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Content Producer

3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA Req #109
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is committed to protecting and exercising the inherent inalienable sovereign rights of the Tribe and Individuals in the interest of the Medicine Creek Treat Territories, as stewards to ensure preservation of our cultural and environmental integrity for common good and prosperity for all.

Closes:  September 6, 2019 @ 8:59 pm PST

Department: Communications
Reports To:  Director
Hours:  40 Hrs/Wk – Full Time
alary:  Based on Salary Matrix + Benefits   

  •   Minimum $25.21/hour

Application Requirements:

  • 5-7 Work samples – May be of professionally published (student media okay) written articles, photos and/or video. Links are acceptable.
  • At least 3 references

Samples of work can either be saved with resume and uploaded as one (1) PDF document to 'Upload Resume,' or emailed to

Position Summary:  

This position is responsible for creating multimedia content for the Communications Department. This position works as a team member in support of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Create a variety of multimedia content for use with the Tribal Newspaper, website, press releases, etc. This may include including written articles, photos, photo essays, and short-form videos.

  2. Develop story, photo and/or video ideas and contribute to the Communications Department’s editorial calendar of topics to cover.

  3. Assist with social media as needed, including posting to Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc., in coordination with digital media manager

  4. Research and respond to internal and external requests for information, answer questions and either route or resolve issues and concerns.

  5. Proofread written material.

  6. Enter event information into calendars both owned by and external to the Tribe.

  7. Assist with media relations for the Tribe, under the direction of the communications director or other staff.

  8. Contribute to crisis communications response as needed.

  9. Perform other duties as assigned.      

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications and Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience

HS Diploma/GED required. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in Marketing, Communications or Journalism or a related field preferred. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a combination of writing, photography and short-form video (for social media, for example) skills with strength in at least one area and a basic understanding of the other two.   

Intermediate to extensive knowledge of word processing is required. Ability to use digital content tools such as cameras and social media platforms. Strong interest in web-based communications and knowledge of web editing skills preferred. Working knowledge of Associated Press style preferred.

Must have experience in maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business instructions and procedure manuals.  Ability to follow oral instructions and write news and feature stories using correct English, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ration and percentages.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Licenses, Certificates 
Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted Washington State driver’s license and proof of insurance.  Driver’s License restrictions must not prevent the employee from complying with the Tribe’s Vehicle Use Policy or driving a GSA vehicle.

Other Requirements
Must have reliable transportation.

Must demonstrate strong communication skills, both written and oral.

Must demonstrate an eye for detail.

Must be able to multi-task and set priorities.

Must be able to work long hours and carry and unpredictable schedule.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Requires the ability to operate a personal computer, multi-line telephone, calculator, facsimile and photocopier.

  2. Requires the ability to read, write, communicate, and interpret information accurately in English.

  3. Requires the ability to concentrate and consistently produce accurate work.

  4. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.

  5. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk.

  6. The employee is frequently required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  7. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.    

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. The noise level is moderate.

  2. The physical exertion is low to moderate.

  3. The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.

  4. Exposure to hazardous materials in minimal.

  5. Requires travel using employee’s own transportation.

    The Puyallup Tribe of Indians reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.


Indian Preference Employer as Required by Law

Native American preference applies and job placements are given on a competitive basis, using job related factors.  Because of the large number of applications received and limited job positions, your application will not guarantee employment.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • 3009 Portland Ave E, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA