The primary purpose of the position is to direct, plan, coordinate and manage communications projects furthering objectives of the CAES and Cooperative Extension and Research divisions, as assigned. Creates messages through website content, social media, print materials, and radio/television content that generate interest in the college's research agenda, Cooperative Extension outreach initiatives and Research initiatives. Identifies and determines topics or subjects for various projects to support strategic objectives; researches and verifies submitted material; writes, reads, proofs, edits and rewrites copy; ensures accuracy and completeness of projects; and interviews subjects when appropriate.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
Agricultural Communications (AgComm) is the central communications arm of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES), and also serves some communications functions for the college's academic units, including Agricultural Research and Cooperative Extension. AgComm supports the Extension and research agendas and advises academic leadership on marketing, in keeping with the strategic priorities of the University and the college. The unit develops relationships with all constituents, both internal and external to CAES and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
AgComm collaborates with the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and University leaders to determine the messages to be conveyed to internal and external audiences through digital, broadcast and print media; conveys messages to encourage the understanding that agriculture is a dynamic, rapidly changing industry embodying all the occupations connected with research, production, processing, marketing, and distribution of farm- related products; builds CAES pride through proactive branding, marketing, communications, and public relations initiatives; provides communications services to Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Research faculty and administration. These services include program promotion and publication consultation; video and photography; editorial services; graphic design print and product production; distribution support; and other services to connect our current students, prospective students, the community, families and friends to the College and the University. The Ag Communications team advocates for College needs and priorities to local, state and federal funding agencies, the general public, and especially the agricultural community across the state. Each team member is committed to implementing innovative communications solutions to improve day-to-day operations and customer service.
Internal job number: 008527
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Technical Writing, English, or related communications discipline; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Strong knowledge of the fundamentals of writing, grammar, syntax, AP Style, and punctuation.
Knowledge of concepts and principles of social media, communications and marketing.
Direct work experience using social media channels, especially Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Demonstrated creative experience building social media audiences.
Proven social media voice that is confident, effective and engaging.
Experience in using web tools and software for analyzing and improving social and new media.
Ability to multi-task, prioritize and balance varying volumes of work assignments and adapt to the changing needs of the office.
Good organizational, analytical, critical thinking and time management skills, and strong attention to detail.
Established record of collaboration and interpersonal skills working with diverse colleagues.
If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training and experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is one of the nation’s most highly respected doctoral research, land-grant institutions. With an enrollment of almost 11,000 students, we are committed to fulfilling our mission through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public service. As a member of the A&T family you will be an integral part of its history and future – joining more than 1,800 current faculty and staff. You will be expected to be a leader and mentor. You will influence the minds that will affect our world. As a change agent, you will use your intellect and influence to make a positive impact on the greater A&T community. A&T will be more than your job, it will become your passion—and that commitment to yourself and others will last a lifetime. Because that’s what Aggies Do!