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Travel Information Writer
Agency: Department of Parks and Tourism
Office: Central Office
Section: Tourism Division
Date Posted: 12/04/2017
Posting Expires: 12/15/2017
Summary
This Travel Information Writer promotes the tourism aspects of the State of Arkansas by writing news releases, feature articles, and web site content, covering events and attractions in Arkansas. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.
Typical Functions
Acts as a liaison and public relations representative between Arkansasís tourism division and hospitality industry to research events and tourism development in the state. Writes copy to be placed in various department publications and e-newsletters. Writes news releases and feature articles covering attractions and events. Writes copy to be placed on the departmentís suite of web sites. Writes scripts for slide shows or special programs upon request. Takes photographs when visiting destinations or attending events which are added to the department archives. Updates business and attraction listings, within assigned territory, that appear in the Tour Guide and on Arkansas.com. Conducts promotional tours for members of the media and assists with travel arrangements. Provides presentations to groups, such as civic organizations or local school classes. Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Job Dimensions
Occasional in-state travel is required.
Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills
Knowledge of the principles and practices of Associated Press style guidelines. Knowledge of HTML coding for posting to the Internet. Ability to research reference materials in libraries, on the Internet, and through personalinterviews. Ability to manage multiple deadlines. Ability to write descriptive and colorful feature releases that motivate travel to Arkansas. Ability to organize and present clear, concise oral and written presentations about attractions and events in Arkansas. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Strong vocabulary, writing, and grammatical skills.
Minimum Education and/or Experience
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in English, journalism, or a related field, plus one year of experience in creative writing, media relations, communications or a related field.
Preferred Qualifications
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Must possess a valid Arkansas driverís license. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Agency Specific Information
Digital Marketing Coordinator/Travel Writer
Position #: 22092566
Grade: GS06
Salary: $36,155
Location: Tourism, Central Office, Little Rock AR

Closing date:

The position will oversee daily operation, strategy and postings for all Arkansas Tourism social media outlets, to include uploading content and scheduling posts and responding to individual social media comments. The position will be responsible for coordinating consistent messaging and imagery across all digital marketing platforms, to include Arkansas.com, social media, and email outreach. The position will help coordinate the redesign of Arkansas.com and will contribute to the overall tourism marketing plan. Knowledge of SEO techniques, key word ad buys, and social media best practices will be required.

Other duties include writing copy to be placed in electronic and print publications, on Arkansas.com, and for other special projects. The position will be required to proofread print and electronic written documents to ensure consistency, grammar and style. Other potential writing assignments will include short-form video scripts.

This position offers a full benefit package including paid holidays, annual and sick leave, health insurance, and retirement pension.

Applicants must meet or exceed the following qualifications: The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in English, journalism, marketing or a related field, plus one year of experience in digital marketing, communications or a related field.

We are an EOE/ADA/AA employer. Minorities and women encouraged to apply.

Applications accepted online ONLY: www.arstatejobs.com.
Job Details
Position No.: 22092566
Class Code: P019C
Grade: GS06
Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00 per year
Background
check required?
No
Job Type: Full Time
Location Information
Job City: Little Rock
Job County/Region: Pulaski
Contact Information
Contact name: Personnel Office
Phone: (501) 682-6887
Email: natural.jobs@arkansas.gov
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