Communications Specialist: Whatcom County Library System — Application closing 6/29/18

Job position / title: Communications Specialist

Name of business / employer: Whatcom County Library System

Job description / duties

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) seeks a creative and detail-oriented Communications Specialist to draft, design, edit, and distribute print and online promotional and communication materials to inform the public and promote the Library to a variety of audiences and ages.

  • The Communications Specialist performs and assists in a variety of complex graphic design and marketing duties to inform the public and promote the Library in a manner consistent with the Library brand and image
  • Facilitates external communication about Library news and events
  • Serves as a member of the Communications Team
  • Manages internal communications related to community relations
  • Supports programs and special projects for administration; and performs other duties as assigned.


  1. Associate Degree and one or more years related experience;
  2. Thorough knowledge of English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation;
  3. Skill in designing promotional materials and drafting, writing, and proofing editorial copy that meets the needs of the Library and staff and appropriately reaches target audiences;
  4. Knowledge of relevant office and graphics software, including Adobe Creative Cloud design software, Microsoft Office Suite, the Internet, e-mailing systems;
  5. Knowledge of principles and practices of graphic design; knowledge of layout and design techniques;
  6. Ability to conceptualize, design, layout, edit, proof, and produce effective print and online Library promotional materials and publications; photography experience and/or experience producing video marketing content preferred;
  7. Knowledge of marketing and promotion as they pertain to creating appropriate promotional materials and basic promotional campaign plans;
  8. Equivalent knowledge, skills, technical training, education, and/or experience will be considered.

Person or department to contact: Lizz Roberts

Business address: 5205 Northwest Drive


Phone: (360) 305-3625

How to apply

Applications should include

[×] Resume

[×] Cover letter

[×] References