Tuesday, January 22, 2013


TITLE: Communications Specialist (Part Time – 20 Hours per Week) 
JOB OBJECTIVE: Individual is responsible for designing and implementing marketing and
communications programs and promoting awareness of the goals and
activities of the organization on behalf of the SWCD Board of
Supervisors.  Individual reports to the SWCD District Administrator.
• Plans and directs the overall public information program to advance and maintain
favorable public and cooperator perceptions of the SWCD, its programs, products and
services, accomplishments, and goals as directed by the SWCD District Administrator
in conjunction with the SWCD Board of Supervisors;
• Identify audience groups and determine the best way to reach them;
• Confer with staff and board members in planning, preparing, disseminating, and
evaluating an effective communications program through the use of news releases,
brochures, newsletters, online communications, written  materials, special reports,
displays, etc;
• Responds to requests for information from the media or  designate an appropriate
information source;
• Coordinates with staff and board members to facilitate informational meetings,
workshops, and presentations for the general public to  promote soil and water
conservation, increase awareness and to promote goodwill;
• Attends meetings on behalf of the SWCD Board Supervisors and makes presentations
on related issues to various audiences;
• Serves as a resource person for information on positive public presentation of the
SWCD, its programs and activities;
• Develop and maintain the SWCD corporate image and identity, using logos, signage
and other means; 
• Coordinates and responds to Ohio Public Records Act and Ohio Sunshine Law
requests and advises staff about provisions of Ohio meeting and public records laws;
• Coordinates strategic planning initiatives with the SWCD Board of Supervisors
recommending direction and working with the SWCD District Administrator in
making decisions on allocating resources to pursue goals;
• Continues proficiency in the subject area through professional continuing education; • Any other duties as assigned by the SWCD District Administrator or SWCD Board of
Performs related Essential and Non-Essential functions as needed. 
Equipment:  Ability to operate a variety of office equipment such as a computer and
related software ( Microsoft Office Suite, Front Page Adobe Photoshop,
Pagemaker, etc.), copier, typewriter, telephone, calculator, scanner, FAX
machine, VCR, digital projector, and other equipment necessary to
perform duties.
Critical Skills/Expertise:
* Thorough knowledge of related governmental policies and procedures, to
include federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations, including but not
limited to, the Ohio Revised Code, Ohio Administrative Code, Administrative
Procedure Manual, and legal processes and remedies;
 * Thorough knowledge of SWCD policies and procedures;
* Thorough knowledge of journalism to include news  writing, reporting, and
* Thorough knowledge of effective communication skills including multi-media
* Demonstrates a comprehensive and professional knowledge of public
administration, government structure and process, employee relations; office
practices and procedures conflict management and public relations;
* Demonstrates thorough knowledge of strategic planning  methods and
strategies including creative and innovative thinking; 
* Ability to layout materials following standard marketing concepts;
* Ability to prepare and deliver public presentations to specialized audiences and
the general public;
* Ability to use proper research methods in gathering data;
* Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
* Possesses and demonstrates strong leadership and judgment abilities, conflict
management skills and effective decision making abilities; 
* Ability to handle sensitive inquires from and contacts with Officials and the
general public. * Knowledge of excellent writing and grammar skills;
* Ability to work effectively with clients who may be  upset, distraught, irate,
emotionally or mentally or otherwise unable to function  within reasonable
range of constructive behaviors;
 * Ability to define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid
conclusions using judgment, and analytical skills;
 * Ability to organize and maintain large volumes of information and paperwork; 
* Ability to work independently, under pressure, and to set and achieve goals; 
* Ability to effectively plan independently and in collaboration with other staff
units and outside agencies.
Job Standards: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations or
related field or a minimum of five years related work experience;
qualifications which evidence an advanced knowledge of public relations,
government structure and process, and demonstrable persuasive writing
and organization skills. Documented successful experience as a public
information officer or CEO for a public entity or private organization with
high public profile and/or documented successful experience as a
reporter or producer with a large market news media organization
considered a plus.  Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and have an
acceptable driving record. Individual must have the ability to safely
operate a motor vehicle and maintain the qualifications to drive a motor
vehicle for SWCD business as a continued condition of employment.
Work consists of complex, varied, standardized and non-standardized tasks requiring
application of numerous laws, rules, regulations, and procedures.  Individual is
required to provide technical assistance to staff personnel on programs, policies, the
interrelationship of programs under moderately complex and difficult situations. 
Assigned job duties require technical competence and  a high degree of trust,
confidence, reliance, integrity and fidelity.  It requires the individual to be continually
aware of changes occurring which must be learned and passed on to staff. 
Procedures must be developed for implementing changes at the local level.
SWCD District Administrator provides general guidance  allowing the individual the
ability to plan the procedures and methods to attain objectives.  Individual operates
independent of supervision in handling daily operations, normally receiving
administrator’s input when needed.  Individual is responsible for administrative and
fiduciary functions and acts for and on behalf of the  Delaware SWCD Board of
Supervisors.  Individual initiates discretionary action using independent judgment
and leadership abilities.  Errors in work may cause inaccuracies in reports, records,
or technical data resulting in inaccurate or incomplete information, or false statements given to the general public which may result in fiscal sanction or litigation
against the SWCD.
Contact is with co-workers, employees from public and  private sector organizations
and the general public.  The purpose of these contacts is to guide and direct, check on
progress of work assigned, coordinating services, answering questions and gathering
research data to make recommendations and handle questions about department,
programs and client concerns.
Requirements: Individual performs sedentary work which may require lifting up
to twenty-five (25) pounds occasionally.
Physical Activity: Individual performs the following physical activities: walking,
standing, hearing, and talking.
Visual Activity: Individual performs work where the seeing job is close to the eyes.  
Job Location: Individual works inside with little or no exposure to  adverse
environmental conditions. ************************************************************************************
I acknowledge that the above description is a representation of the major duties and
responsibilities of this position.
Employee  Date
Employee’s Supervisor  Date
Wage:   TBD
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Civil Service Status: Unclassified
Adopted by Resolution: 1/15/2013

