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Community Engagement Coordinator

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice Pres Advancement
Department: University Relations
Location: Roanoke Area
Categories: Advancement, Communications / Public Relations / Marketing, Other

Job Description

WVTF/RADIO IQ Public Radio is hiring a Coordinator of Community Engagement to serve as an important liaison to audience development and social media initiatives. The position reports to the Associate Program Director, but will help serve the needs of the News, Marketing, and Development departments. This individual must possess strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to produce content consistent with standards of public media.

The successful candidate will be creative, curious and energetic, and must be able to work in a collaborative environment, with a constant eye on external media partnerships, marketing ideas and sponsorship opportunities.

The successful candidate will be an important ambassador for WVTF and RADIO IQ as the point person for social media channels as well as a representative at station events and community forums as available. In addition to these responsibilities, you will capture and create audio promotional elements and audience testimonials in order to reinforce the “public” in public media.

Participation and planning of on-air fund drives, event planning as requested, volunteer and vendor coordination may also be requested

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in related field or comparative work experience in marketing/social media and/or content production.

Technological savvy in social media, including the skills needed to post content on our website, manage audience engagement and monitor Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Periscope and other developing platforms and channels.

Demonstrated ability to collect studio or field audio and produce exceptional content consistent with public radio’s core values.

Experience with radio production.

Must produce results on-deadline, set priorities and manage multiple projects.

Excellent computer fluency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Photoshop.

Must be flexible to work some evenings and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to relate to people of all ages and demographics, and the desire to build and maintain working relationships with diverse groups in multicultural environments.

Strong writing and listening skills.

Familiarity with WVTF/RADIO IQ service area.

Experience in non-profit media; public relations and/or marketing.

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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