Communications Division

The Communications Division shall be responsible for communicating the policies, positions, and opinions of the Libertarian Party of Nevada to the public at large. This responsibility shall include maintaining the content of the Libertarian Party of Nevada web site www.lpnevada.org, establishing and maintaining the social media presence for the Libertarian Party of Nevada, managing relationships with all media and press and communicating with the Libertarian Party of Nevada members. 

Communications Division general responsibilities: 

  • Public Relations. The Communications Division is responsible for all aspects of the Libertarian Party of Nevada's public relations including, but not limited to; messaging, media relations and membership communications.
  • Website Content, Blog & Newsletter. Draft engaging language for all pages on the official website www.lpnevada.org. The Communications Division manages the Libertarian Party of Nevada Blog and Newsletter.
  • Social Media Presence & Management. The Communications Division is responsible for maintaining and building a strong social media presence. This also includes targeting new demographics with the intent to build our social media reach/following and increasing our audience.
  • Media & Press. Maintain a database of all media outlets in Nevada as well as key national media outlets. 

Communications Division Committees: 

  • Communications Committee. General committee for the Communications Division which includes messaging, communications and public relations.
  • Social Media Committee. Responsible for maintaining and building a strong social media presence and strategy to increase the social media reach/following of our audience.
  • Issues & Platform Committee. Will identify Libertarian positions on current issues and develop the platform for the Libertarian Party of Nevada.
  • Media and Press Committee. Maintain a database of all media outlets and key journalist throughout Nevada as well as key national media outlets. Maintain relationships with key journalists.

 

Positions, Job Descriptions & Requirements

 

Communications Director 


Job Description: The Communications Director manages and oversees the Communications Division. Responsible for planning, development and implementation of all of the Libertarian Party of Nevada's marketing communications both external and internal. Oversees development and implementation of support materials and services in the area of communications. Directs the efforts of the marketing, communications and public relations staff and coordinates at the strategic and tactical levels with the other functions of the Organization.

Principle Accountabilities:

  1. Responsible for establishing and populating all necessary committees as well as recruit and appoint all leaders within the Communications division.
  2. Mentor and lead all other members of the Communications Division.
  3. Develop, implement, and evaluate an annual communications plan
  4. Create and asses communications avenues to create momentum and awareness for measurable action.
  5. Manage the content developed and disseminated through all print and electronic outlets including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, and the state party webpage and social media.
  6. Ensure new and consistent information is disseminated through the Marketing and Outreach Divisions.
  7. Maintain a database and relationships with media and press.
  8. Manage all media contacts and outreach.
     

Qualifications:

  • Highly collaborative attitude.
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Previous experience in Public Relations.
  • Previous management/leadership experience, preferably running a multifaceted team of specialized individuals
  • Formal Qualification in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or similar field.
  • Experience using social media management tools.
  • Experience with marketing plan generation and implementation.
  • Sincere commitment to work with all constituent groups including all other staff, board members, and volunteers.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial.

 

Assistant Communications Director 


Job Description: Responsible for the assistance of the Communications Director in all aspects of the position. Assists with the direction and implementation of information dissemination to applicable departments within the organization including, but not limited to, Marketing, Outreach, and Volunteers.

Principle Accountabilities:

  1. Assist the communications director.
  2. Manage the daily operations of all social media outlets.
  3. Focusing on the internal message throughout the Libertarian Party of Nevada with application to distribution.
     

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in Public Relations.
  • Highly collaborative attitude.
  • Good writing/editing skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively within the organization.
  • Experience with social media posting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other members of an organization.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial.

 

Public Relations Director 


Job Description: The Public Relations (PR) Director is responsible for cultivating and maintaining positive media coverage for the Libertarian Party of Nevada. The director will be responsible for working with all members of the communications and marketing departments in order to execute the overall public relations and analyst relations strategy. The PR Director will be a key information source for all media contacts requesting data and insights, and will manage the development, implementation, and coordination of internal and external public relations strategies.

Principle Accountabilities:

  1. Define overall PR strategy and plan to execute.
  2. Develop relationships with journalists and media sources.
  3. Foster relationships with key business, industry, and all forms of press.
  4. Maintain regular contact with external entities for specific outreach and initiatives.
  5. Respond to media & press inquiries in a timely and professional manner.
  6. Work with appropriate internal teams in order to generate external messaging.
  7. Track and measure PR success.
  8. Plan, budget, and review PR initiatives regularly.
     

