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Maine DIFW Seeks Social Media Coordinator

Brief Job Description: The Social Media Coordinator is responsible for creating and executing a social media strategy for Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to better inform the public of management and conservation efforts of the Department, to grow appreciation and understanding of Maine’s natural resources, and to promote responsible outdoor use. Part of the Information & Education Division and reporting to the Media and Graphics Supervisor, this position will work with colleagues across the entire Department to create and deliver meaningful, relevant information.

REPRESENTATIVE TASKS:

  • Create and implement a social media strategy for channels including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
  • Join field biologists and staff to visually document and highlight the work of the Department, including taking photos and creating short videos to enhance public awareness and support
  • Write and create digital communications including emails, blog posts, website content, and more
  • Collaborate with the Information & Education division to inform, educate, and inspire the public and increase participation in outdoor recreation
  • Promote MDIFW events, programs, and workshops
  • Create and execute a social media strategy for the Maine Wildlife Park and other Department social media accounts
  • Assist with website updates
  • Measure the success of social media campaigns and engage with followers
  • Keep abreast of the latest social media best practices and technologies
  • Assist with production of the Department podcast, Fish + Game Changers

Preference will be given to those with proven:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience developing social media campaigns and digital content
  • Ability to manage projects and meet deadlines while balancing multiple tasks with shifting business needs and priorities.
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe (Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, etc.), photography/videography, and basic graphic design skills.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  A four (4) year combination of education, training, and/or experience in outdoor education/ outreach, public relations, natural resource/ wildlife education or program management.  Education in other fields must be supplemented by two (2) years of work experience which provides knowledge of professional outdoor education, public relations, various media, and/or information dissemination techniques.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY:
November 30, 2021

If you are unable to apply online

Direct Hire Application forms
can be obtained by contacting the NRSC Personnel Office at (207) 624-6370 or by accessing the NRSC website at
http://www.maine.gov/nrsc/jobs/application.shtml

 

BENEFITS:
The bi-weekly dollar values of some State-paid benefits for full-time employees include: $14.60 for dental insurance; 13.16% of employee’s pay towards retirement; and, depending on the employee’s annual pay, at least 85% ($412.23) of health insurance premiums (more information is available here). Participation in the Health Premium Credit Program can increase state-paid health insurance benefits by 5%.

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