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October 12, 2021

Photographers, Videographers & Drone Pilots

Creative Agency Partners – Remote

Job details

Photographers / Videographers / Drone Pilots

Qualifications

  • Must have a passion for the creative industry.
  • Reliable Transportation
  • Camera Equipment Preferred (but not required, we can provide or assist with your gear).
  • Laptop or Computer for footage uploads.
  • Photography, Videography or Drone Experience Preferred.

Full Job Description

Our expanding business is currently recruiting nation-wide creative and motivated individuals, looking for opportunities in Photography, Videography and Drone Piloting. If you want to make an income doing what you love, and gain valuable experience in the creative field, this is the position for you! With projects of all types in all 50 states, we need to grow our team of talented creatives quickly! Our projects and jobs will range from anything between Head shots, Weddings, Graduations, Corporate shots, Product shots, Real Estate, Family Photos, Corporate Videos, and anything in between.

Requirements:

- Basic Understanding of Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO, and the effects of each upon the final image

-Detail oriented with a high standard for image quality

-Willing and able to work a flexible schedule

-Camera capable of 12MP minimum as well as Maximum Quality RAW files (or equivalent CR2, ARW, etc.)

-Lens Assortment Preferred (but not required)

-Problem Solving attitude, Must be able to adapt and overcome various problems in the field

-Must have a positive attitude and great work ethic!

To Apply:

Please EMAIL your resume to: talent @ creativeagencypartners.com

Include any past experience, skills, portfolio links and/or any camera equipment list you have. (let us know what kind of skills and gear you have!)

We will be reviewing all resumes and portfolios within the next 2 weeks and start the interview process. If you are selected, someone will email you with a link to schedule your interview with our creative director.

Stay Creative!

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Temporary, Internship

Pay: $45.00 - $150.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance

Experience:

  • Photography: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Videography: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

Work Remotely:

  • Yes

Work Location: Multiple Locations

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=communications&l=Louisiana&jt=internship&vjk=282fa0b573e5f309&advn=8712527051912630

 

 

Social Media Content Creator

theGLOWmode – Remote

Your life is your journey.
Your journey is theGLOWmode.

It is an empowering community encouraging females of all ages to implement the GLOW core values into their every day life, in order to obtain/maintain a growth-mindset while manifesting a life of abundance. This community promotes self-discovery and to be true to and prioritize yourself. This is inclusive to all ages because you are never too young or too old to be the best version of yourself and work towards the life you desire and deserve.

Growth – embrace the value, impact and development of the process (steps) and progress (outcomes) within your journey

Leadership – create a vision, set goals, take risks and be accountable for your life

Optimization – effectively approach situations to produce the best outcomes, longevity, wisdom and strength

Worthiness – accept who you are and self-affirm with love, respect and confidence
Intern Title: Social Media & Community Manager, looking for two female interns.

The current role and responsibilities include, but are not limited to;

Social Media:

  • Social media monitoring and posting schedule
  • Assist in brainstorming and creating engaging, eye catching, and share worthy content, including photography, video, motion graphics with clear goals and success metrics
  • Write and edit the copy for social media posts and emails promoting brand product(s), events, posts, stories from our community members, giveaways, and other social media engagement tactics in collaboration with team members.
  • Assist in building social media presence; respond to posts and/or comments to bring value to audience's interactions.
  • Featured on theGLOWmode platforms as spokespersons for posts, videos, IG lives, and YouTube

Community Outreach:

  • Build and cultivate a community through organic growth
  • Finding ways to engage with specific segments of the users and regularly collect and respond to their feedback
  • Planning, advertising, and execution of community events
  • Work with team members to write and edit the copy for sponsorships opportunities, outreach for partnerships, communications with potential event hosts, and more.
  • Develop and foster relationships with school and district contacts, community leaders, and influencers

Administrative:

  • Taking notes and minutes in meetings
  • Preparing documents for meetings and business trips
  • Scheduling meetings and appointments

Qualifications:

  • Junior/Senior undergrad OR college grad looking for experience to leverage
  • Candidate must be passionate about female empowerment and strong believe in theGLOWmode’s mission and core values
  • A female that is comfortable on camera and making content as an influencer, talking about related topics, looking to be build a social media presence or has one
  • At least 1-2 years experience working with social media and community building
  • Experience with building and cultivating a community
  • Strong awareness of technologies, digital/social media marketing, and basic understanding of SEO
  • A marketing mindset with strong attention to detail
  • Effective, clear, and concise communication and presentation skills
  • A team player with the time management and organizational skills, who can also work independently
  • A skilled multi-tasker who can manage multiple priorities with ease
  • Intermediate/Expert in Canva, PowerPoint, Adobe products, like illustrator, iMovie, Final Cut Pro
  • Passionate about learning and always seek opportunities to expand your knowledge
  • You are a focused and adaptable self-starter

Majors: Graphic design, marketing, communications, public relations, business management, or any related field.

