Digital Content Specialist/Writer

Orlando Utilities Commission
Published
July 22, 2020
Location
Orlando, Florida
Category
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Job Type

Description

Responsibilities

Do you ever wonder how electricity is generated or where your water comes from? Do you like to take complex subjects and simplify them for a variety of audiences? If this sounds like you and a you’re a great writer with critical thinking skills who works well under pressure, we want to talk with you.

We’re seeking a bilingual writer (English and Spanish) who is available for a full-time contract position for at least one year. As a member of our team, you’ll work on a variety of content from advertorials, Op-Eds, talking points, customer communications, web pages, blogs and social posts. You’ll also have the opportunity to work on a variety of topics from renewable energy to conservation to chilled water to convenient lighting and more.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Translate complex topics into language the average reader can understand
  • Write accurate, well-researched pieces under tight deadlines
  • Create written content for the web that utilizes headers, imagery, links and bullet points for clarity and ease of understanding
  • Repurpose copy to create digital elements (infographics, podcasts, videos, etc.)
  • Collaborate with various departments across the organization

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism or related communications field from an accredited college or university
  • Three to seven years' experience in news or editorial environments
  • Must be fluent in Spanish – read, write and speak

Qualifications
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

  • Expertise in social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and emerging social media platforms and digital trends
  • Understanding of SEO
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Proficient in AP style
  • Strong news judgment
  • Self-motivated, team-oriented and work well under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good visual eye and basic photo editing skills
  • Proficient at discerning story lines and analyzing stories
  • Team player who is comfortable working with peers and leadership
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and WordPress

To Apply

Please send your resume and three writing samples to ELeon@ouc.com. If selected for an interview, candidates will be required to take a writing and editing test.

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