Information Specialist Senior

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job TitleInformation Specialist SeniorRequisition NumberRE20331Working TitleSr. Research Communications SpecialistDepartment Name14400:Public RelationsWork LocationLexington, KYGrade Level43Salary Range$18.16-29.07/hourType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


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3 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time; standing or walking with objects up to 10lbs.


Monday-Friday 8:00 am-5:00m.

Job Summary

The Senior Research Information Specialist will report jointly to the Director of Research Communications and the Director of Medical Campus Public Relations & Strategic Communications. This position is responsible for promoting research at the University of Kentucky to internal and external audiences by creating content for news releases, newsletters, blogs, video scripts, podcasts and social media. Other responsibilities include managing multiple social media accounts for the Vice President for Research and providing content for other University social media channels. Also, pitching research-related stories and research experts to local, regional and national media reporters and outlets. This position also serves a member of the 24-hour on-call team for UK Public Relations and Strategic Marketing responding to media calls for patient information or crisis situations on campus.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Candidates must possess strong communication and organizational skills, able to work both independently and collaboratively, able to manage several projects at once, and have experience working with news

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience

Bachelors degree in communication-related field.

Deadline to Apply09/29/2019University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the response that best represents your paid, full-time writing, journalism, public relations or related work experience.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 4 years
    • More than 4 years, up through 7 years
    • More than 7 years
  2. * Please describe your experience related to writing and/or promoting research.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please select the response that best represents your paid, full-time work experience managing and/or producing content for Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other social media channels.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 4 years
    • More than 4 years, up through 7 years
    • More than 7 years
  4. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Academic Keys
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the above
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents




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    Posted: 9/20/2019
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