Job Types: Part-time, Internship, further will be discussion during the interview.

Duration: Aug/Sept 2021 through December 2021

Work Remotely: Due to COVID-19, United States ONLY

Schedule: Up to 15hrs, per week (subject to change)

Benefits:

  • Academic credit, if needed
  • Community service credit, if needed
  • Professional recommendation reference letter, if needed
  • Completion Certificate from theGLOWmode, LLC
  • Professional & Personal development
  • A platform to assist with personal brand
  • Recognition on our platforms

EMBRACE YOUR PROGRESS. BE THE LEADER OF YOUR LIFE.
MAKE THE BEST OUT OF SITUATIONS. BELIEVE YOU ARE WORTHY

“theGLOWmode, LLC is proud and committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. theGLOWmode, LLC believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion among our team members is critical to our success as a company. With that stated, we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.”

Job Types: Part-time, Internship

Benefits:

  • Professional development assistance

Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Social Media Management: 1 year (Required)
  • Marketing: 1 year (Preferred)
  • SEO: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Fully Remote

Work Location: Remote

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=public%20relations&l=remote&jt=internship&vjk=f10bc5ed022127bf

 

 

Content Marketing Producer (SPRING 2022)

Podcast 4 the Girls - Remote

Podcast 4 the girls is a NEW podcast hosted by Okannawa Castillo. I am trying to build my brand awareness and platform and need trustworthy, creative & passionate people to help do so! If you have a love for social media and/or women's empowerment, this is a great internship for you! This internship will run from February 5th, 2022 to May 1st, 2022 and CAN be used for college credit.

I highly suggest taking a look at our Instagram and website to see if this company would be a good fit for you before applying!

DUTIES:

  • Creating original text and video content with the use of Canva to create content that motivates, inspires and educates audience
  • Design, build and maintain social media presence that generates results
  • Manage posts and publications and responding to followers
  • Lead editor for internal production of long and short-form videos
  • Ensure content message is consistent, engaging and aligns with company's mission/value.
  • Implement social media strategy to align with business goals
  • Design and implement new social media content ideas
  • Act as a brand ambassador (sharing company/content on personal social media accounts)
  • Attend weekly meetings (Sunday at 6 pm est) which are required to keep your position.

This position will consume 5-10 hours of your week and you will work with a team of 10 women, but men at encouraged to apply as well!

Portfolios are HIGHLY appreciated.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • All majors are encouraged to apply, but undergrad marketing or graphic/digital design is preferred.
  • Proficient with Canva, Microsoft Teams and Social Media Platforms (Video Editing Skills is a MAJOR plus)
  • Access to RELIABLE internet with up-to-date and reliable phone/computer use.
  • Ability to think creatively and translate ideas into digital content pieces
  • Ability to meet short deadlines and coordinate with various departments if needed and work independently.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills (interpersonal communication)
  • Comfortability being shown on a public platform (picture and video)
  • Updated with Gen-Z trends and engagement (experience with tik-tok is preferred) - Tech-Savvy
  • Time-management, detail-oriented, team player, passionate about brand, self-motivated, adaptable, trustworthy, dependable & teachable.
  • Adaptable & Consistent - This is a new brand, this is important to build a platform as things are may change.

I highly suggest taking a look at our Instagram and website to see if this company would be a good fit for you before applying!

If you decide to apply- please set your available interview day and times for between November 1st, 2021 - January 10th, 2022

Number of positions available:

  • 3-4

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule & work from home.
  • College Credit
  • Love your job! Very team-oriented.
  • A supervisor that values YOU!

Job Types: Part-time, Internship

Pay: Up to $1.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule

Application Question(s):

REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION* What made you interested in this position?
REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION* Can you attend Sunday weekly meetings at 6 pm EST?

