Professional Jobs in Baton Rouge

Marketing Assistant, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. Attorneys At Law

Marketing Assistant needed for downtown Baton Rouge law firm, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. Attorneys At Law. https://www.bswllp.com/

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate should have a bachelor’s degree (preferably in marketing, communications or a related field).
  • Must have ability to learn quickly, adapt to many technology systems/software, be analytical and resourceful, and excel in a collegial workplace.
  • Prefer a high level of proficiency in MS Office and Adobe graphic design programs. 

Responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities include managing collateral materials/swag and mailings; conducting research and analyses; assisting with client events; coordinating with lawyers to provide materials for conferences and seminars; handling an internal firm newsletter; helping with social media and client proposals; and doing marketing department administrative tasks. 

To Apply:

Job posted 4/30/21

Public Information Director 2, Department of Children & Family Services, State of Louisiana

This vacancy is located in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. This position may be filled as a probational appointment or a job appointment that may last up to 48 months. Job appointments may convert to probational appointments. Also, it may be filled as a detail and promoted within 12 months. The duties that you describe in the Work Experience section of your application will be reviewed by State Civil Service as part of the process in determining if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. Your experience WILL NOT be evaluated based on the job title alone. You must describe your actual duties. If you are a current employee of the State of Louisiana it is important that you indicate in the “Duties” section for each job the specific programs that you worked in to receive credit for that experience.  

For additional information about this vacancy, please contact Catherine Heitman via email at dcfs.info@la.gov. For additional information on DCFS, go to www.dcfs.la.gov

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A baccalaureate degree plus four years of professional level experience in marketing, public relations, library science, and/or the research, written preparation and dissemination of information to the public or on behalf of an organization to its customers through such medium as publications, broadcasting, Internet web pages, social media, or public speaking.

Function of Work:

  • To plan and administer all publicity or promotional events, internal information programs, Internet web page, or public information programs for a large agency OR
  • To assist an unclassified Public Information Officer appointee in administering public information programs for a large agency with multiple complex programs.

Job Distinctions:

  • Differs from Public Information Director 1 by the presence of responsibility for supervising a staff in a non-complex communications program of a large agency or by serving as the spokesperson for a large agency or elected official with complex duties such as broadcast, publication production, international or multi-lingual communications duties, crisis management responsibilities, agency webmaster responsibilities, and/or electronic commerce administrator responsibilities.
  • Differs from the Public Information Director 3 by the absence of responsibility for the supervision of professionals in a complex communications program at a large agency or typically having the presence of an unclassified Public Information Officer appointee.

Examples of Work:

  • Serves as agency spokesperson and is responsible for public relations programs in all programmatic areas of the state agency.
  • Directs the operation of the entire public relations/ communications division and administers the division budget.
  • Serve as the agency spokesperson in crisis situations, as well as with the media and at community and agency meetings.
  • Develops training programs and conducts training of agency media liaisons and webmasters.
  • Develop public relations crisis management program and plan.
  • Serve as agency webmaster, approving all information that is entered on and published to the agency Internet web page.
  • Serve as electronic commerce administrator for the agency and is responsible for the timely response of all electronic commerce inquiries to the web page.
  • Conducts research and develops objectives and programs for pro-active positive public relations interactions across the state for all agency programs.
  • Develops and implements agency Web Page Policy.
  • Develops and implements agency Media Relations Policy and Media Relations Plan.
  • Develops and implements agency Crisis Management Plan.
  • Designs agency web page, selects web page software and appropriate technology to use on the web page.
  • Develops and publishes agency news to the Louisiana State web page daily or as needed.
  • Plans, develops, implements and/or contracts for training of agency webmasters.
  • Plans, develops, implements and/or contracts for training of agency media liaisons.
  • Manage the communications, public relations, and promotional budget by writing the narrative, projecting costs, determining necessary adjustments and approving and reviewing expenditures.
  • Plans and directs advertising, public relations and promotional campaigns and strategies for a large agency.
  • Produces and/or directs radio or audio-visual productions.
  • Develops the material and script, and oversees production of audio/video programs and PSAs.
  • Arranges interviews for and regularly briefs agency officials on sensitive and/or controversial issues; recommends public relations course of action in crisis and in routine public relations situations; and identifies potential public relations problems and advises agency officials of appropriate preventative actions.
  • Oversee agency use of contracted advertising and public relations activities.
  • Plans and coordinates statewide press conference tours for the agency secretary and governor and other special events.
  • Advise agency officials on proper public relations interview techniques before media contact.
  • Writes materials for and directs the layout and production of informational materials such as newsletters, bulletins, pamphlets, directories, and posters.
  • Initiates, develops, and maintains local, national, and international media and public contacts for disseminating agency information.
  • Researches materials for and writes speeches, news releases, and position papers on selected topics for agency officials.
  • Interpret agency programs for the media and the public, including technical areas peculiar to that agency.
  • Conduct marketing for agency programs, services, and Louisiana products.

