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Are you the next Kona Communications Manager?

The Kona Bicycle Company is looking for a full-time Communications Manager to work in our global Marketing & Communications Department. 

Applicants must be able to write copy and produce all types of contemporary content at an expert level, ride bikes like the wind, work well with a team, be not afraid to dig in and get their hands dirty, travel to very cool locations to a) work first and, b) ride second, and live in Bellingham, Washington, or Vancouver BC. Here’s a breakdown of everything to do with this job and how to apply.

Job Title Communications Manager
Reports To Eddy Marcelet – Director of Integration
Location Vancouver, BC or Bellingham, WA
(Well…it’s Ferndale and not Bellingham, but Bellingham sounds more exotic, so there you go. It’s also important to note that these offices act as bases, but most work in the marketing & communications group is done by staff working remotely and, 
within reason, our new Communications Manager would have this same ability.)

Kona Communications Manager – Roles and Responsibilities

Overarching Mandate

  • Help run the communications department and develop Kona’s future marketing plans and projects
  • Write all the words

Press

  • Make press launches happen and even host them sometimes
  • Tell the world about Kona’s new products, news, and happenings

Advertising

  • Help with ad campaigns and budgets. It’s fun and we have lots of pictures
  • Work with our design team and get creative
  • Write all ad copy

Product

  • Write all text associated with bikes, platforms and technology
  • Work with the involved groups on naming bikes and platforms. This might be the hardest part of the job, but we need someone in charge of settling all the debates

Video

  • Help establish our overarching video program and plans
  • Make good videos and share in their conception, direction and production

Photography

  • Work with our team to curate an epic collection of photos for use in all our materials and storytelling

Social Media

  • Head up all social media broadcast through Kona’s channels
  • Help us grow, nurture and engage our social community because we know there is nothing better than a Kona fan and the world needs more of them
  • Ensure a consistent flow of content

Newsletters

  • Manage and write all dealer, consumer and press-specific newsletters

Presentations

  • Produce and write all presentations
  • MC product/press launches

Meetings

  • Participate in all sorts of meetings

Misc Communication

  • There’s a whole slew of stuff that doesn’t fit into a specific category. Basically, just be the right person when that person is needed. Everyone at Kona wears a ton of different hats. We are a small company

Required Qualifications 

  • 3-5 years experience in the bike industry
  • 3-5 years experience writing and copywriting
  • Even more experience social media’ing
  • Some compelling evidence of advanced writing and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Planning and organizational skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • A strong sense of integrity and responsibility
  • Avid cyclists only—speak the language and understand the sport
  • Skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe CS, and modern cloud-based services like DropBox
  • Experience with photo and video software
  • Native fluency in English, but add German and French to that and things could really get exciting

The work schedule will include a decent amount of travel and some work on weekends. Don’t worry, we’ll make it worth your while.

If this sounds interesting and you are the type who doesn’t flinch at the idea of diving into a blender while it’s running (i.e. working in a fast-paced environment), then Kona might be the place for you.

Contact this guy: Eddy Marcelet
email: konabikesjobs at gmail dot com (solving this riddle is required if you want to apply)