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Central Mississippi REALTORS looking for a Communications & Events Specialist

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This position will provide administrative support to Communications Director/Event Planner in the day-to-day operations necessary to ensure clear and effective communication of the association’s message across all channels. Additionally, the Specialist will actively contribute to the organization and execution of events.

Role and Responsibilities
• Help implement communications projects and strategies
• Assist in maintaining web content
• Draft and edit communications copy
• Maintain member databases
• Receive communication requests
• Track communications metrics
• Solicit ad sales from affiliate sponsors
• Facilitate member communication issues and problem solving
• Support the coordination and execution of events, meetings, and activities for the purpose of ensuring these activities are well-planned and operate smoothly (secure venue, booking catering, making travel arrangements, ordering event collateral/marketing material when necessary)
• Assist with event planning, guest registration, and on-site production as necessary
• Serve as the liaison support with vendors and partners on event related matters
• Performs other duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of all Association communication and events.

Qualifications and Education Requirements
• Educational background in communications, marketing or business preferred
• Ability to work in a team environment
• Excellent communication (oral and written) skills
• Ability to provide high quality customer service and follow-up
• Experience in the preparation, and drafting of standard correspondence and reports, editing the layout and formatting reports, correspondence, charts and tables
• Organizational and time management skills
• Proficient in MS Office and email marketing software (Constant Contact)
• Understanding of internal/external member and media relations
• Graphic design skills preferred

Preferred Skills
Experience in the use of a variety of software packages including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe InDesign to prepare correspondence, presentations, create statistical reports and charts related to organizing, analyzing and reporting data.

This is a full-time position offering medical benefits, paid time off, holidays and 401K. Submit a cover letter and current resume describing your experience, skills and/or knowledge related to the requirements of the position, include paid and volunteer experience by email to nita@centralmsrealtors.org. No phone calls, please.

Job opening at Mississippi Public Broadcasting for Public Relations Specialist

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Mississippi Public Broadcasting is seeking a public relations specialist to assist with day-to-day tasks related to MPB’s public relations, community engagement and communications efforts. The position requires a keen ability to multi-task on many different duties in an active work environment. The ideal candidate must have a lot of experience writing and editing a variety of content.

The public relations specialist is primarily responsible: assisting in developing and maintaining public relations strategies; write/edit a variety of content for news releases, blogs, brochures, Fine Tuning programming guide, advertisements; coordinate/lead the MPB tours; editor of the Fine Tuning and Weekly Fine Tuning; assist public relations director with projects and tasks as assigned; maintain good relationships with news media, MPB partners, MPB Foundation donors and the general public; and assist with community engagement events/initiatives. Proficiency in writing for public relations or journalism, knowledge of Associated Press Stylebook, media relations, social media, marketing, photography and public speaking is strongly preferred. This position is classified as State Service, Exempt. EOE M-F

A Master’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a field related to the scientific, technological, or specialized functions of the employing agency (AND) four (4) years of experience related to the above-described duties, three (3) years of which must include line or functional supervision;

A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a field related to the scientific, technological, or specialized functions of the employing agency (AND) five (5) years of experience related to the above- described duties, three (3) years of which must include line or functional supervision;
Graduation from a four-year high school or equivalent (GED) (AND) nine (9) years of experience related to the above-described duties, three (3) years of which must include line or functional supervision;
Related education and related experience may be substituted on an equal basis, except there shall be no substitution for the three (3) years of line or functional supervision.


  • See Web Site for complete description — www.mpbonline.org
  • Applicants may go online to Mississippi State Personnel Board (www.mspb.ms.gov). Click on Job Seekers. This will take you to the “JOB OPENINGS” page. Read instructions thoroughly to apply for job opening.
  • Applicants may submit State of Mississippi application and portfolio to Personnel, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211
  • Applicants may email resumes to careers@mpbonline.org.

(Public Relations Specialist)
DEPARTMENT: Public Relations/Communications

ANNUAL SALARY: $36,176.62

CLOSING DATE: August 21, 2017

MDOT seeking Videographer Editor

by Sandi Beason

The Mississippi Department of Transportation is hiring a Videographer Editor at its Jackson office.

