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July 20, 2021

Communications and Media Assistant (Seasonal)

Mississippi Braves – Pearl, MS

The Role: The Mississippi Braves are seeking a seasonal communications professional to assist with publicity and gameday efforts at Trustmark Park. Duties of the Communications and Media Assistant position include, but are not limited to, creating and disseminating team information, assisting with player and coach media interviews and marketing collateral, creating unique social media content, editing videos and helping with external marketing communications as needed.

This position will also serve as a liaison between the team and the Front Office on a day-to-day basis and work under the team’s Director of Broadcasting and Communications. Selected candidates must be available to work a flexible schedule including nights, holidays and weekends throughout the entire season

Main Responsibilities:

  • Assist with team-related communications responsibilities, such as press releases, facilitating interviews, assisting with personnel content, producing game notes, writing recaps, writing feature stories, and maintaining the website, among other items
  • Create and develop video content for social media and in-stadium use
  • Assist with broadcast
  • Prepare and disseminate gameday materials including, but not limited to, stat packs, lineups, rosters, game notes, and recaps
  • Assist with research and archiving
  • Assist in the press box on gamedays
  • Assist with the organization's social media efforts and help create compelling and relevant digital content that advances the brand
  • Consistently think of ways to tell the story of the Mississippi Braves and its team, players, coaches, and fans, and brainstorm creative and relevant methods of promoting those stories
  • Be on-call to push/pull tarp and lend support to other stadium initiatives as needed
  • Represent the organization in a positive and professional manner at all times
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience Required:

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong knowledge of sports, specifically baseball
  • Strong organization and time management skills; ability to multitask
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.teamworkonline.com/baseball-jobs/southernleague/mississippi-braves/communications-and-media-assistant-seasonal-1986194?source=Indeed

 

 

PR Specialist- Internship

DOHO STRATEGY – Remote

Full Job Description

  • Draft press releases idea (will work with a copywriter), pitches, case studies, white papers, and media summaries
  • Build relationships with new media contacts and maintain relationships with existing contacts
  • Manage media requests in a timely and professional manner
  • Pitch story ideas and content to media
  • Ensure all communication is cohesive with the brand image
  • Track and analyze media coverage to inform future campaigns
  • Measure PR program impacts using regular reporting
  • Organize, schedule, and prepare key leaders for press interviews

Qualifications for Public Relations Specialist

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, or related field
  • 1-2 years of experience in public relations or corporate communications
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively
  • Strong working knowledge of a variety of public relations programs
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to develop, implement, and execute successful public relations campaigns

Job Types: Part-time, Contract, Internship

Pay: $20.00 - $25.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Professional development assistance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Experience:

  • Public relations: 1 year (Required)

Work Location:

  • Fully Remote

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=communications&l=remote&jt=internship&vjk=70934c0bf3fa87ab

 

 

Community Outreach Intern Fall 2021

Kids Hub Child Advocacy Center – Hattiesburg, MS

We are searching for a Community Outreach Intern for Fall 2021! The purpose of the Community Outreach Intern is to integrate community outreach strategies to increase engagement with community members, provide the community with accurate information regarding the agency and its services, act as a liaison between the community and the agency, and serve the agency, its clients, patrons, donors, and supporters.

Mission:

At Kids Child Advocacy Center, we utilize a multidisciplinary approach to respond to child abuse through advocacy, education, prevention, and referrals.

Responsibilities:

  • Content creation
  • Graphic design
  • Scheduling social media posts
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Event promotion/assistance
  • Website maintenance
  • All other tasks assigned

Services:

Kids hub provides services such as forensic, multidisciplinary team case reviews, referrals for medical and mental health, community outreach, and child abuse prevention training.

For more information, please contact Hillary Gannon at hillary.gannon@kidshubms.com or 601-909-6294

 

 

Marketing Intern or Strategist

Channel Control Merchant - Hattiesburg

This is a part-time position (10 to 25 hours weekly) based out of our Hattiesburg corporate office, reporting to the marketing manager and marketing director.

  • Generate set amount of social media content weekly, which includes dedicated time creating photos and videos in stores and brainstorming content ideas with marketing team. This may include but not be limited to creating stories, flat lays, Boomerangs, and copy ideas for graphics.
  • Assist with management and scheduling of content on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  • Build social media community engagement by responding to customer comments and escalating complaints to our customer service team via social media management software.
  • Closely proofread and edit store submitted email merchandise alert copy to ensure proper grammar, spelling, syntax and style, coordinating information from allocation and pricing staff.
  • Learn and place digital and social media ads.
  • Assist with implementing marketing campaigns, contests, grand openings, and special events.
  • Assist marketing department with clerical needs, including submitting invoices, tracking expenses, sorting marketing materials to stores, mailing items, organizing photos and documents, and other duties as needed.
  • Assist marketing manager with updating website content and maintaining accuracy of location listings on various internal and external platforms.
  • Contribute ideas for new marketing campaigns. Assist with development in improving marketing standards and processes at local level.
  • Comply with marketing standards and follow set processes for routine work.

Requirements:

  • Open to students in marketing, advertising, communications, or business fields OR those looking for entry-level part-time work.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • Knowledgeable of general design concepts. Experience taking or editing photos or videos.
  • Knowledge and use of current social media. Experience managing a Facebook or Instagram account or interest in influencer marketing a plus.
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills. Strong attention to detail. Able to understand and simplify concept concepts.
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills, with a focus on quality, details, and time management. Ability to work both independently, with minimal supervision, and in a team environment, with an emphasis on meeting deadlines. Must be self-motivated, multi-task and able to prioritize.

The above job description is designed to give an overview of the tasks and responsibilities for this position. The marketing department will, however, evolve and grow over time to meet new demands.

The selected individual will be expected to embrace such changes and rise to the challenge of developing their skills over time.

For more information or to apply, contact josie.gordon@ccmllc.com and attach a copy of your resume. 

 

 

Business Development/Marketing Intern

BGC Advantage - Ridgeland, MS

Under direct supervision of the Vice President of Business Development, our Business Development Intern(s) perform basic marketing/communications and public relations campaign support as well as administrative and office support duties. The Business Development Internship programs provide opportunities for participants to receive practical work experience and skill development opportunities while learning about affordable housing development. This position is especially suited to individuals who are mission driven.

POSSIBLE MARCOM AND PUBLIC RELATIONS LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Perform routine daily administrative and project related activities
  • Scan, print, and ship documents and packages as needed
  • Assist with presentations, reports, and spreadsheets as requested
  • Gather information and assist in coordination and completion of tasks
  • Assist with updating and maintaining social media presence, including scheduling posts and updates
  • Assist in planning, writing and managing monthly eNewsletter
  • Help draft and distribute news releases, media alerts and other stories
  • Research and develop media lists and prospect databases
  • Organize property photos
  • Assist with the design of flyers, graphics, e-vites and other marketing material for events
  • Assist with updating the BGC website
  • Assist with planning and organizing webinars, speaking engagements, and live events
  • Assist with researching and writing grants
  • Coordinate mailings
  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and venues for marketing and communications

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified Intern candidates are typically recent graduates or full-time students enrolled at a college or university with junior or senior status who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in a field of study such as Bachelor of English, Marketing/Communications, or Public Relations.

