Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Part‐Time/Temporary Marketing and Communications Specialist, Fiscal Research Center,Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Ga.

Fiscal Research Center,Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Part‐Time/Temporary Marketing and Communications Specialist

The Fiscal Research Center(FRC), housed withinGeorgia StateUniversity's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, provides nonpartisan research,technical assistance and education in the evaluation and design of state and local fiscal and economic policy. The Center’s research focuses on tax policy and reform, education finance, urban policy, and economic development, among other issues.

Scope of Work
The FRC islooking for a contract‐to‐hiremarketing/communicationsspecialist with excellent written and oral communication skills to assistthe Center’smanagementteamwith the following:

  • Writing and editing
  • Website maintenance
  • Social media applications
  • Basic PowerPoint design and desktop publishing

Writing would involve developing public/fiscal policy briefs(similarto white papers),media advisories, and press releases from technical reports. In addition the marketing/communications specialist will help promote the FRC via website,socialmedia, and collateral materials such as brochures and fact sheets.

Other important skills include:

  • Projectmanagement(fromconceptto publication/production)
  • Basic research skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong organizationalskills
  • Knowledge of printing, design, web/socialmedia, and publication techniques

This contract position will be available forsixmonths.

Candidate should have strong writing skills and an ability to translate technical policy information for the layperson as well as knowledge of marketing through traditional and socialmedia and knowledge of design, publishing and web development(including WordPress or other content management systems). A strong familiarity with a public policy issues or economics related field would be desirable butis notrequired. Candidatemust be able to thrive in a fast-paced, team environment.

PostingDate: 05.01.2013
Closing Date: Open until filled

Special Instructions
A resume, coverletter, and list ofthree references are required for consideration. Applicant will also provide pdf or hardcopy samples and links to websitesthat demonstrate their writing, editing, and content design skills.

Contact: Dorie Taylor, AssistantDirector, No phone calls please.

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