This position is responsible for the management of an effective and efficient communications program for the Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Iowa Corn Growers Association. It initiates and manages communications projects, specific to website management and social media platforms, with other internal departments in the areas of research, marketing, public policy and grower services, ensuring that the organizations’ image is consistently and appropriately communicated in the various target segments. This position is based on Johnston, IA and requires that the person work in the Iowa Corn office.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 1. Education/Experience: Must have a Bachelor’s degree (BA) in related field from four-year college or university plus minimum two to four years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Expertise preferred in managing social media programs, website management, designing creative materials, marketing, and communications. Ability to manage multi-level projects in a high volume, ever-changing environment. Understanding and awareness of agricultural socio-economic and environmental issues necessary. An ag background is helpful; a farm background is required. 2. Personal Computer/Office Skills: Ability to create “table of contents” documents, create and perform various data sorts on spreadsheets. Advanced Internet search skills, advanced Word documents skills; advanced knowledge of Publisher, or other desktop publishing software. Ability to create advanced Power Point presentations; ability to maintain web site. Photography experience, photographic cataloging, and graphic proficiencies necessary. 3. Supervisory Responsibilities: None 4. Other Skills and Attributes: Ability required to write content for social media platforms and reports that conform to style and format, effectively utilizing creative skills. Web design and management skills. Graphic design skills to format materials such as posters, brochures, infographics, displays, etc. Photography and video skills to create a library of tools for the organization. 5. Travel: In-city travel is required with limited out-of-town travel with stays of two to three days and infrequent travel up to five days for annual meetings such as Commodity Classic.
Compensation: This is a full-time salaried position with an excellent benefits package and work environment. The position is based in the Iowa Corn office in Johnston, IA. The Social Media Manager will not be able to work from home.
All inquiries and information will be handled in strict confidence. Interested parties should contact Kevin Drury with Hedlin Ag Enterprises at firstname.lastname@example.org