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Public Outreach Specialist

Company: IEM
Location: Richmond
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Public Outreach Specialist

Why Join IEM?
We are a woman owned company in Emergency Management that embraces teamwork, collaboration, flexible performance, actionable solutions and integrity/ethics. Our work touches everyone. We produce results that matter. Results that save lives - join us while we build a safe, secure and resilient world.

Our culture:
IEMers believe in the greater good and it is our commitment to attract those who have excellent technical skills, creative minds and innovative ideas to keep propelling us forward.

Location: Richmond, KY (Onsite all 5 days needed)

IEM is seeking an individual who can multitask, balancing numerous projects efficiently and effectively, and deliver quality products and services against strict deadlines. The candidate must possess exceptional written and visual communication skills. This person must also have the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with clients by cultivating an atmosphere of trust through actively listening to the client/customer and responding to identified needs.

Responsibilities :
- The specialist will provide timely and accurate strategic communications support as a government contractor to an organization under the Department of Defense.
- Specifically, this position will perform videography, as well as assist with photography, social media, news writing, crisis communications and special events tasks, that promote the client's mission, goals and objectives for both internal and external stakeholders.
- As part of the videography responsibilities, the specialist will develop video concepts and schedules, gather footage, identify and interview subject matter experts, produce video scripts and edit video using a non-linear video editing software.
- Additionally, the specialist will create social media content to accompany videos and develop innovative and creative content for daily postings on social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
- The specialist will also gather dynamic action-oriented photographs for use with social media, news articles and briefings.
- Additionally, the specialist will support events such as public meetings, information booths, plant tours, presentations and media engagements, as needed.

Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in broadcasting, communications, public relations or journalism and 1 year of relevant work experience
OR
- Associate's degree plus two years of relevant work experience

Required Skills:
- Experience shooting video with professional camcorders
- Experience with non-linear video editing software such as Adobe Premiere and After Effects
- Experience shooting photographs with DSLR platform
- Experience with photograph editing software such as Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
- Demonstrated proficiency of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Experience balancing schedules and meeting deadlines
- Meticulous attention to detail with both visual and written products
- Excellent storytelling skills
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
- Strong organizational skills

Additional Skills:
- Knowledge of Associated Press Style writing is desired.
- Prior experience with video live streaming platforms, such as Facebook and YouTube, and experience participating in meetings on online platforms, such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams, is a plus.

You must be able to produce samples of your work.
Our work environment offers a unique balance of challenging projects and a high level of responsibility with respect for family and personal commitments.

Benefits and more:
10 paid holidays
Vacation pay
Sick pay
401 (K) plan with matching
Company paid STD and LTD
IEM is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Vets and Disabled
We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact Human Resources and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from Human Resources.

Keywords: IEM, Lexington , Public Outreach Specialist, Other , Richmond, Kentucky

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