Specialist, Digital Communications

Position:          Specialist, Digital Communications
Department:   Corporate Affairs
Reports To:    Manager, Corporate Communications
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt


General functions
In alignment with CIRI’s mission and values, develops engaging, on-brand print and digital communication materials to communicate and promote CIRI and CIRI subsidiaries’ image(s), programs, products, services and business interests.
Designs logos, brochures, signs, advertisements, annual reports, web-oriented marketing materials and other digital communications.

Major activities (typical duties/responsibilities)

  1. Produce visual content—including logos, layouts and illustrations—for CIRI communications with shareholders, employees and the public:
    1. Conceptualize visuals based on requirements;
    2. Prepare rough drafts and present ideas; and
    3. Work with the Corporate Affairs team, outside agencies and/or independent consultants to finalize and produce design.
  2. Develop promotional items for CIRI and CIRI subsidiaries’ internal and external events, including tradeshows, information meetings, annual shareholder meeting, cultural events, etc.
  3. Develop and maintain corporate templates, standards and branding.
  4. In conjunction with the Corporate Affairs and IT departments, develop and maintain web-oriented marketing materials, including the CIRI website.
  5. Utilize creative and software skills to design, develop, build and improve webpages with user experience in mind.
  6. Development and implementation of social media strategies and content across all social media platforms.
  7. Strategic management and development of content for CIRI’s internal communications, including intranet and BrightSign television monitors.
  8. In coordination with the Manager, Corporate Services, develop marketing collateral for the Fireweed Business Center conference facilities.
  9. Assist in the coordination of and provide direction to freelancers, outside agencies and/or independent consultants.
  10. Help manage CIRI’s photography and audio/visual needs.
  11. Assist in the publication, broadcast or otherwise help present CIRI-related information.
  12. Attend CIRI-related events, as requested.
  13. Perform other duties as appropriate and as assigned.


  • Understand CIRI’s mission, values and strategic focus areas and incorporate knowledge into daily activities.
  • Superior visual communication and graphic-design skills; ability to create or incorporate graphics or illustrations to reflect the desired theme and tone of the communications.
  • Expert-level knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Microsoft Office products and WordPress CMS. Experience in HTML, CSS and JavaScript preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of the internet, social media and other digital communications media.
  • Excellent communication and time-management skills with the ability to think strategically.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively and cooperatively with all levels of management and staff, affiliated-company employees and outside business associates. Exhibits a professional manner at all times.
  • Work independently as well as on a team; requires minimal supervision.
  • Superior organizational and follow-up skills; detail oriented.
  • Make decisions, solve problems and exercise excellent judgment.
  • Works well under pressure and independently prioritizes workload.
  • Photography, audio/visual, and video and sound editing skills a plus

Physical Abilities

  • Must be able to walk and/or stand on hard surfaces for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to kneel, crawl, bend and twist at the waist on an occasional basis.
  • Must be able to reach at, above and below shoulder height with regular frequency.
  • Must be able to push, pull, carry and lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis, and greater weights on an occasional basis.
  • Must be able to maintain balance on uneven surfaces and ladders, and to negotiate stairs on an occasional basis.
  • Must possess sufficient fine and gross motor skills to operate computers and other equipment as required.
  • Must possess sufficient gross motor skills to operate a vehicle (if required).
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to reach below shoulder height with regular frequency (desk position) and at or above shoulder height on occasion.

Required contacts

  • CIRI executives, management and staff
  • Agencies and independent contractors
  • Executives, management and staff of CIRI subsidiaries, wholly owned and affiliated nonprofit companies
  • CIRI shareholders
  • General public

Anchorage, AK

9 month(s) ago