COVID-19 Correspondent (Temporary) Open Until Filled
- - Administration - Legislative
- Sault Ste Marie, MI, USA
- Temporary - Full Time
The COVID-19 Correspondent, under the direction of Executive Task Force is responsible for identifying, and/or writing as assigned, media pieces and taking or obtaining photographs regarding Sault Tribe COVID-19 in a fast-paced environment.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
• Identifies news and public relations topics regarding Sault Tribe and COVID-19.
• Provides news coverage and public relations pieces in writing as assigned.
• Takes notes, does research, checks facts and writes news and public relations copy for editing.
• Completes rewrites as assigned.
• Downloads names and files all photos taken or obtained, providing subjects' names and actions, editing photos as necessary.
• Complies with company and departmental policies and procedures.
• Assists with the day-to-day office operations.
• Complies with Associated Press style as the tribe's standard.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
• Attends all board meetings, board workshops, COVID-19 Taskforce meetings, etc.
• Produce, edit or otherwise assist with COVID-19 educational flyers or other publications.
• All other job related duties as assigned.
Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, Executives, Board of Directors, customers, outside vendors/service providers, Tribal and non-tribal individuals, non-employees, agency representatives, school and university officials, politicians, etc.
Position sedentary with primarily sitting/lifting of maximum of 10 pounds. Physical factors include constant use of hearing and midrange vision; frequent sitting, manual handling, use of depth perception, color/field of vision, typing; occasional standing, walking, carry/lifting, stooping, kneeling, climbing, reaching, use of near/far vision and travel. Potential hazards include constant computer use.
Education: High School diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's Degree in Journalism or related field preferred.
Experience: Minimum of 1 year newspaper writing experience, or other professional non-fiction writing experience required.
Certification/License: Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have knowledge and ability to operate desktop publishing and word processing software and media and general office equipment. Knowledge and ability to operate Adobe Creative Suite image editing and page layout software preferred. Knowledge of or ability to learn and understand the tribal community and culture required. Must be able to travel within news coverage area. Must exhibit friendly and positive attitude and establish and maintain effective communication with co-workers, supervisors and guests. Must have excellent customer service skills. Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate clearly in person, in writing, and by telephone and email. Must be able to handle pressure and meet stressful deadlines. Must be able to work flexible schedules as needed. Must be able to adopt Associated Press writing style. Must be able to work with minimum of supervision. Must maintain confidentiality. Must be willing to travel to complete assigned tasks. Native American preferred.
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