Open Job Position

Communications Coordinator

MetroEast Community Media is seeking a Full-Time Communications Coordinator to join our team at our Gresham, Oregon facility. As MetroEast’s Communications Coordinator, you will collaborate with the Leadership Team and staff to develop and implement communications strategies that promote MetroEast’s Education, Digital-Equity, Television Production and Membership Programs, as well as equity and inclusion work.

Hours / Classification

Full-Time / Non-Exempt: 32 – 40 hours per week

(may include some evenings or weekends)


$18/hr (with room for growth) plus a generous benefits package

(PTO, Health and Dental Insurance, Parental Leave, Employer 401k Match, etc.)



MetroEast is a nonprofit community media hub based in Gresham, Oregon. We educate the public on how to leverage media & technology to create meaningful content relevant to our times. Our creative, diverse, and passionate staff invest time and energy working to close the digital divide as well as supporting local schools, government, and nonprofits through media education and services. Learn more about us at


Primary Responsibilities

Maintain a consistent brand and voice on all of MetroEast’s communications

Manage and support the creation of print and electronic materials including:

  • Annual report designed to promote our work to members and donors
  • Marketing, development and solicitation materials as needed
  • Event announcements, invitations, programs and signage
  • Program updates and action alerts
  • Social media presence
  • Email Newsletter 

Manage website updates and changes with IT team and external vendors.

With CEO and Senior Leadership, coordinate and manage communications projects (e.g. editorial calendar, campaigns, Google AdWords, branding initiatives, workflow strategizing, distribution strategizing, etc.) including setting timelines assigning roles facilitating meetings and liaising with external service providers as needed.

Measure a report analytics on the effectiveness of our communications activities, platform, engagement, campaigns and progress.

Work with leadership to identify media opportunities and implement campaigns around key programs and issues.

Serve as an Access advocate, ensuring that all MetroEast communications are inclusive and equitable.

Assist with other internal and external communications as needed.


Supervisory Responsibilities



Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to maintain a professional attitude in a fast-paced and ever changing environment
  • Knowledge of working with diverse communities with diverse needs (applying an equity lens to work)
  • Well organized and detail-oriented (multiple platforms, media libraries and internal documents)
  • Able to prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Personal commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Experience in developing communications for diverse audiences and members
  • Multilingual preferred (our audience and members speak a variety of languages)
  • Excellent writing and editing skills (both long form and for the web)
  • Excellent PC and Mac skills including Google G-Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud and social media aggregators


Education and Work Experience

2-3 years of administrative, communications, or marketing experience or a Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience


Working Conditions/Physical Demands

During pre-COVID times, work is usually performed in an indoor office environment with long periods at a desk. The environment is oriented to public service and subject to constant work interruptions. The employee must be able to move about the facility to communicate with staff members. During COVID, working remotely from home is strongly encouraged. Meetings, relationship building, networking & other job duties can, for the most part, be accomplished virtually utilizing online resources. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily & that, if requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship.


MetroEast Community Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. Equity is more than a commitment at MetroEast – it is the foundation of community media.  We are fully invested in equity, inclusion, anti-racist work, and believe deeply in embracing the differences and commonalities of the communities we serve. At MetroEast, we aspire to be a place where you can be your best self, share your passion, talents, and skills, and help us realize our mission to invigorate civic engagement, inspire diverse voices, and strengthen community life.

Please Note: Successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment for this position.


Apply Today

Interested candidates should submit a resume & cover letter to

Please list “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line of your email.

Applications will be accepted through 5PM on Monday, September 30, 2020.

Learn more about this position by downloading this PDF : CommunicationsCoordinator_JobDescription