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Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Title: Business Presentation Specialist
Location: Richmond, VA





The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) is seeking a Business Presentation Specialist to join its Research Division. The Business Presentation Specialist will create and support the development of highly-customized presentations to help the Research team and other VEDP divisions effectively communicate their message to clients and stakeholders. The Specialist will excel at conveying complex ideas and information in a clear, compelling, and visually-appealing way that adheres to established brand and design standards. By enhancing the effectiveness of organizational communications, this position will play an essential role in furthering VEDP’s economic development goals.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with organizational leaders to prepare executive-level presentations on high-priority economic development and organizational initiatives, to be delivered to a variety of internal and external audience
    • Create, design, and format electronic presentations that convey complex ideas and information in a clear, compelling, and visually-appealing way
    • Edit and proof presentations to accurately reflect content
    • Update existing presentations to improve their effectiveness and quality
  • Work with the Research team and Sales partners to create and improve materials used to convey Virginia’s advantages to companies
    • Create, design, and update presentations and content to be shared with companies at all stages of the project lifecycle
    • Create complex graphic elements supporting key messages from Virginia’s value proposition
    • Finalize layout of client proposals to ensure content and visual cohesiveness
  • Support efforts to ensure consistent design/formatting standards for presentations and build presentation development capabilities across the organization
    • Offer expertise on PowerPoint shortcuts, best practices, and other means to improve organizational proficiency
    • Provide guidance and feedback on ways to improve the content and design of presentations
    • Advise on the appropriate and consistent use of established brand and style guidelines to help achieve a consistent look and feel across the organization
 
Experience and Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred
  • Previous experience using PowerPoint to create client-facing slide decks
  • Demonstrated success in crafting, designing, and developing compelling presentations and documents
 
Skills:
  • Expert skills in PowerPoint, and familiarity with InDesign
  • Understanding of the technical aspects of presentation development, including constructing templates, use of masters, color themes, optimizing media, and delivery on different platforms (print, laptop, mobile)
  • Strong conceptual and design sense
  • Attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and quality
  • Excellent editing and proofreading skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong collaborator, working well in a team environment while also able to function as an individual contributor with self-direction and accountability
  • Comfortable speaking with internal stakeholders, with strong interpersonal skills
  • Adaptable, quickly grasping creative direction and receptive to feedback
  • Strong time management skills, deadline-oriented and efficient
  • Resourceful and able to deliver with limited or incomplete information
  • Proactive in communicating and documenting project progress
 
All candidates must apply through our website: https://www.vedp.org/about-vedp
A valid driver’s license is required. Applicants must provide a résumé, a cover letter, and a portfolio showcasing five or more high-end, visually compelling presentations. The resume and cover letter will be uploaded during the application process.  Please send the portfolio only to vedphr@vedp.org.  Application deadline: October 2, 2019.
 


The Scoop
Industry: Marketing - Other
Career Level: Early Career (1+ yrs experience)
Minimum Education: High School or Equivalent
Job Status: Full Time
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
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