New Job Digital Communication Specialist In Indiana

Digital Communication Specialist
Digital Communication Specialist

Digital Communication Specialist

Company : State of Indiana
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Indiana

Full Description

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.

At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

About the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities (GCPD):

The Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities (GCPD) improves the lives of people with developmental and other disabilities in Indiana by strategically funding grants, influencing public policy, and training people with disabilities and their family members to more effectively communicate and advocate for themselves and their communities. GCPD works to ensure that people with disabilities can live independent and productive lives in the community with the supports and services that they need to maximize their potential.


The salary for this position may be commensurate with education and experience.

About the Job:

As the Digital Communication Specialist, you will create, coordinate, manage, and evaluate the digital marketing and communication plan for the agency, which includes but not limited to agency website, newsletter, graphic design, social media, videos, brand management, and print materials. You will be responsible for all materials being accessible and using plain language. You will be responsible to create content in tandem with subject matter experts and support from agency staff.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Manage social media platforms (Facebook, IG, Twitter, LinkedIn)
    • Create annual social media calendar with disability advocacy related posts
    • Edit, modify, share posts from partners, as directed by Supervisor
    • Create posts for platforms that promote GPCD programs and work with GCPD staff to generate content, as directed by Supervisor
    • Maintain branding and appropriate “voice” across platforms
    • Monitor posts for public comments
    • Create and/or translate posts/videos into languages other than English, as requested
    • Create culturally appropriate content
    • Graphic Design
    • Create accessible images for web, social media, and other digital media platforms in line with agency branding

  • Agency Support
    • Learn and exhibit mastery of the CMS system for INGov websites
    • Update and maintain agency websites
    • Utilize Canva, and other approved products, for design work
    • Learn and exhibit mastery of the Gov Delivery E-newsletter system
    • Assist with gathering data from requisite sources for PPR, Quarterly Report, and other reports, as requested
    • Assist with gathering personal stories and associated media for use in outreach, social media, and reporting
    • Assist with the development of GCPD internal policies and processes related to accessibility for meetings, presentations, documents and materials, social media posts, and other media, as directed
    • Project management with vendors, as requested
    • Special projects, as assigned

  • General Expectations
    • Writing, proof reading, and attention to detail is a large component of this position As a legal and governmental agency, it is essential that external facing materials have no misspellings and no grammatical errors
    • Ability to create professional graphic images that are in keeping with agency branding and agency professional expectations is essential to the position
    • Evaluate digital marketing and communication initiatives and provide create ideas to improve program

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Media Studies, Public Relations, or other related field
  • Minimum three (3) years of related work experience Preferred five (5) or more years of experience
  • Fluent in Spanish (speaking and writing) a plus
  • Attention to detail is a must
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal skills and teambuilding, able to build relationships and establish credibility to deliver results
  • Demonstrated knowledge of grammar rules
  • Experience with Canvas, Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and InDesign
  • Experience with video and photography equipment, including lighting and sound equipment
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task and juggle multiple deadlines
  • Ability to think strategically and solve problems
  • Experience with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram
  • A strong customer service orientation, with an ability to work independently and effectively prioritize a variety of projects simultaneously
  • Strong eye for design and visual language, ability to translate information into soundbites for digital platforms

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • Free Parking
  • Free LinkedIn Learning

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.