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LEC summer 2017 internship opportunity

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LEC’s Director of Communications announces the opportunity for a college student majoring in the field of Communications, or a related field, to gain valuable experience in a summer internship at a leading Industrial Automation Engineering firm. Intern will work directly with the Director of Communications on all aspects of internal and external communications activities to gain knowledge and experience in real-world communication endeavors. Intern will assist with new and ongoing public relations, marketing and advertising efforts. Intern is not entitled to wages or any sort of entitlements for time spent in the LEC Internship Program.

Internship Schedule
Internship will begin May 30, 2017 and continue until August 4, 2017. Intern has the option to begin internship prior to May 1 and to extend internship past August 4, if desired.

Intern will work a minimum of six (6) hours per week, with the option to work additional hours, if desired by Intern. Intern may select preferred work days (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) with the understanding the schedule must receive prior approval from the Director of Communications.
Internship Application and Submission Deadline
Interested candidates should email LEC’s Director of Communications Liz Densmore to apply for the position. Ldensmore@LECINC.com

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 31, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Primary Learning Objectives

  1. Assist with development of creative concepts and marketing strategies.
  2. Coordinate with graphic designer to translate creative concepts into print, online and other collateral materials.
  3. Develop content for promotional materials including, but not limited to direct mail pieces, print and electronic newsletters, website and social media content, news releases and other materials as needed.
  4. Assist with copy editing for the various promotional materials defined above.

Specific Tasks to Accomplish

  1. Intern will assist in developing concepts and ideas for current and new company Communications-related activities and publications.
  2. Intern will participate in meetings, events and activities related to LEC Communications endeavors.
  3. Intern will write copy for LEC collateral materials, news releases, newsletters, publications and social media outlets.
  4. Intern will assist with creation, development and proofing of company materials and publications.

Additional Information

  • LEC’s Director of Communications will guide, oversee and assist Intern with all activities.
  • Intern will be under direct supervision of LEC’s Director of Communications.
  • Intern will be provided with opportunities to receive real-world experience in a safe, positive and instructional environment.
  • Intern will have 100% access to LEC’s Director of Communications at all times.
  • Intern will be provided invaluable learning experiences under the supervision of a communications professional with over 16 years of communications experience.
  • LEC’s Director of Communications will actively participate, monitor, direct, oversee, and have final review of and authority over any and all of the Intern’s activities.
  • LEC provides that the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the Intern.
  • LEC recognizes, maintains and understands that the Intern is not entitled to a job LEC at the conclusion of the internship.
  • LEC recognizes, maintains and understands that the Intern is not entitled to wages or any sort of entitlements for time spent in the internship.

About LEC
Leaders in Industrial Automation Control Engineering and IIoT Communication LEC provides industrial automation and control engineering, and industrial IoT enablement and cloud platform services of the highest quality with an unending commitment to our Clients, Strategic Partners and Communities. Through Client and Partner engagement, technical innovation, research and investment in the brightest human resources, we engineer smarter systems to achieve complete satisfaction of those we serve. With each project our goal is to establish a new standard of quality and professionalism.

About LEC’s Director of Communications
Liz Hogue Densmore brings over 16 years of communications-related experience to LEC’s executive team, where she is responsible for all aspects of external and internal communications and human resource-related activities.

Her previous positions as a television news reporter and anchor, media representative at the Mississippi State Department of Health, and Director of Public Relations and Marketing at the USA International Ballet Competition have prepared her to expertly meet the marketing needs of LEC. Liz is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism with an Emphasis in Public Relations and Minors in English and Theatre.

Liz was selected as one of Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women for 2015 and as a 2017 Top 50 Under 40 Business Leader by the Mississippi Business Journal. She was recently named “Public Relations Practitioner of the Year” by the Public Relations Association of Mississippi’s (PRAM) Central Chapter. Liz serves as VP of Membership for PRAM Central, is a Rankin County Chamber Ambassador and a member of the Junior League of Jackson.

Jackson Academy looking for a graphic designer

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The Graphic Designer is responsible for the design and production of Jackson Academy’s printed and web publications, advertising, and web maintenance to aid in advancing the mission and goals of the institution. The position reports to the Director of Marketing & Communications.

A bachelor’s degree in graphic design or equivalent as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office or Apple equivalent products, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign required. Knowledge of WordPress, Final Cut Pro, HTML, CSS, and photography is beneficial. Two or more years of experience in design are preferred.


  • Website maintenance and support
  • Maintain advertising budget and accounts
  • Create and design print and web advertising
  • Develop email communications and maintain databases
  • Work cooperatively with various departments to implement advertising material, promotional material, and coordinate fundraising and admission goals
  • Create and update electronic message boards
  • Design print and digital publications including yearly magazine and weekly e-newsletter
  • Maintain the Jackson Academy brand elements and marks
  • Work with vendors including but not limited to printers, media outlets, advertisers, and ad agencies
  • Support the Interactive Media Coordinator with graphics for social media
  • Assist with video production including editing
  • Advise on campus signage including banners, plaques, and wall murals
  • Assist photographer as needed
  • All other duties assigned

Applicants should send their resumes, cover letters, and samples of their work to Patti Wade, Director of Marketing & Communications, at communications@jacksonacademy.org. Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening.

American Heart Association seeking a Director of Communications and Marketing in Birmingham, AL

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Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people’s lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.

We are currently seeking a MEDIA RELATIONS / COMMUNICATIONS professional for our Birmingham, AL market. Will be responsible for MANAGING, PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTING ALL ASPECTS of the COMMUNICATIONS, MARKETING, AND MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELATIONS PLANS for the market. Under the supervision of the VP of Communications, will provide targeted, proactive positioning of the American Heart Association as the public’s leading authority on cardiovascular health and science through internal and external communications, marketing, media relations and special promotions.