Work Location:

  • Fully Remote

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=communications&l=Remote&jt=internship&vjk=aff8ff12a1a7a441

 

 

Social Media Marketing Specialist

EZHouseFlipping, LLC - Remote

We are looking for a driven Social Media Specialist to attract and interact with targeted virtual communities and networks users. The goal is to gradually achieve superior customer engagement, website traffic and revenue by strategically exploiting all aspects of the social media marketing roadmap. Social media specialists should have a solid understanding of how each social media channel works and how to optimize content so that it is engaging on those channels. You are responsible for joining relevant conversations on behalf of the brand and “soft selling” the product by providing support to current and prospective customers.

Responsibilities

  • Build and execute social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification
  • Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, video or HTML) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to take action
  • Set up and optimize company pages within each platform to increase the visibility of company’s social content
  • Moderate all user-generated content in line with the moderation policy for each community
  • Create editorial calendars and syndication schedules
  • Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices, and then acting on the information
  • Collaborate with other departments (customer relations, sales etc) to manage reputation, identify key players and coordinate actions

Skills

  • Proven working experience in social media marketing or as a digital media specialist
  • Excellent consulting, writing, editing (photo/video/text), presentation and communication skills
  • Demonstrable social networking experience and social analytics tools knowledge
  • Adequate knowledge of web design, web development, CRO and SEO
  • Knowledge of online marketing and good understanding of major marketing channels
  • Positive attitude, detail and customer oriented with good multitasking and organisational ability
  • Fluency in English
  • BS in Communications, Marketing, Business, New Media or Public Relations

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Internship

Pay: $2,300.00 - $2,750.00 per month

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:

  • Working remotely.

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Social Media Management: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Marketing: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Fully Remote

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=public%20relations&l=remote&jt=internship&vjk=80f3d91d2647440f

 

 

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

Update - August 4, 2021
Updated COVID-19 Protocols, Effective Friday, August 6

  • The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has released official MSDH COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for College and University Settings. In accordance with this guidance, The University of Southern Mississippi’s COVID-19 protocols will be updated as follows, effective August 6, 2021.
    • All eligible students, faculty, and staff are strongly urged to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
    • If you are exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should get tested 3-5 days following exposure. If you are not fully vaccinated, you should quarantine for at least 10 days after exposure. Fully vaccinated persons do not have to quarantine after exposure, but should get tested.
      • If you test positive for COVID-19, even if fully vaccinated, you should isolate for at least 10 days from the beginning of your symptoms or from your test date if you have no symptoms.
    • Due to the prevalence of the highly transmissible Delta Variant, face coverings must be worn universally indoors for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, unless an individual is in an isolated space. This requirement will continue to be reevaluated as public health guidance evolves throughout the surge associated with the Delta Variant.
    • Face coverings are strongly recommended in any other setting in which people are in close contact.
    • Events should be scheduled in large spaces or outdoors when possible.
    • These updated protocols will continue to be reevaluated, pending future public health guidance.
  • Individual employee concerns that have not already been addressed should be discussed with the department head, director, or dean in consultation with HR. View HR’s COVID-19 FAQs for more information.

 

Update - July 29, 2021

New Vaccine Incentive Program Announced for Students

  • The University of Southern Mississippi has announced a new incentive program to encourage students to obtain their COVID-19 vaccination. Through the program, fully vaccinated USM students will be eligible for incentives that will be offered over the course of the next 12 weeks. Weekly drawings will begin on July 30. Incentives include Fall 2021 Semester Tuition, Dining Dollars, bookstore vouchers and more.
  • Details for students are available on the Student Vaccine Incentives web page.
     

 

Update - July 25, 2021
Message from the President: Do Your Part

Dear Southern Miss Community:

I write today urging you to do all you can to ensure that we have a full return to in-person classes and activities this fall. As we continue collaborating closely with state health officials and the IHL system office to finalize comprehensive health and safety protocols, the best step you can take today is to get vaccinated.

The most recent data shows that the majority of recent COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are occurring in people who are not vaccinated. I hope that each of us will do our part to reduce those numbers.

Schedule an On-Campus Vaccination Appointment
Schedule an Off-Campus Vaccination Appointment

If you have not yet been vaccinated, I ask that you wear a face covering any time you are within three feet of another person.

