Executive Communications Specialist - 12436-1A

Job description

Updated: Dec 13, 2020
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:

Job Opening ID: 12436

Reports To: MEDIA COMM MGR 3



Bargaining Unit: 99

FLSA: Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 004017

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

Writes or edits a variety of comprehensive and difficult material for stylistic consistency, logic, organization, rational development of content, and emphasis. Researches, selects sources for and conducts interviews, and ensures accuracy of written pieces. Recommends content and layout, edits, and coordinates production of a variety of printed and online material, or conversion of printed pieces to online formats and archives.

Compensation Range:

$55,700.00 - $85,000.00

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    Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations, and/or equivalent education and experience in speech writing. 5-8 years of relevant experience.Experience as an executive speechwriter at a senior level with a portfolio demonstrating proven success writing for CEO level and other senior executives preferably within a complex higher education or health institution. Dynamic self-starter, highly motivated, comfortable in taking initiative and able to work with minimum supervision. Must bring creativity and experience to communications. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must possess a proficiency in communicating effectively with diverse audience in conversations and through documents. Writing must be clear and concise with correct spelling and grammar. Strong research skills including fact checking, information gathering. Ability to synthesize large amounts of data and information into compelling, high level messages about the university. Superior listening skills and ability to ask the right questions. Highly organized, flexible, adaptable, dependable, quick on feet, and discreet. Advanced computer skills and MS office applications. Demonstrated proficiency in using electronica research tools and techniques. Ability to use PowerPoint, graphics, art, photography, and design techniques. Skill requiring judgment to take initiative, accurately establish priorities, complete complex assignments in a timely manner, and adapt quickly to changing needs and in dealing with people who present conflicting challenges. Sensitivity to the culture of collaborative complex organizations. Demonstrated capacity to be a strategic partner, creative leader, and team player. Demonstrated journalistic writing abilities and professional publications.


    Master’s degree preferredDemonstrated skills in project management.Knowledge of public relations, journalism, and news media. Ability to develop relationships and partnerships with a range of stakeholders including the UC office of the president, UCI strategic communications, office of institutional research, health advancement, UCI Health marketing in communications, community and government relations, and other administrative officers to promote consistent messaging among audiences and to ensure linkage to UCI Health Affairs’ mission, culture, and overarching business strategy. Extensive knowledge of communications, promotional, and marketing principles. Exceptional writing, proofreading and editing skills. Ability to translate concepts, ideas in large amounts of data into compelling, dynamic and effective communications pieces. Ability to manage conflicting priorities with tight timelines. Demonstrated organizational abilities that allows the incumbent to work on multiple projects completing the lines and establish goals and workload priorities. Experience interviewing, coaching and analyzing senior leaders, and communication delivery.

Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.




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Job No:
Posted: 10/28/2020
Application Due: 2/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time