Communications Associate

This position will report to the Vice President of Communications and will be responsible for publicizing and promoting the work of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, its affiliate enterprises and its membership through a variety of channels, including press, social media and advertising.

Beyond this primary focus, the position is responsible for assignments from the President & CEO and for Brooklyn Chamber membership and retention work. All Brooklyn Chamber staff assist with the enrollment and retention of Members.

Responsibilities:

Assist the VP with various Communications tasks, including:

  • Press releases, media advisories and statements
  • Press outreach
  • Maintaining Press clips
  • Brooklyn Buzz (twice weekly e-newsletter)
  • Brooklyn Progress (bi-monthly newspaper)
  • Annual Report
  • Material review/editing
  • Updating Program Dashboard
  • Manage social media communications of the Brooklyn Chamber including Facebook, Twitter and Linked In
  • Manage Brooklyn Chamber website, ibrooklyn.com, and other affiliated properties such as bcc100.com and brooklyeats.com
  • Accountable for quality control to ensure that all website (ibrooklyn.com) and social media content is appropriate, correct and functioning properly
  • Photography during events/organize and archive Chamber photographs
  • Regular staffing of BCC events, which will include early mornings, evenings and occasional weekends

 

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism or a related field from an accredited college or university
  • Previous experience as a Communications or Journalism professional
  • Extremely strong written and verbal communications skills. Highly skilled writer/editor (Writing samples will be requested)
  • Knowledge and experience with e-marketing, social media techniques, and web analytics
  • Highly organized, with excellent project management skills. Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and consistently deliver high quality results
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office products, including PowerPoint
  • Graphic design experience preferred

 

* Salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits package, an EEO employer.

* Please submit resume, cover letter, and salary history to jobs@brooklynchamber.com with the subject line “Communications Associate.”