Finally, I ask that you continue to follow the University’s complete Community Standards, which also include keeping your distance, washing your hands, and monitoring your health.

Ultimately, our ability to maintain our institutional momentum and return to full activities this fall will be determined by our individual commitment to personal responsibility. It is my hope that each of us will choose to act in a way that allows us to do the things we enjoy the most – and I believe many of you share that hope.

The University needs your help. Thank you for doing your part.

Sincerely,

Rodney D. Bennett, President

 

Update - July 20, 2021
Message from the President

Dear Southern Miss Community:

As the University continues to monitor developments regarding COVID-19 and related variants, the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff remains our top priority. We are aware of multiple perspectives, sensitivities, and questions about health protocols for the fall semester, and we are working diligently to finalize comprehensive protocols that will best position us for a productive in-person semester.

We are collaborating closely with Mississippi’s other public universities and our state-wide Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) system office, in consultation with the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) and other agencies. We anticipate soon receiving updated public health guidance regarding recommendations for university protocols, and based on this forthcoming guidance, we are poised to act as expeditiously as possible to finalize and implement any modifications that may be necessary for the fall.

We all want to be able to return to normal, in-person activities to the extent possible, without the disruption caused by unexpected changes. The best step you can take today is to get vaccinated. Information about on-campus vaccination opportunities remains available on the Student Health Services at Moffitt Health Center website, and information about off-campus vaccination opportunities remains available on the MSDH website.

General information about the University’s response is available on the COVID-19 website, with specific web pages dedicated to resources for students and families as well as faculty and staff. These web pages will continue to be updated as fall protocols are finalized.

We anticipate the pandemic will continue to evolve throughout the late summer and into the fall, and we will continue to monitor all developments closely to update protocols in accordance with future public health guidance. Even though the challenges of the pandemic continue to be fluid, I want to state again that the best step you can take today is to get vaccinated.

Thank you for your ongoing care and concern for each other as we continue to navigate the pandemic, together.

Sincerely,

Rodney D. Bennett, President

 

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.

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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. 

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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.

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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

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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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Communications Specialist

Mississippi State Personnel Board - Hinds County, MS

This is professional work primarily responsible for implementing and maintaining the integrity of the agency's image to its stakeholders. The duties of this position involve standardizing all visual and printed media and all written communication; writing and editing content for internal and external digital and print publications; seeking opportunities to update and improve the agency website and Intranet; updating agency forms and other documents for ease of use and understanding; creating visual aids targeted to specific audiences; and developing internal and external communication strategies and multimedia products to inform stakeholders about the agency's benefits and resources for education, programs, policies, or initiatives. Supervision is received from the Director of Communications or an administrative superior.
Examples of Work: Examples of work performed in this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Writes press releases and digital messaging.
  • Creates, proofreads, edits, formats, and assists with production of agency handbooks, annual member statements, PowerPoint presentations, brochures, forms, letters, reports, and any other project and/or publication assigned.
  • Assists with the planning, layout, and publishing of agency newsletters including digital.
  • Writes and edits articles for agency newsletters and other publications.
  • Archives published works and news coverage.
  • Reviews, updates, and proofreads information for the agency's website and Intranet.
  • Takes digital agency photos both candid and posed.
  • Assembles packets of printed materials for presentations.
  • Assists with coordination of agency special events.

Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: These minimum qualifications have been agreed upon by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in this job class and are based upon a job analysis and the essential functions. However, if a candidate believes he/she is qualified for the job although he/she does not have the minimum qualifications set forth below, he/she may request special consideration through substitution of related education and experience, demonstrating the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Any request to substitute related education or experience for minimum qualifications must be addressed to the Mississippi State Personnel Board in writing, identifying the related education and experience which demonstrates the candidate's ability to perform all essential functions of the position.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Education:
A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Communications, Print Journalism, or English;

AND

Experience:
One (1) year of experience related to the described duties.

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=public%20relations&l=mississippi&vjk=01d96803cf8cf491

 

 

MMJ/General Assignment Reporter

Waypoint Media - Hattiesburg, MS

FOX 23 News @ 9 is seeking a self-motivated, enthusiastic & dedicated MMJ/General Assignment reporter to join our local television news team in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. This position is responsible for pitching, shooting, writing and editing local story ideas on a daily basis. The qualified candidate should possess the ability to work under pressure, meet strict deadlines and be aggressive on breaking news as well as understand the importance of digital journalism, as the role includes contribution to our website and social media platforms.

