Communications Specialist

Office of the President · Juneau, Alaska
Department Office of the President
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $23.79 - $30.34


Communications Specialist 


Job Class:  Specialist
Class Status:  Active
Department:  OTP/Communications   
Type of Position:  Non-Exempt
Location of Work:  Juneau, AK
Covered Position:  Yes
Salary Grade(s):  8-9
Prepared by:  J. Garrison/J. Wise
Hours of Work:  M-F 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Employment Category:  Regular Full–Time


The Communications Specialist provides support to the department in expanding the Tribe’s communications materials and social media presence utilizing a multitude of social media platforms and by designing and developing print material and audio/video productions. Works under the direct supervision of the Communications Coordinator.


Reports To: Communications Coordinator 
Supervises: N/A
Liaison To: Tlingit & Haida Administration 


• Assists in managing and expanding the Tribe’s social media presence.

• Assists in producing web-based multi-media projects (i.e. podcasts, videos, etc.). 

• Assists in the design and editing of publications and other communications materials. 

• Drafts PSA’s, press releases and content for publications, website and social media platforms.

• Assists in coordinating news conferences and other media events.

• Assists in organizing and prioritizing projects.

• Collaborates with administrative staff regarding media activities when required. 


Spending Authority: N/A
Other Authority: 


• Must have strong writing skills and be able to communicate effectively

• Experience in conceptualizing project ideas and translating into camera-ready copy using Adobe software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)

• Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize, multitask, manage complex workload and handle pressure with strong follow-through and attention to detail

• Proficient in marketing using social media tools (i.e. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat)

• Ability to work effectively with managers, employees, tribal leaders and tribal citizens

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software

• Strong working knowledge of communications principles and practices.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• High level of editorial skills

• Demonstrated skill in project management 

• Working experience with the Adobe Design Suite

• Capable of maintaining confidentiality, with a high degree of accuracy regarding information collection and recording

• Proven knowledge and capability with online communications and social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and website content management systems

• Familiarity with Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures

• Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

• Associate degree in Communications, Marketing, Graphic Design or Public Relations, 

• Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel)


o Four year’s communication/marketing experience may be substituted for Associates Degree

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (education, experience, skills)

• Bachelor Associate degree in Communications, Marketing, Graphic Design or Public Relations or minimum of six (6) years communication/marketing experience

• Proven social networking experience and social analytics tools knowledge

• Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator

• Experience with web content management tools, like Adobe Contribute

• Experience in video and photography production

• Experience in podcasting

• Experience in copywriting and editing


The majority of work is performed in a professional office setting and is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 40 lbs.  Travel on small aircraft or ferry may be required. 


• All employment at Tlingit & Haida is “at will”.  This means that the employee or Tlingit & Haida may terminate employment at any time and for any reason.  Unless specified in writing, no term of employment is expressed or implied for this position.

• Tlingit & Haida is a no tolerance workplace.  All regular employees may be required to pass a pre-employment and subsequent random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and maintain employment.

• Tlingit & Haida requires a criminal background check be conducted on all employees.  All employment offers are conditional until federal criminal background check results verify your eligibility to work for Tlingit & Haida.

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  • Location
    Juneau, Alaska
  • Department
    Office of the President
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $23.79 - $30.34