  • Knowledge of, and ability to edit, various marketing materials and internal communication pieces, such as PSA’s, fact sheets, brochures, posters, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience working with mass media communication and a wide variety of social media.
  • Good organizational skills and ability to plan and act independently on projects with minimal supervision.
  • Experience working with budgets and producing financial reports.
  • Excellent written communication skills which includes editing and proof reading.
  • Ability to conceptualize and reason through problems to workable solutions.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and, as needed, outside standard business hours.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing or related field (Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience Preferred).
  • 2-5 years’ experience in the communications or marketing field. Prior non-profit experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of diverse mass and alternative media as well as principles of journalism including news gathering, interviewing, writing and editing.
  • Highly effective public relations, promotion, marketing and business communications skills.
  • Skill in working across all levels of media contacts, community leaders, volunteers and staff and influencing desired outcomes.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time pressure with appropriate communication to all stakeholders.
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the surrounding media market.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, as needed.

Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do. VISIT WWW.HEART.ORG/CAREERS AND CLICK “BENEFITS” FOR MORE INFORMATION .

NOTE: APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ON-LINE. Our recruitment system does not accept faxed or hard copy resumes. You will receive an automated response notifying you that your application has been received. Only those that are selected to interview will be contacted directly. The American Heart Association will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, marital status or based on political or religious opinions or affiliations, membership or non-membership in employee organizations.

Job Location

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Position Type


JOB CATEGORY: Marketing/Communications

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Visit the American Heart Association to apply online today!

Entergy looking to hire a Communications Specialist

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Entergy is currently looking to hire a Communications Specialist. The opportunity is to support the planning and implementation of the company’s social media strategy and integrated digital presence, deploying new and existing digital communication technologies as a key component of the company’s overall stakeholder communications plan.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Work with communications team to implement the defined social media strategy across various platforms and communities.
  • Provide hands-on support, maintenance and management of companywide social media properties. Plan and staff to maintain coverage of the company’s collective social media presence during crisis situations.
  • Track, analyze and report on the effectiveness of social media efforts. The candidate will use performance data to help teams iterate and evolve social content for greater engagement.
  • Provide support to other team members as appropriate with execution of social media and optimizing platforms, linkage, broad content ideation/generation, messaging, engagement and ROI.
  • Monitor, identify, interpret, report and analyze social media data/trends and their impact on the company.
  • Develop relationships with relevant bloggers, industry colleagues, industry publications and associations, and other stakeholders in the social sphere.
  • Ensure Entergy’s organizational website includes integration points to various social networking and microblogging sites and tools.
  • Identify innovative new social media initiatives to support ongoing Entergy campaigns.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum education required of the position

  • Requires a college or university degree in related field or equivalent work experience.

Minimum experience

  • 3-7+ years

Minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position

  • Strong experience in public relations.
  • Proven writing, editing and communications planning skills. (AP style knowledge required.)
  • Demonstrated ability to use or learn to use an array of software including the Adobe Creative suite (Photoshop, Premiere, etc.), Office, HTML editing software, analytics tools, and a variety of audio, video and infographic production programs.
  • Experience in stakeholder management and high-level communications.
  • Ability to lead and motivate matrixed teams.
  • Strong collaborating and influencing skills (provide advice, counsel and recommend actions to peers and internal clients).
  • Industry knowledge (regulated environment) a plus.
  • Crisis and risk management skills.
  • Project management skills including ability to manage multiple priorities, organizational ability and ability to diagnose process and project needs and drive to a successful conclusion.
  • Demonstrated effective use and understanding of social media channels, strategies and measurement.
  • Experience in multiple formats of communication – written, visual, multimedia.
  • Passion for social media and engagement.
  • Adaptability to change.

For more information and to apply online, visit the Entergy website.


Apply to be an Electronic Communication Specialist at Millsaps

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The Electronic Communication Specialist, reporting to the Director of Enrollment Operations, supports all aspects of the electronic communications process for the Millsaps Admissions Undergraduate Office and Graduate Office. The major area of responsibility includes maintaining and creating all aspects of the communication workflow using Slate CRM Software.


  • Manage face-to face communication, workflow coordination, creation of templates and forms, validation and distribution of electronic communication for our freshman, transfer, international and graduate prospects, inquiries and applicants.
  • Create, manage and maintain all electronic and hard copy communications as needed.
  • Configuration, testing, mapping and maintenance of all data imported into Slate CRM and all exports into Datatel, including application and inquiry data, test scores, transcripts and other documents submitted as part of the application process.
  • Providing, maintaining, and monitoring user access for Slate CRM.
  • Manage upgrades, handle critical user issues, and ensure high performance of Slate CRM software.
  • Facilitate training efforts individually and/or group sessions on database and device functionality for immediate team members and other College staff.
  • Under direction of supervisor, assist in the creation and design of reports and dashboard configurations from CRM data, according to appropriate roles and user need.
  • Under direction of supervisor, assess and ensure best practice security standards for work flow and data exchange.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies and adapt to varying technological environments.
  • Ability to participate in professional face-to-face, written, and virtual communication and training with department administrators, staff, other personnel, hardware/software vendors, technical support staff, and the college community in general.
  • Able to assist in determining technical problems in person or over the phone and use independent judgment and professional principles to create a best-fit solution.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, oral and technological), able to work in team environments and individually.
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized, think creatively, solve problems and take initiative.
  • A minimum of two years successful experience with database management or report writing.
  • Experience assisting in designing and maintaining software deployments and implementations.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three employment-related references to Tammy Champion, tammy.champion@millsaps.edu, Attn: ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION SEARCH.

Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background screening. Millsaps College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.