DESIRABLE SKILLS

  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus
  • Requires 3 – 6 month commitment.
  • Present information, written or verbally, in a clear and understandable manner
  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space
  • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Proficiency in, WordPress highly desired.
  • Graphic design and video editing skills are a plus
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with press and community contacts
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of affordable housing and the families/residents we serve
  • Flexible, hungry to learn and ask questions, fearless about taking on new tasks!
  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic and commitment to being a supportive team member

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Ability to operate a computer and keyboard. Ability to operate a motor vehicle or equipment. May require reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, and feeling, and the ability to lift or move objects up to 20 pounds. May require vocal communication for expressing or exchanging ideas, hearing to perceive information at normal spoken word levels, visual acuity for color perception, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Availability for extended hours during peak periods and attendance at evening and week-end meetings. Exposure to inside and outside environmental conditions. The office is in a smoke-free facility. The Office is a Drug Free environment.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

BGC Advantage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=public%20relations&l=Mississippi&jt=internship&vjk=04edfb57970d253a

 

 

Marketing and Communication Intern

VisitHATTIESBURG

Department: Communication

Location: Hattiesburg Visitors Center

Summary:

The role of the Marketing and Communication Intern is to assist the VisitHATTIESBURG team with events, the organization’s online presence, and office support. Additionally, the intern will work closely with organizational partners to communicate Hattiesburg’s story in a concise and informed manner.

Shift:

Minimum of 12 hours per week, preferred 15 hours per week

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Director of Communications and Director of Programs & Promotions.
  • Generate blogs through brainstorming and a working list of predetermined topics.
  • Continually assist with proofreading/editing.
  • Social media assistance for VisitHATTIESBURG, Mississippi Miss Hospitality, and Downtown Hattiesburg platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Instagram Stories, and Twitter. May include designing graphics as needed.
  • Taking photos at area businesses, restaurants, and attractions as needed.
  • Assistance with partner organizations, such as Longleaf Trace, Downtown Hattiesburg Association, Pinebelt Blueways, etc.
  • Assist with marketing initiatives, events, brochure routes, visitor services, etc.
  • Maintain a running list of projects and provide updates to supervisor frequently.
  • Think creatively to produce new ideas and concepts.
  • Perform other duties, functions, and special projects as assigned by supervisor.

Education, Experience, and Other Requirements:

Education:

  • Enrolled in a college or university, majoring in communication, public relations, tourism, or a related field.

Essential Job Qualifications:

  • Must retain a valid Driver’s License and meet the eligibility requirements to drive while conducting company business.
  • Must have personal transportation for required travel as well as getting to/from office.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Work experience in social media or related field.
  • Excellent writing, editing, presentation and communication skills
  • Positive attitude with good multitasking and organization skills.
  • Familiarization with a newsletter software such as Emma or Mailchimp.
  • Graphic design and/or website software knowledge is a plus.

Resumes may be submitted to probertson@visithburg.org for review. Samples of work or a portfolio is also preferred.

*Internships with VisitHATTIESBURG are unpaid but can be completed in exchange for course hours if proper documentation is provided at the beginning of the semester.

Click here for more information or to apply

COVID-19 Response Status

  • The University's COVID-19 Response Status has moved to Blue, which means the University has issued health advisories and modified select procedures.

Updated COVID-19 Protocols, Effective Monday, May 17

  • In accordance with evolving public health guidelines and the widespread availability of the COVID-19 vaccine, The University of Southern Mississippi’s COVID-19 protocols have been updated as follows.
    • All students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to follow CDC and Mississippi State Department of Health guidelines.
    • Face coverings are required for all in-person academic classes and required in-person class activities.
    • Face coverings are recommended but not required outside of official academic classes and class activities, including at public events such as performances, large group events, and orientation.
    • Face coverings are recommended but not required in individual office and office settings in which employees do not share space with others.
    • Face coverings are recommended but not required in public spaces such as the libraries, lobbies, and dining spaces.
    • Attendance at events in indoor and outdoor facilities must follow all current state and local guidelines.
    • Faculty and staff should consult with their Dean and/or Vice President as appropriate to determine requirements for special events.
  • These updated protocols remain subject to change, pending future public health guidance.

For more information, visit: https://www.usm.edu/covid-19/index.php

 

Additional On-Campus COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments

  • First-dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments in Hattiesburg and on the Gulf Coast are open to all USM students, faculty and staff over the age of 18, in line with current eligibility statewide.
  • Appointments are still required and are available on the following dates:
    • Hattiesburg - March 30 through April 1
    • Coast - April 9 and April 12
  • Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to schedule appointments as soon as possible and should check their USM email for additional details.
  • For individuals who are unable to secure an on-campus appointment, MSDH continues to administer vaccines at locations throughout the state. For more information about vaccine eligibility and distribution statewide, visit the MSDH website.

 For more information, visit: https://www.usm.edu/covid-19/index.php

 

Expanded Eligibility for On-Campus COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments

  • Due to additional availability of on-campus COVID-19 vaccination appointments in Hattiesburg and on the Gulf Coast the week of March 15, eligibility has been expanded to include all faculty and staff who meet the Mississippi Department of Health’s current eligibility criteria. Appointments are still required.
  • Eligible faculty and staff are encouraged to schedule appointments as soon as possible and should check their USM email for additional details.

Special Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccinations for USM Faculty and Staff Over the Age of 50

  • The Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) has provided a special allocation of COVID-19 vaccinations to USM.
  • On-campus vaccinations will be available by appointment only to USM faculty and staff over the age of 50 the week of March 15. Employees should check their USM email account for details regarding eligibility and scheduling in Hattiesburg and on the Coast.
  • If USM’s allocation of vaccinations is not fully utilized by this population, or if USM receives another special allocation, additional individuals who may meet expanded eligibility criteria will be notified.
  • For individuals who are unable to secure an on-campus appointment, MSDH continues to administer vaccines at locations throughout the state. For more information about vaccine eligibility and distribution statewide, visit the MSDH website.

For more information, visit: https://www.usm.edu/covid-19/index.php

 

Planning for a Full Return for Fall 2021

Reminder: Student COVID Relief Aid Priority Deadline

  • March 15 is the priority deadline for eligible students who wish to apply for COVID Relief Funds allocated by the United States Department of Education.
  • Information about eligibility and how to apply is available on the Office of Financial Aid's COVID Relief Aid web page.

For more information, visit: https://www.usm.edu/covid-19/index.php

 

Preparing for the Spring 2021 Semester

For more information, visit: https://www.usm.edu/covid-19/index.php

 

Spring 2021 Flight Path

  • The University of Southern Mississippi has announced updated plans for the Spring 2021 semester, including expanded opportunities for in-person and synchronous course components and student activities, which will be implemented in accordance with COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Additional details have been distributed to students via email.
    • Spring classes are set to begin January 20. The full Spring 2021 academic calendar is available on the Office of the Registrar’s website.
    • Students may review their class schedules in SOAR and contact their advisor if they are considering changes. General advising questions may be submitted through the Ask an Advisor form.
    • Student organizations may contact the Office of Leadership and Student Involvement for more information about options to host on-campus events in line with established protocols.
    • Students may contact Housing and Residence Life for information about on-campus housing availability.
    • Student Health Services at Moffitt Health Center will continue to offer multiple COVID-19 testing methods in the spring.
    • On-campus dining locations will continue to be open in the spring, with current hours listed on the Eagle Dining website.

Additional updates regarding spring plans will continue to be posted online at usm.edu/flightpath.

 

Commencement Updates:

Previously tentatively scheduled commencement ceremonies for 2020 graduates have been moved from December 2020 to May 2021, to be held in conjunction with ceremonies for 2021 graduates.

  • Monday, May 3, 7 p.m. – Undergraduates in the College of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Tuesday, May 4, 7 p.m. – Undergraduates in the College of Education and Human Sciences
  • Wednesday, May 5, 7 p.m. – All Graduate Students
  • Thursday, May 6, 7 p.m. – Undergraduates in the College of Business and Economic Development
  • Friday, May 7, 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Saturday, May 8, 3 p.m. – All Coast-based Undergraduate and Graduate Students

All graduates from the Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 terms will have the opportunity to participate in commencement ceremonies in May.

