Communications Manager I

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Position Summary

The Communications Manager works in partnership with the director of Marketing and Communication to further the College of Veterinary Medicine’s marketing and communication goals through writing and the management of digital and traditional communication collateral, web content, design, and multimedia projects. This position is the primary professional writer for the MSU Veterinary Medical Center and project manager for the College’s large print collateral. A qualified candidate must be an extremely proficient writer and content editor, must be digitally literate, must be able to generate and edit web content to preserve brand voice and consistency, and must be able to adapt his/her writing style to fit genre and multiple audiences. In addition, candidates must possess high-quality project-management and customer-service skills, have a solid proficiency in design, and have the ability to interview subjects and generate creative and frequent stories for various social media, communications, and web content. Candidates also should have experience and/or knowledge of multimedia projects (including video production), content strategy, and web usability/accessibility. Knowledge of medical and/or scientific terminology is desired. It is expected that the candidate stays ahead of emerging digital communication and social media trends to ensure that the College’s communication efforts are relevant and effective. Through teamwork, collaborates with other employees to achieve goals and objectives.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Communications, English, Professional Writing, Marketing, or related field; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in composing, editing and publication production; media project management, video production, crisis communication, marketing research and writing, and creative services; work experience with a content management system and digital methods of communication, including social media; layout and design software, including Adobe Creative Suite; HTML and CSS; word processing; desktop publishing; web design; presentation; spreadsheet and/or database software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Mastery level writing skills; proficiency with digital methods of communication, including social media; proficiency with layout and design software, particularly Adobe Creative Suite; proficiency with video production; strong interviewing and research skills; good organizational and project-management skills; effective interpersonal communication skills; ability to work well with a diverse group of people; ability to work well on a team; ability to foster a cooperative work environment; computer literacy with strong Internet research skills

Required Application Materials


Cover Letter

Listing of the contact information for three professional references

Special Instructions

Please provide the names and contact information for three professional references.

Work Hours


Description of End Date

This is an off-dated position funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

(Bidding Eligibility ends 3/20/2018 at 11:55 PM)




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Posted: 3/14/2018
Application Due: 3/27/2018
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