Communications Manager II

East Lansing
May 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Working/Functional Title

President's Office Public Relations Spec

Position Summary

The President’s Office Public Relations Specialist assists in developing, assembling, and maintaining communications representing the MSU President and Office of the President to a variety of publics and organizes presidential communications into a body of work that represents the president’s administration. Working in collaboration with others, manages president’s website and social media execution related to the president. Provides support for other communications projects related to the president as requested by Communications and Brand Strategy (CABS). Completes additional communications projects for the Office of the President and CABS as assigned. 

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Journalism, Public Relations, English, Communications, or a related field; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in public and media relations; issues and crisis management; professional writing such as news media, media relations, or executive speech writing and public communication; knowledge of Associated Press style; ability to quickly gather, organize and summarize critical information under deadline pressure; experience developing and writing content for PR and marketing purposes including news releases, web and social content; monitoring media and social media on key initiatives and issues; experience developing and executing integrated strategic communications programs, including strategies to elevate social media presence and increase engagement with a wide range of audiences; experience in copy editing and proof reading; experience with word processing; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  

Desired Qualifications

The desired candidate will have a minimum of seven years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in Journalism, English, Public Relations, Communications, or related field; experience in writing for advocacy or in a specific voice, project management, and public relations; experience developing communications for executive management within a large, complex organization; exceptional writing and editing skills; a track record of crafting targeted communications that adapt to a speaker's voice; demonstrated ability to work at both the strategic and tactical levels; experience evaluating, planning, writing, editing and promoting news stories and PR messaging with issues and crisis management focus; a deep understanding of higher education roles, functions and issues; experience in packaging and pitching stories to professional news media; experience in creating and manipulating multimedia content for social media and web properties and using analytics for web and social media management; must demonstrate initiative, good judgment, and the ability to own projects; ability to work effectively with team members and contacts. 

Required Application Materials

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Bidding eligibility ends on 6/6/2017 at 11:55PM

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