 

Spring 2021 Calendar and Commencement Updates

The University of Southern Mississippi has released a condensed academic calendar for Spring 2021, which includes changes to holiday schedules and Commencement ceremonies, in an effort to limit travel and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in accordance with health and safety protocols.

  • Spring classes will still begin on Wednesday, January 20, and regular instruction will conclude Thursday, April 22, with exams to follow.
  • Traditional Mardi Gras and Spring Break student holidays have been replaced with two new student holidays on Friday, February 19, and Friday, March 19.
  • A University-wide holiday will be observed on Friday, April 2.
  • Commencement ceremonies that were tentatively scheduled for December have been moved to May of 2021. Additional details have been distributed via email.
  • The full Spring 2021 academic calendar is posted on the Office of the Registrar’s website.
  • University of Southern Mississippi faculty have launched a free, online public course that assists in understanding COVID-19 and related pandemic topics. Each module is presented in a video format by a USM faculty member whose expertise and academic focus is on the given topic.

“Understanding the Pandemic: A COVID-19 Public Service Short Course” contains six modules: the history of pandemics; social and economic impact of pandemics; coronavirus and epidemiology; spread, prevention, and treatment; vaccines; and personal health and wellness in a pandemic.

Visit https://www.usm.edu/covid-19/index.php to access the course.

 

Do you think you should get tested for COVID-19?

Moffitt Health Center is Offering Several Ways to Test for COVID-19

PCR Swab Test: This test is FDA approved and performed with a swab of your nasal passages to determine if you currently have an active COVID-19 infection. Most results are available in 1-3 days. You will be billed an office visit (either through your insurance or self-pay). The cost of your test will be billed to your insurance if you have coverage.

Rapid Swab Test: This test is a new FDA approved molecular immunoassay technology and performed with a swab of your nasal passages to determine if you currently have an active COVID-19 infection. Results are available same day. You will be billed an office visit (either through your insurance or self-pay) if you see a provider. The cost of your test will be billed to your insurance if you have coverage. Those coming in for Rapid Surveillance Testing will not be charged an office visit.

Antibody Blood Test: This FDA approved test determines if you have antibodies to COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 IgG). This test can show previous infection or exposure to the disease. Most results are available in 1-2 days. You will be billed an office visit (either through your insurance or self-pay). The cost of your test will be billed to your insurance if you have coverage.

Click here or more information

 

USM Launches Contact Tracing App

 “The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) launched a university-wide mobile app this week as an addition to its continued efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

All USM students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to download the free app in either the Apple or Google Play stores by searching “Everbridge.” The app has multiple features, including a daily symptom checklist, direct links to the Student Health Services at Moffitt Health Center for scheduling a COVID-19 test, and contact tracing. University leaders stress that the information within the app is confidential and secure, and its success is contingent on usage.”

 Current USM faculty, staff and students should follow these steps to download and access the app:

  • Search and download “Everbridge” in your phone’s app store (Click here for iPhone and here for Android).
  • Identify USM as your “community” within the app.
  • Enter your USM ID (ex: w123456@usm.edu) and password to sign-in.
  • Opt-in to services in which you wish to participate. 

Click here to read article 

As you begin classes on campus, remember not to let your guard down.

“We must each take personal responsibility to follow our Community Standards.” Click the link to watch the “Do your Part” video to be reminded of USM’s community standards.

usm.edu/covid-19/community-standards.php

 

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

The following are guiding principles for illnesses and screening for campus:

  • Students and employees should stay home if sick or if a household member is diagnosed with COVID- 19.
  • All students and employees must be prepared to isolate or quarantine when necessary.
    Everyone must be prepared to participate in any case investigation and contact tracing with state, local, or university health officials.
  • All students and employees must self-monitor health for symptoms of COVID-19 using the self- assessment protocol in this document.
  • All students and employees should immediately notify close contacts when sick with COVID-19 and to be prepared for future contact tracing.
  • Note: Close contacts are defined as people you have been within 6 feet of for at least 15 minutes within the 48 hours before symptom onset until they meet criteria for discontinuing home isolation.
    Employees will be expected to consult with Human Resources regarding COVID-19 related sick leave/time off.

Click here for more information

 

Community Responsibility Acknowledgement

Prior to returning to campus, all campus community members must acknowledge:

  • The serious nature of COVID-19
  • The importance of each individual’s knowledge of the risks presented by the virus
  • The need to monitor their own health
  • The need to notify appropriate personnel if they are symptomatic and/or exposed and be tested if necessary

Everyone has a personal responsibility to practice social distancing, frequent handwashing, cough/sneeze etiquette, proper tissue usage and disposal, avoidance of touching their face, and respecting others.

 Personal Safety Practices:

  • Physical Distancing
  • Face Coverings
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Coughing/Sneezing Hygiene
  • Personal Disinfection
  • Daily Self-Screen

Click here for more information 

 

Do you still need to get your textbooks?

The University Libraries are offering curbside pickup.

In an effort to continue to provide services safely for the campus and local communities, University Libraries is offering curbside pickup at Cook Library in Hattiesburg and the Gulf Coast Library in Long Beach. Faculty, staff, and students are able to request materials online and pick them up without leaving their car.

Patrons will request their materials by logging into Seymour Info, selecting their item, and after clicking request, will choose the pickup location and date. An email notification will be sent when materials are ready for pickup. Upon arrival, patrons will call to have their items delivered to their car.

  • Cook Library: 601.266.4250
  • Gulf Coast Library: 228.214.3450

Pickup locations have been identified at each campus. Look for the curbside pickup sign on the west side of Cook Library, on Golden Eagle Avenue, and the parking lot on the south side of the Gulf Coast Library. Your USM identification card is required for pickup.

Materials may be returned by using the outside book drops at each library.

Daily Self-Screening

USM requires all faculty, staff and students to self-screen each day for symptoms of COVID-19 before coming onto any University property or going to class.

Daily self-screening questions include:

  • Have you been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
  • Are you experiencing a cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat?
  • Have you had a fever or felt feverish in the past 48 hours?
  • Have you had a new loss of taste or smell?
  • Have you had vomiting or diarrhea in the last 24 hours?

You must be free of any symptoms before coming on campus for work or school.

If an individual has any of these symptoms and they are not due to a preexisting underlying chronic health condition, do not come to campus. Students should notify their instructors and the Dean of Students Office.

Individuals with concerning symptoms or who have a potential close contact COVID-19 exposure, are encouraged to contact Moffitt Health Center or their primary care provider to discuss their symptoms and schedule an appointment for testing.

While an individual is waiting for test results, one must remain at home or in a residence hall room in self- isolation.

 Temperature Monitoring Kiosks

Temperature monitoring kiosks will be located throughout campus. The kiosks are touchless and portable, which will allow them to be stationed or transportable. The campus community is encouraged to check their temperatures daily in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Public Relations Manager

Mississippi Public Broadcasting - Jackson, MS

Mississippi Public Broadcasting is seeking an experienced public relations professional to oversee and assist in the development of public relations strategy for the agency. Candidates should have solid, proven experience and competency in developing and measuring a variety of successful public relations and communications campaigns and programs using industry best practices and tactics. This position is classified as Non-State Service, Exempt. EOE M-F

ESSENTIAL DUTIES INCLUDE:

· Develop and implement promotional campaigns; cultivate and maintain positive relationships with internal and external publics; seek and manage partnerships with agencies and organizations; write copy for news releases, reports, promotional materials and newsletters and presentations; plan and oversee some MPB community engagement events; supervise public relations specialist; manage media inquiries and interview requests; coordinate the production of the monthly programming guide; serve as spokesperson for the agency; maintain brand guidelines and maximize brand awareness; develop KPIs and set up data monitoring and analytics promote and protect MPB brand; fulfill other duties as assigned by the communications director.