To Apply:

Job posted 3/26/21

Public Information Officer 1/2/3, Department of Children & Family Services, State of Louisiana

This vacancy is located in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. This position may be filled as a probational appointment or a job appointment that may last up to 48 months. Job appointments may convert to probational appointments. Also, it may be filled as a detail and promoted within 12 months. The duties that you describe in the Work Experience section of your application will be reviewed by State Civil Service as part of the process in determining if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job.  

For additional information about this vacancy, please contact Catherine Heitman via email at dcfs.info@la.gov. For additional information on DCFS, go to www.dcfs.la.gov.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A baccalaureate degree.

Job Distinctions:

  • Differs from Public Information Officer 2 by the absence of independent and persuasive responsibility for public information/relations initiatives.

Examples of Work:

  • Gathers, prepares and distributes information about a department, agency, or office to the media and directly to the public on ongoing programs.
  • Assists in program development and implementation.
  • Assists in gathering and entering information on the departmental web page.
  • Assists in responding to electronic commerce from the departmental web page.
  • Researches and assists in writing news releases.
  • Contacts media representatives to inform them of special agency events.
  • Assists in coordinating publicity for agency events; sets up displays, gives tours and audio-visual presentations.
  • Researches and assists in writing materials for and participates in the layout of informational materials such as newsletters, bulletins, pamphlets, directories, brochures, billboards, fact sheets, and posters.
  • Assists in developing audio-visual presentations and scripts.
  • Assists in speech writing for executives.

To Apply:

Job posted 3/26/21

Public Information Officer 1/2/3, Department of Children & Family Services, State of Louisiana

This vacancy is located in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. This position may be filled as a probational appointment or a job appointment that may last up to 48 months. Job appointments may convert to probational appointments. Also, it may be filled as a detail and promoted within 12 months. The duties that you describe in the Work Experience section of your application will be reviewed by State Civil Service as part of the process in determining if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job.  

For additional information about this vacancy, please contact Catherine Heitman via email at dcfs.info@la.gov. For additional information on DCFS, go to www.dcfs.la.gov.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A baccalaureate degree.

Function of Work:

  • To disseminate routine informational material through various media to inform the public about a department's programs or services, inform executive and administrative staff about progress of public relations activities and assist in developing and implementing public relations programs for departmental programs.

Job Distinctions:

  • Differs from Public Information Officer 2 by the absence of independent and persuasive responsibility for public information/relations initiatives.

Examples of Work:

  • Gathers, prepares and distributes information about a department, agency, or office to the media and directly to the public on ongoing programs.
  • Assists in program development and implementation.
  • Assists in gathering and entering information on the departmental web page.
  • Assists in responding to electronic commerce from the departmental web page.
  • Researches and assists in writing news releases.
  • Contacts media representatives to inform them of special agency events.
  • Assists in coordinating publicity for agency events; sets up displays, gives tours and audio-visual presentations.
  • Researches and assists in writing materials for and participates in the layout of informational materials such as newsletters, bulletins, pamphlets, directories, brochures, billboards, fact sheets, and posters.
  • Assists in developing audio-visual presentations and scripts.
  • Assists in speech writing for executives.

