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We’re Hiring a Communications Manager!

May 11, 2018


Are you a communications whiz with a passion for the downtown Springfield community? The Downtown Springfield Association seeks qualified applicants for its communications manager position. The successful candidate will demonstrate competency and experience in the following areas:

Communications

  • Coordinate the branding efforts for downtown Springfield
  • Design and produce print collateral to promote downtown initiatives
  • Coordinate written content to promote downtown initiatives
  • Spearhead marketing for all Downtown Springfield Association events
  • Maintain itsalldowntown.com with the following materials:
  • Downtown events
  • Business directory
  • Loft listings
  • Commercial property resources
  • Parking and street closure information
  • Development resources
  • Prepare and distribute news releases on downtown initiatives and events
  • Coordinate weekly downtown Weekend Guide e-newsletter
  • Conduct media interviews on downtown development, initiatives and events as needed
  • Represent DSA in communications/media initiatives and planning with other major civic partners (City, Chamber, CVB, SRAC, etc.)
  • Work with DSA Engagement Committee to develop new communications resources and initiatives
  • Manage internal communications (member e-blasts, Facebook group cultivation, etc.)
  • Coordinate user experience between website, social media, printed materials and other platforms
  • Monitor website and social media traffic and provide periodic reports to downtown stakeholders
  • Develop cooperative marketing materials and campaigns for downtown retailers.
  • Monitor International Downtown Association, Main Street, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and other industries to provide suggestions on best practices

Organizational Support

Attend the meetings for the following downtown groups:

  • DSA Board Meetings
  • DSA Monthly Mixers
  • DSA Engagement Committee
  • DSA Retail Committee

Event Support

Assist the DSA Event Manager with communications:

  • Recognition of sponsors
  • Graphic design (programs, banners, signage, etc.)
  • Answering frequently asked questions on social media and general email
  • Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and emerging social media postings

On-site event support for the following:

  • Taste of SoMo, June 23
  • Cider Days, September 15–16
  • Christmas Parade, December 8
  • Downtown Awards, January 31
  • Rated SGF Film Festival, March 23
  • Artsfest, May 4–5
  • Other events as assigned

Interested applicants should submit their resumes by sending their information by Friday, May 18, 2018, to Rusty Worley at rusty@itsalldowntown.com or by mailing it to Downtown Springfield Association, 134 Park Central Square, Suite 120, Springfield, MO 65806.