The position of Marketing Communications Manager is immediately available in Avon, Indiana. Hendricks Power is a rural electric cooperative seeking a Marketing Communication Manager to fill this position on the Marketing & Member Engagement team which focuses on distributing electric service to members in 4 counties. This is an exciting opportunity for a results-oriented, problem solver, good listener, self-starter with a high level of initiative, organized, people-person with good communication skills who likes to work in an office environment.
The major responsibilities include designing and implementing the cooperative’s communications strategy with regards to written communications, branding, and public/media relations through print, digital, website and social media. Essential functions include all writing, editing, and graphic design of newsletters, bill stuffers, advertisements, press releases, special event materials and cooperative collateral. Duties also include the creative maintenance of the cooperative’s website and social media accounts, including outage reporting. Other functions include managing processes for multiple cooperative community programs. Responsibilities also include community outreach and speaking engagements on behalf of the cooperative.
Preferred candidates will possess the qualifications listed below.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree required; related field preferred. (Communications, Graphic Design, Marketing, etc.)
4-5 years’ experience with Graphics Design/Adobe Creative Suite Software preferred.
4-5 years’ experience writing news releases, web content and articles for specific audiences.
4-5 years’ experience with social media account creative design and maintenance.
4-5 years’ experience utilizing a content management system for cooperative website.
3-4 years’ experience with event planning.
5-7 years’ experience with developing communications plans.
Experience in writing, editing, layout and graphic design is required.
Website and social media content management experience also highly recommended.
Advanced proficiency using a computer, including proficiency with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, email distribution software, content management systems, the internet, complex spreadsheets and databases.
Positive customer service experience required.
Personal & Position Qualifications:
Must have the physical ability to work inside an office environment and sit at a desk to handle phone calls, perform various computer work, talk with the general public, members, and co-workers.
Must be able to participate in special events and promotional events on behalf of the cooperative.
Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
Personal & Position Qualifications (continued):
Must have a high level of grammar, spelling, and proofreading capabilities with organizational and file construction/retrieval skills.
Must have the ability to communicate effectively with management, employees, members, and others.
Must be detailed oriented and able to meet project deadlines.
Must demonstrate professionalism with a strong work ethic.
Must have the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Must be able to work effectively on a daily basis with a variety of individuals.
About Hendricks Power Cooperative
As an electric cooperative, Hendricks Power is part of the nation's largest energy network which includes 1,000 electric cooperatives, public power districts, power supply generation and transmission cooperatives, statewide associations, regional trade and service associations, supply and manufacturing cooperatives, data processing cooperatives and employee credit unions. Electric cooperatives alone serve 32 million customers in 46 states, and cover more land mass than any of the nation's single electric utilities.
Hendricks Power Cooperative celebrated its 65th anniversary in 2001. Formed in 1936, following the creation of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Rural Electrification Administration (REA), Hendricks Power Cooperative started with a small meeting of 12 people, farmers and rural residents, unable to convince the local utility, which was owned by investors, to build lines to serve them. They claimed it simply wasn't profitable to provide service to such sparsely-populated areas.
The formal construction of these rural electric lines began the summer of 1937. On January 1, 1938, the first 122 miles of line was energized. Approximately 400 members received power to their homes a...nd farms for the first time. The name Hendricks County Rural Electric Membership Corporation (REMC) was adopted, as the cooperative slowly grew.
Today, Hendricks Power Cooperative serves over 30,000 members in Hendricks, Putnam, Morgan and Montgomery counties.