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Content Specialist


Job Summary

This position requires a mid-level content specialist with some experience in journalism/ communications. Seeking 4-6 years of experience.  Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment. Position is located in Fairfax, VA.

Tasks

Content Creation and Management

This task will involve daily updates including long format feature stories and near real time uploads for timely/breaking stories. Specialist will:
 

  • Create long-form content pieces utilizing text, images

    • Will be responsible for turning available content and details into full-featured stories; must be able to create compelling stories from existing information and materials provided

    • Repackage content from press releases and other sources

    • Pull images from PA sources and/or existing library
       

  • Create content for social media and the blog

    • Must be able to provide accurate and compelling reporting on events and other information provided from several sources including detectives and other department personnel

    • Content will be created for the following platforms:

      • Twitter via HootSuite

      • Facebook

      • YouTube

      • NextDoor

      • Instagram

      • WordPress

  • Copyedit all content
  • Able to modify basic graphics to reflect a consistent brand

Metrics and Measurement

This task will involve in-depth analysis of all platforms working independently and together.  

  • Experience creating and maintaining basic dashboards
  • Pull regular statistics and analytics from each platform
    • Analyze quantitative metrics including: post timing, successful posts vs unsuccessful, types of audiences
    • Measure trends over time
  • Recommend changes based on data to improve social media approach

Education/Experience Required

  • 4-6 years experience in journalism, communications, or a related field

  • 4-6 years of experience with social media/digital platforms 

  • 4-year College degree required

Other Requirements

  • Ability to handle highly sensitive information

  • Candidates will be subject to a background/suitability check

Mental Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to solve practical problems and deal with variables, interpret and follow a variety of written or oral instructions, use basic concepts to solve business problems associated with the role, and use and understand computer programs to analyze and solve business issues.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, speak, hear, and frequently use his or her hands and arms to handle, feel, type, and reach. Specific vision requirements of this job include the ability to see closely and adjust focus. The work environment is an office setting, and noise in the work environment ranges from quiet to low levels due to our highly collaborative office culture.

Compensation

Competitive and commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Email your resume to kkirstein@leapfrogit.com with the subject line: Applying for Content Specialist.

LEAPFROG SOLUTIONS, INC. (LFS) IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. LFS DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE OR ALLOW DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, GENDER, PREGNANCY, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENETIC INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER STATUS PROTECTED UNDER APPLICABLE FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAW.

THE ABOVE STATEMENTS ARE INTENDED TO DESCRIBE THE GENERAL NATURE AND LEVEL OF WORK PERFORMED BY PEOPLE ASSIGNED TO THIS JOB; THEY ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES, AND REQUIREMENTS. AS THE NATURE OF BUSINESS DEMANDS CHANGE, SO TOO MAY THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THIS POSITION. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.