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Manager of Communications – Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation

The Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation is seeking applicants for the position of Manager of Communications. The purpose of this position is to oversee communications and marketing of the county’s industrial park properties, to portray a positive image and support economic development as the marketing agent for the county.

Job Duties: 

Maintains and implements an annual marketing budget.
Develops and produces marketing materials designed to implement annual marketing strategies.
Manage all aspects of social content including scheduling, posting, and analytics.
Designs and implements direct mail advertising campaigns.
Designs and implements local publication and news media advertising campaigns.
Designs and implements billboard advertising campaigns.
Updates and maintains segments of the county’s website pertaining to economic development.
Photographs various county related sites, buildings, etc., categorizes and maintains picture library.
Works directly with media on various press-related issues (i.e. county ribbon-cuttings and groundbreaking ceremonies and community-related announcements).
Coordinates and prepares presentations for Executive Director of IDC.
Updates and maintains demographic/statistical and economic development data for executives and departmental staff members.
Assists in packaging state loan/grant applications for economic development projects.
Assists in special assigned projects and in conducting studies, surveys and development plans related to economic development projects.

Skills Needed:

Strong writing and communications skills are essential. 
Knowledge of photo-editing, document design programs.
Familiarity with local and national media.
Website and social media trends expertise.
Experience handling sensitive and confidential issues.
Ability to develop and execute plans and establish and maintain key relationships with vendors, organizations and decision-makers.
Ability to prepare press releases, annual reports, articles, co-op pieces, etc.
Ability to prepare a variety of documents including contracts, letters and other correspondence, etc. using prescribed format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction and style.

Minimum Training and Experience Required:
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, or related field.  Additional years of related experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree.

Interested candidates should send resume to:
Melissa Iarussi 
Fifth Floor, Suite 520
Greensburg, PA 15601
Deadline for submission is April 24, 2019
Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Source: Employment in Westmoreland

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