This is an entry level position in a “teaching” newsroom, where you will definitely learn to hone your craft and grow as a journalist, helping to advance your career. We are looking for someone with a great attitude, who carries a passion for community journalism, is digitally savvy and can write quickly and conversationally. Your schedule may include nights, weekends, holidays and overnights.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism
  • Understanding of AP-style writing
  • Strong knowledge of social media platforms
  • Ability to multi-task, strong organizational and communication skills
  • A valid driver’s license with a clean record & background

Our company offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health and dental care benefits, paid vacation, and a 401K retirement plan. So if you are fun to be around, have a great work ethic, are willing to learn and have a “can-do” attitude, we would love to hear from you today!

A resume, cover letter and video reel must be submitted to be considered for this position.

The Company does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family status, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $27,000.00 per year

Benefits:

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

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • On call
  • Weekends

Application Question(s):

Do you have a video reel, with examples of your work, to submit with your resume?

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

Experience:

  • Journalism: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • Driver's License (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Company's website:

https://www.myfox23.com

Company's Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/myfox23

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings

Work Location: One location

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=communications&l=hattiesburg&vjk=c896aa58a1fc4c1c&advn=7802403550068406

 

 

Marketing and Communications Director

Vacuum Truck Rentals, LLC - Richland, MS

Vacuum Truck Rentals, LLC, is one of the largest vacuum truck rental companies in the U.S. with a fleet of more than 800 pieces of equipment and 17 locations nationwide. With a strong emphasis on the customer experience and a 24/7 service guarantee, we are seeking a full-time Marketing and Communications Director that will be based at our corporate headquarters location in Richland, Mississippi.

Key Job Functions:

Responsibilities within this position will include:

  • Develop an understanding of our business model, key opportunities, and biggest challenges and develop marketing plans that will reach our target audience and influence purchaser decisions.
  • Create content for, maintain and update website and social media platforms with timely, engaging and relative content.
  • Manage and facilitate internal employee communications including employee newsletter, all-employee emails and memos and other communications for employees.
  • Facilitate content and engage employees as an administrator of the employee Facebook group.
  • Order and manage inventory of promotional products and allocate these appropriately to account managers and branch locations.
  • Create promotional materials, both digital and print, that drive customer awareness of our services and build our brand reputation.
  • Plan and attend company events including, but not limited to trade shows, golf tournaments, etc. Event management includes all appropriate details prior to the event as well as a smooth execution of the event itself, and the appropriate internal and external communications around the event.
  • Maintain and facilitate memberships with associations.
  • Order corporate gifts.
  • Manage and update Google Business and other online listings for all locations.
  • Create, execute and manage PPC advertising (Google Ads, Bing Ads) and monitor and report on efficacy.
  • Write and distribute press releases to media and trade publications.
  • Assist with administrative tasks as required (i.e. order business cards, safety damage sheets, etc.).
  • Special projects or other duties as assigned by the company owners.

Qualifications

  • Four-year degree in Marketing, Communications or related field is required.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in marketing, advertising, social media management.
  • Knowledge and use of the full Microsoft Office Suite especially Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint are required. Graphic design skills,
  • Photoshop and photo editing and digital photography skills are highly preferred.
  • Knowledge and use of website content management platforms (WordPress).
  • Deep understanding and use of all forms of social media is required. Background in social media ad campaigns, digital search and SEO are a plus. PPC advertising knowledge strongly preferred.
  • Self-starter and comfortable working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail, problem resolution, analyzation and reasoning abilities is a must.
  • Strong written and communications skills are required.
  • The individual in this role will work closely with graphic designers and advertising/sales teams and will need to be able to communicate effectively between multiple groups, clearly articulate direction and be able to work smoothly as part of a team. This role will be partially customer facing, so the right candidate should be comfortable representing our company in social situations. Trade show experience is a plus.

Salary commensurate upon experience

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

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

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Richland, MS 39218: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Marketing: 2 years (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

Work Location: One location

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=public%20relations&l=mississippi&vjk=267e17ab6244a9b8&advn=209611004597458

 

 

Social Media Coordinator

Southern Pines Animal Shelter - Hattiesburg, MS

Full time, hourly position. Possibility for irregular work hours that change from week to week. Possibility for flexible scheduling.

