Cause Areas

When

Fri Nov 24, 2017 - Fri Jun 01, 2018

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

Committee Purpose
This committee provides the membership with news, information, and updates about our organization. The Media & Communications Committee is responsible for gathering and delivering electronic news on an ongoing basis.

Committee Objectives

  • To develop a comprehensive strategy using media to communicate news timely and effectively.
  • To assess communication needs and mechanisms to identify adequacy/deficiencies/improvement opportunities
  • To re-evaluate communication program at least annually for current suitability and effectiveness.
Key Roles & Responsibilites
  • To contribute articles and ideas to the bi-monthly newsletter.
  • To lead discussions on our organizations online profiles (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) and post relevant news and articles for the veteran community.
  • To evaluate the media options for communicating The American Legion's mission for its members.
  • Identify process and contacts to communicate with other Committees to ensure maximum mutual benefit and effectiveness.
  • Assign people to projects and provide oversight.
Time Commitment
The Committee meets as needed.

Committee Member Profile
  • Value the importance of written communication, understand various media and communication tools, and be able to quickly evaluate best medium to obtain communication objective within time constraints.
  • Be comfortable using online media as a communication tool.
  • Have strong writing skills and the ability to think creatively.
  • Be able willing to work independently, as well as part of this team, and to interact with other committees.
  • Be flexible and creative!
  • Be willing to work within deadlines. Strict adherence to time lines is imperative, since the responsiveness of this committee will influence the success of other committees.
  • Have some newsletter, web design or writing experience, if possible.

Skills

  • Advertising
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Content Management Systems
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Public Relations
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • 2 Hours per Week
  • Veterans and Family Members Preferred

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