DELAWARE SOIL AND WATER: Mrkt & Comm Feb. 1, 2013 deadline

557-A SUNBURY ROAD (RT. 36-37 E.) - DELAWARE, OHIO 43015-8656
EMAIL: dswcd@delawareswcd.org
POSITION:  Communications Specialist
HOURS:  Part-Time, 20 Hours per Week
WAGE:  $19.04 - $21.07 per Hour
LOCATION:  Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District
   557-A Sunbury Road
   Delaware, OH 43015
JOB OBJECTIVE: Individual is responsible for designing and implementing
marketing and communications programs and promoting
awareness of the goals and activities of the organization on
behalf of the SWCD Board of Supervisors. A complete job
description may be found on the SWCD website
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public
relations or related field or a minimum of five years related work
experience; qualifications which evidence an advanced
knowledge of public relations, government structure and
process, and demonstrable persuasive writing and organization
skills. Must possess a valid driver’s license and have an
acceptable driving record.
APPLICATION: Application must be received no later than February 1, 2013. 
MAIL a cover letter and resume to:
   Larry Ufferman, Administrator
   Delaware Soil & Water Conservation District
   557-A Sunbury Road
   Delaware, Ohio 43015

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

COLUMBUS DISPATCH as of Jan 4, 2013

Current Openings as of January 4, 2013
Producer (Job #100TH):  WBNS-FM, Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan, has an excellent opportunity for a highly creative Producer.  The sports
producer will be responsible for producing compelling and informative sports talk shows, developing show content and coordinating the
booking of show guests.  The sports producer will also produce play by play sports broadcasts, fill in board operating shifts, or voice radio
station commercials on an as needed basis.  Excellent communication and organization skills, extensive knowledge of sports, and previous
experience commercial sports radio experience required.  College degree strongly preferred. 

Producer/Reporter/Anchor (Job #100PR):  The Ohio News Network, an award- winning radio news network providing news, weather
and sports to over 70 affiliate stations throughout Ohio, is seeking a polished journalist to serve as Producer/Reporter/Anchor.  The
successful candidate will gather news and audio from sources around the state, including affiliate stations; write stories and voice wraps and
anchor feeds and newscasts. We’re seeking a team player with a high level initiative and working knowledge of digital editing, radio
automation and web-delivered programming.  This position requires strong news judgment, delivery and presentation skills as well as the
ability to work  independently.  At least three years’ experience in radio news reporting required; knowledge of Ohio strongly desired.  This
position requires flexibility in scheduling and the ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays.  Please include a link to your demo when

