Job Details

Status

closed - Full-time 8-hour shift, Monday through Friday

End Date

Job Type

Fully Remote

Salary

$32,000 to $35,000 per year, depending on experience

Job Description

At WordSouth, we are helping drive broadband adoption across rural America to help improve lives and communities. In this position, you’ll be working with the traffic manager to move thousands of marketing projects through a robust creative system. You’ll work with our network of print vendors to help make sure every project is quoted, shipped, and delivered on time and in budget. You’ll spend your day interacting with account managers, writers, designers, freelancers, and executives, and your job will be to keep everyone on the same page. You will be the gears in our well-oiled machine.

We are looking for someone who is organized, thorough and adaptable. You’ll need to love spreadsheets but also be willing to learn new technology. You’ll need strong people skills and the understanding of how to help others meet deadlines without making them groan every time they see your name on Slack.

Pay and benefits are competitive. WordSouth, part of Pioneer Utility Resources, is an equal opportunity employer.

Responsibilities

  • Work with staff to help understand the details of print projects — you are the person who learns what questions to ask to avoid a problem down the line.
  • Work with printers to request quotes for print orders. Create and send print orders and print files.
  • Generate project numbers and associated Dropbox folders.
  • Work with Account Managers to move assignments through creative process.
  • Check in on upcoming and ongoing projects. Keep up with deadlines.
  • Help analyze campaign success and troubleshoot problems when they arise.

Job Related Qualifications

Skills

  • Confidence in crafting and suggesting solutions to problems.
  • Ability to work exceedingly well with others. You happily share the load.
  • Comfortable with multiple assignments of varying types and deadlines.
  • Dependability — you meet deadlines and finish what you start.
  • Adaptability — you are excited about trying new processes or ideas to see if they work.
  • Low supervision required — you’re a self-starter who doesn’t need to be pressured to do great work, on time.
  • A sense of humor and grace, which makes you an excellent collaborator.

Education

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Experience

  • Project Coordination or Project Management: 2 years (Required)
  • Monday.com Software: 1 year (Preferred)

Special Requirements

COVID-19 Considerations

Most employees work remotely, both before, during, and after the pandemic. For individuals wishing to work in an office setting, the Rainsville, AL office can be your work location post-pandemic.

Application Question(s)

  • Describe your connection to the rural broadband and/or electric industry, if any.
  • Did you include a cover letter? Applications with well-written cover letters will receive the most thorough review!

Miscellaneous

About the Company

Based in Rainsville, Alabama, WordSouth serves electric and telecommunications companies from Texas to South Carolina, and from Florida to Minnesota. With more than 30 employees in 6 states, WordSouth has deep experience and understanding of the rural broadband industry, along with a history of service to community-based electric utilities. Through print and digital publications, as well as managed marketing programs, WordSouth helps broadband providers educate, inform and engage their communities in their broadband programs while helping all utilities tell their story, market their services, and train their people. Learn more on the WordSouth Website.

WordSouth is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pioneer Utility Resources. Formed in 1954 to help Northwest rural electric cooperatives with their communications needs, and a cooperative itself, Pioneer and its subsidiaries partner with more than 230 community-owned utilities and state associations in 33 states. Marquee products and services include seven consumer magazine brands reaching more than 650,000 U.S. utility households. Pioneer magazine brands include Ruralite, Florida Currents, and Currents, and it works with utility associations and their members to publish magazines in Louisiana and California. The cooperative also provides social media engagement, responsive website design and hosting, and custom communications services.

Pioneer owns 3 additional subsidiaries serving electric utilities. Missouri-based ARC Media is focused on social media and other web-based services for utilities. Efficiency Services Group specializes in support and installation services for utility energy-efficiency efforts, primarily in the West. NewsData publishes industry-leading, independent newsletters covering the utility sector in California and the Pacific Northwest. Pioneer is also the largest shareholder in General Pacific, a Fairview, Oregon-based electric supply company.

Pioneer and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers.

Benefits Information

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Notice of Equal Opportunity Employment

We expect employees to be honest, trustworthy, and operate with integrity. Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere we do business. We fully consider all qualified applicants including those with a criminal history.