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Multimedia Coordinator

As the Multimedia Coordinator at YWCA Kalamazoo, you will have the opportunity to showcase your creative expertise and strong technical skills, while producing engaging digital and print design, videos, multimedia and social media content that showcases our organizational mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. You’ll have the opportunity to make an impact and tell stories through various media forms and be a key player who understands the impact communications content makes on our brand and for our agency.

Kalamazoo, MI

Brief Description

As the Multimedia Coordinator at YWCA Kalamazoo, you will have the opportunity to showcase your creative expertise and strong technical skills, while producing engaging digital and print design, videos, multimedia and social media content that showcases our organizational mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. You’ll have the opportunity to make an impact and tell stories through various media forms and be a key player who understands the impact communications content makes on our brand and for our agency.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Graphic design of YWCA PR visual materials, logos, and flyers.
  2. Coordinate all aspects of YWCA Kalamazoo print and electronic publication to include, but not limited to: designing, editing, printing and distribution of promotional flyers, social media and web graphics, newsletters, website updates, annual reports, victim services brochures and materials, and other special publications.
  3. Assist in reviewing all official branding and graphic design for YWCA Kalamazoo, including logos, publications, promotional materials, video production, advertisements, and website content.
  4. Establish relationships with design contractors and volunteers, provide guidance, and ensure brand integrity throughout the planning and execution of contracts and projects.
  5. Design and order commercial, promotional, and swag items and build relationships with product vendors. Track expenditures, assist in the PR process, and catalog invoices.
  6. Collaborate with different departments and programs at YWCA Kalamazoo to ensure brand consistency and integrity across a variety of channels.
  7. Create and edit video content that engages your audience and produces an emotional connection to content.
  8. Perform as a staff photographer and videographer at YWCA Kalamazoo events and coordinate professional photography upon request.
  9. Research, write, proofread and edit written content for digital and print.
  10. Ensure YWCA marketing and communications materials, as well as digital content and platforms include accessibility options and integration.
  11. Assist with planning, logistics, coordination and execution of event day responsibilities.
  12. Maintain confidentiality and discretion around sensitive information, including trademarks, proprietary information, and victim services.
  13. Must adhere to strict deadlines

WORKING CONDITIONS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Remote as needed
  2. YWCA office location: Cornerstone Building 405 W Michigan Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49007.
  3. Off-site locations (community-based organizations and other associations in Michigan); Promotional events; Networking events; Community Engagement events, etc.
  4. Potential outdoor events.
  5. Actions: Sitting, standing, kneeling, bending, some lifting.
  6. Regularly required to sit or stand at a computer.
  7. Regularly required to utilize hand and finger dexterity.
  8. Continually required to talk and hear.
  9. Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl.
  10. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: Close vision; Distance vision; Color vision; Peripheral vision.
  11. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
  12. The employee must often lift and/or move more than 20 pounds when setting up audio-visual equipment.
  13. Specialized equipment, machines, or vehicles used: Frequent driving to and from meetings in the community. Frequent use of camera and audiovisual equipment, laptop and desktop computers, large monitors.
  14. Not fixed position; works in fast-paced environment.
  15. Unpredictable in nature due to project assignments.

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Orientation to YWCA Personnel Policies, Mission, Purpose and One Imperative.
    2. Racial Justice Training
    3. Orientation to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Confidentiality, Mandatory Reporting.
    4. Other appropriate training and in-service which will occur during employment.

Education requirements, certifications, work experience

  1. Experience in creating marketing and communications materials with a focus on anti-racism, gender equity, and social justice work. Extracurricular, volunteer, and community organizing communications work can satisfy this requirement.
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in fine arts, graphic design, communications, marketing, or public relations. Candidates can substitute 3 or more years of work or volunteer experience in the field of graphic design, marketing, communications, or multimedia content production.
  3. Advanced proficiency in graphic design, using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Design expertise should also be reflected in the candidate’s portfolio.
  4. Strong technical video editing skills and experience with Adobe Premiere Pro. (Experience with Final Cut Studio, AfterEffects, and AVID, among others, also appreciated.)
  5. Strong interpersonal skills. The ability to communicate directly, professionally, and effectively across departments, with stakeholders, and vendors is vital to this role.
  6. Demonstrated ability to follow/adjust routines, multitask, and respond to change as needed.
  7. Demonstrated skills in organization and collaboration as a part of working on and supporting a team.
  8. Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  9. Ability to think critically, problem solve, and navigate complex relationships.
  10. Experience with administrative tasks such as scheduling, phone calls, organizational tasks, drafting emails and memos, multitasking, research, and evaluation.
  11. Eagerness to learn about systemic injustices impacting equity in policy and society broadly, as a part of the work toward racial and gender equity.
  12. Must pass background checks and Central Registry Clearance.

Preferred, but not required:

  1. Previous video production experience with an agency or within a creative department desired. Those with freelance or contract experience will also be considered with the right skill set.
  2. Background in photography, especially portraiture, lifestyle, or PR/stock.
  3. Experience designing and placing commercial orders with brand elements, including apparel and promotional materials.
  4. Experience creating viral and/or engaging  social media content.
  5. Experience creating presentation slides with appealing visuals and a focus on simplicity and accessibility.
  6. Knowledge of accessibility for people with disabilities in digital and print spaces and the ability to prioritize accessibility in multimedia and design work.
  7. Bilingual candidates and candidates with intermediate to advanced proficiency in Spanish, Arabic, German, Chinese, or French are highly encouraged to apply.

 

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

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