Multimedia Communications Specialist

Gresham-Barlow School District | Gresham, OR

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Posted Date 9/07/2023

POSITION SUMMARY: Supports the development of the Gresham-Barlow School District’s high-quality communication, consistently branded documents, and marketing programs internally and externally to ensure that staff and families are kept informed of District and school news, events, activities, and District-wide programs. Assists with day-to-day operations of social media, video production, collateral development, content creation, general office tasks, contact management, partnership and relationship development and event planning.

Education, Training, Experience, Licensure and Certification

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the following: Mass
Communications, Journalism, Broadcasting Media, Marketing, Public Relations, or
Related Field
• Two to four years’ experience in communications field strongly preferred
• Licenses, Certifications, Bonding, and/or Testing Required:
  • Valid Oregon Driver’s License
  • Reliable transportation and evidence of car insurance
  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint Clearance
  • Current First Aid/CPR Card


  • Proficient oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Macintosh operating systems
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator,
  • InDesign, and Premiere Pro
  • Experience in graphic design for both digital and print media
  • Experience in communications/public relations, marketing, graphic design, social media, videography and/or other related disciplines
  • Experience implementing coordinated strategies to enhance communications with all stakeholders using a variety of media
  • Ability to respond effectively to multiple conflicting priorities, continuously prioritizing and reprioritizing projects and situations and to respond to unexpected changes.
  • Has demonstrated ability to effectively utilize time and to accomplish tasks and has demonstrated ability to work independently without supervision as well as work effectively in a team setting
  • Experience working in a high-volume, fast-paced environment while meeting deadlines
  • Is a self-starter who has a demonstrated record of being pro-active
  • Outstanding ability to exercise judgment and make decisions without definitive guidance or direction
  • Ability to present a professional and positive image
  • Ability to produce accurate content under tight deadlines
  • Has demonstrated an absolute commitment to the value of public education, demonstrated integrity and excellent human relations and leadership skills, and has demonstrated adherence to confidentiality requirements


  • Collaborate with department administrator to strategize and implement communications and marketing plans for the District
  • Recommends innovative and promotional avenues of communication for various types of media and suggests effective communication strategies to management
  • Creates regular, relevant written and video content for district webpage and social media pages
  • Ensures consistent branding and design across all publications
  • Writes articles and informational reference pieces for staff and community
  • Seeks out story topics and works with students and staff to record, shoot, and edit videos, podcasts and other multimedia projects
  • Composes and designs documents (e.g., correspondence, agendas, minutes, flyers,
  • E-newsletters, print newsletters, brochures, fact sheets, etc.) and prepares presentation materials (PowerPoint, Excel charts, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to internal and external audiences
  • Coordinates special events
  • Creates, updates, and maintains specified pages and information on district and school websites
  • Executes emergency communications through a variety of mediums including media distribution, social media, auto dialer, email, and direct mail as required, including late night and/or early morning execution
  • Assists with Communications Department projects as needed
  • Demonstrates prompt and regular attendance
  • Handles sensitive material in a confidential manner
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor as related to the position
  • Attends meetings as assigned for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions
  • Serves as District resource in area of expertise, may train other district staff
  • Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities
  • Requires periodic early morning, evening, and weekend hours to set-up for meetings and assist administrator 
  • Ability to:
  • sit, stand or walk for prolonged periods of time
  • talk and hear conversations in a potentially noisy environment
  • use precise control of fingers and hand movement, often in a repetitive motion such as keyboarding
  • reach for and handle objects
  • use close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
  • Regularly focus on a computer screen
  • Bending, stooping, kneeling and lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds may also be required on occasion
  • Maintaining regular and punctual attendance. In case of an absence, site and/or district protocol for reporting absences is followed.
  • Maintaining appropriate confidentiality regarding information about students, staff, and parents
  • Dress in a professional and appropriate manner for the assignment and the work setting
  • Exercising prudent judgment
  • Work independently in the performance of routine duties
  • Follow all District policies and work procedures
  • Participate in required meetings and trainings related to the position
  • If employee is bilingual, interpretation, translating documents, and/or communicating orally in the second language may be requested
  • Cultivate and model a respectful working and learning environment
Listing Type
Communications | Public Relations | Social Media
Position Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Entry Level
Employer Type
Direct Employer
$29.66 to $40.65
Salary Type

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