Professional Jobs in Baton Rouge

Communication/Marking Entry-level Position, Cajun Ready Mix Concrete

Cajun Ready Mix Concrete provides ready mix concrete in the Baton Rouge MSA to residential, commercial, and industrial contractors. This position will be responsible for client and internal marketing management with a heavy emphasis on writing and design. We seek a creative writer, with excellent copywriter skills and loves to write on various topics and in various forms including proposals, social media messages, ad messages and email marketing content. The ideal candidate should be very versed in social media and content marketing. This is a ground floor opportunity to grow with the fastest growing concrete company in Louisiana. Candidate will be responsible for building the building and executing the marketing plan. 

Responsibilities

  • Create internal Cajun Ready Mix newsletter
  • Assist in Request for Proposals for Clients and Projects
  • Manage social media
  • Using the following social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter
  • Creating monthly social media calendar
  • Maintaining all social media platforms for CRMC
  • Content writing/research for social media
  • Engaging with social media target audiences
  • Writing, editing, scheduling and publishing posts
  • Researching and selecting images, titles and headings for each post
  • Sending e-newsletters and campaigns to certain target audiences via Constant Contact
  • Provide client marketing support

Qualification

  • A degree in Mass Communication, English, Creative Writing, and Marketing preferred
  • Excellent client service skills.
  • Well versed in InDesign and Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

To Apply

For more information and/or to apply, contact Ryan Heck at ryan.heck@cajunrmc.com 

Job posted 10/15/19

Associate Producer, WAFB- TV

WAFB-TV is looking for an Associate Producer to join Louisiana’s number one news team. The ideal candidate demonstrates solid news judgement and the ability to write and edit video. This exciting position is on our station’s top-rated morning newscast. This position is a great place to get the training to move into a full-time producing position at the station.

Responsibilities

  • Ability to edit video and write scripts
  • Flexibility in scheduling, to respond to the changing news landscape
  • Availability to work weekends and holidays if needed
  • Good work ethic and strong people skills
  • Ability to be a team player and must maintain a professional attitude at all times
  • Experience with ENPS editing software is a big plus
  • Valid Driver’s License with good driving record. Employment is contingent on a pre-employment drug screen and motor vehicle background check

Qualifications

  • A degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent professional experience preferred

To Apply

Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings. After applying online, email your resume to Farrah Reed freed@wafb.com 

Job posted 10/14/19

Local Sales Manager, WAFB- TV

The Local Sales Manager is responsible for leading, teaching, and motivating the sales team along with growing local broadcast and digital revenue. The LSM should be proficient in inventory management, revenue forecasting, budgeting, account strategy, product training and focused team development. Qualified candidates must have excellent organizational, presentation, leadership and interpersonal skills with a high sense of urgency and ability to deliver results. This self-starter will generate revenue share growth through positive leadership and cohesive team-building.

Responsibilities

  • Train, develop and motivate sales team
  • Maximize revenue
  • Accurate sales forecasting
  • Develop new and non-traditional revenue streams, sales packages and promotions
  • Lead salespeople to achieve local sales goals
  • Hire, train and grow salespeople

Qualifications

  • Strong leadership, motivational and sales skills with a proven track record of meeting or exceeding budgets
  • Proficient with Microsoft products and industry software
  • 3-5 years of media or digital advertising sales experience

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in Sales Marketing or Business equivalent experience

To Apply

Please apply online at https://gray.tv/careers#currentopenings 

Job posted 10/11/19

Marketing Specialist, MAPP

MAPP is looking for a Marketing Specialist. They provide commercial construction services to clients. This position would be responsible for client and internal marketing management with a heavy emphasis on writing and design layout of proposals. They are looking for a creative writer, with excellent copywriter skills and loves to write on various topics and in various forms including proposals, social media messages, ad messages and email marketing content. Secondly, the ideal candidate will be very versed in social media and content marketing.

Responsibilities include:

  • Create internal MAPP newsletter
  • Assist in Request for Proposals for Clients
  • Assist with formatting Budget Books
  • Format and Produce Project Profile Sheets and employee Resumes
  • Manage social media
  • Using the following social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter
  • Creating monthly social media calendar
  • Maintaining all social media platforms for MAPP
  • Content writing/research for social media
  • Engaging with social media target audiences
  • Writing, editing, scheduling and publishing posts
  • Researching and selecting images, titles and headings for each post
  • Sending e-newsletters and campaigns to certain target audiences via Constant Contact
  • Provide client marketing support

Qualifications

  • A degree in Mass Communication, English, Creative Writing preferred.
  • Excellent client service skills.
  • Well versed in InDesign and Adobe Photoshop

