Marketing/Communications Specialist

Department : Marketing

Division : Communications

Job Type : Full Time

FLSA Status :

Location : Flowood

Supervisor : Director of Communications

Mississippi Lottery Corporation is looking for a social media hotshot, capable of wordsmithing posts and press releases. In this job, you’ll wear a lot of hats (not literally, but figuratively). The ideal candidate will brainstorm with our graphics gurus for appropriate images and artwork. If you’re the right person, you’ll interact with the public, both at the office and, occasionally, at on-site promotions; you’re quick (and good) with an iPhone camera and a whiz at knocking out posts/reports about winners.


Position Purpose:

The primary purpose of this position is to assist the Marketing and Communications department in implementing MLC’s communication and social media strategy.


Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities:

The following duties are normal for this job and should not be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Overall Media and Public Relations duties:
    • Generate press releases in various required formats about new games, winners, promotions
    • Winner Awareness: Assist Director of Communications with greeting winners and gathering information and photos for social media, press releases and website
    • Generate Daily Winner report for internal use
    • Assist VP of Marketing with monthly ad billing cycle
    • Communication with employees regarding social media campaigns, giveaways, scams.
  • Social Media duties:
    • Help establish, develop and maintain visual brand strategy
    • Create and spearhead campaigns related to new games, promotions, giveaways with approval from Director of Communications
    • Monitor comments and messages
    • Publish winners
  • Event assistance may be required in conjunction with the Vice President of Marketing.

Education and/or Experience:

Experience in social media platforms preferred. Must possess excellent writing and verbal communication skills, along with proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word. Basic mechanical skills will be helpful. Experience in graphic design software encouraged.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; demonstrate dexterity, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

The characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this position.


Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and fax machines. The noise level in the office is usually moderate.


Benefits:

• Personal Time Off (PTO)
• Floating Holidays
• Employee Medical& Dental Insurance
• Retirement Plan(401(a) & 457)
• Business Casual Dress
• Continuing Education
• Professional Environment
• Competitive pay
& much more!


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