Staff Writer & Social Media Coordinator

Accepting Applications
Full Time 40 hours/week
Contact Name: 
Fraser Ratzlaff
The Staff Writer is responsible for communicating the stories of the children we serve to partners, donors, volunteers, and the general public. Primary job duties include writing, editing, and posting marketing and communications materials: partner reports, blog stories, marketing emails, social media, website content, and newsletters.
  • Research, conduct interviews for, and write blog post stories
  • Write, format, and send marketing emails
  • Manage, monitor and grow COTN’s social media: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest
  • Create and post engaging social content aligned with COTN Branding Guidelines (Logo use, fonts, theme colors, brand persona, and photo usage)
  • Work with the Marketing Manager to develop and execute a social media strategy aligned with the marketing strategy
  • Utilize and manage qualified Venture participants for periodic Instagram Takeovers. Develop Instagram Takeover materials including a Job Description and Agreement Form for participants to sign
  • Manage quarterly Instagram give-aways
  • Create posts to highlight volunteer of the month, resource item of the month, church partnership of the month.
  • Create posts to promote Venture trips, upcoming events, and projects
  • Collect, track, and analyze key social media, identifying themes and aggregating data to create monthly social media report for the Marketing Manager.
  • Write and edit content for COTN publications: newsletters, gift catalogs, appeal letters, proposal detail sheets, speeches, and press releases
  • Perform writing and editing work on Marketing and communications projects submitted by other departments (e.g., sponsor letters, Venture communications, etc.)
  • Provide input on communications projects and strategies
  • Proof read and edit the work of other writers, offering suggestions for improvement
Skills and Qualifications: 
  • Strong commitment to uphold COTN Mission and Vision statement and standards in communications, conduct, operations, policies & practices
  • Demonstrated and sincere interest in all aspects of COTN’s ministry
  • B.S./B.A. degree or equivalent
  • Responsible, organized, detail-oriented
  • Positive attitude, personable, authentic, developer, observant, and fearless
  • Ability to write compelling copy, excellent storyteller
  • Must have strong presentation and communication skills: written and verbal
  • High computer literacy. Proficient with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint; Google Apps (Drive, Calendar, Gmail, Sites)
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