To Apply

Submit your resume to Rhonda Badeaux at rbadeaux@mappbuilt.com

Job posted 10/4/19

Marketing Producer, WAFB-TV

WAFB Channel 9 is the CBS network affiliate located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the 93rd market in the country. The tradition of television in Baton Rouge began on April 19, 1953, when WAFB signed on the air as the second television station in Louisiana. Over the following decades, Channel 9 created the number one news organization in south Louisiana, covering local, state, and regional news. Today, WAFB brings its viewers 25 hours of news programming each week. Presently, Louisiana's News Channel is the only network station in the market to air a complete rebroadcast of every locally produced newscast, plus a live weekend noon news product on our second cable station, News Channel 9. Their anchors, reporters, producers and photographers have won numerous awards from the Associated Press and the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters. A number of investigative reports by WAFB 9News on various topics have even resulted in changes in state law.

Job Summary

WAFB-TV, a Gray Media Station has an opening for a news promotion writer/producer/editor to join our talented team.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Excellent copy writing skills that can cut through the clutter while delivering a clear and creative copy.
  • Non-linear editing skills, preferably on Adobe Creative Suite or Edius platform is a plus, as well as experience with ENPS.

General Responsibilities

  • Prior experience working in television marketing, news or sales
  • Ability to shoot, light and direct professional quality HD video
  • Advanced editing skills, Adobe Premiere and After Effects experience preferred
  • Prior experience designing, posting and tracking social media

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in film, television, news, or related field, or equivalent professional experience
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), and organizational skills
  • Experienced with Adobe creative Suite: Premier, Photoshop
  • Demo reel is required
  • Ability to prioritize and address multiple projects with varying production timelines
  • Experienced in still photography preferred but not required

To Apply 

Please apply online.

Job posted 9/25/19

Graphic Designer, WAFB-TV

WAFB Channel 9 is the CBS network affiliate located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the 93rd market in the country. The tradition of television in Baton Rouge began on April 19, 1953, when WAFB signed on the air as the second television station in Louisiana. Over the following decades, Channel 9 created the number one news organization in south Louisiana, covering local, state, and regional news. Today, WAFB brings its viewers 25 hours of news programming each week. Presently, Louisiana's News Channel is the only network station in the market to air a complete rebroadcast of every locally produced newscast, plus a live weekend noon news product on our second cable station, News Channel 9. Our anchors, reporters, producers and photographers have won numerous awards from the Associated Press and the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters. A number of investigative reports by WAFB 9News on various topics have even resulted in changes in state law.

Job Summary

WAFB has an immediate opening for a Graphic Artist in our Creative Services Department.  The Graphic Artist is responsible for creating graphics for various departments within the station, as well as editing daily topicals.  This person will Assist in commercial and promotional video production and will assist the Creative Services Manager in maintaining daily tasks and projects.

General Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite including but not limited to Photoshop, Premiere Pro and After Effects
  • Must be able to:
    • Collaborate with a variety of team members throughout the creative process
    • Manage time while juggling multiple projects
    • Communicate effectively

Qualifications

  • Degree in Graphic Design preferred; equivalent experience is required
  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, film, television, news, or related field, or equivalent professional experience
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), and organizational skills
  • Experienced with Adobe Creative Suite: Premier, Photoshop
  • Demo reel is required
  • Ability to prioritize and address multiple projects with varying production timelines
  • Experienced in still photography preferred but not required

To Apply 

Please apply online

Job posted 9/25/19

Staff Writer, Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Business Report is the premier business publication for Louisiana’s Capital Region, which includes Baton Rouge and eight surrounding parishes. We are a digital-first newsroom, publishing morning and afternoon editions of Daily Report, an enewsletter packed with original local reporting. We also publish a print edition that, along with the businessreport.com website, provides insightful content on topics and issues that engage the region’s executives, entrepreneurs and professionals.

General Role Description

Develops and produces original content for multiple news distribution channels, including Business Report and Daily Report, our twice-daily e-newsletter.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Business Report team to enact an innovative vision for our print and online news content that establishes both as dominant news sources for business and other top-of-agenda topics for the Capital Region market.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Editor and Assistant/Managing Editor on a regular basis to develop original enterprise stories and write engaging content for our publications. Coverage should be highly competitive, with a persistent goal of being first in the market to bring critical, original stories to our readers, as well as analytical, bringing comprehensive perspective on the issues.
  • Produce creative, engaging and relevant cover packages, news and focus stories, StartUp items and other content as needed. Coverage should be pitched and prepared with a variety of presentation approaches in mind, to include the traditional narrative, infographics, tip sheets, timelines and multimedia.
  • Build a network of reliable news sources through networking and a regular presence at key community and business functions.
  • Protect the Business Report brand through a commitment to excellence, accuracy, integrity and ethical practices in newsgathering, writing and editing.
  • Primary responsibility is to the print publication. However, as time permits or efficiency demands, the writer may take the initiative to further develop stories on occasion for Daily Report after consulting with the Executive Editor or Assistant/Managing Editor, as well as the Online News Editor.
  • Assist the Executive Editor and Assistant/Managing Editor in other projects as needed.

Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in journalism or a relevant field.
  • Experience in newsgathering and writing in a creative, dynamic setting.
  • A commitment to accuracy and the ethical principles that guide excellence in journalism.
  • Excellent news judgment and a familiarity with the issues in business, politics, community and other subject areas that concern our readers.
  • A collaborative spirit and a desire to work to high standards.

To Apply

Interested candidates should email a detailed resume, journalistic work samples and a cover letter expanding on interest in and qualifications for the position to Executive Editor JR Ball at jrball@businessreport.com or to 9029 Jefferson Hwy., Ste. 300, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.

Louisiana Business Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in our workplace.

Job posted 9/4/19

Reporter/Multimedia Journalist, WAFB-TV

Job Summary

WAFB-TV is looking for a multimedia journalist to join Louisiana’s number one news team. The ideal candidate demonstrates solid news judgment and storytelling abilities, with a passion for delivering original, imaginative content every day. A successful multimedia journalist (MMJ) candidate will write, shoot, edit and present compelling content both on-air and online. You will be required to remain active on social media and constantly be competing for the day’s top story. If you have a passion for journalism and a talent for storytelling, this is the job for you. Great writing and a willingness to learn will earn you this position.

General Responsibilities

  • Ability to shoot and edit video, write scripts, and effectively communicate live on-air
  • Flexibility in scheduling, to respond to the changing news landscape
  • Availability to work weekends and holidays
  • Good work ethic and strong people skills
  • Ability to be a team player and must maintain a professional attitude at all times
  • Experience with ENPS editing software is a big plus
  • Valid Driver’s License with good driving record. Employment is contingent on a pre-employment drug screen and motor vehicle background check

Requirements

  • A degree in journalism or related field, or equivalent professional experience preferred

To Apply

Please apply online. After applying online, email a link to your resume reel to rhays@wafb.com.   

Job posted 8/28/19 

Design and Communication Specialist, LSU Student Health Center

LSU is the State’s flagship research university and carries the designation of “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation. It is one of 24 universities nationwide holding land-, sea-, and space-grant status. LSU enjoys a lively and diverse community of more than 36,000 faculty, staff, and students from every state and more than 120 countries. Occupying 2,000 acres on the Mississippi River in Louisiana’s capital city, Baton Rouge, LSU is approximately 80 miles northwest of New Orleans in the heart of the culturally diverse delta region. LSU’s campus, largely of Italian Renaissance architecture, is regarded as one of the top 20 most beautiful campuses in the United States with 57 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and over 1,200 magnificent Live Oak trees, amongst numerous magnolia grandiflora, crape myrtle, camellia, and azalea.

Job Summary

Responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing all communication initiatives for the LSU Student Health Center to support the strategic mission of the department and the University. Through various means, such as graphic design, photography, web design and maintenance, this position is responsible for creating and advancing the Student Health Center and its services, programs and events to the campus community. Responsibilities also include developing, executing and evaluating communication strategies and collaborating with partners within the Health Center, across campus and in the community.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work in coordination with Division of Strategic Communications and other communications professionals in a manner that complements the University's overall marketing and communications efforts. Establish and maintain a communications strategic plan with supporting policies and procedures and coordinate all internal and external marketing activities.
  • Develop concepts, design and/or provide art direction for all marketing and communication items, including brochures, flyers, posters, advertisements, forms, and displays. Recommend and design promotional items to market the Student Health Center in the campus community.
  • Serve as webmaster for the department's website; design website and oversee content management to ensure accuracy and facilitate ease of use. Manage an evolving and expanding social media presence, including Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts. Compile and share analytics as available.
  • Coordinate production of publications. Oversee print jobs, employing knowledge of pre-press and print production. Cultivate vendor relationships.
  • Manage marketing budget to maximize resources and support effective exposure of the Student Health Center services, programs and events.
  • Represent the Student Health Center as assigned. Participate actively in University student recruitment and orientation activities. Serve on campus and community committees, including Campus Communicators.
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate the Graphic Design Assistant and/or interns in the field of marketing and graphic design
  • Recommend and purchase software, hardware and technical equipment necessary to keep current with industry standards. Collaborate with the Director or Operations, who is supervisor, the Wellness and Health Promotion staff, and the entire Student Health Center staff. Partner with other departments to advance the communications plan. Serve as the department's liaison to the Division of Strategic Communications.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic design or Related Field and One Year Related Experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Full-time professional experience in marketing, public relations and/or graphic design in healthcare and/or higher education

