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Economic Development - Marketing Research Multimedia Associate

Sumter Economic Development/TheLINK - Sumter, SC , US

Job Description:

Sumter Economic Development, TheLink Alliance, and SumterEDGE is currently looking for an

Economic Development Marketing, Research & Multimedia Associate

Starting Salary DOQ

Examples of Work Performed: The Economic Development Marketing, Research & Multimedia Associate will play a pivotal role in
developing and implementing strategic marketing initiatives, conducting comprehensive research, analyzing data, creating compelling
multimedia content, building relationships with existing industries, and supporting fundraising and strategic initiatives to support the
organization's economic development goals. This role requires exceptional marketing, research, and analytical skills, as well as
proficiency in graphic design software platforms and a deep understanding of economic development principles and practices. The ideal
candidate will have a strong passion for community development, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work both
independently and collaboratively within a team.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Must be able to develop and create marketing strategies to raise awareness of our
organization's economic development initiatives and attract new business opportunities. Is knowledgeable and able to conduct thorough
research and analysis of economic trends, market conditions, and industry best practices to inform strategic decision-making and
planning. Is skilled in designing and creating compelling multimedia content, including graphic designs, presentations, reports,
infographics, and digital content, to effectively communicate our organization's mission, goals, and accomplishments. Is proficient in
using graphic design software platforms such as Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) and other tools to produce
high-quality visual materials. Is able to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to gather data and insights, ensuring accurate
and up-to-date information for research projects and marketing efforts. Assists in identifying and pursuing funding opportunities, such
as grants and sponsorships, to support the organization's economic development initiatives. Will provide support for fundraising and
strategic initiatives, including event planning, donor relations, and campaign management. Maintains a comprehensive understanding
of local, regional, and national economic development trends to ensure the organization remains at the forefront of industry best
practices. Participates in networking events, conferences, and workshops to represent the organization and foster relationships with key
stakeholders in the economic development community. Must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with a strong
attention to detail. Is able to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Minimum Requirements: Requires a Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Economics, Business Administration, Graphic Design, or a
related field. Prefer one (1) year of experience in marketing, research, data analysis, and multimedia content creation within an economic
development context. Strong knowledge of economic development principles, practices, and strategies. Must be proficient in graphic
design software platforms such as Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop) and other design tools. Experience in grant
writing, fundraising, and relationship development with existing industries is a plus.
Benefits: Sumter County Government participates in the SC State Health Plans and Retirement Plans administered by PEBA (Public
Employee Benefit Authority). A complete listing of benefits and eligibility requirements can be found by accessing . An
overview of benefits and eligibility will be provided in the pre-employment packet and again during the new hire orientation.
Request Assistance: If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable
accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings or apply for a job on this site as a result of your
disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by contacting Human Resources at (803) 774-2824 or emailing
Reasonable Accommodation: Applicants with disabilities may contact Sumter County Government – Human Resources via telephone
at (803) 774-2824, FAX (803) 774-2827 or e-mail to request and arrange for accommodations. If you
need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time.

Qualified Applicants Are To:

Submit a resume, cover letter detailing your relevant experience, and portfolio showcasing your marketing, research, and
multimedia work to Include “Economic Development Marketing, Research & Multimedia Associate
Application” in the Subject line.


Mail Documents To: 10 E. Liberty St, Sumter, SC 29150
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Contact Information

Eliza Buxton
10 East Liberty Street
Sumter, SC 29150, US
Phone: 803-774-2160
Fax: NA