We have two great opportunities in the integrated marketing communications department. Both positions will interface, connect with and tell Central stories to external constituencies, including prospective students, families, alumni, donors, corporations, foundations and friends of the college. We are seeking talent to help build our brand, increase awareness of our academic program offerings and grow the college’s digital presence.
We need a talented editorial specialist and a digital communications expert to develop and create storytelling across multiple platforms to inform, engage and entertain Central audiences and support the college’s communication and marketing goals.
These positions are key to the integrated marketing communications team.
The content specialist – digital communications will support the development, organization and maintenance of the college’s websites and digital presence, including work with video, social media, bulk email and other interactive services.
The content specialist – editorial assists the editorial team in providing content and editing for the Central website, features, news releases and promotional materials, utilizing multiple communications platforms such as web, print, video and social media. Strong proofreading and AP style skills required.
For both positions, we’re looking for talent with exceptional marketing skills.
Reporting to the director of integrated marketing communications and media, these positions will help guide and support the college’s communication priorities and strategies for student success.
The talent in these roles must have a great attitude and understand digital and traditional channels used to reach and engage with an audience. As part of a learning organization, these positions will have the opportunity to sharpen existing skills and hone new ones in a fast-paced, results-driven and supportive environment.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in marketing, communications, multimedia, broadcasting or journalism. One to five years of successful experience in communications, public relations, social media or design is desirable. Will consider recent graduates eager to learn.
The successful candidates should communicate exceptionally well; be creative; operate in an organized manner; and have the ability to deliver aligned content to meet the needs and interests of college priorities. In addition, the successful candidate will have an interest in and curiosity for all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the college through developing excellent relationships with faculty, staff, students, volunteers and colleagues.
Central values positive attitude, adaptability, cooperation, and respect among its employees. The communications team embraces those values and extends them to the work with external constituents, aligning passion and commitment to Central’s priorities. The work of communications is highly focused on priorities related to recruiting students and attracting financial support for the college.
Please provide a link to your digital editorial or digital communication portfolio demonstrating your ability in your resume and/or cover letter.
About Central College
Founded in 1853, Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sustainability education, athletics success and tradition, and leadership and service. Central continues to value its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the American Rivers Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa's largest lake.