Communications Specialist - Diverse Candidates Encouraged


: $82,710.00 - $199,980.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations

Communications Specialist - South Dakota Rural Electric Association, Pierre, SD - SDREA, a member services organization for South Dakota's electric cooperatives, is seeking a qualified individual for the position of communications specialist in Pierre, S.D. The successful candidate should have a comprehensive knowledge of publication design and mass media. They must also have the ability to write and edit in a journalistic style that is customary to external publications. Responsibilities include collaboratively working with SDREA staff in developing a variety of communication projects, such as designing and preparing the production of a monthly publication for member cooperatives, coordinating and implementing SDREA multi-media communications, preparing news releases and designing various forms of print communication. This position will require a self-motivated and organized individual with the ability to work independently and efficiently with deadlines. A four-year college degree in mass communications, journalism or related field with an emphasis on written and oral communication and /or equivalent work experience is required. Experience in publishing and the use of Adobe design software such as InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop is required. A salary range of $50,000-$55,000 will be considered based upon experience. SDREA offers a highly competitive benefit package including defined benefit pension, 401(k), HSA, HRA, health, dental, vision and a generous leave policy. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, cover letter and three writing examples by May 30, 2020, to
South Dakota Rural Electric Association

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