Account Executive (Job #100RL): If you are ready to take your sales career to the next level, RadiOhio is your new home!  We are
seeking a goal driven Account Executive with a stellar work ethic who leads by example.  If you always find that you are setting the bar
higher for everyone around you then you are a perfect fit for our experienced team.  We are looking for individuals who are curious and
persistent in regards to building their client list by developing creative ideas and building dynamic relationships.   Our properties deliver
serious ROI for our clients!  We are the flagship for all Ohio State University athletics, the NHL Columbus Blue Jackets and the Cleveland
Indians.  Our team prides itself on being central Ohio’s premier provider of sports marketing solutions.  You would be responsible for
delivering results for our partners using our wide range of high profile sports marketing assets on 97.1 The Fan, 1460 ESPN Columbus and
our statewide news network ONN.  These assets include on-air, digital and on-site opportunities in addition to commercial advertising.   We
are looking for hunters not just gatherers.  Relationship driven marketers not “list” babysitters. This position requires at least three
successful years of outside business to business sales experience; radio sales experience is strongly desired. 

Account Executive (Job #200CC):  WBNS-TV, the dominant local station in Columbus, Ohio, has an immediate opening for a goal
oriented sales professional.  We have all the sales tools and resources in order for you to succeed.  Responsibilities include growing existing
client billing, cultivating new business, and the ability to generate online and non-traditional revenue.   Applicants must be proficient in
proposal writing, and possess strong negotiating, presentation, organizational and computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel and
Power Point.  Knowledge of One Domain, OSI, Marshall Marketing and Matrix systems a plus.  A minimum of two years media sales
experience required. 

Digital Editor (Job #200EM):  WBNS-TV is searching for a Digital Editor who will drive the process of publishing news and content on
10tv.com.  This hands-on position will be responsible for coordinating daily website coverage and content while working closely with the
news department in support of on-air and branding efforts.   The successful candidate will be responsible creating and implementing
strategic plans for major event and breaking news coverage in addition to supervising and training content editors.  This position requires
the ability to write, edit and publish news under sometimes intense deadlines, excellent communication and collaboration skills as well as the
ability to analyze and apply metrics.  Experience working with a TV station or news publication, preferably in the newsroom, working
knowledge of html, javascript, dynamic html, cgi and photo editing and publishing, preferably with Adobe Photoshop and knowledge of AP
Internet style required.  Bachelors degree in journalism or broadcast journalism preferred. 

Photographer (Job #200JR):  The #1 station in the 32nd market seeks a photojournalist who is passionate about great
storytelling.  WBNS-10TV Eyewitness News in Columbus, Ohio is committed to enterprising, hard news coverage.  Must be passionate,
creative, aggressive, a collaborator, and journalist, non-linear experience a must. Experience with Panasonic P2, Edius and Grass Valley a
plus.  Must fly in our helicopter and learn how to operate our FLIR stabilized camera.  If you would like to join this award winning team,
apply today!

Assignment Manager (Job #200SH):  10TV News, Central Ohio’s News Leader, seeks an Assignment Manager to plan and drive hard
news coverage for the number one station in Central Ohio.  The successful candidate will be responsible for day-to-day news coverage,
executing enterprise coverage, and long-range news planning.  Must have exceptional news judgment, be extremely resourceful, and make
enterprising a priority.   Must be able to manage assignment editors, assist crews with computer assisted reporting skills, and own breaking
news utilizing satellite and live trucks, and state of the art helicopter.  The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills
coupled with the ability to work effectively under pressure.  This position requires at least three years experience in a television newsroom. 

Producer (Job #200MH):  WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio’s News Leader, is looking for a dynamic producer to join our award- winning team. 
Candidate must know how to differentiate and showcase a newscast that is urgent and relevant to the viewer.  WBNS-10TV has all of the
tools necessary to produce a compelling newscast- SNG truck, multiple ENG trucks, station-owned helicopter with pilot, investigative and
special projects unit.  WBNS is a CBS affiliate and privately owned by the Dispatch Printing Company which has a long history of quality
journalism and commitment to the community.  If you thrive on winning, we want to hear from you!  
Qualified applicants may apply online at www.dispatchbroadcast.com.  Dispatch Broadcast Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are
a drug-free workplace.