Memphis Goodwill is seeking qualified candidates for the following openings. Interested applicants are encourage to apply online at www.goodwillmemphis.org and select Careers->Corporate Opportunities.

MARKETING AND ADVERTISING SPECIALIST

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the leadership of the Vice President of Resource Development, the Marketing and Advertising Specialist will develop and provide strategic support of brand marketing efforts; including advertising and media, and creating integrated, multi-channel marketing plans to promote Memphis Goodwill’s brand awareness and to support fundraising efforts. Additional duties will be assigned by the Vice President of Resource Development.

JOB DUTIES:
• Provide marketing/promotional support for Goodwill stores and attended donation centers, including supervision of signage orders, promotional materials, needs for special promotional campaigns. Activities associated with stores including grand openings, recognition events, sales promotions, direct mail campaigns, etc.
• Creates marketing materials that present Goodwill to all of its public, ensuring that the Goodwill Brand is consistently presented
• Oversees implementation of organizational branding and external communication strategies
• Oversees advertising and promotional strategy development and the resulting activities for the organization
• Writes copy for marketing materials and press releases; further develops contacts and relationships with media representatives
• Oversees the development of advertising campaigns, marketing publications, public statements, special reports and press releases for accuracy and consistency.
• Stay current on industry best practices and market research
• Take on other responsibilities and complete other tasks as assigned


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

• Able to perform training that require repetitive motion of demonstration i.e. lifting, bending, reaching and standing for extensive periods of time.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

• Variations of working conditions, usually in an office environment


INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS:

• Ability to effectively relate to individuals with various disabilities, personalities, and cultural backgrounds.
• Ability to work well with leadership, peers, and staff
• Ability to establish and maintain meaningful, purposeful, and mature interpersonal relationships both internally and externally.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects at one time.
• Ability to market Goodwill services to employers, referral sources, and potential clients.
• Ability to brainstorm, problem-solve and make decisions independently.
• Ability to build, motivate, delegate, and hold team members accountable for the completion of responsibilities.
• Pass required background screening- Criminal Background, Drug Screen.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Proficient in Outlook, MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

EXPEREINCE AND EDUCATION:
• BS/BA in Marketing, Design or other related field,
• 5+ years marketing/communications experience,
• Excellent writing and advanced editing skills,
• Graphic Design Skills, Layout Skills and Creative Services a plus

Education

Required

Bachelors or better in Marketing or related field.

Experience

Preferred

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Graphic Design Skills, Layout Skills and Creative Services a plus

Knowledgeable of signage orders, promotional materials, needs for special promotional campaigns. Activities associated with grand openings, recognition events, sales promotions, direct mail campaigns, etc.

Prior experience with development of advertising campaigns, marketing publications, public statements, special reports and press releases.

5+ years Marketing/Communications experience

BET’s Sunday Best Memphis auditions are on March 8th and the following positions need to be filled:

1. Caterer – The set has very specific needs so needed is a company that can handle both hot and cold meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).  There is a menu list for a fair bid from the company.

 

2. Production Assistants – Assist on the set.  Anyone that can do this must be willing to help assist the production, cast and staff in various capacities.  Need to be able to work various shifts March 5 – 8.  Need to fill 40 spots.

 

3.  Experienced camera and audio technicians.  ENG experience is a plus.

 

Please have anyone who is interested to email tierineyhendricks@gmail.com by Sunday, February 9, 2014 with the position title in the subject line.

Thanks!

Paid National Media Internships for Minority Students 

 

The Emma Bowen Foundation is actively seeking applicants for its paid internship work/study program with national media companies. Any minority student (African American, Hispanic, Asian or Native American) who is a rising high school senior, graduating high school senior or college freshman, has a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0, is interested in pursuing a career in the media industry, and plans to attend a four-year accredited college or university is eligible to apply to the Emma L. Bowen Foundation work/study program. Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents of the United States, and speak and write English fluently to be considered. Your grade transcript, at least two (2) educational references from teachers and/or advisors, and a 500-to-1,000-word essay must accompany the application form.

 

The Emma L. Bowen Foundation was created in 1989 to prepare minority youth for careers in the media industry. The Foundation’s program is unlike traditional intern programs in that students work for partner companies during summers and school breaks from the summer following their senior year in high school until they graduate from college. During the four-year program, students have an opportunity to learn many aspects of corporate operations and develop company-specific skills. Corporations have an opportunity to train and mentor students with the option of full-time employment upon completion of their college degrees.

 

Students earn an hourly salary and matching funds for college expenses. Academic excellence is also a key component of the program-students are required to maintain a 3.0 grade point average to remain in good standing. The Foundation staff works closely with corporate partners to monitor each student’s academic and work progress. An annual summer conference, a community service program and a mentoring program are also provided to further enhance the student’s knowledge and experience. Resource guides for both students and corporate supervisors are provided to maximize the student’s experience while in the program.

 

This unique, multi-year program prepares a diverse group of talented young professionals to enter the workforce with specific job-related skills, knowledge of the corporate environment and a strong foundation for future advancement. Students work in a variety of functional areas (e.g., marketing, sales, finance, public relations, human resources, technology, news, web design, promotion, etc.) and rotate each summer. Currently, we have 260 active students nationwide and more than 500 graduates. Approximately 70-80 new students join the program each year.

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Click Here to Apply for Media Internships by January 31, 2013

Elaine Baker, Ph.D, MSW

Mississippi State Social Action Coordinator

Bolivar County Alumnae Chapter Political Awareness and Social Action Chair

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