Information Technology Services (ITS) at Iowa State University is seeking qualified applicants for a Communications Specialist II. ITS provides core computing, network services, enterprise systems, and information security resources to the students, faculty, and staff. ITS partners with IT professionals from around campus to provide specialized resources to Iowa State's academic and business units. The ITS Communications Team works with technology professionals to develop and implement technology-related communications campus wide.
The Communications Specialist II will be responsible for developing a broad array of communications materials including news stories, press releases, brochures, displays, educational publications, logo marks, social media content, and interactive multimedia projects that meet a broad range of faculty, staff, and student needs. This position will assist the Information Technology Services Communications Director with key projects, help manage and implement the department's communications plan, assist with occasional project management, and work independently to create a range of assigned communications deliverables.
The successful candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communications skills, as well as the ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of people and work within a creative team environment. The candidate will also have excellent organizational skills, the ability to manage web content, strong attention to detail, and the ability to manage multiple projects within specific budgets and timelines. All candidates are requested to attach samples of published work products.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
· Post-graduation work experience creating published work products
· Experience with copywriting for publications, newsletters, advertisements and other promotional items (list this as second bullet)
· Experience with proofreading and copy editing (list as third bullet)
· Demonstrated working knowledge of AP Style
· Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud, including Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop
· Experience with website design and management on either WordPress or Drupal platforms
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.