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ITT Publications Coordinator

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Employee Type:

AP-Administrative Professional

University Title:

Publications Coordinator

Working Title:

ITT Publications Coordinator


WSU Extension


Ag & Natural Resources

Department Link:

WSU Ag & Natural Resources

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Ag & Natural Resources - Tree Fruit

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Summary of Duties:

As a member of the WSU Tree Fruit Extension Team, the Extension ITT Coordinator for Communications will contribute to the outreach efforts targeted to the Washington State tree fruit industry. This position will collaborate with diverse team members, WSU researchers and industry stakeholders to ensure outreach is effectively delivered across multiple platforms. This position will develop a communication plan for a wide array of projects and initiatives that benefit diverse audiences, including tree fruit growers, allied industry, orchard employees, researchers and students. Delivery methods should include but not limited to printed documents, videos, webinars, social media, webpage, podcast and others. The Communications Specialist must be flexible, curious, eager to learn, and comfortable with change in a fast-moving environment. Critical skills include the abilities to: synthesize, simplify and explain complex information; anticipate questions and articulate answers; work independently and productively; manage time and competing demands and tasks efficiently; and communicate effectively with a wide range of people and personality types.

Additional Information:

View the Benefits overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.

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Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience.

Required Qualifications:

Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications or related field and two (2) years of professional level writing/editing experience which has included word processing computer applications and a demonstrated knowledge of graphic arts principles. A Master’s degree in a relevant field may be substituted for up to (1) one year of the required experience.

Additional Requirements:

Must have, or able to obtain, a valid driver’s license by time of hire.

Must be able and willing to travel to various locations around the state.

Must have strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe applications.

Must have a working knowledge of desktop publishing software such as inDesign or other info-graphics development applications.

Must be familiar with the use of Photoshop or other image editing software.

Must be familiar with video editing software such as Camtasia, Premier-Pro or similar editing applications.

Must be familiar with posting to social media including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Familiarity with working in WordPress desirable.

Demonstrated ability to adapt easily to frequent changes in priorities and circumstances

Ability to ensure WSU standards are applied to all materials produced and services that the tree fruit team develops.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong working knowledge of the use of Adobe Creative Cloud software (ex: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

Strong working knowledge of the use of Camtasia or other video platform for video editing.

Experience with podcasting applications.

Bilingual (Spanish and English)

Strong interpersonal communication skills, to participate in meetings, listen carefully and get clarification on assignments as needed.

Will this position require a background check?:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check

Open Date:


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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin August 24, 2020 and will continue until the position has been filled.

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter.

Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Applicants are required to include contact information for at least three (3) professional references in the application

Failure to submit correct application materials/documents may result in an incomplete application.

EEO Statement :

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected]

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Posted: 11/10/2020
Application Due: 11/30/2020
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