Qualifications:

  • Public Relations experience.
  • Strong dynamic communication skills
  • Formal qualification in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or comparable.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify opportunities to increase awareness.
  • Excellent media relations and event execution skills, budget management, and idea generation.
  • Strong planning and project management skills with the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities concurrently in a highly dynamic environment.
  • Professional in representation of the party and able to adjust to various styles of communication and audiences.

 

Press Secretary 


Job Description: The Press Secretary is to serve as the main liaison between the Libertarian Party of Nevada and all media outlets. The Press Secretary will also handle general public inquiries not relating to volunteering with respect to the party. Responsible for informing the public about the activities and accomplishments of the State Party in all forms excluding those roles specifically delegated to other individuals in the Party.

Principle Accountabilities:

  1. Representing the State Party in all media matters.
  2. Fostering relationships with members of the media.
  3. Writing of news releases.
  4. Develop communication strategies in conjunction with the Public Relations Director.
  5. Respond in a timely and professional manner to questions from the media and public.
  6. Assist the Communications Director in coordinating the distribution of information.
     

Qualifications:

  • Adept skills with public speaking.
  • Mastery of English language both written and spoken.
  • Extensive knowledge of government, economics, current issues, and public policy.
  • Experience in media, public relations, or another writing-intensive position.
  • Mature judgment.
  • Formal Qualification in Journalism, Communications, or related field.
  • Knowledge of media production.
  • Experience handling multiple projects under pressure.
  • Familiarity with computers and software including word processing, spreadsheets, and general internet usage.

 

Blog & Newsletter Editor 


Job Description: The Blog/Newsletter Editor is responsible for the maintenance and updating of the State Party's blog and monthly newsletter. Shall also oversee the electronic publishing and distribution of information and messaging.

Principle Accountabilities:

  1. Writing engaging and dynamic content from the political spectrum for regular blog postings.
  2. Work closely with the department heads for directed dissemination of party progress.
  3. Coordinate the inclusion of dynamic multimedia content across the webpage.
  4. Edit the blog to ensure consistency and accuracy in messaging.
  5. Maintain events calendar within the blog and newsletter.
     

Qualifications:

  • Thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of grammar, syntax, style, and punctuation.
  • Meticulous copyediting and proofreading skills.
  • User-centered web content development and a strong understanding for usability and effective content organization.
  • Experience creating regular high yield blog posts and membership communications.
  • Strong communication skills with emphasis on diplomacy and relationship building skills with internal organization members.
  • Flexibility with working both independently and collaboratively on multiple simultaneous projects with members of all other divisions.
  • Formal Qualification in Journalism, Creative Writing, or related field.
  • Experience in the fields of journalism, media outreach, or publications.

 

Associate Editor(s) 


Job Description: Associate Editors support the Blog and Newsletter Editor. Associate Editor(s) are responsible for creating, reviewing, correcting, condensing, or adding content to written materials. In addition, Associate Editors communicate with the internal organization to release applicable news to members and the public.

Principle Accountabilities:

  1. Assist the Blog/Newsletter Editor in generation and selection of content.
  2. Associate Editors supports the Editor by researching stories and topics of interest and the ability to make editorial decisions in the absence of the Editor.
  3. Assists in the gathering of information and creation of relevant articles and news for the Libertarian Party of Nevada.
     

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of grammar, style, and punctuation.
  • Experience writing engaging articles.
  • A strong understanding for effective content organization.
  • Flexibility with working both independently and collaboratively on multiple simultaneous projects with members of all other divisions.
  • Experience in the fields of journalism, creative writing, media outreach, or publications.

 

Contributors / Writers for the Blog & Newsletter 


Job Description:  A Contributor is a writer/blogger who is responsible for writing engaging and dynamic content from the political spectrum for regular blog postings and the monthly newsletter. Most content should be based in news and opinion/analytical writing with a focus on local Nevada politics.

are responsible for writing articles for the blog and monthly newsletter. Mainly based in news and opinion/analytical writing.

Principle Accountabilities:

  1. Writing engaging and dynamic content from the political spectrum for regular blog postings and the newsletter and the electronic publishing and distribution of the content.
  2. Submitting content to the Associate Editors and Blog and Newsletter Editor.
     

Qualifications:

  • Experience writing engaging articles.
  • A strong understanding for effective content organization.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on different projects with other members of the Libertarian Party of Nevada.
  • Experience in the fields of journalism, creative writing, media outreach, or publications.

 

Social Media Director 


Job Description:  The Social Media Director develops and executes the Libertarian Party of Nevada social media strategy and recruits members for the Social Media Army.

