Digital Communications Officer Opportunity, California Wellness Foundation

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Job Posting: Closed

Digital Communications Officer - Read the full job description and apply here.

The California Wellness Foundation is a private, independent foundation created in 1992 with a mission to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention. It’s the Foundation’s desire to promote equity and level the playing field so that everyone has access to good-paying jobs, healthy and safe neighborhoods, and quality health care services. Since its founding, Cal Wellness has awarded 8,750 grants totaling more than $987 million. It is one of the state’s largest private foundations.

Job Description

As a key member of the Public Affairs Department, the digital communications officer will partner with the director of communications in realizing the Foundation’s vision to completely transform our online/digital presence and practices. We seek to align our digital and online presence with the short- and long-term strategic priorities of the Foundation. The digital communications officer will be actively engaged in maintaining and improving the Foundation’s website, and will serve as a partner in developing a strategy for, and executing on, an expansion of our social media presence.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Content development for website, intranet, social media and email marketing

  • Develop and maintain an editorial calendar of content for and Wellness Within (Cal Wellness’ intranet for staff) by working with the Public Affairs team to identify news, stories and information appropriate for publishing.
  • Draft, refine and post content to and Wellness Within, including writing headlines, reviewing blog posts and repurposing content for other audiences.
  • Work with external web vendors to keep the website up to date; use Dreamweaver to make basic updates to the website.
  • Manage content review and revisions to finalize materials for publication.
  • Draft and refine external communications such as news releases and e-newsletters, and internal communications.
  • Measure, analyze and optimize performance of content across all channels so as to improve audience engagement.
  • Select and edit visuals (including infographics, photographs and line art) suitable for posting to support content on and Wellness Within.
  • Organize and manage Cal Wellness’ image archives, responding to internal inquiries and requests for images as needed.
  • Design and deploy email campaigns and messages.
  • Plan and execute content strategy related to the web, search engine optimization, email marketing and social media.

Media monitoring

  • Scan media for news and information relevant to Cal Wellness’ work and share a daily report with Public Affairs team to inform social media content decisions and internal communications.
  • Manage and update a media-monitoring account as needed.

Research and briefing materials

  • Conduct research and report on issues, policies, people, events and organizations as needed.
  • Draft briefing materials and talking points for communications activities as needed.

This position is based at the Foundation's headquarters. On September 25, 2017, the headquarters will relocate to beautiful new offices in downtown Los Angeles. Prior to that date, the Foundation's headquarters are in Woodland Hills, CA.

To Apply
Please upload your resumeletter of interest and a writing sample from your portfolio. 

The California Wellness Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. 

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