· Experience with graphic design and email marketing software is a plus.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,431.39 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Writing Skills: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Marketing: 3 years (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=public%20relations&l=Mississippi&vjk=3606a32564be534c

 

 

Social Media Manager

Liquid Creative - Jackson, MS

Liquid Creative’s goal is to offer a team of professionals who can provide any branding service a client requires, in-house and with full service. We have a very talented team with diverse backgrounds and skills that can do just that. We write, design, strategize, place media, program websites, develop software, photograph, create video, manage production, create branded interiors and account for it all in one building- but we are looking for a Social Media Manager! This role is a great opportunity for an experienced communicator who wants to have a creative impact within our company.

THIS IS NOT A REMOTE POSITION. THIS IS A FULL-TIME, IN-OFFICE POSITION IN JACKSON, MS.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2+ years experience in social media management
  • Excellent writing and proofing skills
  • Knowledge of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and HootSuite platforms

Social Media Manager Responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Overseeing the development of and posting for all Liquid Creative social media client accounts
  • Staying informed about developments in the field of social media marketing to foster new ideas and innovative promotions and move our clients forward in the social media realm
  • Researching, writing, posting, and reporting results
  • Placing social media advertising, setting demographics based on target audiences, reporting results
  • Working with Liquid's Account Service and Graphics teams to produce creative content that will provide consistent, targeted, and impactful messages that fit brand

*Some responsibilities are subject to change as the position develops over time

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Application Question(s):

  • Do you live in Mississippi or plan to move to Mississippi for this position?

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Experience:

  • Social media management: 2 years (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=social%20media&l=Mississippi&advn=8259830583104493&vjk=979dba87ebaad280

 

 

Marketing and Community Engagement Coordinator

Sunnybrook Children's Home - Ridgeland, MS

Job Title: Marketing and Community Engagement Coordinator

Responsible to: Director of Advancement

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in related field from an accredited school

Job-type: Full-time position with occasional after-hours duties

Sunnybrook has provided homes, hope, and healing to Mississippi’s children for more than 58 years. We concentrate our care on older youth through our Transitional Living Program (TLP). With some of the highest rates of incarceration, homelessness, and joblessness in the nation, Mississippi has a critical need for strategic intervention in the lives of its vulnerable older youth citizens. Through the TLP, individuals between the ages of 16 and 20 are guided to become productive citizens through job readiness, development training and daily living skills instruction as they are immersed in Christian community and discipleship. Sunnybrook is seeking Christ-centered individuals who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of our residents.

The Marketing and Community Engagement Coordinator is a vital part of the donor relations team. The Coordinator’s priority is to position Sunnybrook as a leader in the community, one deserving of private and public support. They are responsible for overseeing external communications, coordination of volunteers, and business development. Under the guidance of the Director of Advancement the Coordinator creates the external communications through written material, and our internet presence. As a primary contact with our supporters and local businesses, they will align volunteers with the needs of our program and develop business partnerships.

Responsibilities:

1. Communications

  • Create and send monthly e-newsletter
  • Oversee the design, production, and distribution of all publications including but not limited to: quarterly appeals, informational flyers, and general communications.
  • Order materials for new hires, such as name tags and business cards; ensure new staff have everything they need in regards to communication (e.g., email signature, photo on website, etc.)
  • Assist with grant writing by completing grant applications and proposals and submit them for approval to the Director of Advancement
  • Design and order Sunnybrook branded items for yearly donor acknowledgement gifts
  • Be proactive in placing stories in the media concerning newsworthy subjects
  • Generate all social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and website updates

2. Community Engagement

  • Process volunteer inquiries and manage volunteer scheduling
  • Conduct outreach, recruitment and screening for mentors, financial coaches, trainers, community partners, and other volunteers.
  • Attend off-site community events as Sunnybrook representative and conduct campus tours when needed
  • Assist in executing annual fundraising event
  • Oversee the payment process for private placements
  • Assist in making requests to supporters for specific resident needs (e.g., prom dresses, summer school funds, etc.)
  • Collaborate with program staff to identify current needs
  • Serve as the contact for in-kind donations; provide donors with a list of updated current needs on campus and communicate with Sunnybrook staff on current inventory
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • How many years of non-profit/community engagement experience do you have?

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=social%20media&l=Mississippi&vjk=4e3e3191fff2782d

 

 

Social Media Manager 

Duff Capital Investors - Hattiesburg, MS

Duff Capital Investors is currently seeking a Social Media Manager to join its marketing department.

Located at DCI’s corporate headquarters in Columbia, Miss., the department is responsible for the branding, content creation and promotion of over 20 companies within the Duff footprint, including

Southern Tire Mart. This individual will work closely with the team to develop and implement social media strategies and campaigns across the companies and industries in a timely manner. To be successful in this position, the candidate should be a self-starter, capable of delivering creative ideas, have strong writing skills and show careful attention to detail. This is not a remote position.

Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement social media strategies that align with business goals and ensure brand consistency
  • Generate, edit, publish and share engaging content daily (original text, photos, videos, news, etc.)
  • Create actionable plans to both grow and maintain followers through popular social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube
  • Communicate with followers and respond to queries in a timely manner
  • Brainstorm, mockup and present campaigns and posts for review
  • Perform research on current social media trends, audience preferences and current technology tools and applications
  • Suggest and implement new features to develop brand awareness, like promotions and competitions
  • Process invoices and other office documents
  • Support Marketing Team as required

Ideal Qualities*

  • Detail-oriented and organized
  • Excellent copywriting skills
  • Eager to learn and take initiative
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Basic understanding of marketing, advertising and branding

Requirements*

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or closely related field
  • 1-3 years’ experience in social media strategy and/or management
  • Demonstrable social media skills
  • Strong understanding of marketing strategy and how to utilize these concepts through various forms of outreach
  • Extensive computer proficiency
  • Ability to absorb and apply constructive criticism
  • Ability to present ideas professionally and coherently
  • Great time management skills and ability to multi-task

*Our team uses Macbooks. This team member must familiarize themselves with Apple UI in this role.

To apply: send resume and (optional but recommended) cover letter to marketing@ dcinvestors.com with your first name, last name and job role in subject line.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to Commute/Relocate:

  • Hattiesburg, MS (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Social Media Management: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

For more information, visit: https://www.indeed.com/q-public-relations-l-Mississippi-jobs.html?vjk=b83507d0c23cef72&advn=1323437396284831

 

 

Coordinator Communications/Student Recruitment

The University of Mississippi

This position participates in the development and implementation of communication to raise public awareness of, understanding of, and appreciation for a School or College in an effort to increase student enrollment. The incumbent contributes to the production and dissemination of information, performs duties in the identification and recruitment of prospective students, and plans and participates in promotion of a School or College using various communication tools.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Collaborates with others to establish the needs, schedule, and deadlines for communication projects.
  • Assists in the timely, accurate, and effective production and dissemination of printed and electronic information.
  • Conceptualizes, writes, and edits professional printed and/or digital materials, websites, and publications.
  • Develops original news and feature stories for digital and/or print mediums.
  • Coordinates photographic work required to supplement editorial content.
  • Develops and maintains departmental website and social media content.
  • Participates with School or College leadership in defining new student enrollment targets and the strategies to reach those targets.
  • Represents the School or College at various recruitment events.
  • Develops special recruitment programs, presentations, and functions for prospective students.
  • Devises and implements a plan to increase the likelihood prospects will enroll within the School or College.
  • Corresponds with prospective students including applicants, family, alumni, school counselors and others seeking information about the School or College.
  • Creates and maintains prospect records and prepares reports and/or analyzes data to coordinate recruiting efforts.
  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.
  • Manages student ambassadors.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  • Participates in the development and implementation of communication efforts.
  • Identifies and recruits prospective students.
  • Promotes the school using various communication tools.