To Apply:

Job posted 3/26/21

Multimedia Journalist, WAFB

WAFB-TV is looking for a multimedia journalist to join Louisiana’s number one news team.  The ideal candidate demonstrates solid news judgement and storytelling abilities, with a passion for delivering original, imaginative content every day.  A successful MMJ candidate will write, shoot, edit and present compelling content both on-air and online.

You will be required to remain active on social media and constantly be competing for the day’s top story if you have a passion for journalism and a talent for storytelling, this is the job for you.  Great writing and a willingness to learn will earn you this position.

Responsibilities: 

  • Flexibility in scheduling, to respond to the changing news landscape
  • Availability to work weekends and holidays
  • Good work ethic and strong people skills
  • Ability to be a team player and must maintain a professional attitude at all times
  • Experience with ENPS editing software is a big plus 

Requirements:

  • Ability to shoot and edit video, write scripts, and effectively communicate live on-air
  • Valid Driver’s License with good driving record.  Employment is contingent on a pre-employment drug screen and motor vehicle background check 

To Apply:

Interested applicants can apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopeningsby searching the station call letters (WAFB-TV) and attach your resume.

Job posted 3/22/21

Special Assistant to the President/CEO, Pennington Biomedical Research Center 

The Special Assistant to the President/CEO is responsible for handling the day-to-day administrative needs of the Executive Office, as well as leading special projects for the Foundation as needed. This position will report directly to the President/CEO and will play a vital and integrated role in the operations of Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation. The Special Assistant will also have opportunities to work on special projects with the development and finance teams, as well as collaborations with Pennington Biomedical Research Center. The Special Assistant will interface with internal and external stakeholders including executives, donors, staff, and Board members. Sensitivity to confidential matters, a high degree of professionalism, tact, and diplomacy are required. Interest in the mission of Pennington Biomedical Research Center is desired, as well as an ambition to learn and grow in the position.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provides administrative assistance to the President/CEO including writing emails and preparing communications on her behalf
  • Manages the President/CEO’s day-to-day professional calendar, including scheduling meetings, confirming appointments, and prioritizing the most pressing matters
  • Schedules, organizes, takes minutes, and handles follow-up for various stakeholder meetings, internal and external
  • Answers incoming phone calls in a polite and professional manner and takes accurate messages
  • Manages special projects in coordination with other departments on behalf of the President/CEO
  • Tracks multiple projects and priorities, proactively following up when required 
  • Provides support for the Vice Presidents of Development and Finance as necessary
  • Keeps abreast of President/CEO’s immediate and long-term commitments, plans, and priorities; identifies conflicts, flags problems for intervention, and course corrects as appropriate
  • Assumes responsibility for Board correspondence including scheduling meetings, taking minutes, etc. 

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams)
  • Highly organized with a proven ability to provide extreme attention to detail and meet deadlines
  • Ability to think independently 
  • Excellent time management skills and judgment
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately 
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Demonstrated independent problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as being a good listener
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with and maintain positive working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • A high degree of professionalism, sensitivity and integrity
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Must be comfortable handling multiple projects, accurately setting both individual priorities, and monitoring priorities of the President/CEO on a regular basis
  • Must be able to effectively handle or escalate problems that arise and implement mitigation strategies as needed
  • Willingness to support the team with whatever is needed in order to ensure a successful outcome
  • Takes initiative in an appropriate way 

Preferred:

  • Minimum of 1-3 years of professional experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization 
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and interest in the mission and work of Pennington Biomedical Research Center
  • Desire to learn more about the organization and grow in the job over time
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge NXT

To Apply:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Rebecca Schutte at Rebecca.Schutte@pbrf.org.  