Summary: The Social Media Coordinator would be responsible for coordinating the organization’s social media channels, executing a results-driven social media strategy, creating/assisting in the creation of written, video, and photo content for all pages and groups, moderating and responding to Facebook responses, maintaining a unified voice across all social platforms, coordinating promotion of programs organization-wide, staying current on industry trends, reviewing analytics and creating reports on key metrics, assisting the Public Relations Supervisor with other fundraising and online campaigns.

Duties of the Social Media Coordinator include, but are not limited to:

  • Moderation and content creation for the shelter’s social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok
  • Coordinating with Adoptions/Foster/Volunteer Coordinators to create weekly social media plans/goals on CoSchedule
  • Assisting with the creation of the shelter’s monthly general newsletter
  • Liaising with the Thrift Shop & Clinic to actively and consistently promote programs from all branches of the organization
  • Assist Adoption Coordinator with pet photography for social posts and campaigns
  • Assist Public Relations Supervisor with writing fundraising posts, coordinating direct mail/social media campaigns, and other fundraising/marketing campaign pieces.
  • Assist other departments (ex. Foster, Volunteer) with social media/digital content needs
  • Creating graphics (web + print) and taking/facilitating photographs for social media posts and campaigns
  • Keep track of social analytics and growth & researching latest updates/changes
  • Keep track of current trends, memes, etc. to create timely relevant social media posts
  • Increase shelter’s responsiveness to social media communications in order to foster and build relationships with our online community
  • Working with volunteers
  • Remember that volunteers donate their time, talent, and energy and are not compensated monetarily for their contributions
  • Make a commitment to train volunteers: orient them to assigned area, assign work, answer questions, and assist with their needs
  • Greet all volunteers that you see, and thank them for their help. Make them feel like they’re part of the team
  • Be mindful of your communication around volunteers; keep internal conversations internal, and only involve volunteers in the conversation when appropriate
  • Build relationships with volunteers. Volunteers with an emotional connection will continue to volunteer with us
  • Provide feedback to volunteers when they do something well
  • Offer encouragement, training, and constructive correction if you volunteers break protocol. Feedback should be non-confrontational and specific
  • Request volunteer assistance when you need it by asking volunteers
  • Request volunteer assistance ahead of time by contacting the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Engage with volunteers through the Southern Pines Volunteers Facebook group

Social Media Coordinator Qualifications / Skills:

  • Passion for social media and proficiency with major social media platforms and social media management tools
  • Proficiency with video and photo editing tools, digital media formats, and HTML
  • Excellent social listening skills
  • Ability to understand historical, current, and future trends in the digital content and social media space
  • Strong copywriting and copy editing skills
  • Top-notch oral and verbal communication skills
  • Impeccable time management skills with the ability to multitask
  • Detail-oriented approach with ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Premier Pro), Canva, or equivalent digital media editing tools a plus

If interested, please also fill out our online application here: http://www.southernpinesanimalshelter.org/application.html

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $12.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:

  • We are requiring masks of all staff, volunteers, and visitors when they are on the shelter property. We are requiring all employees to either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or to submit weekly COVID test results.

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

 

 

External Comms/Public Relations Lead Specialist

Deloitte’s Green Dot Agency – Hattiesburg, MS

The Public Relations Lead Specialist will help deliver innovative external communications strategies that build and protect the firm's brand and reputation, help position the firm as a leader in the marketplace, ensure consistent messaging, and position Deloitte executives as luminaries whose commentary enhances the Deloitte brand.

The successful candidate is a team player, creative thinker, and proactive practitioner who has an execution-oriented mindset and can work at both strategic and tactical levels to deliver high-value communications results.