Minimum Education/Experience

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.

Substitution Statement: Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Salary/Wage Information
To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

For more information or to apply, visit: https://careers.olemiss.edu/job/University-Coordinator-CommunicationsStudent-Recruitment-MS-38677/759893000/?feedId=254600&utm_source=Indeed&utm_campaign=OleMiss_Indeed

 

 

Membership Communications and Social Media Coordinator

Country Club of Jackson - Jackson, MS

The Country Club of Jackson is a full service, family-focused private country club located in Northeast Jackson, Mississippi. The Club has a high-performing Food and Beverage Team and enjoys a reputation as the finest venue in the Jackson area. Home of the PGA TOUR’s Sanderson Farms Championship (Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2021), the CCJ enjoys a campus of approximately 100,000 sqft in multiple buildings, headlined by the 65,000 sqft Clubhouse.

JOB DETAILS

Job Title

Membership Communications and Social Media Coordinator

Brief Job Description

Many of the activities that will flow through and be part of the role are new and require an exceptionally strong attention to detail, very strong writing, grammar and editing skills, the ability to juggle multiple priorities, and work effectively with a cross-functional team. The environment is frequently fast-paced and demanding of focus. This position will also maintain the clubs mailing lists, website and social media.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate all Club communications including internal communication and marketing, social media, website/app maintenance, all calendars and printed materials.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive communications plan that supports the Club’s brand, Club events, and effective overall communication.
  • Oversee the Club website and app and its content – keep it current, accurate and fresh.
  • Setting up a posting schedule for all content.
  • Researching target markets to adapt content accordingly.
  • A degree in media or training in social media.
  • Knowledge of social media scheduling software.
  • Familiarity with monitoring metrics.
  • Experience with Photoshop (proficiency preferred).
  • A professional demeanor when talking to guests
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Outstanding written communication skills.
  • Advise staff on communications best practices and brainstorm creative solutions to address internal and external communications challenges.
  • Ensure message alignment and consistent “branding” across all communications channels and platforms.
  • Prepare and manage all internal written communication, emails, flyers and signage and some external written communication.
  • Market the Club to prospective employees.
  • Prepare periodic informational email blasts to the membership.
  • Responsible for updating any membership-related marketing and promotional material, both print and electronic – working in coordination with the membership department.
  • Responsible for management of Club logos and how they are used.
  • Write and manage all press releases and serve as the Club’s liaison to the media when needed.
  • Assist Food and Beverage with the design and update any and all dining
  • menus.
    Assist Membership Coordinator with any mailed letters, official business, or notices to the membership.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Strong work ethic and ability to work with a team.
  • Professional demeanor and appearance.
  • Excellent communication skills with an engaging personality.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, upscale environment.
  • Flexible with work hours including changing schedules, holidays & weekends.
  • Unless you have a legitimate religious or medical issue(s), CCJ requires a completed COVID-19 vaccination before starting work

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree a plus

Date Position Available

  • August 24th, 2021

Other Benefits

Compensation: Base salary of $36,000 (paid over 26 pay periods).

Benefits as outlined in the Employee Handbook, to include:

  • Medical, vision, dental insurance, FSA all available as outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • 401(k) after eligibility period (with a match)
  • Paid vacation and sick time (PTO)
  • Professional Development as budgeted
  • Staff meals
  • Interested candidates are invited to forward your resume to Clubhouse Manager Ross Johnson, CCM

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $36,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Unless you have a legitimate religious or medical issue(s), CCJ requires a completed COVID-19 vaccination before starting work

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Writing Skills: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Marketing: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.indeed.com/q-communications-l-Mississippi-jobs.html?vjk=59545639a6f3903f

 

 

Production Assistant

Hearst Media Services - Jackson, MS

16WAPT, The Hearst Owned ABC Affiliate in Jackson, MS, has an opening for a Production Assistant. We are looking for an energetic team player who understands the flexible schedule that the broadcast industry requires to join our production crew. This person will be responsible for operating cameras, teleprompter, audio-board, graphics and video equipment; as related to live broadcasts and post-production. Must have good technical skills, and good communication skills. Responsibilities include floor directing, camera/studio operator, digital editing, assisting the news department, and other duties as assigned.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Construction, maintenance, installation and operation of props, cameras, prompters, sets and other production equipment.
  • Lighting and script preparation for newscasts.
  • Edit syndicated promos for air.
  • Video cueing during newscasts.
  • Maintain professional appearance of studio/sets.
  • Work also includes AVID editing (non-linear) for news and website content.
  • Assist the directors as needed.

Experience Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of television newscast equipment and software required.
  • Videography experience helpful.
  • Non-linear editing experience a plus.
  • Related military experience will be considered

Qualifications Requirements:

  • Must have a good attitude, be willing to learn, and be a team player.
  • Must be able to problem solve quickly and work well under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Attention to detail a must.
  • Ability to edit is essential.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications preferred. Completion of college level technical & editing classes a plus.
  • Equivalent military training from Defense Information School (DINFOS) and associated experience will be considered.

Degree Level: Some College

For more information or to apply, visit: https://eevd.fa.us6.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1/job/2012741

 

 

Multi Media Specialist 

Harrah's Gulf Coast (Full Time) - Biloxi, MS

The Multimedia Specialist will assist in the execution and management of various tasks required for producing successful advertising, social media, and communication campaigns. In addition, they will work to continue the development of digital engagement (website, social and mobile application) at Harrah’s Gulf Coast. This role is responsible for providing content and insight into current trends and impact measurement within the digital, social media and advertising space.

The Multimedia Specialist will act as the on-property liaison with the Corporate Studio, Brand and Advertising team to execute external and internal advertising campaigns, and the coordination of day-to-day workflow with the assigned Account Executive related to the creation of advertisements.

This position is fully integrated within the Advertising team at Harrah’s Gulf Coast and will also be exposed to the positioning of various Caesars Entertainment brands across multiple platforms.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned, as necessary. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Interfaces with corporate brand, corporate internet, property departments, agencies, media and marketing personnel in the planning, implementation and execution of all advertising/media related programming.
  • Negotiates with vendors to secure production needs and disseminate advertising information and advertising mediums needed for production and execution of all print, broadcast, and internet campaigns.
  • Responsible for the execution of advertising campaigns for property, website and social media information.
  • Manages the opening of job requests and ensures jobs are produced within campaign and brand parameters, on time and within budget.
  • Responsible for ensuring all signage is accurate, relevant and in good condition.
  • Monitors quality and ensures adequate supply of all advertising/collateral.
  • Maintains and updates status reports on all advertising jobs in progress.
  • Maintains a creative file on all advertising jobs.
  • Performs other advertising related duties as assigned.
  • Conceptualizes and implement social media campaigns.
  • Actively participates in online conversations to help manage the property’s online reputation and route service recoveries to appropriate departments.
  • Creates advertising signage using graphic design programs as needed and directed.
  • Curates and edits video content for mobile banners, paid social and various applications as needed.
  • Creates advertising collateral for property promotions and amenities, including print materials and digital.
  • Curates photography and videography content, including editing, to showcase property experiences to audience.
  • Meets the attendance guidelines of the job and adheres to regulatory, departmental and company policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Must have excellent organizational, communication, customer service, and multitasking skills, and have flexibility with scheduling. Must be able to work nights and weekends as needed. Must have strong photography and videography skills, and computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Photo Shop and Adobe Premiere Pro, and must be able to mount signage in-house. Must be able to get along with co-workers as a team. Must present a well-groomed appearance. In addition, Marketing Specialist must be proficient in Photo Shop, Premier Pro, Illustrator, After Effects and/or InDesign.