Job posted 3/15/21

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Pennington Biomedical Research Center 

The Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations will be responsible for the growth and success of a comprehensive corporate and foundation relations program in support of Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation and Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of institutional donors including local, regional and national corporations and public and private foundations;
  • Cultivate and solicit major gifts from institutional funders, leading the comprehensive process, including arranging strategic meetings with stakeholders, concept and proposal development in collaboration with senior leadership, and stewardship;
  • Engage new grant makers in healthcare and science, and generate new commitments from current funders;
  • Foster long-term, productive relationships with institutional funders;
  • Collaborate with PBRC/PBRF leaders to identify funding priorities, execute strategic plans, and identify significant funding opportunities that align with the strategic priorities of Pennington Biomedical Research Center;
  • Successfully communicate needs and opportunities to current and prospective institutional donors;
  • Secure high-level cultivation and outreach meetings at priority foundations for Foundation President/CEO, Foundation Vice President of Development, Center Executive Director, and faculty as appropriate;
  • Prepare briefings and presentation materials for meetings with prospective institutional donors and staff these meetings as appropriate;
  • Identify and leverage board, faculty and donor connections with priority prospects where appropriate;
  • Partner closely with development colleagues in key content areas to advance strategy and identify additional opportunities;
  • Advise faculty, administrative leaders, and staff on foundation and corporate foundation areas of interest, identifying new opportunities for support and responding to queries as an expert on private and corporate foundation funding priorities;
  • Identify best practices across academic research institutions, recommend and implement ways to strengthen operations, find innovative ways of engaging institutional funders, and foster collaborations with foundation colleagues and faculty;
  • Maintain an effective stewardship program with corporate and foundation partners, including initiating and writing timely and accurate stewardship reports;
  • Experience in developing cause-related marketing programs;
  • Identify and research new foundations in collaboration with Foundation colleagues, research center faculty and staff;
  • Develop strategies to respond to new collaborative initiatives among foundations and new initiatives from individual foundations

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; advanced degree preferred.
  • Ideal candidates will have a minimum of five years of direct fundraising experience in sophisticated and complex organizations; 
  • He/she will have demonstrated success in raising six and seven figure gifts, show evidence of setting and achieving goals, and will have a successful track record of working with internal and external constituents.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have worked in healthcare, academic research and/or complex nonprofit fundraising environment and have experience with capital campaigns.
  • Fully proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams)
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge Fundraising Database (preferred)
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) preferred

To Apply:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Bob Nolan at Robert.Nolan@pbrf.org

Job posted 3/15/21

Managing Director, Communications, Louisiana Association of Educators

The Louisiana Association of Educators is seeking applicants for the position of Managing Director, Communications. This management-level position is housed at the association’s headquarters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, marketing or a related field required. Prior
    union experience will be considered.
  • Three years, solid experience in communications/media work as a writer, reporter or editor.
  • Proven journalistic writing and public relation skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with Louisiana media/journalists.
  • Effective human relations skills.
  • Knowledge of the values, goals, and mission of LAE, tenets of unionism, and the core issues
    that resonate within the public education arena.
  • Knowledge of training methods, techniques, and administration that facilitate a high level of
    training delivery.
  • Has or is able to obtain and maintain a valid US driver's license that complies with the State of
    Louisiana.

Preferred Job Experience:

  • Experience developing a vision for new or expanded communications strategies and programs.
  • Experience in and knowledge of public education issues.
  • Graphic design skills and knowledge.
  • Experience with paid advertising campaigns including work with ad agencies on creative development and media placement of TV, radio and newspaper ads.
  • Experience in union environment, government agency, public sector organization or non-profit.
  • Experience in and/or knowledge of the political process and political strategy planning.
  • Experience in working in a progressive, member-driven environment.
  • Experience in developing and conducting communications/media/public relations training.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct, supervise, and evaluate the work of assigned staff.
  • Work with LAE committees, as assigned.
  • Develops and recommends Association policies for internal and external communications.
  • Coordinates the planning and implementation of Association public relations and promotional activities.
  • Develops and implements internal and external communications plans and programs for members and education stakeholders around the state. The work encompasses member communications, marketing, public relations, advertising, media relations, online and new media/social networking.
  • Assists in developing partnerships with external organizations. Manages the development and implementation of LAE’s overall communications and message strategy.
  • Manages all media relations and media outreach activities of the Association in cooperation with the Executive Director and the management team.
  • Manages and coordinates electronic communications for the association, including the Association website, electronic newsletter, and other internet-related activities.
  • Assists in reviewing publications for LAE’s Executive management.
  • Manages and develops communication plans, sets strategy and crafts messages around ballot initiatives, legislative sessions, political campaigns, policy development and other union related actions.
  • Manages and directs LAE’s staff involved in communication activities, including developing communications skills, implementing communication plans and strategies, and assisting locals in crisis situations and messaging. Evaluates and has direct input into LAE’ staff performance with respect to communications.
  • Directly supervises the positions of Associate Staff, including hiring, mentoring, coaching, evaluation and retention.
  • Manages the membership promotion and development program of the Association.
  • Manages LAE’s internal and external communications in LAE’s endorsed PAC political campaigns and statewide elections.
  • Consults with and provides assistance to the Executive Director regarding public opinion research related to communications strategies.
  • Consults with and provides assistance to Association governance (Board of Directors and Committees) regarding communication policy, public relations, and promotion and publication services.
  • Manages the publication and dissemination of Association publications and promotional publications, including the LAE Voice and other electronic publications.
  • Manages video production and social media pages for the Association.
  • Manages the preparation of speeches and talking points for the Executive Director, LAE President and Board of Directors.
  • Manages the development and implementation of LAE’s communications training programs, including those to LAE members, locals and staff.
  • Develops and executes board-based communications plans that include benchmarks and measurements for success.
  • Directs the work of outside consultants including but not limited to pollsters, media firms, ad agencies and graphic designers.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

