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Communications Specialist

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The Illinois Press Association is looking to fill the position of Communications Specialist.

This position involves assisting all departments of the IPA, including but not limited to: Advertising, Foundation, Media Monitoring and Technology.

Must be experienced in reporting, page layout, graphic design, and creating marketing materials.
Support Desk and/or some technology experience helpful as well as previous newspaper experience.

Required Skills:

  • Full understanding of Adobe Creative Cloud; including Adobe InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Ability to update websites and social media accounts.
  • The ability to create print and digital content to deliver interesting, accurate and factual information about Illinois newspapers & newspaper industry issues.
  • Self-motivation with confidence and discipline necessary to complete multiple projects accurately and efficiently.
  • PC and Mac knowledge.


Bachelor’s degree or greater in journalism or related communications field and/or  5+ years of experience.

Job Location:

Springfield, IL

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to: ipa@illinoispress.org.

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