What you'll do

  • The PR Lead Specialist will work closely with managers and team leadership to help plan and execute external programs.
  • Assist in developing and executing Deloitte's comprehensive public relations and communications programs to strategically position Deloitte in the marketplace.
  • Help drive external eminence for Deloitte through proactively pitching stories positioning the firm, senior leadership, and other industry leaders as thought leaders on specific topics.
  • Enhance and maintain relationships with key media contacts to help promote Deloitte's activities, services, and accomplishments.
  • Employ strong project management skills and juggle multiple tasks simultaneously, consistently delivering high quality results
  • Help prepare leaders to represent the firm through external channels
  • Help manage external PR agency resources

The team

Deloitte's Communications team provides value by delivering innovative communications strategies and approaches for internal and external audiences. We build and protect our brand, and help our leaders influence positive behaviors, drive change, reinforce successes, and promote a strong sense of community through coordinated, consistent messaging. From concept to execution, we help our leaders reach their audience and achieve a consistent standard of excellence using proven communication methodologies.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Communications professional with a minimum of 5+ years relevant experience
  • A Bachelor's degree, preferably in Communications, English, Public Relations, Journalism, or Marketing Communications
  • Previous experience or an interest in Audit, Accounting and/or the ESG space a plus.
  • Ability to interact and communicate across a variety of stakeholder groups (technical subject matter specialists to business owners), with ability to present complex information in easily understandable format and tailored to audience
  • Writing experience in either an external communications, public relations, or marketing environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Outlook and Word. Knowledgeable in all aspects of Microsoft Office and ancillary programs.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.

How you'll grow

At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there's always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs at Deloitte University, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. Explore Deloitte University, The Leadership Center.

For more information or to apply, visit: https://apply.deloitte.com/careers/JobDetail/External-Comms-Public-Relations-Lead-Specialist-Deloitte-s-Green-Dot-Agency/50968

 

 

Marketing Specialist

Career Services - The University of Southern Mississippi

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit a Resume and letter of application. All candidates selected for an interview will need to bring a portfolio or supporting material demonstrating creative marketing examples from previous work experience.


Job Summary
Responsible for planning, developing, and orchestrating marketing initiatives for Career Services.  This position will utilize a variety of resources to promote career services to both internal and external constituencies

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct and manage marketing strategies across all digital platforms to maximize engagement, new user acquisition, and growth.
  • Develop social content to include social media messages including managing the development of visual (video, graphic, and photo) content in house.
  • Direct activities and schedules to promote special events (career fair, education recruitment days, workshops and programs).
  • Create and implement campaign social media strategies.
  • Advises Career Services Ambassador student organization scheduling training sessions and activity oversight.
  • Executes activities to update Career Guide annually including coordinating edits from counseling staff, oversight of ad sales, and designing finished product.
  • Deliver presentations for classes and student organizations on person branding using social media.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
     

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in related field and two years related experience and/or training.

Preferred Qualifications
Web page management, social medial branding, campaign creation/orchestration, desktop publishing, and public relations coursework desired.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA)

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Desktop publishing.
  • Working fluency with the primary social media platforms (Twitter, Face Book, and Instagram).
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to collect, track, and analyze data using social media analytics and comfortable pulling and assessing data.
  • Adaptability and strong problem-solving skills.
  • High level of comfort with developing and writing content.
  • Ability to coordinate and communicate concepts/ideas (creative).
  • Proficient in adobe creative suite (or related) w/ Graphic Design Experience
  • Proficient in Hootsuite.
  • Ability to effectively plan and delegate the work of others.

For more information or to apply, visit: https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2049&site=1

 

 

Community Relations Coordinator

Biloxi Shuckers - Biloxi, MS

The Community Relations Coordinator should be an outgoing, energetic, creative and detail-oriented planner with the ability to deliver the organization’s mission and vision throughout Coastal Mississippi. This person will create and plan programs that engage and support the community and employees. They will expand relationships with community leaders, local military and media representatives as well as support marketing initiatives and represent the organization at community events. Additionally, this position will oversee the charitable contributions, volunteer programs, reading programs, mascot/player appearances and other community initiatives.