To Apply:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all required materials by Friday, March 19, 2021.If you are interested in applying for this position, submit:

  • a letter of application
  • LAE online application on LAE's website
  • communication portfolio that includes examples of work, and your resume

Completed materials may be sent to: Dr. Craig A. Carter, NBCT, Executive Director, Louisiana Association of Educators, 8322 One Calais Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA. 70809. You may also email materials to ccarter@lae.org. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call my office. More information can be found at https://www.lae.org

Job posted 3/5/21

Assistant Chief Engineer, WBRZ-TV

WBRZ-TV is looking for an Assistant Chief Engineer.  Qualified candidates will assist with engineering design of broadcast systems from block and signal flow diagrams to taking a lead role in the building and equipment installation of those systems.

Experience of transmitter support and broadcast engineering required.  Must have knowledge of FCC Rules and Regulations.

Requirements

  • Solid IT background
  • leadership skills
  • good communication skills
  • Looking for someone who can grow and support current operations while preparing for the future.

To Apply:

Email resume to hr@wbrz.com; or mail to WBRZ HR at P.O. Box 2906, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. 

Job posted 3/1/21

Strategic Communication Consultant, Emergent Method

Emergent Method is seeking a dynamic communication professional to join our team as a Strategic Communication Consultant. This role will be responsible for leading and supporting multifaceted external communication efforts, marketing campaigns, and outreach and engagement initiatives for the firm and its clients. This is a full-time position based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

This individual should have strong writing and communication skills, experience developing and executing multifaceted strategic communication campaigns, solid copywriting and editing skills, an ability to create compelling and strategic messaging and content based on various mediums and deliverables, and be comfortable working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. The ideal candidate must have a strong work ethic, keen attention to detail, focused on client success, and exceptional problem-solving skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Support client projects requiring strategic communication, public relations, social media, writing, messaging, research, or other needs
  • Develop strategic communication plans involving crisis communication, stakeholder and audience engagement, and public relations
  • Utilize project management skills including proactive communication with clients and team members, tracking and reporting progress on project milestones, understanding client needs, developing appropriate timelines and processes, seeking feedback, and executing on above-satisfactory deliverables and work products
  • Use problem-solving skills to identify client needs, develop goals and objectives, coordinate and develop communication products, plans, and campaigns that are strategic, comprehensive, and aligned with client goals
  • Develop content for supporting traditional and digital outreach methods
  • Copy edit and review internal and external facing documents for organization, content, and technical accuracy while maintaining consistent branding, style, and formatting standards
  • Create and support outgoing communication, including press releases, marketing collateral, social media content, and other deliverables
  • Serve as a trusted client resource and uphold the firm’s and clients’ reputations by remaining client-focused and committed to delivering above and beyond expectations