  • Be mobile enough to move without restriction throughout the casino, up and down stairs frequently.
  • Bachelor’s in marketing or related field is required
  • Walk and stand for long periods of time.
  • Operate a computer.
  • Tolerate noisy and stressful environment.
  • Lift a minimum of 20 pounds.
  • Must be able to hear to respond to P.A. system, radio, etc. Can be augmented with a hearing aid.
  • Understand and comply with policies and procedures, job descriptions, daily memoranda and other written and verbal instructions.
  • Complete reports.
  • Read and understand language in order to communicate with patrons and co-workers.
  • Must be able to work under stressful conditions.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, reach, kneel, twist and grip items when necessary.
  • Must have the manual dexterity to operate a computer, photo copy and fax machine and a telephone.
  • Must be able to respond calmly and make rational decisions when handling guests’ problems in a fast pace environment.
  • Must pass a drug test.
  • Must possess excellent customer service and communication skills.
  • Must be able to initiate and engage in conversation in a professional and friendly manner.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Maintain knowledge of current property events, promotions and attractions.
  • Must be able to work independently, with little supervision.
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Superior communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting and independently.
  • Ability to appreciate and be friendly with all Harrah’s Gulf Coast team members who are of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Able to accept direction of Senior Leadership.

For more information or to apply, visit: https://edmn.fa.us2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1/job/6137/?utm_medium=jobboard&utm_source=indeed

 

 

 

Sports Reporter/Mississippi State Athletics

Gannett - Jackson, MS

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a subscription-led and digitally focused media and marketing solutions company committed to empowering communities to thrive. With an unmatched reach at the national and local level, Gannett touches the lives of millions with our Pulitzer-Prize winning content, consumer experiences and benefits, and advertiser products and services.

Our current portfolio of media assets includes USA TODAY, local media organizations in 46 states in the U.S., and Newsquest, a wholly owned subsidiary operating in the United Kingdom with more than 120 local news media brands. Gannett also owns the digital marketing services companies ReachLocal, Inc., UpCurve, Inc., and WordStream, Inc., which are marketed under the LOCALiQ brand, and runs the largest media-owned events business in the U.S., USA TODAY NETWORK Ventures.

To connect with us, visit www.gannett.com.

The Mississippi Clarion Ledger, based in Jackson, Miss., is seeking an energetic and experienced sports reporter to cover Mississippi State athletics.

This reporter, based in Starkville, Mississippi, will lead coverage of the Bulldogs on and off the field and play a vital role within a dynamic sports news-gathering operation. The ability to attract new subscribers with breaking news, insider analysis and consistent enterprise is mandatory.

The MSU beat is highly competitive. We are looking for someone who is digitally savvy, has the sourcing to make our coverage better and wants to be part of a winning team, dedicated to producing sports content with impact, excitement and information.

MSU content will primarily appear in print and digital in Mississippi as part of the USA TODAY NETWORK South Region, in addition to USA TODAY.

Responsibilities:

  • Fundamental understanding of how to grow subscriptions through topics, timeliness and storytelling.
  • Commitment to becoming the leading voice in area of expertise.
  • Connect with the community through storytelling and outreach (social media, on camera, podcasts, etc.)
  • Provide thoughtful analysis of complex issues.
  • Works with region sports director and deputy region sports directors to evaluate what's working use metrics to develop ongoing plans to better satisfy audience needs.
  • Collaborates with content team to provide all appropriate elements for stories (i.e. photos, videos and graphics). Captures basic photos and video as needed.
  • Promotes personal brand, the brands of colleagues and the institutional brand.
  • Provides great customer service, helping readers find answers and solutions.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in communications, journalism or related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • College or other high-level sports beat experience preferred; strong digital skills required.
  • Ability to develop strong sourcing and produce content that takes advantage of all formats available to us, including social media, mobile, desktop, video, television and print.
  • Proficiency on social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Experience shooting and editing photos and video on an iPhone.
  • Strong communication skills, news judgement and headline-writing ability.
  • Ability to multitask and excel under intense deadline pressure.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and efficiently.
  • Strong writing, spelling and grammar skills; familiarity with AP style.
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends.
  • Comfort building a beat and communicating with athletes and coaches.
  • This role requires a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and the minimum liability insurance required by state law.
  • Pre-employment background check and urinalysis drug screen required.

Application Instructions:
Interested and qualified candidates, please apply with your materials combined into one single document with as much of the following as possible: your updated resume, brief cover letter, a few examples of your portfolio/work samples/clips/links, etc.) **Your materials must be combined into a single document attachment / upload (preferably in PDF format). The application will only allow one document upload. Completing these steps will ensure that you receive the highest consideration.

Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, or veteran status.

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=Sports%20Reporter%2FMississippi%20State%20Athletics&l=mississippi&advn=2612877085858012&vjk=fb328c3b74d675a3

 

 

Adjunct Faculty - School of Communication

University of Southern Mississippi - Hattiesburg, MS 

The School of Communication invites applicants to serve as part-time instructional adjunct faculty on an as-needed basis in the areas of communication studies, journalism, public relations, advertising, media entertainment arts (audio and video production), and film.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teaching assigned courses
  • Providing face-to-face, interactive video, or online course delivery and instruction
  • Entering interim and final grades
  • Completing required assessment activities
  • Collaborating with faculty as necessary
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master's degree in the relevant field from an accredited university or substantial related experience in a creative area.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in the relevant field from an accredited university and prior teaching experience.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

For more information or to apply, visit: https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2042

 

 

Manager of Events, Marketing and Communications

Horizon Professional Services - Hattiesburg, MS

In-person work hours: (9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday)
Location: 43 Town Center Square, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Salary: $32,000 per year with full benefits

Job Requirements

  • Strong communication and marketing skills
  • Ability to organize projects and work efficiently
  • Moderate technological skills and experience
  • Creativity and innovative thinking
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Outgoing personality and ability to work independently and quickly
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Ability to multitask

Communication and Publications

  • Serve as editor of print publications and external communication, including magazines, e-newsletters, and direct e-mail blasts
  • Design and send e-newsletters and public online content
  • Conduct member interviews and publish news articles

Website Design

  • Build and edit websites for new and current clients
  • Develop web and social media content for current and new clients
  • Manage existing web content

Video Editing

  • Edit webinars and online video content for Horizon and its clients to provide a polished look for provided content.
  • Develop creative video content

Marketing and Social Media

  • Develop and implement a marketing plan for Horizon and its clients
  • Post social media updates to all relevant social media channels
  • Manage all social media and marketing efforts for Horizon and its clients

Event Support

  • Assist in planning and staffing all events that Horizon manages, including association conferences, workshops, legislative banquets, fundraisers, webinars and other events as needed
  • Assist with all aspects of professional events, including continuing education applications, registration, event-specific communication, registration desk, seating and food and beverage numbers, and event logistics
  • Assist with post-event surveys and collection of all event materials
  • Responsible for event publications and coordination of online publishing of event resources

This position will report to the Director of External Affairs and work hand-in-hand on projects and strategic initiatives.

Contact
For questions or additional information, contact Ryan Kelly at 601.602.5011.

How to Apply
Apply online at www.horizonprofessionalservices.com/job-postings

Job Types: Full-time, Internship

Pay: $32,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:

  • Surfaces are regularly cleaned and disinfected.

Ability to Commute/Relocate:

  • Hattiesburg, MS 39402 (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Marketing, graphic design, video editing or related: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

Apply online at www.horizonprofessionalservices.com/job-postings

 

 

Digital Media Specialist

Fahrenheit Creative Group, LLC

Biloxi, MS - Temporarily remote

The Digital Media Specialist works closely with the Creative Content Manager + Digital Strategist to support digital content development and scheduling for internal and external clients. In this position, you will draft and schedule content for the clients and the agency in addition to monitoring and responding to social media activity across social channels.

