Job Posting: Interactive Content Coordinator

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau is hiring an Interactive Content Coordinator.  Details for this position and how to apply are below:

Summary:
The Interactive Content Coordinator will be responsible for creating and curating content for online marketing programs for the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Other duties may be assigned as required.

  • Maintains public website content, including: online calendar, monthly newsletter, Bureau documents and other relevant information.
  • Creates original written content for use on SpringfieldMO.org and connected social media channels. Updates existing content as needed.
  • Curates content from external sources for SpringfieldMO.org and connected social media channels.
  • Works with the Interactive Media Manager to monitor CVB social media channels for questions and notable comments posted by users regarding social media postings.
  • Photographs attractions and events for use on partner listings, events calendar, social media channels and micro-campaigns.
  • Maintains an editorial calendar for event promotion on SpringfieldMO.org and related social media channels.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with local media organizations and content creators.
  • Contacts and works with third-party websites and social media channels to correct errors, provide additional information, improve placement and otherwise maintain an accurate and positive image of Springfield.
  • Researches and develops new digital media strategies for use in CVB marketing efforts.
  • Assists Interactive Media Manager with the administration of interactive applications as needed.
  • Provides monthly reports about social media channels, blogging and other tasks for use in board reports.
  • Be cross-trained and able to serve if needed as a backup for public relations functions, including press releases on VOCUS, assisting with promotions and FAM tours.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent writing skills including a command of grammar, usage, vocabulary and Associated Press Style
  • Strong attention to detail needed for proofreading website content, reports and correspondence
  • Excellent organizational skills are required to maintain meticulous files
  • Ability to set goals and prioritize tasks to maintain workload
  • Ability to meet deadlines and handle stressful situations in a calm, professional manner
  • Ability to recall information such as dates, names, files, and projects.
  • Ability to work well within a membership organization and participate in committee decision-making

Desirable Education, Training and Experience:

  • A passion for social media and a thorough knowledge of leading social networks
  • Knowledge of public relations, journalism and marketing principles
  • Desktop publishing experience a plus
  • Experience with media relations
  • Familiarity with the Springfield area
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, business communications, marketing or computer information systems, or three years of related experience
  • Or any combination of education, training and experience that would qualify the individual for the position.

Resume Submission
Email your resume and references to Sean Dixon, Interactive Media Manager, at sdixon@springfieldmo.org.

About the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau was formed in 1979 as the hospitality arm of the Chamber of Commerce. The Bureau was incorporated independently as a not-for-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Missouri in 1989. The CVB is a marketing and service organization which contracts annually with the City of Springfield to promote economic development through travel and tourism.

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