Position Announcement

Communications Director

Position open until filled

The Washington Grain Commission based in Spokane, Washington is seeking a dynamic, top performing Communications Director to support the Commission’s strategic plan implementation on behalf of small grains farmers in Washington State.

The ideal candidate must have and demonstrate knowledge and proficiency with communications technologies such as digital graphics, social media and web platforms and a proven ability as a talented communicator. The candidate must be highly proficient in public outreach with excellent writing, editing and oral communications skills. Knowledge of basic press and media relations practices is key. Candidate should have excellent organizational and time management skills, keen attention to detail, and work well under pressure with strict and often short time limits. Must demonstrate a high level of diplomacy and tact, model outstanding interpersonal skills and be capable of working independently and in close collaboration with other professionals as part of the Commission’s team. The position requires flexibility for travel. This is an overtime-exempt employee position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee a cohesive communications strategy.
  • Responsible for public outreach and education related activities, including written, digital graphics, web, social media, video, news releases, press correspondence, brochures, publications, photography, and other forms of communications.
  • Responsible for Commission’s section of Wheat Life magazine (monthly), including writing, photography, etc.

Requires a Bachelor’s degree preferably in communications or related field of study.
Minimum of three to five years’ experience, preferably in agricultural industries in the areas of communications, media, issues management, public relations and policy. Foreign language capability is a plus. Salary ($60,000 – $90,000) based on qualifications and experience.  

The Commission is a Washington State agency and an equal employment opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

Send letter of interest, resume, qualifications, writing samples, references (3), and any other information to demonstrate qualifications for the position to:

Glen Squires, CEO
Washington Grain Commission
2702 W. Sunset Blvd Ste A
Spokane, Washington 99224
wgc@wagrains.org

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