Coordinates, assembles and distributes information pertaining to a college, department or program of a limited size, staff and/or complexity, which may include the on-line communications and the publication of news and press releases, brochures and/or related materials.
Works with a team of communicators to provide leadership and support for the education, communication and marketing efforts of MSU Extension, specifically for the Health and Nutrition Institute. Develops and manages communications and marketing strategy in concert with the institute director and associate director. The institute is comprised of approximately 160 community-based educators across Michigan’s 83 counties. Major program efforts include SNAP-education, behavioral health, chronic disease education, food preparation and preservation and physical activity.
Plans, creates, produces, photographs, edits, records or drafts releases and feature materials for on-line communications, media and publications in order to inform the public and University of issues and events.
Identifies sources of information, researches, surveys and interviews to obtain information.
Composes, edits, designs, records, produces and duplicates audio-taped or printed programs or materials.
Coordinates and approves the work of artists, photographers and printers and monitors work in progress.
Assists with web development and technological enhancements for the unit.
Maintains and updates files including statistical reports, clippings and measurements.
Assists with negotiating rates and orders advertising for print, television or radio.
Contributes to the overall growth and engagement strategies for social media.
Executes innovative social medial marketing campaigns to support traditional media, public relations, and advertising activities and to promote department events.
Supports social media goal setting, execution, tracking, and reporting.
Serves as a liaison with other University departments including University Relations.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in communications, journalism, telecommunications, professional writing, business, marketing, English, public relations, or related field.
One to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in communications, public and media relations, composing, editing and publication production, news, broadcasting, and print media, and/or marketing, advertising, and creative services; graphic design; word processing; desktop publishing; web design; presentation; spreadsheet and/or database software; public presentation; or radio production; or computer programming/technology; experience managing content for social media channels.
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Self-starter who can effectively work both independently and in a team environment.
Ability to prioritize tasks effectively.
Ability to demonstrate sound decision making skills.
Demonstrated ability for accuracy and thoroughness.
Five plus years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in communications, marketing, public relations, or a closely-related area.
Experience or interest in health, nutrition and/or physical fitness.
Experience in the use of AP Style writing and editing techniques, digital communications, social media and general communications support.
Demonstrated mastery and understanding of web-based content management systems.
Experience managing content and executing content for social media channels.
Strong writing, proofreading and editing skills.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Attention to detail.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Knowledge of Constant Contact, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and InDesign.
Knowledge of computer software and usage (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, scheduling, Internet browsers, etc.).
Basic photography and graphic design skills.
Knowledge of MSU branding.
Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment while adhering to aggressive deadlines.
Event coordination experience.
Ability to lift and carry educational materials, equipment, etc. up to 25 lbs.
Proven ability in establishing and working with a diverse network of constituents and community members across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences.
Understanding of and ability to implement Civil Rights principles and compliance standards.
Has an understanding and commitment to equal access and opportunity and to diversity and inclusivity.
Other skills and/or physical abilities required to perform duties of the position.
Required Application Materials
Four (4) professional references, including at least two (2) current/prior supervisors
Bidding and Eligibility Ends on 3/12/19 at 11:55 PM
Internal Number: 564101
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