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{ This is a part-time position }

Communications Associate
with demonstrated skills in writing and graphic design

Position Title

Communications associate

Overview of the Position

This PART-TIME position will be loaded with opportunities for creative communications project work. Applicant should be a confident writer AND graphic designer with at least a basic ability to edit photos for clarity and color.

The position will involve working directly with clients to create communications tools, including printed materials (such as logos, brochures and newsletters) and online materials (such as website content, e-books, blog content and social media posts).

Hours and Location

Applicant must be willing to work up to 20 hours per week, spread over the course of at least three days per week. Exact hours may be flexible, but a minimum number of client-billable hours will be required.

All hours must be completed in our office in Danville, located 20 miles west of Indianapolis. Occasionally, applicant may plan to work from home, but our company places a high value on being present together, developing a team work environment with easy access to one another when second opinions and second sets of eyes (for project reviews) are necessary.

Project Work and Related Requirements

This position will be heavily project-oriented. It will be an opportunity to dip one's creative hand into a variety of projects and turn out some great work!

Projects may include researching and writing for web and print, proofreading for AP Style, graphic and editorial/layout design, website content management and social media.

Event photography and photo editing are additional services that CorComm Creative provides to its clients. It's not a required skill for this position, but if the applicant has this skill set to offer, there will be some opportunities to create in that artform, as well.

Professional Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, journalism or related field
  • For recent graduates or those planning to graduate in May 2017: At least two semesters/summers spent in internships in communications or related field.
  • For established professionals: At least one year of full-time (or equivalent) experience in a communications-related position.
  • A portfolio that includes graphic design and writing work samples
  • The position and its exact project requirements will be largely based upon the quality and experience of the chosen candidate.

Personal Requirements

  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Respect for client deadlines
  • Ability to balance competing demands
  • Willingness to accept a variety of project types
  • A sincere desire to nurture interpersonal relationships with clients
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • A demonstrated history for being honest, respectful, attentive to others' needs, organized and hard-working
  • Honesty and integrity conducive to a flexible work environment

** An important note! ** While this position is likely to involve work for many clients of various types, it will definitely include work for a nonpartisan, multi-cultural, multi-denominational, faith-based client that fights for social justice among people of color, immigrants, the LGBTQ community and other groups who traditionally face discrimination and sometimes violence. It is CRITICAL that the applicant for this position have a heart for the fair treatment of ALL humankind, an ability and desire to work with people of all faiths and backgrounds, and an ability to connect with people who are different from oneself.

Graphic Design Requirements

  • Proficiency in using the Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Understanding of differences between image sizes and formats for print versus for web
  • At least a basic understanding of (or a desire to learn) DreamWeaver software and simple HTML code
  • Strong visual-communications skills
  • Understanding of design principles
  • Demonstrated skill in producing visually appealing, effective and powerful design, especially in an editorial capacity (newsletters, fact sheets, infographics, etc.)

Writing Requirements

  • Proficiency in writing and proofreading for AP Style
  • Ability to thoroughly research a topic that is unfamiliar and write content that is clear, correct and easy for an average reader to understand
  • Ability to effectively review and edit content, including reducing word counts while maintaining meaning
  • Understanding of writing conventions for various media: social media, websites, e-newsletters, printed newsletters, marketing materials, educational articles, email blasts, annual reports, etc.

Photography Abilities (preferred, but not required)

  • An eye for and ability to create photojournalism-style (non-posed photos taken in natural light) photos for client events
  • Ability to edit photos for color, clarity, quality and composition

Additional Requirements

  • Understanding of major social media outlets and how to best use them for communication
  • Understanding of how to communicate across a variety of platforms (print, web, social, etc.) for maximum effect
  • Desire to work part-time, exclusively for CorComm Creative (without running another freelance business simultaneously)
  • Passion for making sure all details are in place

Interested in being considered?

See application details in right column.

How to apply

 

If you're interested in applying for the communications associate position, please submit the following:

 

  • A current resume. We'll consider it a bonus if you take the time to design a resume that is truly unique to you!

  • Two design samples. Please submit two items that are not the same type of work (i.e., not two logo designs).

  • Two writing samples.  Please submit two different types of samples (i.e., a blog post and a brochure).

  • Three references (at least two of them  references who can speak about your professional qualities). Yes, we'd prefer these up front, please! While we might not contact a reference until we have had a chance to interview a candidate, we might decide that we should contact one before bringing someone in for that interview. Thank you for providing these at the application stage.

 

Submit your application materials:

  • by email: Corie (at) CorCommCreative (dot) com
  • by post: 4 W. Main St., Danville, IN 46122

 

Philosophy Behind our Working Arrangement (A note from Corie)

This is a part-time position, but it is a fully professional one. I expect our new hire to have a strong work ethic, be committed to professional ethics and have a desire to do her or his best work.

Those applying for this position must WANT to work part-time. Candidates who plan to immediately or continually looking for a "real," full-time job while employed by CorComm Creative should not apply.

A working parent is ideal for this position, as is a professional with other desires and commitments outside of work.

As a working mother myself, I understand that parenthood must sometimes trump the working world. Kids get sick. Appointments must sometimes be scheduled at less-than-ideal times. Field-trip chaperoning opportunities occur on regularly scheduled work days.

That's all understandable! And we'll work around those commitments. Flexible scheduling is one of the best things about working here.

However, it is also important for me to be able to count on my staff to be available and committed to working a minimum number of hours per week. Ideally, one will work a predictable schedule in the office, with occasional exceptions.

In addition, I require a certain number of documented billable hours per week.

Productivity, passion and work ethic are essential. If you fit the bill, please apply!

I thank you for considering this opportunity and look forward to hearing from you!

 

Position posted Jan. 27, 2017.

 

 

CorComm Creative, LLC

4 W. Main St.

Danville, IN 46122

(317) 946-6640

Our Staff

Corie Farnsley, Owner & Communications Director (about Corie)

Melissa Brown, Communications Manager (about Melissa)

Kirsten Simon, Office Manager (about Kirsten)

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