Public Information Specialist

San Marcos
Mar 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

San Marcos, TX

Texas State University

Public Information Specialist

Job Number: 2017252

Location: San Marcos

Department: University News Service

Recruitment Type: Open to All

Job Type: Full-Time

Monthly Salary: $4,166 + commensurate with experience

Job Category: Exempt

Required Qualifications:
•Excellent oral and written communications skills.
•Experience drafting executive speeches, opinion pieces, remarks for events, and social media content.
•Proven research and writing skills and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
•Experience interviewing and distilling information in an engaging way for a variety of audiences.
•Ability to produce error-free texts, thoroughly fact-checked documents and to work well independently or as a member of a team.
•Ability to maintain the utmost discretion and diplomacy in interacting with high-level individuals and maintain confidences at all times.
•Proficiency with editing and rewriting.

Preferred Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree in a related area.
•Experience in policy and higher education is an asset.
•Experience with executive communications for a president or executive officer at a higher education institution or a state agency.

Job Description:
Responsible for communicating the message of Texas State to external and internal audiences through multiple media.

Job Duties:
•Support the AVP for Communications in drafting communications messages and strategies to align presidential communications with Texas State’s mission and strategic goals.
•Research and write formal speeches, as well as reports, presentations, op eds, media statements, collateral materials, and social media messages for the President and other senior university officials.
•Work closely with the AVP for Communications and other communications staff to ensure presidential communications are clear and consistent and reflect her values and vision.
•Work with other colleagues in Communications to develop effective strategies and written material to support the university’s strategic initiatives.
•Write high-quality content for use in various university publications that represent the President’s vision on key issues that affect the university.

Additional Information to Applicants:

Job Open Date: 03/22/2017

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Normal Work Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Normal Work Hours Start: 8:00AM

Normal Work Hours End: 5:00PM

Posting Notices:

Legal and Required Notices:
Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

Texas State is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

For a detailed description of this position and to apply, visit or call (512) 245-2557 or visit our office at 601 University Dr., J.C. Kellam Bldg., Suite 340.

About Texas State and San Marcos:
Texas State University is a emerging research institution located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It is the largest of eight campuses in the Texas State University System and one of the 75 largest universities in the country, with over 38,000 students and approximately 4,000 faculty and staff

Texas State is located in San Marcos, a growing community of over 50,000 people located about half way between Austin and San Antonio. Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and pecan trees on the campus add to the charm of the university's picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides outdoor recreational activities throughout the year.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon a criminal history background check.

Texas State University is a tobacco free campus.

Texas State University is an EOE and a member of the Texas State University System.

Related links:
Apply Online at Texas State University
Texas State University main webpage
Summary of Benefits
Texas State University Human Resources
San Marcos, Texas Chamber of Commerce


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