Job Category
Professional
Exemption Status/Test
Non Exempt
Reports To
Director of Communications
Date Revised
12/01/2017
Department
Communications
Primary Purpose
Assist with daily implementation of various communication objectives, while maintaining a climate of support and understanding within GISD and its many publics.
Education Certification

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field

Special Knowledge/Skills

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

Ability to effectively communicate both internally and externally

Proficiency in writing, proofreading, editing and photography

Proficiency working with news media

Knowledge of Associated Press Style

Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite

Knowledge of student privacy laws

Ability to meet established deadlines while managing multiple projects

Experience

One to three (1-3) years’ journalism or communications experience

 

Major Responsibilities and Duties

Public and Media Relations

  • Assist with production and distribution of publications produced by the Communications Department.
  • Gather new and write articles for a variety of mediums, both print and online.
  • Cover events throughout the work week and on weekends, both as a reporter and photographer.
  • Generate and coordinate media coverage for campus and district initiatives and events.
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of social media tools.
  • Assist with planning and implementation of special events and programs.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with district and departmental leadership to cultivate an effective channel of communications.

Policy and Law

  • Effectively interpret policy, procedures and data.
  • Help maintain the district brand.
  • Demonstrate integrity while working with matters related to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Other

  • Work both independently with minimal direction and collaboratively as part of a larger team.
  • Answer incoming calls and respond to routine inquiries from the public, media, Board of Trustees or staff as directed.  Refer non-routine inquiries to the Director of Communications.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  •   None.
Tools/Equipment Used
Standard office equipment including personal computer, iPad and digital camera
Posture
Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion
Repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching
Lifting
Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
Environment
May work prolonged or irregular hours; occasional districtwide and statewide travel
Mental Demands
Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress