Significant experience managing and updating websites using WordPress. High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator a plus.
Four-year degree in communications, journalism, English, or related field. Two to three years of experience working in a communications or marketing field.
Email to: DCRCCjobs@dcranchinc.com ,Subject line: Communications Coordinator . Please include: Cover letter with salary requirement , Resume Two (2) writing samples (up to 400 words each).