IU Studios is the central Marketing and Communications unit at Indiana University, and includes the University Events and Conferences teams. Our insights and technology-driven teams serve as strategic consultants throughout the university, with a central mission to create experiences that lead to a lifelong love for IU.
Will work closely with the Senior Communications Consultant to produce news and information for IUPUI faculty, staff and affiliates, primarily in the form of email newsletters.
Department Specific Responsibilities
Collaborates with the Strategic Communications team and school communicators to repurpose that content and advance the top institutional priorities of the university and the IUPUI campus.
Plans, researches and writes news items that clearly and effectively convey important information to IUPUI faculty, staff and affiliates.
Coordinates graphic elements to accompany stories, including photo, video and infographics.
Shepherds pieces through the editing process and formats, publishes and distributes the news using various communications platforms.
The Internal Communications Specialist exercises news judgment. Monitors progress of editorial projects and tracks production schedules.
Monitors analytic pertaining to the e-newsletters as well as the communications vehicles they link to, including websites.
Provides general support for internal communications on the IUPUI campus, including production work for the IUPUI Today and other Today newsletters.
Independently creates basic and complex communications for print and e-distribution on behalf of department or functional area within department and in support of departmental goals and objectives; communications may be interdepartmental; staff, faculty, or student-focused; or external.
Responds to inquiries and requests and explains policies, procedures, and context of communications.
Manages relationships with various internal and external stakeholders and creates communications coverage for relevant initiatives, events, and programs.
Prepares communications timelines and shares progress of communications toward relevant deadlines with manager, team members, and other relevant constituents.
Regularly monitors relevant social media and news sites; researches relevant subject matter to increase knowledge in area(s) of specialty.
Utilizes various communications software programs and delivers communications in multiple formats to a variety of audiences.
Provides guidance to lower-level Communications Generalists.
Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, English, public relations, or related field
2 years in relevant field
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered
Strong writing, editing, communication and digital production skills.
Motivation to seek out and learn new technology and communications platforms.
Ability to coordinate with photo/video, media relations and social media teams.
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and content management systems (e.g. Agility, SalesForce, Cascade).
Experience in the role of reporter, digital production, copy editor, communications assistant or another job where digital communications production, writing and editing are the primary responsibilities.
Experience with HTML code or similar.
Understanding of Google analytics or similar.
Fluency with video and photo editing software.
Proficient communication skills
Maintains a high degree of professionalism
Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
Highly thorough and dependable
Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
Working Conditions / Demands
This role requires the ability to effectively communicate and to operate a computer and other standard office productivity equipment. The position involves sedentary work as well as periods of time moving around an office environment and the campus. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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About Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.