Public Communications Specialist (Communications Content Specialist ) - Journey

Greensboro, NC
May 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Requisition Number S1161

Position Number 13948

Position Classification Title Public Communications Speciali

Functional Title Public Communications Specialist (Communications Content Specialist ) - Journey

Position Type Staff

Position Summary

Re-Post, Previous Applicants Need Not Re-Apply, Still Under Consideration

Communications Content Specialist

The communications content specialist is a communication professional who serves as a writer and copy editor for print and online publications and creator/manager for communications projects in University Communications. "Journey" is the minimum competency level necessary in public communications content specialist positions in University Communications. The position's broad skill set requirements involve magazine writing and web writing, news, social media and audio and/or visual across electronic and print media

  1. Primary function: Research, writing, editing stories for print and online publications/sites, with the primary focus of informing internal and external audiences and constituencies about the University's research, programs, arts and creative programs, services, events, faculty, staff and students. This includes managing all needs for the story, such as scheduling any needed photography and consulting with the art director. He/she is expected to be knowledgeable about research, programs, activities, faculty and students throughout the professional schools, departments, programs and other areas. Writing features and shorter pieces, editing and helping facilitate production of print and online editions of UNCG Magazine, UNCG Research Magazine and Campus Weekly as well as UNCG Now website (70% of time)
  2. Communications projects creation, writing and editing: This includes work on pieces involving various media, including video and photography. Assignments from social media manager. Assignments for Assoc. VC for Communications. Assignments involving media relations or special events. Other duties as assigned. (30% of time)

Minimum Qualifications


Preferred Qualifications
  • Journalism, English, Communications or related public information experience.

Alternate Option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Special Instructions to Applicants

The Department asks to view a portfolio during the review process. This can be provided either by using the Link to a Professional Portfolio or by actually uploading a portfolio under the "Other Documents" document title.

Posting has been extended and will now close on 2/28/2017.

If selected for an interview, a writing test will be administered.

Recruitment Range $38,000 - $48,000

Org #-Department University Communications - 33901

Work Hours of Position 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. M-F with occasional nights and weekends

Job Family Information and Education

Band Public Communications Specialist

Competency Level Journey

2-4 key competencies for successful execution of job duties, including chosen level definition:

1- Communication:
Ability to independently communicate program information of moderate complexity and impact to targeted audiences; ability to
assimilate and communicate information that requires greater understanding and has greater impact on the organization.

2-Project Management:
Ability to consult with and determine client/customer needs and project parameters. Ability to plan and manage multi-faceted and
specialized projects. Ability to conceptualize and create communications as they relate to the area of responsibility from creation through delivery. Ability to independently assimilate and compose written materials to use in a variety of communication outlets; ability to edit documents to ensure accuracy in content and form; ability to draft communications for final release.

3-Knowledge - Professional
Thorough knowledge of the methods and techniques of planning, writing and editing and producing content. Ability to edit and analyze informational material or content prepared by others. Thorough knowledge of the techniques for disseminating information to the public and target groups.

4-Knowledge - Technical:
Understands and uses communication, design and visual art concepts and practices pertinent to the area of responsibility.

Open Date 02/08/2017

Close Date 05/19/2017

Job Close Date

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

FLSA Exempt

Salary Grade Equivalency 69

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Writing Sample(s)
Optional Documents
  1. Link to Professional Portfolio
  2. Other Documents

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following options best describes your higher education history?
    • No Response
    • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a directly related field
    • Bachelor's Degree or higher in an unrelated field
    • Associate's Degree in a directly related field
    • Associate's Degree in an unrelated field
    • 3 years
    • 2 years
    • 1 year
    • less than 1 year
    • High School Diploma or GED
  2. * How many years of experience in a directly related field do you have?
    • No Response
    • 6 or more years
    • 5 years
    • 4 years
    • 3 years
    • 2 years
    • 1 year
    • 4 months
    • less than 4 months
  3. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Greensboro News & Record
    • Carolina Peacemaker
    • Other Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other Professional Journal
    • UNC System Job Board
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Other
  4. * Are you currently a permanent, time-limited or RIF employee of UNCG?
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Describe your experience multi-tasking in a fast-paced work setting.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Using your own words, describe what professionalism means to you.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * If you have four (4) or more years of directly related experience, please describe in detail.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Do you have experience in higher education?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Briefly explain your interest in this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * How would you describe yourself in five words?

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * What kind of work do you find stressful?

    (Open Ended Question)

  12. * What would you consider a good work environment?

    (Open Ended Question)

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