This position serves as a Videographer Editor in the MDOT Public Affairs Division. The incumbent in this position will work in the field and studio productions, field and studio lighting, field audio recording and non-linear editing. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, knowledge of HD video equipment, Adobe Premiere CC, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, advanced production techniques including jibs and Steadicam are required. Candidate must be able to follow a written script and direct the appropriate shots. Additional duties include serving as part of the production crew.

Special Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Radio/Television/Film or a related field, or a combination of education and experience equivalent to such a degree. Of the required experience, two years must have been in an actual videographer position. Successful candidate must be proficient in the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

How to Apply: Visit www.mspb.ms.gov and create a username and password along with application/resume. The position will be posted on this website as a Projects Officer IV, Special between August 7 and August 14 and may only be applied for during these dates.

For More Information: Public Affairs Division, MDOT, 601-359-7074

Editor – MSU Research Curriculum Unit

by Sandi Beason

Mississippi State University is seeking an editor at its Research Curriculum Unit on the Starkville campus.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following examples are intended as illustrations only of the various types of duties assigned to this position. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position.
• Edit educational curricula, reports, grant proposals, and other documents written by RCU staff and/or our funding agencies. Make final decisions involving grammar, word choice, content, and layout. Ensure all documents follow RCU style.
• Assess and determine the accuracy of content-specific material when copyediting CPAS test banks. Edit test banks for grammar and evaluate for content and competencies.
• Write promotional collatoral, including content for print and electronic publications.
• Work closely with the graphic designer, managing editor, and project managers to make decisions on layout and professional appearance.
• Maintain the RCU Style Guide and templates used for reports, presentations, and other purposes
• Lead training and professional development on best practices related to communication topics

Minimum Qualifications:

– Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

– Master’s degree in English, communications, or related field
– At least 2 years of work experience related to the duties and responsibilities listed in the job description
– Photography and/or layout experience
– Podcasting or other digital media experience
– Research and/or evaluation experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

– Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication
– Excellence in attention to detail while understanding the big picture
– Excellent work ethic
– Excels at operating in a fast-paced environment that embraces change
– Ability to work as a member of a team and independently as needed
– Ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines while maintaining high quality of work
– Desire to be part of the professional community of communication professionals in Mississippi
– Excellence in consistently meeting deadlines

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

No unusual physical requirements. Requires no heavy lifting, and nearly all work is performed in a comfortable indoor facility.

Some overnight travel required.

Restricted Clause:

Position contingent upon funding availability.

Instructions for Applying:

Apply on line and attach the following: Cover letter, Resume with three references in addition, to be considered, candidates must submit two letters of recommendation and transcripts of all college credit earned (unofficial transcript acceptable for interview phase). Recommendation letters and transcripts can be emailed to pam.stafford@rcu.msstate.edu or mailed to: Search Committee, Editor, PO Drawer DX, Mississippi State, MS 39762.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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Job opening for Marketing/Communications Manager at Mirror Lake

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The Communications Department here at Mirror Lake is currently looking for a Marketing/Communications Manager to direct and oversee Ergon’s marketing policies, objectives, and initiatives and manage and mentor department staff to integrate efforts on communications programs.

The person selected will develop a marketing communications plan that will include the strategies, goals, and budgets for Ergon’s products, services, and business lines. The person chosen will also develop and implement Ergon’s brand management, social media, and media relations strategies and coordinate and manage all public relations activities and media inquiries and interview requests.

The person selected will aid in the development, implementation, and management of external communications efforts and oversee the day-to-day operations of year-round communications programs. The person chosen will also develop all internal publications, manage vendor communications services and relationships, and oversee the development of internal and external communications during the management of a crisis.

A Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications, or a related discipline, is required, with a Master’s degree being preferred. Five plus years of related experience is required. The person selected must have developed and implemented a communications strategy across multiple businesses and be well experienced in developing and implementing communication program guidelines, procedures, and policies.

Interested applicants should respond with a cover letter and resume to lance.mazerov@ergon.com. External applicants must submit salary requirements in order to be considered. For external applicants, the employment offer is contingent upon a pre-employment drug test, background check, and MVR.

We are an EEO/AAP employer.