Communication Coordinator

MetroPlan Orlando
Published
May 31, 2019
Location
orlando, Florida
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Communication Coordinator

Do you have a talent for creating visual, engaging content? Are you a communicator looking to gain well-rounded experience beyond an entry-level position? Would you like to make a difference and help improve transportation in Central Florida?

MetroPlan Orlando is seeking an enthusiastic communication coordinator to join its community outreach and public information team. We create the 20-year transportation plan for Central Florida and make sure the public has a voice in the transportation planning process.

Ideal candidates will have at least two years of experience in communications, public relations, or digital media. Creativity, proficiency in digital communication tools, and the ability to work independently are essential for success in this position.

Job Responsibilities

The communication coordinator will assist in developing and implementing MetroPlan Orlando’s comprehensive community outreach and public information program. Responsibilities include:
• Maintaining the organization's website as the primary digital source of MetroPlan Orlando's transportation planning information.
• Managing day-to-day activity on social media channels and ensuring that outgoing content is interesting, timely, and well-written.
• Creating original graphics and visuals that convey transportation planning concepts for use in PowerPoint presentations, online, in print, and in other communication channels.
• Editing basic videos for use on social media and in other settings, as needed.
• Organizing and executing events to ensure a high level of public participation in the region's transportation planning process.
• Assisting in developing programs to engage the community in the region's transportation planning process, particularly those groups who may be underrepresented in such activities.
• Assisting with writing assignments that present technical information in an understandable way, including newsletter articles, fact sheets and reports.

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in public relations, marketing, journalism or related field and minimum of two years' experience in communication, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills
• Successful track record of creating engaging visuals and simple, impactful videos
• Demonstrated proficiency with: Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook); Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, PhotoShop, InDesign); video editing software; social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn)
• Familiarity with: WordPress; e-newsletter platforms like Constant Contact; social media management software like Sprout Social
• Ability to have positive interactions and build relationships with a variety of audiences, including citizens, elected officials, business/non-profit leaders
• Ability to develop a project from concept to completion
• Proficiency in special event coordination, community relations, and public relations
• Outstanding attention to detail
• Ability to develop written and visual content for different audiences using a variety of communication channels, such as presentations, website, and social media
• Ability to communicate complex information in an easy-to-understand manner.
• Willingness to travel to off-site functions and meetings within the three-county area.

Preferred Qualifications
• Bilingual (English/Spanish)
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Salary/Benefits

The position offers a competitive salary and an excellent fringe benefits package, including health insurance and paid time off. MetroPlan Orlando is based in beautiful downtown Orlando, with convenient access to the Church Street SunRail Station, nearby Lymmo service, a LYNX bus stop at the front door, and secure bicycle and vehicle parking.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your cover letter, current resume, and three samples of work to the Director of Finance and Administration via e-mail at hr@metroplanorlando.org. Please make sure your work samples demonstrate your writing, graphics, and video abilities. Available for immediate hire. Open until filled.

MetroPlan Orlando is an equal opportunity employer, a drug-free workplace, and a tobacco-free workplace. It is the policy of MetroPlan Orlando that all applicants selected for employment must sign an Affidavit for Non-Use of Tobacco Products in order to be hired. The non-use of tobacco products must have been for a period of at least six months immediately preceding application for employment; and must be maintained and continued for the duration of employment with MetroPlan Orlando.

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