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Public Relations, English, Journalism, Communication Studies, or a related field
  • Three-to-five years of experience in communication, journalism, public relations, public outreach, consulting, or related experience that clearly demonstrates comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities
  • Experience working for an advertising or public relations agency is preferred but not required
  • Strong skills in content development and copy editing, according to AP style and related style guidelines
  • Ability to both conceptualize and execute on a variety of communication efforts, including in-person, print, and digital outreach
  • Ability to be a true problem solver with a willingness to “roll up your sleeves” and complete tasks and projects
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and commitment to deadlines with ability to manage projects, deadlines, and deliverables
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask, shifting from project to project and balancing competing priorities
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Outlook, and Access
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptionally strong work ethic and commitment to delivering results
  • Willingness to learn new skills and adopt new methodologies

How to Apply:

Candidate(s) should submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@emergentmethod.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Job posted 2/24/21

Executive Producer, WAFB

Job Summary: 

WAFB, the dominant CBS affiliate in Baton Rouge, is seeking an Executive Producer to lead our exciting OTT projects. As the Executive Producer, you will not only gather content and guide our team to success, but you will also front portions of our content on-camera. This job also includes producing a daily OTT plan, editing video, and writing. We are looking for a candidate who is full of energy and as excited as we are about the future of OTT!

General Responsibilities:

  • Gather and produce content as assigned
  • Work with reporters to debrief breaking news, featured content
  • Ability to produce an OTT daily plan
  • Edit content on Edius, other platforms
  • Contribute to all platforms, including consistent content on our digital platforms

Requirements:

College degree in journalism or related field

To Apply:

Interested applicants can apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings by searching the station call letters (WAFB-TV) and attach your resume.

Job posted 2/19/21

News Videographer, WAFB

Job Summary:

WAFB-TV, in Baton Rouge, has an opening for a part-time News Videographer. This position averages about 20 hours per week and requires working Saturday and Sunday.

General Responsibilities:

  • Gather and produce VO’s, VOSOT's as assigned
  • Work with reporters to produce packages and other content
  • Contribute to all platforms, including consistent content on our digital platforms

Requirements:

Interest in broadcast journalism and basic knowledge of news camera equipment

To Apply:

If you feel you’re qualified, want to work with a great group of people, please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings and attach your resume.

Job posted 2/15/21

Account Executive, WAFB

Job Summary:

WAFB, Gray Television’s CBS affiliate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has an immediate opening for an experienced Account Executive to join our team of integrated marketing/advertising professionals. At WAFB, we help our clients “find and keep their very best customers” using effective research, marketing and advertising. If you have media sales experience and see yourself as a high-energy, creative individual that likes working with people, this could be your opportunity to make more money at the #1 media company in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  The right candidate will be a good communicator and know how to use creativity to solve problems, develop ad campaigns, and motivate others. You will be given a list of current clients, but your real job will be to develop new business to grow and maintain a full customer portfolio. We offer a paid training salary, medical/dental, 401(k), vacation and other benefits including opportunity for advancement. Our commission structure will allow you to grow without limits. Inc.

General Responsibilities:

  • Be a NEW BUSINESS Champion – 80% of your time devoted to growing your list in the form of New Business
  • Maintain a list of ongoing accounts, including seeing, presenting new ideas, keying orders, and any other day to day operations
  • Researching Ideas for both new and existing accounts
  • Building dynamic presentations, customized to growing your clients business
  • Forecasting monthly and quarterly result and achieving annual goals

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 2 years sales experience OR a background or education in business
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage your time effectively
  • Ability to use creativity to solve problems
  • Ability to develop campaigns and motivate others
  • A real desire to understand your clients and their businesses
  • A thirst for ongoing learning: advertising, marketing, television, digital
  • Experience selling digital products/strategies including audience targeting, social media, PPC, SEO
  • Excellent knowledge of presentation software, MS Office products and CRM software
  • Must meet the Gray Television driving requirements and have a valid driver’s license

To Apply:

If interested, you can apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings.

