This is a full-time, salaried position in Madison, WI. Reports to Director of Communications.
The primary responsibilities of this position are to coordinate and maintain the Societies’ social media presence. Develop and assist with the generation of ideas for social media; package ideas with sources for other departments’ review; schedule social media, keep editorial calendar of social media. Create and edit (photos, graphics, video) media used on social media channels. Keep social media sites fresh. Create social media analytics reports.
Social media channels include, and are not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Coordinates opportunities for social media posting and coordination inside the organization and with outside groups. This position will work with all departments within the Societies.
Edits media – photos, graphics, video shorts – for use with social media according to Society standards.
Monitors social media statistics, and uses these statistics to identify needed changes to social media, set priorities for content development, etc.
Responds to requests from other departments for social media postings; attend department meetings to suggest and develop social media campaigns as appropriate.
Bachelor’s degree required, marketing, communications, social media. A year or more of experience with social media optimization preferred.
Ability to organize the workflow of social media and to work with other departments.
Experience with social media management platforms, such as Hootsuite and Later.
Experience with social media analytics and reporting.
Science background preferred, agriculture and environmental sciences preferred.
Excellent time management, project management, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.
This job requires at least one week of travel per year to the Societies’ annual meetings; in some years there may be travel to split meetings or specialized conferences. Additional travel may be required to cover stories, public events, or attend professional conferences. As much as 20% travel may be expected.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to the various Society Boards.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to work a minimum of 40 hours/week.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
To apply: send your resume to [email protected], including current social media handles. All applicants will participate in a sample social media writing test.
The Alliance of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science Societies (ACSESS) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization providing management and administrative support services to its founding members: the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). The headquarters office for these international Societies is based in Madison, Wisconsin.
The American Society of Agronomy was established in 1907 with the primary goal of enhancing conservation and promoting the wise use of natural resources for the production of food, feed, and fiber crops, while maintaining or improving the environment.
Learn more about ASA at: www.agronomy.org
The Soil Science Society of America was established in 1936 to increase awareness, outreach and education about soil science. Its members also focus on other interests and aspects of soil, including physics, chemistry, microbiology, fertility, morphology, classification, and mineralogy.
Learn more about SSSA at: www.soils.org
The Crop Science Society of America was established in 1955. Members are dedicated to the promotion of public welfare though the advancement of res...earch, extension, and teaching of the crop sciences, along with improvement, culture, management, and utilization of field crops.
Learn more about CSSA at: www.crops.org
The ACSESS organization's three Science Societies represent more than 12,000 individual members around the world. Thirty-three companies and businesses are part of the Corporate Membership program, and more than 90 cooperating societies are linked to ASA, CSSA, and SSSA for collaborating partnerships in the agronomy, crops, and soils science fields.