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a representative for the team at community events and ensure the Shuckers have a significant presence at local events;
  • Create and cultivate partnerships with local nonprofits, public schools, private schools and colleges/universities in the region;
  • Serve as military liaison between the Shuckers and local military bases;
  • Build unique community programs that can make a difference and elevate brand identity
  • Plan and implement any in game activation for community related programming;
  • Meet and service accounts by building relationships and providing superior customer service to current and future clients;
  • Participate in sales meetings, staff sales tables at various Biloxi Shuckers games and events, attend events in the community to generate new leads;
  • Collaborate with departments for fundraising initiatives and to ensure all contractual community related activations are completed;
  • Manage all mascot requests, budget for appearances and serve as the handler for the mascot for public appearances;
  • Coordinate all speaking engagements for the leadership team; plan and implement staff volunteer opportunities;
  • Coordinate all player appearances and provide transportation to and from events; organize autograph sessions with players on select game days;
  • Oversee the donation request data base and complete donation requests in a timely manner; track all donations including financial contributions and in-kind donations;
  • Manage the reporting system for Minor League Baseball for all charitable activities and implement all league wide community initiatives from MLB;
  • Maintain chamber memberships and keep staff informed of upcoming chamber events;
  • Work as a valuable member of the Front Office team - assist with any additional non-game day events;
  • This position requires working long hours at certain periods over the year which includes nights, weekends, and holidays

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in public relations or related field preferred.
  • Excellent leadership, verbal and written communication skills with ability to build collaborative partnerships.
  • Strong problem solving, attention to detail, execution, management and customer service skills with the ability to identify and develop relationships with potential clients and vendors.
  • At least 2 years of experience is preferred in community outreach or the nonprofit sector.
  • Good time-management skills with the ability to multitask various projects and deadlines.
  • Other duties as assigned.

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=communications&l=mississippi&vjk=4d343ceac7dcf561

 

 

Multimedia Journalist  

WDAM - Gray Television - Moselle, MS

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/Description:

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.

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

  • 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

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • 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

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

 

 

Marketing Specialist

Southern Properties United - Biloxi, MS

We’re looking for a marketing coordinator to join our tight-knit team of marketing professionals in their efforts to build the best brands. The ideal candidate is adept at coordinating and implementing marketing communication projects with responsibilities in social media, public relations, search marketing, advertising, and brand promotion. If you’re interested in advancing your career in the industry in an energetic and creative work environment, we can’t wait to see your application.

Compensation:

  • 12 - 14 hourly

Responsibilities:

  • Run our social media accounts and return messages to inquiries
  • Write social media content, web content, blogs, and other copy that contributes to our overall marketing strategy and goals
  • Manage website content, mailing lists, SEO development, and tracking analytics to ensure all content is up to date and relevant
  • Create monthly breakdowns of our analytics on web and social, recommend improvements, and identify growth opportunities
  • Help marketing staff achieve our goals through the implementation of advertising, digital, and communication plans

Qualifications:

  • Candidate should have their finger on the pulse of the current marketing landscape
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in marketing/brand management or related field
  • Familiarity with web platforms, email systems, social media, public relations, and brand identity
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or related majors
  • Must be driven with strong communication and project management skills

About Company

We help property owners, in all kinds of situations. From divorce, foreclosure, death of a family member, burdensome rental property, and all kinds of other situations. We buy houses in Mississippi, including Hattiesburg, Petal, Purvis, Biloxi, Ocean Springs, Gulfport, Pass Christian, Kiln, and surrounding areas, and pay a fair cash price, fast. Sometimes, those who own property simply have lives that are too busy to take the time to do all of the things that typically need to be done to prepare a house to sell on the market.

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=public%20relations&l=mississippi&vjk=956b233da443f174

 

 

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

 

 

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/

 

 

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.

The MADE Internship Program Application for Summer 2022 is Now Open!

"Launched in 2018, the MADE (Marketing & Advertising Education) Program has placed over 100 undergraduate juniors and seniors in paid summer internships at top ad agencies, media companies and marketers such as Ogilvy, McCann, Mastercard, IBM, NBCUniversal, Sephora, ViacomCBS, Bank of America, Deutsch NY and DDB. 

MADE functions as the “Common App” for marketing and advertising internships, making it easy for students to navigate a complex industry. Through this process, MADE exposes students to opportunities they may not have been aware of or thought they had access to. Organizations benefit from being able to select top talent from a pool that spans racial, ethnic, geographic, and socioeconomic groups, breaking down traditional barriers to finding strong talent.

Once a candidate applies, they are connected with potentially dozens of internship opportunities at our partner companies based on traits such as critical thinking, leadership potential and intellectual curiosity.

To qualify, you must be an undergraduate Junior or Senior graduating between May 2022 and May 2023. All schools and majors welcome. Please refer to our website and Frequently Asked Questions page for more info." 

The application deadline is January 15, 2022.

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