Media Relations, Social Media, and Front-End Web Developer Position

Luther College
Decorah, Iowa
Apr 03, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Luther College is looking to fill open positions in our restructured Marketing and Communications department. These three positions will play key roles in successfully marketing the College:


Media relations and content specialist to story-mine for interesting and newsworthy stories that reflect the Luther brand; create engaging and relevant content for various Luther communication channels; and place Luther stories in external channels. This position requires excellent writing and editing skills, a minimum of two years professional experience in journalism or media relations, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications, or public relations.

Social media specialist to manage, create and publish relevant, original content and marketing campaigns that build brand awareness and increase visibility and engagement in social media channels. This position requires an in-depth knowledge and understanding of all major social media platforms, experience with social media management software, and a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations, or a related field.

Front-end web developer to be responsible for the coding, usability and layout of the Luther College website. As the role takes into consideration both user experience and function, a certain level of both graphic design and programming experience is necessary. This position requires 3-5 years of front-end developing experience, firm understanding of UI/UX principles and best practices, expert knowledge of HTML5/Javascript/ES6/SCSS/CSS, experience working an open-source PHP-based CMS, strong competency in responsive, mobile-first layouts, and working knowledge of technical SEO, digital testing, and site analytics. This front-end web developer position is open to remote candidates with the understanding that regularly scheduled, on-campus work time will be required. As such, applicants located in the Midwest are highly preferred. This person will work with a remote-friendly team, using communication tools such as Slack, Google Hangouts, Pivotal Tracker, and Basecamp to collaborate and stay connected.

Luther College offers an excellent benefit package including a generous retirement contribution, competitive health insurance premiums, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependents.

Luther College seeks to build a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students. Luther College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives to create an academic community rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths or experiences that will contribute to this goal.

To view the complete job description and apply for these positions and all current openings, please go to the employment website at

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