Communications associate

organization

At Wholesome Wave Georgia (WWG), we believe all Georgians should have access to good, wholesome and locally-grown food. Founded in 2009, WWG’s mission is to strengthen local food communities by empowering networks of farmers to facilitate access to and awareness of healthy food choices. In 2009, WWG launched as a state-wide chapter of Wholesome Wave National’s Double Value Coupon Program to double Federal Nutrition Assistance (FNA; i.e., SNAP, WIC) benefits at Georgia farmers markets. Through our Georgia Fresh for Less (GF4L) program, WWG has grown from three partner farmers markets in 2009 to a network of over 60 markets and direct-marketing farms today. WWG launched the Southeast’s first Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program in 2015, connecting low income families with chronic illness to health care providers and nutrition and culinary education. Since 2009, WWG has provided over $1.8 million in healthy food to Georgia’s FNA recipients and in revenue to local farmers through these two programs. For more information, please visit www.wholesomewavegeorgia.org.   

job summary

Reporting to, and working closely with, WWG’s Development and Communications Coordinator, the Communications Associate plays a key role in strengthening WWG’s communications efforts, specifically through social media, copywriting, and media relations. This position has the flexibility to work remotely. The Communications Associate will assist with the following:

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

Social Media:

  • Assist with the development and execution of WWG’s social media strategy

  • Manage the day-to-day execution of social media messaging and build engagement across all social media channels

  • Produce creative and compelling content to increase audience size and engagement levels across social networks

  • Monitor and track performance of posts, prepare reports, perform analysis and share data with the WWG team

  • Identify trending opportunities and engage with stakeholders (i.e. Twitter chats) to position WWG as a leader and resource in local and affordable food

Writing and Editing:

  • Assisting with communications-related writing, editing and proofreading as needed

  • Editing, formatting and distributing regular e-blast communications and newsletters

Media Relations:

  • Conduct regular media monitoring, identifying opportunities to tie WWG’s work with trending articles or breaking news

  • Assist with media relations efforts, including pitching to community outlets

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrable experience with social media marketing or as a digital media specialist

  • Excellent writing, editing, presentation, and communication skills

  • Ability to grasp future trends in digital technologies and act proactively

  • Proficiency with graphic design, photo, and video editing software preferred

  • Community minded and passionate about sustainable food and low-income populations

  • BS in Communications, Marketing, Business, New Media or Public Relations preferred

COMPENSATION, TIME AND CLASSIFICATION

  • This position is part time at 8 hours per week

  • This position does not include benefits

  • $12-15 per hour, based on qualifications and experience

TO APPLY

  • Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining background, experience, and interest to jobs@wholesomewavegeorgia.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until January 31st, 2018.

  • Please use subject line “Communications Associate”