Thursday, February 17, 2011


Oregonians for a State Bank is hiring a Communications Specialist on a contract basis to work on a ground-breaking campaign to create the Oregon State Bank. The 2011 Oregon legislature is considering a proposal to create a publicly owned bank modeled after the successful Bank of North Dakota. The position will handle all communications for Oregonians for a State Bank (OfSB), a coalition of community groups, small businesses, family farm advocates, and community bankers devoted to creating more resilient local economies in the State of Oregon.

About the position:
Position will be full-time and salaried, and will work on a project basis during the current legislative session. This is a contract
position starting as soon as possible and ending on June 15, 2011 with the possibility of extension based on funding.

Communications Specialist will:
*Manage all OfSB email communications
*Coordinate traditional media outreach
*Build on coalition’s new media outreach efforts
*Create campaign literature

Seeking creative thinker and problem-solver with strong written and oral communication skills. Sense of humor and willingness to work sometimes long and irregular campaign hours is a must. Applicant will have experience with blogging and a Word Press (or similar) web content management system, as well as experience with Salsa or other similar constituent management and communication platforms. Graphic design skills and familiarity with web design are desirable.

Applicant will have experience generating earned media: drafting and distributing press advisories/releases, creating talking points, cultivating relationships with reporters, organizing media events, drafting letters to the editor and op-eds, and running letter to the editor campaigns.

Commensurate with experience.

How to apply:
Send resume and cover letter to Steve Hughes, Write “Communications Specialist” in the email subject line.

Please submit resume by Feb 23, 2011. Resumes will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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