Position description: The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, is seeking a Communications Coordinator or Senior Communications Coordinator (depending on applicant’s experience).
This position is responsible for communications activities such as: monitoring and measuring media coverage; writing and editing e-newsletter articles; generating media lists and distributing news releases; writing and editing news releases; assisting with preparation of executives’ media training; creating and updating executives’ PowerPoint presentations; generating ideas for social media posts; posting website content; conducting research and other duties as assigned.
This position will report to the Senior Manager, Communications, and will serve as a member of the Appraisal Institute’s six-person Communications Department.
Required/preferred skills: Writing, editing, news judgment, social media, online research, presentation preparation. Knowledge of AP Style. Ability to use Microsoft Office (especially Word, Outlook and PowerPoint). Ability to use Cision (including PR Newswire) or similar media monitoring, measurement and distribution platform. Familiarity with Real Magnet or similar email product is preferred. Experience with an online content management system is preferred. Video production experience is preferred.
Required/preferred experience: Minimum of three years full-time, professional public relations or communications experience is required; at least five years is preferred. Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism or similar field is required. Experience with corporate communications, not-for-profit associations and/or public relations agencies is preferred.
About Appraisal Institute
The Appraisal Institute is a global membership association of professional real estate appraisers, with more than 19,000 members and 91 chapters throughout the world. Its mission is to advance professionalism and ethics, global standards, methodologies, and practices through the professional development of property economics worldwide. Organized in 1932, the Appraisal Institute advocates equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the appraisal profession and conducts its activities in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Members of the Appraisal Institute benefit from an array of professional education and advocacy programs, and may hold the prestigious MAI, SRPA and SRA designations. For more information regarding the Appraisal Institute, please visit www.appraisalinstitute.org.