Special or Physical Qualification

  • Ability to adjust to seasonal workloads and sometimes demanding deadlines for publication that may require evening work.
  • Due to the nature of the position and/or position responsibilities, this position shall be subject to drug/alcohol testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67.

To Apply

To apply for this position, internal applicants must apply on the internal job posting website. External applicants must apply on the external job posting website.

Job posted 8/13/19

Creative Services Manager, WAFB-TV

WAFB Channel 9 is the CBS network affiliate located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the 93rd market in the country. The tradition of television in Baton Rouge began on April 19, 1953, when WAFB signed on the air as the second television station in Louisiana. Over the following decades, Channel 9 created the number one news organization in south Louisiana, covering local, state, and regional news. Today, WAFB brings its viewers 25 hours of news programming each week. Presently, Louisiana's News Channel is the only network station in the market to air a complete rebroadcast of every locally produced newscast, plus a live weekend noon news product on our second cable station, News Channel 9. Our anchors, reporters, producers and photographers have won numerous awards from the Associated Press and the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters. A number of investigative reports by WAFB 9News on various topics have even resulted in changes in state law.

Job Summary

WAFB is looking for a Creative Services Manager. This creative services team is responsible for commercial production, marketing, branding and station partnerships for WAFB and WBXH. This is a department head management position reporting to the General Manager. The candidate will have excellent time management and organizational skills. The CSM will meet with clients, station partners and community stakeholders and should be comfortable making presentations and recommendations.  The ideal candidate must have a track record of helping clients build their brand and strengthen their commercial messages through quality television and digital production/messaging. If you are a leader who is creative, organized, driven and want to be part of a talented, winning team, we’d like to hear from you.

General Responsibilities

  • Develop and supervise the execution of all on-air, digital and outside media related to promotion and imaging of station programming and news
  • Utilize research and work with various departments to develop and implement strategic marketing plans to build station awareness
  • Prepare and manage department budget
  • Periodically produce media releases as necessary; act as station contact with outside media
  • Quality control of news, commercial, promotional and public service production and marketing
  • Develop immediate and long-range marketing plan for the station. Manage and coordinate all outside media and specialty advertising
  • Meet deadlines

Requirements

  • 3+ years of management experience
  • 4-year Degree or equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Candidate should have a strong writing background as well as a solid knowledge of lighting and a creative eye for shooting video and composing images and promotion campaigns
  • Must have working knowledge of contest rules
  • Integrity, creativity, passion, compassion, positive energy, active listener, engaging personality.
  • A broad-based knowledge of marketing and related standards, the media environment and audience consumption trends
  • Supervise and provide regular feedback, performance appraisals for direct reports
  • Exceptional time management skills, can-do attitude, excellent work ethic.
  • Proven and effective leadership skills; foster open dialogue, empower others, address conflicts quickly and directly.

To Apply

Please apply online.

Job posted 8/13/19

Communications Manager, New Schools for Baton Rouge

Founded in 2012, New Schools for Baton Rouge (NSBR) is a community partnership bringing together talent and resources to deliver excellent schools to students and families in Baton Rouge. We invest in programs and initiatives that support the success of schools to expand and sustain excellence citywide.

NSBR is an entrepreneurial organization of accomplished individuals who are both deeply rooted in their belief in educational equity and highly motivated to provide excellent schools for every child in Baton Rouge. NSBR provides critical thought leadership to the educational landscape, but it is best described as an “action-tank” – dedicating its resources to the implementation of ideas that lead to demonstrable results in favor of kids. Understanding that this work is urgent and complex, team members are quick to identify opportunities that will further NSBR’s mission and exercise flexibility in reorienting their work. Team members think of themselves as
jacks-of-all-trades and are eager to develop their expertise in topics that may be new to them, but are mission-critical. Team members are valued not for what they already know, but for their curiosity, innovation, drive, and what they can accomplish.

Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Managing Director of External Affairs, the communications manager position is a three-year grant-funded opportunity charged with operationalizing the organization’s strategic communications plan.

