Marketing and Communications Specialist

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Posting DetailsPosting Number: 0601148 Position Category: Marketing/PR Professional Job Title: Marketing and Communications Specialist Position Code: 00422X Position Type: Staff Department: University Communications Nature of Work: The Marketing and Communications Specialist is responsible for
assisting in coordination of the the university's marketing and
strategic communications functions which include but are not
limited to branding, messaging, media and public relations. This position will identify, research and write timely and impactful stories and profiles about Albany State University.

This resourceful, collaborative member of the marketing and
communications team must have excellent overall writing, research and communications skills. Must have a good eye for detail, strong organizational skills and the ability to work well under deadlines.

Develop executive remarks, talking points and Q&As.

Draft content and stories about the University.

Write internal and external emails about University-wide initiatives.

Work on branding communications, including bios and boilerplates, updating existing assets and creating new ones as needed.

Provide thoroughly researched background materials on issues and goings-on in higher education.

Be informed about overall business direction and key trends to
ensure all written materials are timely and relevant.

Track, compile and update University stats.

Strong editorial judgment and visual sense. Training and Experience: 3 years of experience in higher education or a relevant field
B.A in Journalism, Communications or relevant field.
Must be able to provide writing samples. Testing Requirements: Must be able to provide writing samples. Illustrative Examples of Work: The position will entail researching, developing, writing, editing and proofreading a full range of external and internal communications materials, including executive correspondence such as speeches,remarks, letters, talking points, Q&As, web content and more.

This individual will work closely with media outlets, faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Identify, develop, write and pitch media stories in support of our strategic priorities, write and proofread press releases, articles, blogs, newsletters, strategic
communications, email blasts.

The Marketing and Communications Specialist will prepare and
guide faculty and administrators in advance interviews (print,
online, radio, and broadcast).

The incumbent will collaborate with internal and external
constituents to develop/implement appropriate media relations and communications strategies for gaining the highest level of visibility across the media landscape.

This position will support daily crisis communication efforts;
manage highly sensitive issues that affect the university brand; will provide support in planning and implementation of media
relations/communications strategies/press releases for high
visibility events,

Under the direction of the Director Marketing and Communications will collaborate with internal and external constituents to create consistent communications strategies and messaging for projects, gifts, and various donor events, enrollment efforts, academic programs, and other strategic initiatives. Posting Date: 07-01-2020 Closing Date:
(Screening of applications will begin at date shown and will continue until the position is filled.) Open Until Filled FTE: 1.0 Special Instructions to Applicants:Funding Source: No Response Number of Openings: 1 If Other, please denote the Name of a Grant:Fringe Benefits:Salary:Physical DemandsFacts About the Institution: Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, medical and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Assistance Program after six months of employment.

EEO/AA/Non-Discrimination Statement:

Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution which adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher education.

The University is committed to insuring equal opportunity to all students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, physical or mental disabilities, or sexual orientation. It is the policy of Albany State University to comply with all federal laws, including the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (Title II), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Executive Order (E.O.) 11246, and all subsequent amendments and implementing regulations which prohibit discrimination as above described. In accordance with the requirements above, Albany State University affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability or national origin in its employment and/or educational programs and activities. Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

The University shall take action, to the extent allowed under state and federal law, to ensure fulfillment of this policy. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, or to file a complaint regarding violation of this policy, please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources, 2400 Gillionville Road, Suite K-111, Albany, Georgia 31707, Director of Human Resources at 229-500-2026. Students requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Student Disability Services Center, New Student Center, 2nd Floor, Green Zone (Room 2-140), Dr. Stephanie Harris-Jolly, Director of Counseling and Student Disability Services, 229-500-3442. Disability Statement: DISABILITY STATEMENT:

Applicants who have a disability and who need special services or facilities to apply or to interview should contact Human Resources at 229.500-2026. EEO/AA employer. Optional Applicant Documents:Required Applicant Documents: Resume
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Posted: 10/8/2020
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