You will report directly to the Creative Content Manager + Digital Strategist and work with creative project managers and the design team to develop and deliver excellent and engaging digital content for clients.

Essential Job Duties

Learning (15%)

  • Participate in professional development and learning activities to continuously improve leadership, management, project management, and writing skills
  • Read and reflect on agency readings; connect readings to short- and long-term goals for team and agency
  • Participate in agency team meetings, professional development check-ins, and other internal meetings, as needed
  • Maintain high-level of organization for print and digital files and materials
  • Research information on education, public policy, public health, health care, workforce development, philanthropy, mental and behavioral health, financial services, and similar topics to become knowledgeable for content creation

Digital Media Support (85%)

  • Work with Creative Content Manager + Digital Strategist to create shareable content appropriate for specific networks to leverage target audience interest and build conversations around key messages.
  • Draft and post content to social networking sites using social media management applications, such as Loomly, Buffer, Hootsuite, and other tools, as necessary
  • Conduct research on current social media trends, tools, and target audience preferences, as directed
  • Develop, monitor, and update monthly social media content calendars and weekly/biweekly content documents for multiple clients
  • Prepare analytics reports for social and digital platforms, and targeted digital ads
  • Respond to social media inquiries about online activities in a timely manner and courteous fashion
  • Draft email marketing copy, maintain email segments, and schedule emails through MailChimp, Constant Contact, and other email marketing platforms
  • Assist with the implementation of integrated digital strategy across platforms, including connecting social media and email marketing with websites developed on the WordPress content management (CMS)

Job Requirements & Qualifications

  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Technical knowledge and understanding of digital and social media platforms, analytics, and tracking
  • One to two years experience developing content for social/digital media channels
  • At least one year experience working with Loomly or other social media content scheduling application
  • At least one year experience working with Mailchimp or other email marketing software
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to prioritize given tasks and work efficiently towards completing them
  • Strong problem solver and analytical thinker
  • Ability to handle the pressure of meeting tight deadlines
  • Self-motivated starter, team player, critical thinker, and effective communicator
  • A healthy dose of curiosity

Portfolio Deliverables

Candidates who do not submit the portfolio deliverables will not be considered.

  • Links to social media profiles/channels you have managed (preferably nonprofit, government, corporate or brand accounts)
  • Email newsletter copywriting sample
  • Links to two social media accounts you consider effective engaging their target audience (must be nonprofit or corporate accounts)

About Fahrenheit Creative Group

We are a Black-owned, full service marketing communications firm based in Jackson, Mississippi. We work closely with our clients to develop and deliver strategic communications plans and powerful, creative designs that support their missions, amplify their work, and produce meaningful outcomes.

We firmly believe in equity, justice, community, and learning, which is why we strive to practice and promote those values in offices and advance those ideals through our work.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $32,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay
  • Commission pay

COVID-19 considerations:

  • We are currently working fully remote due to COVID-19. We plan to return to the office in early fall, but our decisions will be based on employee input and guidance from public health professionals.

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Social media management: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Email marketing: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=communications&l=Mississippi&advn=3575426634092776&vjk=1040f5eaf10b9305

 

 

Internal Communications Coordinator

Forrest Health - Hattiesburg, MS 

Job Summary:

  • Creates and implements cohesive and effective internal communications plans that inform employees of key goals, initiatives, and activities in a consistent, timely manner.
  • Maintains and enhances current internal channels and develops new channels and tactics that enhance effective internal communications.
  • Collaborates with colleagues to ensure cohesive messaging.
    Coordinate internal communications activity for the health system by developing content supporting service lines, team members, programs and departments aligned and consistent with adopted communications strategies.
  • Assist with event coordination by engaging internal audiences in order to grow participation.
  • Works closely with internal stakeholders to develop content to effectively communicate health system activities to internal audiences.
  • Provides first level support for intranet and digital publications.
    Collaborate with Director in developing a coordinated plan to provide support on internally focused communications needs.
  • Assists in creation of policies and procedures related to internal communications.

Performance Expectations

  • Frequent contact with employees at all levels of the organization, so a strong orientation towards teamwork is required.
  • Measure and present results of internal communications efforts; adjust communications plans as needed.
  • The Internal Communications Coordinator must have strong writing ability and demonstrated experience in a variety of styles and formats.
  • Computer proficiency required, along with a high comfort-level in using common computer software for word processing, spreadsheet development, presentation development.
  • This position requires critical thinking and analysis skills, and ability to work in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Consistently communicates in a friendly, courteous and compassionate manner in all interactions with patients, families, visitors, employees, and vendors in obtaining information and achieving departmental goals.
  • Demonstrates ability to research, analyze and make recommendations.
    Works within budgetary constraints to produce quality services.

Qualifications:

Education/Skills

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field.

Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, a sense of diplomacy, sound political judgment, flexibility and the ability to work as part of an integrated team are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive, confidential information with discretion and maturity is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects under pressure required.
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal skills. Excellent grammar.
  • Ability to work under pressure in fast-paced environment and to respond to unexpected opportunities and challenges in a professional and timely manner.
  • Able to communicate and interact with customers, both internal and external, to align corporate objectives with customer needs. 

Work Experience:

  • A minimum of three years of experience in corporate communications or related experience required. Experience in health care preferred.

Certification/Licensure:

  • None required.

For more information or to apply, visit: https://pm.healthcaresource.com/cs/forresthealth#/job/12382

 

 

Communication Specialist

The University of Southern Mississippi – Hattiesburg

Assists in the execution and overall management of a comprehensive communication program. This includes content generation for USM Foundation print materials, social media and online platforms, as well as related advertising and marketing needs.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with the Manager of Communications to create content and design for print materials, including news releases, stewardship pieces and digital media for webpages and social media. This includes setting up interviews, managing background research, photography and/or illustration needs for Foundation materials, as well as copy editing and proofreading.
  • Implements the communication plan for social media, including regular posting to and monitoring of social media channels.
  • Manages inquiries and the receipt of data for distribution lists for print pieces, email marketing and other Foundation needs.
  • Collaborates with the Manager of Communications with the production of donor proposals. This includes individual donor proposal content generation and assisting with background research and other production needs.
  • Assists with maintaining the Foundation's website, including content generation and updating various Foundation web pages. Assists with email communication.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in communications or a related field from an accredited college or university or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Employees of this position are prohibited from disclosing confidential and proprietary information of donors and prospects, the Foundation, the University and its employees or students. This confidentiality obligation is effective while employed in this position and continues after termination of employment.

  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Honest and cooperative
  • Ability to travel; work before and after normal business hours and some weekends
  • Professional and respectful
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Organized and able to multitask; skill in managing one’s own time
  • Results-driven to accomplish individual and team goals and meet deadlines
  • Ability to analyze and prepare documents, reports and correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to generate creative and persuasive content
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with a diverse group of people

Preferred Qualifications
One year of experience in communication or a related field. Experience with website development, social media account management, basic graphic design and video editing.

For more information or to apply, visit: https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=1848

 

 

CR Svcs. - Creative Services Producer

WDAM – Hattiesburg, MS

This is a part-time position. WDAM 7 is looking for a standout marketing producer ready to help us communicate with viewers and grow the business of our clients. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and strong communicator with hands on knowledge and experience in video production. This position will be responsible for the development of cutting edge and eye-catching station promos and commercial spots for station clients in the Hattiesburg Market. This person will work closely with station personnel, clients and sales to conceptualize, write, shoot and edit promos and commercials. This position will report to the Marketing Director.

Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:

• Non-Linear Video Editing
• HD Video Shooting
• Still & Animated Graphics Creation
• Script Writing

Requirements

• Prior experience with script writing, shooting, proper lighting techniques, non-linear editing and graphics is a must (Adobe Cloud preferred).

