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Communications Coordinator
Oct. 15, 2013

Responsibilities & Required Skills for Summer Communications Staff

Blog Manager

Responsibilities

 Participate in strategizing summer web content with supervising staff

 Maintain calendar of blog posts, including dates when content will be due, edited and published

 Solicit and create content for the camp blog

 Manage content flow and support contributors

 Coordinate with photographer and videographer to include relevant digital media and photos in every blog post

 Review and edit content prepared by fellow writers for grammar and spelling errors

 Assist in efforts to ensure uniformity of design and content

 Coordinate with staff responsible for other camp communication outlets (including blog and email) to ensure consistent voice, tone and messaging

Required Skills

 Creative voice with ability to tell interesting stories and report on daily camp activities

 Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including grammar and spelling

 Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines

 Able to give and receive constructive feedback

 Proficient in Microsoft Word

 Experience posting to a blog platform (WordPress experience a plus)

Blog Writer/Editor

Responsibilities

 Create content for the camp blog

 Assist in efforts to ensure uniformity of design and content

Required Skills

 Creative voice with ability to tell interesting stories and report on daily camp activities

 Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including grammar and spelling

 Able to receive constructive feedback and meet deadlines

 Proficient in Microsoft Word

Social Media Manager

Responsibilities

 Participate in strategizing summer web content with supervising staff

 Maintain calendar of future social media posts

 Coordinate and implement the use of camp social media, including Facebook page, Facebook groups, Twitter account and associated hashtags

  Create and/or solicit new content for social media

 Monitor all official camp social media outlets, and respond where and when necessary

 Coordinate with staff responsible for other camp communication outlets (including blog and email) to ensure consistent voice, tone and messaging

Required Skills

 Creative voice with ability to tell interesting stories, report on daily camp activities and build community online

 Knowledge and understanding of social media platforms, including Facebook pages, Facebook groups and Twitter

 Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including grammar and spelling

Photographer

Responsibilities

 Document all aspects of camp life, including activities, campers and staff through still photography

 Create and maintain shot list to ensure all special activities are captured

 Manage and archive photos for future use

 Coordinate with staff responsible for other camp communication outlets (including blog, social media and email) to supply appropriate photos for their use

 Work with supervisor to select top photos for marketing use

 Partner with other camp staff to select photos for use in yearbook, slideshows or other summer communications/marketing

Required Skills

 Prior photography experience

 Understanding of good photo principles, including framing, lighting, backgrounds, etc.

 Working knowledge of photo editing tools

 Able to edit and organize large database of photos on a PC

Videographer

Responsibilities

 Document all aspects of camp life, including activities, campers and staff through video

 Create and maintain shot list to ensure all special activities are captured

 Manage and archive footage for future use

 Edit and produce web-quality videos for the camp website, blog, social media and email

 Coordinate with staff responsible for other camp communication outlets (including blog, social media and email) to supply appropriate videos for their use

Required Skills

 Prior video experience

 Understanding of good video principles, including framing, lighting, backgrounds, audio, etc.

 Working knowledge of video editing software and photo editing tools

 Able to edit video in iMovie or Final Cut Pro and export for the web

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