Job posted 2/15/21                                                                                        

Design Specialist, Pelican State Credit Union

Are you “corporate cool” and looking for something more than just a career? Are you a member service superstar with a great attitude and an excellent work ethic? If so, you’re in luck—we may be looking to add someone just like YOU to the Pelican State Credit Union team! At Pelican, we’ve been a big, happy family for over 60 years. Since opening our doors in 1956, we’ve become one of the largest credit unions in Louisiana. With 16 locations, over 250 employees and over 50,000 members across the country, our love for our credit union members and our communities just keeps growing and we want YOU to be part of it!

Pelican State Credit Union is adding a Design Specialist to the family! Our ideal candidate is a creative self-starter who functions extremely well in a team-based environment. The Marketing team is known for producing high-quality work and winning prestigious awards, and we are seeking someone with a drive to continue to elevate the impact of our efforts!

The Design Specialist will support the development and implementation of marketing campaigns, alluring video content, and branding strategies. The Design Specialist works closely with fellow Marketing team members and other departments to create digital and print advertisements as well as assisting with video and photoshoots. This team member will be a design partner within a large team and should enjoy feedback and collaboration.

All candidates who wish to be considered must be highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite and have a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design or a related field. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of education. Candidates must have at least 1 year of directly related experience and provide a digital portfolio of their work. Do you have what it takes? If you're passionate making big, creative, and out-of-the box ideas come to life at an organization that helps others and makes a difference, this may be the career for you! Let us show you why we continue to be voted one of the Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge!

To Apply: 

Apply on the Pelican State Credit Union website. 

Job posted 2/10/21

Media Relations Coordinator, Louisiana State University

The media relations coordinator is vital to the communication efforts of the university to its various audiences, both internally and externally - i.e., students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, parents, legislators, media, etc. This position carries significant responsibility and impact by forming relationships on campus with campus communicators and faculty, and externally with local and national media outlets. This position is responsible for writing and editing press releases and web content, along with distribution of content on behalf of the university to traditional and non-traditional media. Serves as PIO for LSU EOC.

Job Responsibilities:

  • 35%: Media Outreach: Build relationships with local and national media to facilitate LSU's media coverage in local and national outlets; write press releases, craft pitches and conduct media training with faculty members to better prepare them for on-camera and print interviews; utilize both traditional pitching methods (telephone, email or in-person) and new methods such as social media and others; update and promote LSU media contact/beat list; update and maintain LSU media contact list; and promote and maintain LSU media center.
  • 35%: Media Strategy: Work with colleagues in the Division of Strategic Communications, along with campus communicators, to develop and implement media strategy, planning and anticipation. Help the campus to craft messages, releases, etc. that would make LSU’s stories more newsworthy. Help to media train experts and provide talking points and tips prior to their media interviews. Work with the social media team on promoting news on LSU’s social media channels, along with the @LSUNews Twitter feed.
  • 20%: Issues management: Plan and prepare for upcoming media opportunities, anticipate media queries, and help to prepare responses for administrators and faculty experts; coordinate media tip sheets for upcoming events, such as the start of hurricane season or elections.
  • 10%: Miscellaneous: Other duties as required.

Competencies:

  • Effective communication, both written and verbal
  • Crisis Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Meeting Deadlines
  • Critical Thinking

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1 year experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Copy writing and editing experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4 years' experience
  • Bachelor's degree in a communications related field such as journalism, public relations or political communications, or English.
  • Copy writing and editing experience. Knowledge Associated Press style.

Special or Physical Qualifications (if applicable)

  • Ability to work extended hours, nights and weekends-including overnight-in the event of a crisis. May be required to work after hours to meet deadlines or to manage time-sensitive issues.
  • According to PS-18, this position is deemed essential and may be required to report to campus in times of closure or emergency.

To Apply:

Apply on the LSU Workday website. 

