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Content Specialist

Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce
36 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
Temporarily remote
$35,000 - $40,000 a year - Full-time

Location

36 Montford Ave, Asheville, NC 28801

Benefits
Pulled from the full job description

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance

Full job description

The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is a member organization of business and community leaders dedicated to building community through business by growing jobs, advocating for a business-friendly environment and helping businesses thrive.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The primary function of this position is writing and content creation. This position will be the copy writer and voice of Asheville Chamber social media channels working with the Vice President of Communications. This position will support the development and production of multi-media content for social media channels.

This position will be responsible for the development of the Venture Asheville and Chamber e-news. The position will also develop Web content pieces, social media posts and pictures, and blog content, as well as support of the ongoing need for quality digital assets (photo, video, GIFs, podcasts, infographics, etc.).

Additional Job Functions include:

· Writing for member spotlights

· Editorial planning and execution, including day-to-day activation of the social media grid and monitoring of and participation in online conversations related to the Asheville Chamber

· Collaborating with staff and members to develop and promote dynamic content for Asheville Chamber channels

· Researching and developing new content (written, audio, video, streaming) that feeds AshevilleChamber.org and provides opportunity for additional online outreach.

· Creating, curating and promoting engaging photo and video content for the Chamber’s website and social platforms

· Accomplishing other duties as assigned

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

A Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Interactive Media or equivalent experience is preferred. Basic experience with Adobe Creative Suite, and a minimum of one-year experience in online communications, journalism or blogging is required. Basic video production/editing experience preferred.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:

This position requires strong writing skills and experience with popular and emerging social media platforms, blogging tools and publishing software. A solid understanding of online tools including forums, blogs, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is essential. The successful candidate will be well-organized and self-motivated, with excellent communication skills, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

CONTACT WITH OTHERS:

Ongoing interaction within the online world requires professionalism and tact. Internal contacts include Chamber personnel and department directors. External contacts include local business, members of the Chamber, board members, volunteers and the public at large. All contacts for the purpose of exchanging or providing information require tact, courtesy and professional decorum.

CONFIDENTIAL DATA:

This position has access to management discussions, inter-departmental communication, and membership information which are considered confidential and would not be in the Chamber’s best interest to disclose.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR ACCURACY:

All content and correspondence must be accurate and well maintained.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL/VISUAL EFFORT:

The degree of concentration varies from slight to intense based on the work being performed. Position is subject to frequent interruptions, which require varied responses. While performing duties of this job, the incumbent is routinely required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Subject to occasional lifting and carrying of supplies weighing up to 30 pounds. Requires visual acuity, manual dexterity and good eye/hand/foot coordination.

ENVIRONMENT:

This position works in a normal office environment with occasional local travel and exposure to traffic. During and for the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic, this position is expected to be primarily a work-from-home / remote position.

COMPENSATION:

The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary. Additional benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) plan, life insurance, disability insurance, 10 paid holidays and PTO leave.

APPLICATION:

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume and a writing sample.

AACOC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $35,000.00 - $40,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Experience:

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

Work Location:

  • One location

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • A “Fair Chance” job (you or the employer follow Fair Chance hiring practices when performing background checks)
  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma
  • A job for which people with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Company's website:

  • www.ashevillechamber.org

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place