PR and Content Specialist

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University of Colorado Denver

CU South Denver

PR & Content Specialist (Communications Professional)

Position #754636 - Requisition 14756

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

CU South Denver has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) PR and Content Specialist position.

University of Colorado South Denver is leading the way in offering market responsive educational programming in the fast-growing South Denver metro area. Designed for the community, CU South Denver enriches the lives and minds of ambitious achievers through applied learning experiences, educational activities and high-quality curriculum. CU South Denver is the University of Colorado's only location providing programming and expertise from all four CU campuses (Anschutz Medical Campus, Boulder, Denver and Colorado Springs). CU South Denver's facility includes technology-equipped classrooms, an art and natural history museum, event rental spaces and a world-class catering department. CU South Denver also aligns with business industries and community leaders to develop talent for workforce success. Located one mile east of I-25 along Lincoln Ave. in Lone Tree.

Jobs in this career family involve development, marketing and management of messaging to both internal and external parties. Functions include marketing; advertising; communications; publications; brand management; writing; editing; proofreading; graphic design; web information architecture, development and design; web content development; electronic communications; social media; news media/relations; public relations; photography; videography; radio/television broadcasting; FCC compliance; and communication projects management.

Professionals are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field. At the professional level, duties may be more limited in scope, may be performed with guidance and direction from other professionals, or may be performed in a training and development capacity.

Summary of Work:

This position is responsible for writing and executing content and communication activities for the University of Colorado's South Denver location. Working with the Director of Marketing and Sales and Marketing Lead Manager, this position will be responsible for ensuring all internal and external content and communications--including but not limited to press releases, media pitches, social media, external newsletters, blogs, web content, stories, and other writing--are developed and implemented in a timely, high quality, error -free manner. This position is also the main contact for media and is responsible for building media relations.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits:

Hiring salary has been established as $46,000

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in marketing, journalism, public relations, communications, business administration, business, or a directly related field from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum of one year of experience in a marketing or communications role


  • Professional level experience in a marketing or communications role may substitute for the bachelor's degree requirement on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in marketing, advertising, public relations, events promotion or communications field
  • Experience with WordPress or other content management systems
  • Experience with Google analytics and online marketing tools and practices Experience in social analytics
  • Experience proofing and editing, understanding of AP style
  • Experience writing press releases and media pitches
  • Experience writing feature stories and web content Experience with project management, timelines and ensuring on-time deliverables.

Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at * REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A cover letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2). A current resume/CV. 3). List of 3-5 professional references.

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 25, 2018

Job Category: Communication

Primary Location: Denver

Department: U0001 -- Denver-Anschutz Administration - 60137 - ADM-VCSD Administration

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 20, 2018

Closing Date: Sep 25, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Posting Contact Name: Meghan Garcia-Ortiz

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00754636





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Job No:
Posted: 12/8/2018
Application Due: 12/9/2018
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