Vermont Humanities is searching for a talented and experienced digital storyteller to engage with our growing audiences through web content, social media posts, print and email campaigns, podcasts and video productions. This full-time position will deliver content to Vermont’s cultural landscape and be a voice for our organization. We actively evaluate our work for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility and are looking for someone who is also driven by these goals.
The Communications Officer at Vermont Humanities works both independently and as part of a team to create and edit content for the organization’s website, print publications, social media channels, email communications, podcast episodes, video productions, and press releases. The Officer also maintains and enhances the Vermont Humanities website and oversees our vibrant social media presence. The Officer may be called upon to collaborate with the Director of Development and Communications or other staff members with programming and development activities.
Vermont Humanities is committed to using a diversity, equity, inclusion, and access lens to meet its mission. The Communications Officer will be a life-long learner and will contribute to the organization’s growth and cultural competency around these issues.
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills, with a strong commitment to ensuring the accuracy of all materials created for the organization.
• Experience creating email campaigns using MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, Constant Contact, or another modern email platform.
• Website editing and publishing experience, ideally using WordPress
• Demonstrated facility with using social media channels for nonprofit communications
• Experience with sound and video recording
• Experience with audiovisual editing tools such as Premiere Pro, Adobe Audition, Hindenburg, or Reaper
• Experience with project management software such as MS Project, MS Planner, or Trello
• Experience with CRMs and other data management software
• Experience with or interest in photography
• Demonstrated proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite (Exchange, Word, Excel, Sharepoint) as well as other modern office software and equipment, including website browsing and publishing tools, and copiers and printers
• Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent life experience required
• Demonstrated interest in and commitment to the humanities
• Ability to serve as an effective public voice for the mission, vision, and programs of Vermont Humanities.
• Ability to proactively contribute to the anti-racism, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives of the organization
• Ability to work effectively as a member of a team in a collaborative environment
• Ability to prioritize and undertake the multiple, diverse activities of different programs by developing and adhering to detailed workflow timelines
• Ability to respond to routine and special assignments in a fast-paced environment with flexibility and a willingness to meet project goals and organizational needs
• Competitive Salary
• 403(b) retirement plan with 6% employer contribution
• 100% employer-paid healthcare insurance premium and deductible for the employee
• 100% employer-paid dental insurance premium for the employee
• 100% employer-paid vision insurance premium for the employee
• Generous paid time off for vacation, holidays, personal and sick time
• Group life insurance at no cost to the employee
• Long-term and short-term disability insurance at no cost to the employee
• Flexible schedule including opportunities to work from home
• An open and supportive work environment with co-workers who are passionate about our mission
Vermont Humanities is an EOE/affirmative action employer. We provide reasonable accommodations in the recruitment and employment of persons with disabilities.
Vermont Humanities is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We strive to be diverse in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective. Our goal is to build and maintain an organization where everyone can do their best work. We believe that people of color, people from working class backgrounds, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people must be centered in the work we do. We strongly encourage applications from people with lived experience in these communities or from other marginalized backgrounds.