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Communications Manager

Organization: Michigan Humanities Council

Job Description: The Communications Manager reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for managing all marketing and promotion functions of the Michigan Humanities Council. These functions include publicity outreach, website and social media updates, and coordination of print and digital publications. The Communications Manager works with all staff members to effectively promote each program of the Council and identifies regular opportunities to help strengthen the Council’s image across statewide audiences. In addition to these roles, the Communications Manager also serves as the database coordinator and assists in program events as needed. For more details, please visit: http://www.michiganhumanities.org/openings/CommunicationsManagerAd.pdf
Application Procedure: Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and list of three professional references to: Rachel Condie, Administrative Assistant, rcondie@mihumanities.org. The position will remain open until filled.

Contact: Rachel Condie

Date Posted: 09/29/2014

Date Expired: 10/31/2014


Public Affairs Associate

Organization: Lambert, Edwards & Associates

Job Description: LE&A, a national PR corporate communications and investor relations firm and Michigan's only statewide firm with offices in Grand Rapids, Detroit and Lansing is searching for an Associate (entry-mid level) candidate for its' Public Affairs Practice Group. The position is located in Lansing. Ideal candidates will have a degree in English, PR, Journalism, Political Science or related fields and must be able to manage a diverse workload; thrive in a team environment, yet be able to work independently; display creativity; and have a willingness to pitch regional and national media. We also require a "whatever it takes" work ethic and have a strong aversion to mediocrity. One to five years of professional experience within public affairs and/or government related experience is a plus. Additional requirements include: -A team player and self-starter with a service-oriented attitude -Solid verbal and written communication skills -Understanding of the distinctions between PR, IR, advertising and marketing -Basic understanding of public affairs, government relations, and the political landscape in Michigan -Basic knowledge of the regional media environments -Strong attention to detail with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously -Strong proficiency in online research, database management and media contact protocols -Understanding of and experience with social media -Solid understanding of media relations fundamentals- types of pres releases, media relations do's, pitching -Ability to draft high-quality written materials, including media correspondence and press releases -Ability to find the story, pitch the media and generate coverage -Support client managers on projects and serve as a back-up on client contact -Meet/exceed annual objectives set by the Manager, including billable hours, fee expectations, etc.
Application Procedure: Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and writing samples to Kathy Barks Hoffman at khoffman@lambert-edwards.com

Contact: khoffman@lambert-edwards.com

Date Posted: 09/23/2014

Date Expired: 11/30/2014