Agriculture Marketing Specialist
North Dakota State Government - Bismarck, ND

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Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or agricultural economics, or a closely related field.
Two years of work experience promoting or marketing agricultural products.
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Broad knowledge of North Dakota agriculture commodities.
Work experience writing, designing and preparing marketing materials such as newsletters, brochures, pamphlets, etc.
Work experience presenting information to a group.
Work experience building and maintaining working relationships with a variety of people such as producers, agribusinesses, boards, associations, and councils.
Work experience implementing digital media such as social media, websites, e-newsletters, and/or mobile marketing to promote or market a product or service.
Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and InDesign.

Application Procedures:
Applicants must submit a completed State of North Dakota Application for Employment (SFN10950) , resume, cover letter, references, and college transcripts (original or copy) to kpinke@nd.gov or:

Katie Pinke

Marketing and Information Division Director

North Dakota Department of Agriculture

600 E. Blvd, Dept. 602

Bismarck, ND 58505-0020

All application materials must be received at the North Dakota Department of Agriculture by 5:00 pm CST on the closing date. The cover letter must include a detailed description of how the applicant meets the minimum and preferred qualifications.

Application forms are available from Human Resources Management Services, any ND Job Service Office, or from the web at http://www.nd.gov/hrms .

Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran’s preference must include Form DD214. Claims for disabled veteran’s preference must also include a current statement of disabled status from the Veteran’s Affairs Office.

Candidates selected for an interview will be required to supply samples of your previous work in agriculture communications.
For more information about the position or if you need accommodation or assistance in the application or interview process, contact Katie Pinke at (701) 328-2307 or 1-800-242-7535.
ND Relay Number: 1-800-366-6888

Summary of Work:
Write and edit communications for the Department.
Assist with marketing activities of the Pride of Dakota Program.
Represent the Department at numerous commodity council meetings.
Market and promote the Department’s programs and ND ag commodities and products at assigned industry events.
Coordinate the marketing activities of the Organics Program.
Assist in updating NDDA’s web site.
Utilize a variety of media tools such as presentations, web sites, print, video, and social media to communicate information regarding updates, activities, and programs.
Develop and make recommendations on projects, programs, and legislation to the Division Director, Deputy, and Commissioner that would assist in establishing and enhancing various agriculture industries or enterprises.

Position includes travel in and out of state travel including some evenings and weekends.

As employers, the State of North Dakota and political subdivisions prohibit smoking in all places of state and political subdivision employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

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