If you feel you’re qualified, want to work with a great group of people, please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings and attach your resume.

 

 

Economy & Jobs Reporter

Mississippi Today

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is the lifeblood of the state’s economy. From the aerospace industry in Hancock County to casino gaming in Harrison County to shipbuilding and oil in Jackson County, what happens on the Coast shapes the economic future of Mississippi. And, of course, Coast tourism remains one of Mississippi’s most effective ways to attract out-of-state dollars.

If you are a journalist with a deep curiosity about economic development, small business viability and job growth in Mississippi — from the sociological and political factors that shape job attainment and creation to the influence of public policy on Main Street — you might be the reporter Mississippi Today seeks to create a new beat.

The Economy and Jobs Reporter, who will live and work on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, will report and write both longform and short stories about Mississippi’s business climate, including policies and regulations that impact Mississippi jobs, economic development and entrepreneurship. This position will explore the impact of the broadband and digital gap on rural businesses in Mississippi, and what the future of work looks like to communities across our state. Using an equity and inclusion lens, the Economy and Jobs Reporter will report on what roles both federal and state government are taking to support women and minority-owned business, and how effective these efforts are for economic recovery in a COVID climate.

The Economy and Jobs Reporter will produce stories that support Mississippi Today’s vision and mission, which is to hold elected officials accountable and inform citizens about how the decisions made by the state’s powerful affect their lives.

This reporter’s work will likely be co-published and produced in partnerships with newsrooms both in Mississippi and part of a wider network.

Expectations:

  • This position will be based on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
  • Report and write longform and short stories about Mississippi economic issues, including general news coverage of economic development and the workforce in key areas across the state, including the Gulf Coast.
  • Investigate the inner workings of the Mississippi’s economic development initiatives and regional economic development organizations, with an eye for racial justice and equity.
  • Closely cover the economic development field in Mississippi, building relationships with business leaders, government entities, employment advocates and individuals affected by barriers to family sustaining employment in Mississippi.
  • Use a solutions lens to explore grassroots efforts and state programs that are working to improve the business environment, the skilled labor job surplus and record low labor force participation in Mississippi.
  • Develop sources and report in diverse communities, including urban and rural, and engage members of the public in identifying opportunities and barriers in business development and job attainment.
  • Proven ability to work independently under deadline pressures.
  • Collaborate with the Audience Team to think creatively about formats and tools for communicating these topics to a broad, statewide audience.
  • Work with our data, visual and social media journalists to create compelling story presentations.
  • Communicate with colleagues on stories and projects — while there will be plenty of opportunities for solo projects and stories, Mississippi Today is a collaborative newsroom that often shares bylines.

It is a plus if you have:

  • Experience covering business or economic development issues, with an understanding of how economic development agencies are structured, funded and managed.
  • Experience with filing records requests and working with data is encouraged but not required.

What you’ll get:

  • The opportunity to work alongside award-winning journalists and make significant contributions to Mississippi’s only fully staffed, nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news and information source.
  • Highly competitive salary with medical insurance, and options for vision and dental insurance.
  • Cell phone stipend.
  • 29 days paid time off.
  • Up to 12 weeks of parental family leave, with return-to-work flexibility.
  • Simple IRA with 3% company matching. Group-term life insurance provided to employees ($15,000 policy).
  • Support for professional training and attending industry conferences.

For more information or to apply, visit: https://mississippitoday.org/careers/economy-jobs-reporter/

 

 

News Anchor - WDAM

Gray Television supports local community interests by providing quality television broadcasting and exceptional service in each market we serve. Gray owns and/or operates television stations and leading digital properties in 93 television markets including the first or second highest rated television station in 86 markets. We are an unmatched broadcast pioneer that keeps getting bigger and better.

We constantly strive for excellence. Through upgrading to the latest technology and seeking new ways to stay on top in our markets, we focus on training and development of the best and brightest employees in the business.

ABOUT WDAM
WDAM is the #1 station in the Hattiesburg-Laurel DMA. We are dominant on broadcast and digital and produce news on WDAM NBC and WDAM ABC. Hattiesburg-Laurel is market 167 and we reach viewers in eight counties (Covington, Forrest, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Perry and Wayne). WDAM is less than two hours driving distance to New Orleans, Mobile and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a great station and company.

JOB SUMMARY
We are looking for an anchor who communicates news and information effortlessly and is confident in him or herself on air. We also want a smart news hound and mentor in our newsroom. Someone who can enterprise impact stories but also understand the value of engaging followers on Social Media every day. In this job you will anchor a daily newscast and also set-up, shoot, write and edit stories. You need to be an aggressive journalist who wants to be the best storytelling anchor possible on our broadcast and digital platforms.

Pitch, set up, shoot, write and edit daily news stories and anchor a newscast.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Pitch and cover local enterprise stories
  • Cover breaking news, severe weather, extreme weather
  • Be comfortable with live shots
  • Engage viewers daily on digital platforms
  • Write and post stories and videos for the station digital platforms
  • Be involved in community-oriented events
  • Creatively shoot, write and edit news stories
  • Maintain high journalistic standards in line with station brand and goals
  • Fill-in for other shifts when needed as an Anchor or MMJ
  • Be an awesome newsroom citizen and willing to mentor our new team members
  • At least one year experience required
  • Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism or similar field
  • Experience in videography, editing, and posting to the internet is a must
  • Active on Twitter, FB, Instagram, and etc. a must
  • Knowledge of ENPS and Edius a plus.

Please apply online at gray.tv/careers#currentopenings and attach resume.

 

 

Online Communications Tutor

Tutor.com is looking to bring on additional Online Communications Tutors for rewarding work that can make a difference in students' lives. We have openings for Business and Organizational, Intercultural and Global, Interpersonal and Small Group, Journalism, Mass Communication, and Public Speaking tutors.

Tutor students from around the world from the comfort of your own home. Our service operates 24/7, which gives our Tutors the flexibility to set your own schedule. Our clients are both public and institutional so Tutors do not need to perform any business development. We bring our clients to you!

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Benefits:

  • · Flexible Schedule

Location:

  • · United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • · Fully Remote

Company's website: tutor.com/apply

 

 

Multimedia Journalist – WDAM

ABOUT WDAM

WDAM is the #1 station in the Hattiesburg-Laurel DMA. We are dominant on broadcast and digital and produce news on WDAM NBC and WDAM ABC. Hattiesburg-Laurel is market 167 and we reach viewers in eight counties (Covington, Forrest, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Perry and Wayne). WDAM is less than two hours driving distance to New Orleans, Mobile and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a great station and company.

JOB SUMMARY

WDAM is looking for a Reporter/MMJ to join our award winning team. The successful candidate can generate their own story ideas and has a strong desire for enterprise storytelling and covering live, breaking news. They must understand and incorporate social media material into their workflow while reporting.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan stories in advance for coverage that are relevant to the Pine Belt
  • Pitch and cover enterprise stories
  • Cover breaking news, general assignments and targeted special reports on social media, web and TV
  • Build trust and respect in the Pine Belt
  • Work under tight deadlines on a flexible schedule that includes weekends, holidays, shift coverage, breaking news and severe weather
  • Operate live shots using Live U and Live U-Mobile
  • Check beats daily
  • Post stories/newscasts to WDAM.COM
  • Excellent writing, storytelling, and editing skills.
  • Solid news judgment.
  • Must be able to report in a broad range of styles with good on-air presentation skills.
  • Work under pressure.
  • Familiarity with all distribution platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Internet etc.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism or equivalent is required.
  • Pre-employment drug screening, valid Driver’s License & Motor Vehicle Records check are required.

Please apply online at gray.tv/careers#currentopenings and attach resume.

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