  • Collaborates with freelancers and consultants to facilitate the development of graphics library
  • Develops ongoing relationship with portfolio schools to provide support for press releases
  • Provides communications training to school personnel
  • Develops a plan for and executes digital campaigns including scheduling of posts as well as promotion of posts by influencers and media outlets
  • Produces content for school and NSBR social media
  • Develops opinion pieces and editorial calendar for submissions to various media outlets
  • Drafts outreach materials such as email newsletters, press releases, fact sheets and blog posts
  • Maintains media contact list

Education and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, marketing or a closely related field preferred; equivalent combination of education and experience also considered
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a
    complex environment
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
  • Mastery of industry-standard social media management tools

Work Demands

Ability to travel locally to various school sites and external partner organizations during work hours

Compensation

This is a full-time role offering compensation that is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, NSBR provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes individual health and
dental insurance, paid time off, and a 401(k) plan with company-matching contributions.

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume describing your background and experience to adonica@newschoolsbr.org

Job posted 8/6/2019

Managing Editor, Greater Baton Rouge Business Report

Business Report is the premier business publication for Louisiana’s Capital Region, which includes Baton Rouge and eight surrounding parishes. We are a digital-first newsroom, publishing morning and afternoon editions of Daily Report, an enewsletter packed with original local reporting. We also publish a print edition that, along with the www.businessreport.com website, provides insightful content on topics and issues that engage the region’s executives, entrepreneurs and professionals.

Job Summary

Greater Baton Rouge Business Report—a winner of multiple national awards from the Alliance of Area Business Publishers for investigative reporting, feature writing and design—seeks an experienced managing editor to guide its digital and print publications.

Job Requirements

  • A solid background in writing, editing and planning
  • Proven experience coaching, managing and engaging full-time and freelance journalists as well as photographers
  • An ability to put photography, illustrations and multimedia presentations to interesting use
  • An ability to collaborate with graphic and digital designers in conceptualizing content presentation is necessary
  • A collaborative spirit and a passion for high standards are musts

This is a full-time, permanent position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply

Interested candidates should email a detailed resume, journalistic work samples and a cover letter expanding on interest in and qualifications for the position to Executive Editor JR Ball at jrball@businessreport.com or to 9029 Jefferson Hwy., Ste. 300, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.

Job posted 8/6/19

Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Kids' Orchestra

Kids’ Orchestra is the largest after-school music program for Kindergarten through fifth-grade students in the United States. Nearly 800 students from across East Baton Rouge Parish are enrolled in Kids’ Orchestra programming where they study an instrument, perform in an ensemble, and/or sing in a choir.

Position Summary

As a member of the development team, the marketing manager will be responsible for the successful project management, development, implementation, and tracking of marketing and communication initiatives including fundraising campaigns; website management; online advertising; social media, and email marketing programs, supporting the overall growth of Kids’ Orchestra’s mission and program. The individual in this role will be responsible for delivering compelling content for different channels and accountable for tracking, analyzing and reporting digital metrics, as well as making recommendations regarding the consideration of new and emergent marketing technologies. The marketing manager generates funds through the development of targeted online programs. The marketing manager focuses on elevating Kids’ Orchestra’s digital footprint to cultivate donations and increase brand awareness.

Requirements

  • BS/BA degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Two years fundraising experience
  • Experience with donor database
  • Must be proficient in, or able to learn, Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint and Google Drive
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Marketing

  • In-kind Partnerships with Media including advertising
  • Program Specific Planning
    • Create a project marketing plan that has exact steps and outcomes associated
  • Logo Partner inventory

Communications

  • Web site -Layout and Content Management
  • E-newsletter-Send monthly email targeted to the following stakeholders: Donors, Board Members, potential volunteers, advocates
  • Press and Public Relations-Build relationships with local media, communicate timely information and secure coverage of Kids’ Orchestra activities
  • Press Releases -Create compelling content targeted to media.
  • Staff Understanding of Communications Spearhead media training & support for officers, program directors
  • Communications Committee-Recruit and manage committee of leaders/experts/volunteers meeting on a quarterly basis to guide the communications plan

Social Media

  • Diversify Content for Social Media Channels-Content development to reach the typical target audience. Ex. Instagram - all pictures, Twitter a little more stats and Facebook Events

Design & Create

  • Annual Report-Create annual report that summarizes the organizations efforts for the previous year.
  • Development brochure, donation envelopes, donor presentation folders, event save the dates/invitations

General Responsibilities

  • Cataloguing-organization of electronic and hard copy files

To Apply

Qualified applicants should email their resume and cover letter to Melissa Parmelee, our Development Director at mparmelee@kidsorchestra.org

Job posted 7/9/19