Executive Director & Editor, Senior News, Thurston County Council on the Aging.
Salary range: $48,000 – $65,000 depending on qualification and includes employee benefit package. POSITION OPEN TILL FILLED. Target Start Date: Feb 10, 2021.
This is a unique opportunity to oversee the general daily operations of the Thurston-Mason Senior News and the Medical Equipment Bank. Hours will vary dependent on activity schedules.
This position is responsible for the managing and editing functions of the Senior News, including but not limited to content creation of the newspaper (including collecting submissions from authors, writing, photography, layout, and design of the publication) and full oversight of editorial content. This includes any applicable website and/or social media updates. Candidate must demonstrate good written communication skills, including impeccable spelling, punctuation, grammar, and attention to detail.
The Editor is responsible for overseeing the printing and distribution of the paper, all phases of production and recruitment and management of volunteer delivery drivers. This includes the collection of subscription additions and list changes, which are communicated to a list service vendor for subscription maintenance, as well as working to increase the mailing list.
Duties will also include advertising sales, working with the bookkeeper to develop sound policies for prompt payment, submitting timely reports to both the bookkeeper and the board, and attending board meetings of the Thurston County Council on the Aging (TCCA).
The Medical Equipment Bank (or MEB) is a service of the Thurston County Council on the Aging and is located in Lacey, WA. The Executive Director will be responsible for managing the MEB, which is run by volunteers. The Editor must be prepared to respond to situations that may arise in the operation of the MEB, such as accidents, incidents, injuries, or other such instances. The editor will also work with volunteers in collecting donations, fundraising efforts, and will publish MEB information and updates in the paper and on correlating websites.
The Executive Director will be responsible for developing appeal and drafting and managing the production of fundraising efforts at the approval of the board. Also included is the expectation to expand fundraising prospects and grow outreach methods, which will include but not be limited to writing grants.
Job qualifications include: a Bachelor’s degree in communications or public relations or equivalent experience; Five years minimum experience in design for printing, writing, editing, layout and photography; Proficient in Adobe In-Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, PDF conversion; experience with advertising sales, billing, and working with a bookkeeper, as the continued success of the newspaper depends on revenue generated through ad sales; willing and able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed and must have reliable transportation and provide proof of car insurance. To be considered, please submit a resume, references, and portfolio electronically to email@example.com or by mail: TCCoA Board, Re: Executive Director Position c/o Joyce Wilms, PO Box 7184, Olympia, WA 98501.