Job posted 2/10/21

Digital Sales Strategist, iHeartMedia Stations

Job Summary:

The Digital Sales Strategist - Baton Rouge position is a leadership role with responsibility for optimizing local digital
and streaming audio revenue for iHeartMedia's Baton Rouge office. This role represents a unique opportunity to have a direct impact on iHeartMedia 's success in local digital sales. This high performance individual will play critical role in the training and growth of account managers in iHeartMedia 's portfolio of digital assets. This driven leader will work closely with managers and the SVPS on developing revenue opportunities and growing local agency.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for markets' local digital revenue growth.
  • Conduct monthly digital training with account managers.
  • Lead and support local agency digital presentations.
  • Provide support for all local managers on digital strategy and assets.
  • Develop and deploy scalable tools and digital solutions to the local account managers.
  • Provide feedback to sales leadership on issues and areas of opportunity.
  • Develop effective integrated programs for local clients and agencies.
  • Attend high level sales calls and presentations.
  • Develop and share repeatable success stories and case studies within the market.
  • The ideal candidate will possess:
    • 3+ years of some combination of broadcast radio and digital media sales.
    • Experience in developing and executing digital strategies.
    • A strong customer focus coupled with a sense of urgency for the business, and a passion for delivering the highest level of client service.
    • Excellent follow-up, strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to speak to a senior level audience with confidence.
    • A strong creative background with the skills to develop unique and compelling presentations for media clients.

Additional Information:

  • Location: Baton Rouge, LA: 5555 Hilton Avenue, Suite 500, 70808
  • Position Type: Regular
  • The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status. Our organization participates in E-Verify. Click here to learn about E-Verify. Current employees and contingent workers click here to apply and search by the Job Posting Title.
  • Vacancy Type: Full Time

To Apply:

Apply on iHeartMedia's online job portal by May 6, 2021.

Job posted 2/9/21

Senior Web Developer, Red Six Media

Do you like working in a creative environment? Do you view problems as solutions that have not yet been figured out? If your answer is yes, we would love to talk with you.

Red Six Media is looking for a Senior Web Developer who loves finding solutions for our clients – someone who can work in HTML, CSS and JavaScript Frameworks to build beautiful, flexible, pixel-perfect websites, and that will advocate for modern development and UX/UI practices and tools in order to help further team goals and improve the Red Six Media client experience.

The ideal hire is a flexible, well-organized person who keeps up with the latest web trends and technologies and is not afraid of running a client presentation.  A person who can work closely with our designers, copywriters, account managers, and freelancers to coordinate and execute award-winning digital solutions. A person excited to propose a variety of solutions to solve client problems and work with our Traffic Manager and Accounts Team to define and scope out these projects. The role combines several disciplines: client, project, and vendor management, front-end web development, content management, domain and website hosting management.

Agency work can be fast-paced, so determining requirements and experience conceptualizing, planning, and managing digital projects to client specifications, on-time and on-budget is necessary.

A portfolio of work and a minimum of three professional references is required.

Required Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years of experience in a digital project management or senior development role with examples of previous work
  • Experience building high-performance, maintainable websites that work across a wide range of devices
  • Experience using version control (Github, Bitbucket, etc.)
  • Experience with CSS preprocessors such as LESS/SCSS
  • Experience with PHP-based Content Management Systems (CMS) (e.g., WordPress, Craft, etc.)
  • Ability to brainstorm creative solutions and then pivot to implementation
  • Understanding of web hosting environments and DNS management
  • Strong knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Detail-oriented, excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to set-up, analyze and report site analytics and provide SEO insight and planning where applicable

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with eCommerce sites
  • Experience with HubSpot, SharpSpring or other similar marketing automation software
  • Previous creative agency experience

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the account team to meet with potential clients and scope projects
  • Prepare sitemaps, feature lists, and wireframes
  • Coordinate with the design, copy, video and marketing teams to create web solutions
  • Translate designs into beautiful, flexible, pixel-perfect websites
  • Identify and head off “scope creep” before it becomes an issue
  • Provide CMS training and written documentation to clients post-launch
  • Manage ongoing web support
  • Manage web hosting and DNS set-up
  • Help with agency IT solutions, coordinating with IT contractors where needed

Perks:

  • Collaborative team environment/culture
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • Simple IRA Retirement plan with employer match
  • Work in a newly built-out, historical downtown loft office surrounded by bars, live music and restaurants, all within walking distance
  • Fully stocked kitchen with snacks and drinks galore
  • Invest in our employees via professional development courses and conferences
  • Provide you with a top-of-the-line computer setup
  • Free parking

To Apply:

Visit Red Six Media’s job website

Job posted 2/5/21