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Communications & Research Manager

Company: Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation (
Location: Oshkosh
Posted on: August 18, 2019

Job Description:

About the position The Communications and Research Manager is responsible for identifying, researching, writing, visualizing and promoting news stories, press releases, social media posts, public relations presentations, videos, and other marketing materials to promote understanding of the mission and activities of Greater Oshkosh EDC. This position is critical to the organization's success and serves as a strategic advisor to develop and execute communication plans that advance priorities. The Manager's work portfolio will principally focus on supporting the efforts/activities of the team, as well as respective communications goals and activities. Primary responsibilities Provides strategic communications advice, planning and execution to the CEO/President, the Board of Directors and fellow team members in their efforts to meet communications goals and organizational impact initiatives.Identifies, researches and writes news stories, press releases, social media posts and other materials to promote understanding of Greater Oshkosh's mission, program initiatives and efforts to improve the regional quality of life through compelling, data-driven storytelling across all media/communication platforms.Conceptualizes, originates content, scripts and produces video, multi-media, web-based audio/visual products.Creates content for presentations, speeches and exhibitions that are in alignment with the organization's mission, overall communications plan and critical messages platform.Develops weekly e-newsletter in conjunction with President & CEO and other team members.Creates, posts and updates content for the organizational website.Is conversant / acquainted with update communications tools / mediums - traditional, digital, graphic, social, and event management - to share content that is visual, consistent and integrated for diverse audiences.Helps build and manage the social media presence and capacity of Greater Oshkosh EDC and its programs through direct creation and posting of program initiatives and community enhancement activities/efforts.Develop and manage a working inventory of available commercial and industrial real estate located in the greater Oshkosh area.Possess knowledge of land use, zoning, and other regulations affecting the development process.Respond to RFIs and property search requests received from clients.Develop and maintain relationships with commercial real estate professionals and tour properties.Manage the Greater Oshkosh Industrial Development Committee by administering the City of Oshkosh Industrial and Business Park covenants and processing variance applications.Assists Board of Directors and partners with their communications needs, including advising, reviewing and editing press releases, research reports and other materials (as needed).Stays abreast of the local, regional and national media to identify new/relevant stories that illustrate community priorities and objectives, makes visible issues of strategic importance to the organization and its' Board of Directors, and efforts that extend the work of Greater Oshkosh EDC within the region.Performs outreach to traditional and non-traditional stakeholders who could serve to assist in advancing the mission and goals of the organization. This includes setting up meetings with partners, arranging speaking engagements with groups, and setting up introductions for other team members.Provide research and project support for the Greater Oshkosh EDC Office and Board (as needed).Assists with copy-editing, fact checking and media accuracy (as needed).Serves as back-up to the CEO/President as well as office colleagues (as needed). QualificationsBachelor's degree required in related field.A minimum of 2-4 years of experience working as a professional writer or communications professional.Professional demeanor.Proficient in Microsoft applications.Demonstrates ownership of responsibilities with limited management oversight.Strong commitment to the organization's vision, mission, values, as well as the City of Oshkosh, Village of Winneconne, County of Winnebago and surrounding Townships.Demonstrated sound judgment, writing, researching and communication skills.Ability to accurately translate technical (community planning information) to sector and mainstream audiences using clear, accessible delivery mediums.Experience with content-management systems, social media, search engine optimization, & Web-based tech.Ability to juggle tasks, quickly adapt, and work independently within energetic, dynamic team.Fervor to keep up with rapidly changing communications technology.Experience with Web and print publishing desirable.Familiar with design, scripting, developing content/video editing, multi-media, Web, audio product. The deadline to submit is midnight CST August 20th, 2019. To apply, email or send your resume to: Jason E. White, CEO and PresidentGreater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation100 North Main St, Suite 104 Oshkosh, WI 54901Phone: Email: The Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which seeks to reach a broad and diverse candidate pool when filling vacant positions. We strongly encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds; recognizing our organization and community widely grows and benefits from the various perspectives and talents of a diverse staff. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Keywords: Greater Oshkosh Economic Development Corporation (, Oshkosh , Communications & Research Manager, Executive , Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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