Principle Accountabilities:

  1. Serve as the primary advocate and driver of all social media initiatives for the Libertarian Party of Nevada and oversee the social media presence for the Party.
  2. Design, implement and manage the Party's social media marketing strategies, campaigns and contests.
  3. Work closely with the Libertarian Party of Nevada's Communications Division and Public Relations team to distribute relevant Party news via LPNevada's blog, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and other applicable social media accounts.
  4. Monitor and participate in online conversations and engage potential members to build brand visibility and thought leadership for the Libertarian Party.
  5. Look for new opportunities in social media to further build Libertarian brand awareness and affinity.
  6. Manage and recruit members for the Libertarian Party of Nevada Social Media Army.
     

Qualifications:

  • Deep understanding of social media strategies, trends and technologies, promote engagement within the Libertarian Party of Nevada social media communities, and take our social media initiatives to the next level.
  • Passion for social media, including experience using Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Facebook in a professional or business setting as well as personal use.
  • Results oriented attitude and ability to focus efforts in order to generate ROI from social media.
  • Strong writing skills are required as you'll be both engaging with our community and writing our social media posts.
  • Strong understanding of Libertarian philosophy and positions.
  • Proficient with graphics, layout, and illustrative design, not required, but helpful.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.

 

Social Media Army 


Job Description: The Social Media Army executes the Libertarian Party of Nevada social media strategy.

Principle Accountabilities:

  1. Participate in social media initiatives for the Libertarian Party of Nevada and build the social media presence.
  2. Work on the Party's social media marketing strategies, campaigns and contests.
  3. Assist in building a strong social media following/audience.
  4. Work closely with the Libertarian Party of Nevada's Social Media Director to distribute relevant Party news via LPNevada's blog, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and other applicable social media accounts.
  5. Monitor and participate in online conversations and engage potential members to build brand visibility and thought leadership for the Libertarian Party.
     

Qualifications:

  • Familiar with social media strategies, trends and technologies.
  • Passion for social media, including experience using Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Facebook in a professional or business setting as well as personal use.
  • Understanding of Libertarian philosophy and positions.
  • Proficient with graphics, layout, and illustrative design, not required, but helpful.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.

 

Art Director 


Job Description: The Art Director is responsible for developing/assisting in the development of vision/concepts, marketing projects, and initiatives and branding for the Libertarian Party of Nevada. Provides creative leadership in the development of compelling creative concepts that meet the strategic objectives and goals of the Libertarian Party of Nevada.

Principle Accountabilities:

  1. Manages artwork and media content based upon the Libertarian Party of Nevada's needs and specifications in conjunction with ideas/ materials provided by divisions.
  2. Strives to meet assigned deadlines. Communicates with Communications Director and other Division Director(s) if deadlines cannot be met for any reason, or if an extension is required.
  3. Responsible for directing projects across the full range of disciplines including print, broadcast (video), interactive (web) and direct response marketing.
  4. Responsible for leading a creative team composed of graphic designers, editor/copywriters, web developers and video producers.
  5. Manage the creative team from concept development to completion of projects including participation in the hands-on development of work.
  6. Facilitate a team environment; provide leadership and inspiration to volunteers and act as a positive catalyst for the overall group.
  7. Establish consistent and on-going communication with Communications Director with regard to assignment of new projects, project status, work in progress, and final work product.
  8. In partnership with the Communications Director, establish mentors, department operational plans and overall goals.
  9. Develop new creative for brand advertising as well as specialized projects.
  10. Manage the production of all advertising, marketing and outreach materials.
  11. Manage the production and design of all images for the website and social media.
     

Qualifications:

  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Proficient with graphics, layout, and illustrative design.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.
  • Creative/agency experience is helpful.
  • Experience leading a team of designers, writers, producers and other creatives.
  • A solid knowledge of the latest versions of applicable programs such as Adobe.
  • Understanding of interactive design and other emerging platforms
  • Strong conceptual thinker and visual communicator
  • Story telling skills
  • Proficient problem solving and project management skills.

 

Graphic Designer(s) 


Job Description: Graphic Designers produce and design all literature as well as images and graphics used by the Libertarian Party of Nevada.

Principle Accountabilities:

  1. Produces artwork based upon the Libertarian Party of Nevada's needs and specifications in conjunction with ideas/ materials provided by divisions.
  2. Design all advertising, marketing and outreach materials.
  3. Design all images for the website and social media.
  4. Maintain and archive art files/library within a shared network, and process all new files.
     

Qualifications:

  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks.
  • Proficient with graphics, layout, and illustrative design.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.

 

Join the Communications Division Team

 

There are several positions that need to be filled, and there are multiple opportunities to get involved with the Communications Division. If you are interested in getting involved or if you would like to learn more, click here to apply.