Multi-Media Specialist INTERNAL ONLY

Job Summary:

Provides multi-media and social media support to the Tribe’s Communications Team. Works under the supervision of the Tribe’s Communications Director to communicate the Tribe’s story through social media, create electronic media to dissimentate appropriate messages, and produce materials for the Tribe’s social media platforms, website, and general outreach.

Essential Functions:

Content Creation

  • Develops and creates content for the Tribe’s social media platforms and website.
  • Uses photography and video to document tribal events, people, or places.
  • Writes storyboards and scripts, in coordination with the Communications Director and Chief of Staff.
  • Operates filming equipment such as lighting, microphones, camera, etc.
  • Uses video editing software to create professional videos for the Tribe’s different media platforms and programmatic needs.
  • Conducts research and interviews for video and photo projects that highlight the Tribe, tribal culture, tribal history, tribal people and tribal programs. 
  • Develops basic graphic design content for the Tribe.
  • Establishes and maintains relationshiops with the Tribal government, staff and others concerning projects, upcoming events, and programmatic needs.

Social Media

  • Accesses and updates the Tribal Government’s social media sites to promote the Tribe, Tribal Community, Tribal Government and increase engagement.
  • Works collaboratively with other employees to implement live events on social media. 
  • Works collaboratively with employees to develop media content and strategy under the supervision of the Communications Director and Chief of Staff.
  • Works with other programs to ensure consistency across multiple social media platforms and maintain the Tribe’s positive image.
  • Tracks and analyzes data from social media sites to inform content decisions and future social media strategy.

Website and other electronic communications

  • Updates the Tribal website and Tribal events page on a regular basis.
  • Works with the Communications Director to produce quarterly e-newsletters and works to increase email subscriptions and opens.
  • Formats emails for transmission via the Tribe’s Listserv and e-newsletter software.
  • Greets clients, answers telephones, and responds to requests as needed.
  • Operates a variety of office equipment: Computer, telephone, printer, fax, and copier.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education, Experience, and Licenses:

  • High School diploma OR GED equivalence required. Associate’s Degree preferred.
  • Two years of work experience in social media, video production, graphic design, and website development.
  • OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Must maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license or obtain one upon hire, qualify for the Tribe’s vehicle insurance, and provide proof of personal vehicle insurance.

Qualifications, Registrations, and Certifications:

  • Must demonstrate knowledge of photo and video production and editing;
  • Requires a good speaking voice and possess knowledge of Grand Ronde Tribal history and current issues;
  • Requires demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, collegial environment where respect for fellow workers and Tribal values is essential.
  • Ability to master video-editing program.
  • Ability to create and upload website content. 
  • Knowledge and experience with photo editing, video-recording, and design programs.
  • Understanding of social media and web tracking data as a tool to inform future outreach efforts.
  • Strong planning skills.
  • Ability to work independently on a project from development through completion.
  • Excellent communication skills, listening, verbal & written skills and excellent interaction and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong commitment to task, accuracy, problem solving, initiative, organizational skills, attention to detail, and integrity.
  • Requires discretion, courtesy and tact involving contacts with employees, clients and other visitors.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to Native American culture required.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Continually requires the ability to express or receive detailed information or important instructions through oral communication.
  • Continually requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm. Requires repetitive movement of wrists, hands and/or fingers.  Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks.
  • Requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time, raising objects from a lower to a higher position and/or moving objects horizontally.
  • Occasionally requires lifting of up to 40 pounds.
  • Due to the nature of the interactions with other employees and the public we serve, employees may be required to provide documentation of, or receive, certain health vaccinations.
  • This position is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions which provide protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions.
  • May be called upon to serve as a Disaster Reservist during Emergencies, or when the Tribal Emergency Operations Center is opened.
  • Local travel within our six-county service area is required. Travel outside of the state is infrequently required.
  • Must be able to work a flexible work schedule in order to meet department deadlines and attend Tribal/Community events.

Background Check:

  • Candidates for this position will be subject to criminal and character background checks and may be subject to fingerprinting.


The individual must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing a significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.