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Media & Communications Assistant at Apricot Lane Farms - 13877

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Media & Communications Assistant
Apricot Lane Farms
10700 Broadway Road
93021 Moorpark , CA ,
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Job Description: 

Apricot Lane Farms is a 214-acre Organic and Biodynamic farm located 40 miles north of Los Angeles and 20 miles east of Ventura in Moorpark, CA. We are seeking a talented and experienced Media & Communications Assistant. The on-farm Media & Communications Assistant plays an integral role in Apricot Lane Farms Media & Communications Department, supporting the team in propelling the farm’s story into the world in a meaningful way. The ideal candidate is highly organized, naturally curious, and eager to learn, and well-versed in social media platforms.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

• Schedule all posting on all social media channels—ALF & BLF accounts (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, TikTok)
• Support content creation and campaigns as needed under the guidance of Communications Manager and Communications Director for social media, email marketing, website content, customer communications and special projects
• Create and maintain organization of content database, editorial calendar, and metrics reports
• Runs community management of all social platforms, responding to comments, DMs, and performing daily outreach
• Performs general administrative duties to support the department, including materials and equipment orders, expense report coding, receipt wrangling, file organization, spreadsheet creation and organization, basic IT troubleshooting, and release tracking
• Maintain/organize farm photo library (under guidance of On-Farm Photographer) and social media asset library
• Assist farm photographer on photo shoots
• Field and coordinate archival media licensing inquiries & delivery for both ALF & BLF
• Handles website updates and changes as needed in WordPress and liaise with
developer for everything outside of basic WordPress knowledge & duties
• Actively contribute creative content ideas by staying attuned to farm activities and
knowledgeable of social media best practices
• Assist in the creation of marketing graphics using Canva and ideally InDesign &
Photoshop, as well

Education & Experience: 

Interest and enthusiasm around the topics of regenerative farming, agroecology, biodiversity & food. If not already versed, a willingness to deep dive on those subjects.
• Fluency in social media platforms, tools, and analytics
• 2+ years managing social media business accounts
• Skilled proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Lightroom, Premiere, Photoshop,
InDesign), WordPress, Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Canva, and social media
publishing tools

• A self-starter with a go-getter spirit - you’re not afraid to take initiative, jump in and get your hands dirty
• Highly organized, thorough, and incredibly detail-oriented
• Excellent communication and analytical skills
• Able to manage multiple projects and priorities
• BS degree ideal

Application Instructions: 

Please submit a cover letter, resume and give examples of brands with great social media presence and why you chose those samples.

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